The one thing no one ever tells you about becoming an adult is that you can finally buy your own toys. Remember that Easy-Bake Oven you always wanted but never got because Mom was afraid you'd burn down the house? Now it can be yours.
The same goes for the Rubik's Cube, Rock'em Sock'em Robots, and nearly any popular toy from the 60s, 70s and 80s that you've been coveting since childhood. Some of these toys were previously only available in their original incarnations on auction sites or at yard sales. But nostalgia is a strong selling point, so manufacturers have brought them back. | By Victor Paul Alvarez