18 Modern Versions of Your Favorite Childhood Toys (PHOTOS)

For those who pine for a simpler time when kids didn't constantly stare at screens, there's good news. Many of the old-school toys and games you used to play with as a child are not only still around, but they have been updated for today's kids with cool new features.

Click through for 18 classic toys that have been given a modern revamp. Which brings back the most beloved memories for you?


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  • View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack


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    One of the hottest toys of the year is also one of the most techy. Google teamed up with Mattel to update the classic View-Master toy to give the user a 360-degree interactive environment to explore. Kids will really feel like they are in space or on a safari when they look through the goggles.

  • Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure Doll


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    Dressed as if they are going to Coachella, Barbie and her sisters, Skipper and Stacie, starred in a new movie this year, so naturally Mattel released these corresponding new dolls.

  • Monopoly Electronic Banking Game


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    Realizing that cash is no longer king, the classic board game has been updated to include debit cards and electronic tokens. Also, real estate prices are higher in this new Monopoly, so you will now be plunking down a more realistic $2 million for prime plots of land.

  • Girl Scouts Cookie Oven


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    The classic Easy Bake Oven has finally met its match with this new Girl Scouts Cookie Oven, which allows kids to make their own Thin Mints and Coconut Caramels year round.

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  • My Little Pony Rainbow Princess Twilight Sparkle Figure


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    With their vibrant colors and hordes of accessories, today's My Little Ponies are so much cooler than the ponies of yesteryear. And with a new movie coming out next year, they're sure to continue to increase in popularity.

  • Care Bears Cheer Sing-a-Long Bear Plush


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    Care Bears have come along way from their humble beginnings as plush teddy bears. They now are now much more interactive and even recognize and talk to fellow Care Bears when in close proximity to each other.

  • Rubik's Cube


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    It's still just as hard as you remember, but this updated Rubik's Cube features a sleeker, sticker-less design.

  • Mr. Potato Head


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    Considering most kids now know him as Buzz and Woody's friend, Mr. Potato Head has been modeled after his Toy Story character and even comes with the accessories he had in the movie.

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  • Polly Pocket


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    Her home doesn't quite fit into a child's pocket anymore, but considering that the new Polly Pocket's living quarters have been upgraded to a private jet, complete with a real, working Jacuzzi, can you blame her for wanting to travel in more style?

  • Lite Brite Four Share Cube


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    Remember Lite Brite? Hasbro has updated the popular toy with this four-sided cube that lets kids use the glow-in-the-dark pegs to create a three-dimensional design.

  • Dog Ate My Mad Libs


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    Fifty years after their creation, Mad Libs are still going strong with new stories! The books are now even topic-specific, such as this one that's perfect for dog lovers.

  • Cabbage Patch Kids Twinkle Toes


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    Gone are the yarn-like hair and quaint outfits; 2015 Cabbage Patch dolls have glossy blow-outs and cool Sketchers sneakers that light up. 

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  • Basic Fun Simon Game


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    Simon says ... buy this game! Your kids are sure to love the original Simon game as much as you did, and the updated model includes an easy-to-use digital screen and two other versions of the game for both you and your child to learn together.

  • Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Playset


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    The cars haven't changed much, but, my, the garage sure has! The boy equivalent of a Barbie Dreamhouse, this Hot Wheels garage comes with 36 parking spots and is sure to ensure that your kid will enjoy parking his Hot Wheels as much as he loves to drive them.

  • Lego Disney Princess Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle


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    "Let go" of the idea that Lego castles are strictly resting places for medieval knights and instead get your hands on this new Lego ice castle, which will leave the Frozen fan in your life enthralled for days.

  • Ohio Art Etch A Sketch Junior Disney Doc McStuffins Drawing Screen


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    Once your kids understand that this is a Doc McStuffins–themed Etch A Sketch and not a malfunctioning iPad, they will be able to enjoy creating their own works of art and honing their hand-eye coordination like you did in years past.

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  • Spirograph Deluxe Design Set


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    Inspired by the original 1965 design, the toy's manufacturer relaunched Spirograph in 2012 with a 45-piece set that allows you to feel like an artist and draw your own intricate designs.

  • Play-Doh Doctor Drill 'N Fill


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    You can impart the importance of dental hygiene and relive your Play-Doh days with this updated toy set that hopes to make going to the dentist a little less scary for kids.

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