Nostalgia's a powerful substance. It has the power to make memories of more innocent times something to be intoxicated by, regrettable decisions nothing but a thing in the past. So, when we fall victim to silly trends time and again (trends ranging from that toy you had to have, to that otherwise ordinary pair of pants with the slight alteration that everyone's obsessing over, random nonesense in any case), we seem always ready to forgive ourselves for our transgressions in the name of nostalgia, something to reflect upon as a collective memory neither good nor bad, but in common. The focus here is on the trends that ran amok before we started caring what clothes we wore (partly because we weren't even dressing ourselves yet). Here are the toys you had to have growing up in order to be somebody, a ten-item salute to getting an early start on being materialistic.