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Usually sold at sari-sari stores near public schools, these so-called “Pinoy LEGO” gave kids a chance to create their own makeshift robots, airplanes, and skyscrapers, just to name a few.

Here are a few unforgettable toys and games that will make every true Pinoy extremely nostalgic: , is an improvised toy made of a Y-shaped piece of hardwood (or branch of a tree) and rubber strips taken from the inner tube of a car wheel.

Pogs is the circular version of “teks.” School-age children from the late ’80s and early ’90s grew their pogs collection also by playing with their peers.

The game requires getting the same number of pogs from each player and forming a stack.

The sharperners-cum-action figures paid tribute to the career highs of such influential basketball athletes such as Benjie Paras (not in the picture), Jerry Codiñera (green), Chito Loyzaga (red), and Alvin Patrimonio (blue).

Also Read: Top 10 Favorite Snacks that Bring Back Our Childhood This set of vintage toys also evokes memories of MILO caravan, during which the popular brand visited our respective schools and treated us with a glass of delicious chocolate energy drink.

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