Seems strange to me to call them old fashion.
I was looking for something at amazon today when to my surprise, I came across something I entirely forgot about having as a kid. It's a metal potholder loom. I can remember having a red one (i think they were all red). The thing was actually a bit heavy. It was made from a durable metal. You could loop yard and make square pot holders. I thought it would be fun to list some toys that we played with as a child and many of the ones I played with, were in fact, invented in my day...some still popular today
-Mr Potato Head
-kick the can
-hide n seek
-spin the bottle (yuk)
-old maid and fish (cards)
-skate boards (invented in my day, by the way)
-Sketch it (sand)
-Easy Baker Oven (made terrible food by the way)
-roller skates and ice skates
-Ball and Paddle
-Clackers (no one could ever do this, clacking two balls together and almost all of us had black eyes from it)
-Comic Books (not a toy per se but they were a big part of my childhood, I had thousands of them)
-Clay, Paints, Crayons, Coloring Books, Coloring Pencils, Silly Putty
No doubt there is a lot more. Not to mention more activities like riding bikes.
I think that's why there was few fat kids in my day. Really. There were very few chubby kids and the ones that were chubby, so was their parents...mainly a gene trait.
What toys did you have when you were a kid?