80s Toys

80s Toys

Who Remembers Racing The Timer In “Perfection”

Perfection was originally produced by the Pennsylvania company Reed Toys, and then became a game by the Milton Bradley company. The object is to put...

Shrinky Dinks

Shrinky Dinks is a children's toy and activity kit consisting of sheets of polystyrene that can be cut with standard household scissors. When heated, the...

Frustration Pencils

Frustration pencils, also known as fuzzy head pencil toppers became a fad in the early 80s.  Most were home-made and only required a pencil, some...

The Big Wheel

Originally released by Marx Toys, the big wheel was famous throughout the 70s and 80s and is still being made by imitators today.  This plastic,...

American Girl Releases 80’s Themed Doll Announced By The Go-Go’s

The Go-Go's announced the new 80's themed doll, Courtney by American Girl; The Go-Go's had this to say about it: We are so honored to...

Care Bears

The Care Bears® are a roly-poly collection of lovable little Bears with a very special mission: each of the Care Bears® captures and expresses a...

Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

The Strawberry Shortcake line of characters each had their own fruit or dessert-themed name with clothing to match, and they each had a dessert- or...

Teddy Ruxpin

This animatronic toy bear's eyes and mouth would move as he read you a story, which actually came from an audio cassette tape deck that...

Glo Worm

The Glo Worm was made by Hasbro under their Playskool brand and was originally released in 1982. If you squeezed the Glo Worm's soft body...

80s Trading Cards

During the 1980s, almost every TV show or movie had a line of trading cards.  Presumably, this was due to the impact that Star Wars...

Who Remembers Colorforms Playsets?

Colorforms is a creative toy named for the simple shapes and forms cut from colored vinyl sheeting that cling to a smooth backing surface without...

Who Remembers Silly Putty?

While Silly Putty was around long before the 1980s, it was still a fascinating toy for most of us in the '80s as well.  It...

Star Wars Action Figures

The Kenner toy company produced a line of Star Wars action figures based on characters in the original Star Wars movie trilogy. Over 100 unique...

Who Remembers Stretch Armstrong?

Stretch Armstrong was originally introduced in 1976 and was still being made through 1980. He maintained popularity until at least the mid-'80s and has become...

Cabbage Patch Kids Were One Of The Biggest Fads Of The 80’s!

Cabbage Patch Kids are a line of soft sculptured dolls created by Xavier Roberts and was registered in the United States copyright office in 1978...

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe Toys

In 1982 Mattel Toys released the original He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe action figures.  Characters included He-Man, his arch-enemy Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Battle Cat,...

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