From bright colors and big hair to synthesized songs and flashy wardrobes, the 80s decade was an exciting era – no matter how embarrassing the outfits were. Whether you were a toddler, teen, or parent, reminiscing about these years is always fun. What better way to celebrate the 80s than to go back down memory lane with a list of the 20 Most Popular Toys from the 80s! We dug deep through the scrunchies, high-tops and cassette tapes to find the original commercials and tag-lines for great toys like Cabbage Patch Kids, Micro Machines, Rubik's cube and more!
Cabbage Patch Kids
“You can give them all your love!”, “Each doll comes with a Birth Certificate and Adoption Papers.”
“It’s time to test your trivia IQ and play the world’s most popular board game, Trivial Pursuit!”
“Everyday can be a caring day!”
My Little Pony
Friendship is magic. “I take her wherever I go.”
“More than meets the eye…Robots in disguise.”
The Koosh Ball
This super-simple toy beat all the odds of advertising. No tagline, no gimmick…just 2,000 rubber strings of fun!
“The most fun you can have with a pencil.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
“Heroes in a half shell…Turtle Power!”
“Wetter is better!”
“Over 3 billion combinations, but just one solution.”
“She’s so happy, she’s glowing!”
Once the Guinness Book of World Records’ fastest talker, actor John Moschitta, Jr. “The Micro Machine Man” presents the “most midget miniature motorcade of micromachines!”
“Hi, I’m Teddy Ruxpin. Can we be friends?”
“When they’re this lonely, and this lovable, one more is always welcome”.
Masters of the Universe
He-Man’s famous words: “I have the POWER!”
My Buddy (and Kid Sister)
“Wherever I go, he goes.”
“Popples are pals that pop out of pockets.”
“Go get the ball to take you higher!”
Referring to ‘Zack, the LEGO Maniac’ in this ad: “In LEGOLand he’ll rock and roll, he’s LEGO, Wild, OUT OF CONTROL!”
Nintendo and SEGA Game Systems
After Nintendo’s major popularity, SEGA launched a campaign with the slogan, “Genesis does what Nintendon’t.”
There were so many wonderful toys from the 80s that almost made the list. Remember Rainbow bright, Strawberry Shortcake, Lite-Brite, Wuzzles, Madballs, Roller Racers, Smooshies, and the original Star Wars action figures? What toys do you remember from the 80s? Tell us in the comments below. Let's keep the list going!
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