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.”
  • Trivial Pursuit

    “It's time to test your trivia IQ and play the world's most popular board game, Trivial Pursuit!”


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  • Care Bears

    “Everyday can be a caring day!”
  • My Little Pony

    Friendship is magic. “I take her wherever I go.”
  • Transformers

    “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!
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  • Pictionary

    “The most fun you can have with a pencil.”
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    “Heroes in a half shell…Turtle Power!”
  • Super Soakers

    “Wetter is better!”
  • Rubik's Cube

    “Over 3 billion combinations, but just one solution.”
  • Glow Worms

    “She's so happy, she's glowing!”
  • Micro Machines

    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!”
  • Teddy Ruxpin

    “Hi, I’m Teddy Ruxpin. Can we be friends?”
  • Pound Puppies

    “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

    “Popples are pals that pop out of pockets.”
  • Pogo Bal

    “Go get the ball to take you higher!”
  • LEGOs

    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.”
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