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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:20 pm    Post subject: The What's Hot and What's Not of 80's Toys! Reply with quote

Tell me what you thought were the best and worst toys of the decade. These weren't necessarily the coolest or the most popular toys, but the ones that were the most fun to play with. I'll start off with a few of my own:

Hot:
Arrow Legos: C'mon, who didn't like to build stuff?
Arrow Lincoln Logs: See Legos. Wink I spent hours with those things, almost as much as with the Legos.
Arrow My Little Ponies: I LOVED my ponies. I had about 35 of them, and the Nursery, Waterfall, Pretty Parlor, Dream Castle, and Paradise Estate. Those were my favorites. My friends and I made up lots of great stories while playing with them.

Not:
Arrow Easy Bake Ovens: What did you do with them when you ran out of cake/brownie mix? It was only fun the first few times.
Arrow All those Barbie variations. Peaches & Cream Barbie? Nurse Barbie? Malibu Barbie? Rock Star Barbie? Princess Barbie? Diva Barbie? C'mon, admit it. It was just a gimmick to sell more. After a few dolls, all you really needed was the outfits, not another doll to wear them. Barbie and friends were cool, but you only needed a few of the dolls. But to get the outfits you wanted, you had to buy the whole shebang. Not cool.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played alot with my sisters toys so most of them are listed below:

hot*

Cupcake Dolls
Rose-Petal Dolls
Charmkins
Cabbage Patch Kids
My Little Ponies
Carebear Toys (stuffed and figurines)

not*

umm..can't think of any..


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooo, good one. I loved:

Very Happy legos/lincoln logs (anything where you build stuff is a plus)
Very Happy my little pony
Very Happy popples
Very Happy care bears
Very Happy pound puppies/purries
Very Happy sweet secrets
Very Happy smooshies


I hated:

Evil or Very Mad BARBIE!!! Her face saw the end of my crayon many times
Evil or Very Mad I also agree that easy bake oven sucked. Well, pretty much anything that was considered girly like tea parties, playing house, baking toys, and baby dolls was crap in my book. =P


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Razz I loved My Little Ponies, Carebares, Strawberry Shortcake, HOTWHEELS, pound puppies and purries, Cabbage Patch kids and She-Ra. Twisted Evil

I also had a Bomb ass lavender scooter. They were so much cooler than bikes.

Oh and Gem too.

I hated:
Evil or Very Mad GI Joe toys bc my cousins would firecracker them.
Evil or Very Mad Barbie although I still have the Barbie pontoon boat and collect them now adays. I loved boats.
Evil or Very Mad Mall Madness and Mystery Date.

Makes me wonder how Barbie survived.

-Caroline


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW. I completely forgot about Mall Madness and Mystery Date. Stupid games, really.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRANSFORMERS! WOO!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lion-O wrote:
TRANSFORMERS! WOO!

Never really died always in some form or another. Though it's still freaky to see the tf logos on cars and shirts.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TF has been around since the 80's. There's still a rather large fanbase of 20- and 30-somethings who got started on it in the 80's.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved my Barbies, G.I. Joes, My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, Transformers, Smurfs, He-man, popples, Teddy Ruxpin, Snorkles, and Rainbow Brite Toys. Also Legos. I had He-man boats and Smurfs roller skates. Can't really think of any that I didn't like. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite doll was my Rainbow Brite doll. ^.^ I wish I still had her.



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I Liked:
Sylvanian Families
Jewel Secrets
Slip-n-Slide
Lady Lovely Locks
Barbie- my favorite was Golden Dreams
Micro Machines
The medieval Lego sets
Brio (wooden train set)

What I didn't like:
Cabbage Patch Kids
Teddy Ruxpin
My Buddy/Kid Sister
Pound Puppies/Kitties


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some other toys I liked:
Little Me's
Kugel Bahn
Popples

I'm really bored at work today, so this has been fun, thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liked:
G. I. Joe
He-Man (loved the echo mike on Snake Mountain)
Star Wars
Legos
Lincoln Logs
Erector sets
Tinker Toos (RULED!)
Atari 2600 (OK, came out in the late 70's but I got mine in early 80's)
Wacky Packages stickers
Transformers

Hated:
Cabbage Patch Kids (good arguement for Cabbage Patch abortion)
Lite Brite (got boring fast and those pegs HURT if you stepped on them)
Colorforms (also got boring fast)
Pac-Man board game (super lame)
Go-Bots (can you see Transformers Lite? I can.)



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and I also like the NES when I got it.



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember that Pac-Man board game! (I believe I remember playing it at a friend's house!) That was cool!

Atari 2600 still rules! Along with the Nintendo Entertainment System! I'm happy just playing those 2 systems! I also remember the Lincoln Logs and Erector Sets. Definitely loved my Legos. I also had Duplos (which was like a younger kid's version of Legos? I guess.) Anyone else remember those?



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two kids and yes, they still make Duplos, but they don't call them Duplos any more. They're just under the name Lego. How stupid is that?


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi I'm RollBerry85 and i'm all berry new here. Cool

Here's my list of 80s toys that were hot and not-

Hot-

My Little Pony-Used to have 3 boxfuls of those and the different animals.

Glo-Worms-I remember having one when I was a baby and favorite one was the Glo-Snail from the cartoon.

Fisher Price Little People-Those were the ****.Used to have the houses,airport,school and loads of people.

Rainbow Brite-Had the white sprite Twink. Razz

Smooshies
Littlest Pet Shop
Transformers
NES
Roll figure from the Megaman series
Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters
Sylvanian Families/Maple Town

Not-

Care Bears
Popples
GI Joe
He-Man
Ninja Turtles
Ghostbusters
Barbie-Couldn't stand playing with them

Here's the so-so list-

Teddy Ruxpin-I remember trying to put food in his mouth whiletalking. Laughing

Baby Turtle Tots
Pound Puppies

Don't remember anything else. Shocked



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for me its has to be transformers, TMNT, and gi joe. Unfortunatly i was born in 1986........so my choices were kinda limited



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a version of a big wheel that was green and it was called the roaring hot cycle. It was Da Bomb because it had an actual siren on it. Instead of an easy bake oven i had a holly hobbie oven. I had a Lite Bright that my brother would use to leave me mean messages. My cabbage patch kid was alot of fun too.And barbie of course. Shrinky Dinks and colorforms rocked!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Wheels ruled! I could spin them with the pedals and handle bar. The "spin out" handle sucked.



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