Thursday, May 21, 2009

OMG Herself The Elf!

This is a bit indulgent I know but after my Picture Pages flashback it got me thinking about other great 80's fashions, fads and tv shows that I miss. That's way too much for one post so this one is just going to be a reminder of some of the greatest toys we had in the 80's...


I think we all remember the biggies ... He-Man & She-Ra, Smurfs, California Raisins, Popples, Rainbow Bright, Light Brite (personal fav), Teddy Ruxbin, Care Bears etc. but you may have forgotten about these...



MAD BALLS




SEA WEES

(I'm pretty sure these came with sponges and their tails would change color with cold water)





WRINKLES DOGS

(Did we really ever think these were cute?)






SWEET SECRETS

(You probably remember Polly-Pocket but what about these??)









MY PET MONSTER


(Proof that you could pretty much slap some hot-pink on anything and kids would want it in the 80's)








PILLOW PEOPLE
(I don't remember this one - seems a bit violent to me - I'm pretty sure mine involved some sort of zebra print)



WUZZLES

(These were a poor-man's Care Bear but I definitely had one ... what does that say about me?)


PUR-TENDERS

(What's with the obession over animals with an identity crisis?)



POOCHIE



POGO-BALL
(There were some serious throw-downs on the playground blacktop over these)


HERSELF THE ELF!

(This one is mostly for my sister's sake - does anyone else remember her?)



POCKET ROCKERS

(Who needs an I-Pod when you have one of these??)

I could go on and on - its probably gotten a bit obnoxious already. Anyone remember more?

7 comments:

Buggys May 21, 2009 at 6:50 PM  

Ooh, Ooh, me...I have one! How about the Shirt Tails? Can't remember their names though.

The Bee May 21, 2009 at 7:49 PM  

Um ... ofcourse shirt-tales! I remember Bogey (the ape), and Pam (the panda).

Lin May 22, 2009 at 6:45 PM  

These were more of my cousin's era--they all had those sea wee's and pillow people. Cracked me up to see them again. I remember them making shrinky dinks and my Grandpa "helping" them. They would kind of shrivel up before they flattened out--but he didn't know that part. When they started to wrinkle up, he grabbed them out of the oven and started pounding on them with a hammer--breaking them into bits!! All the little kids were crying! It was great.

Carrie May 23, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

I don't remember half of those toys. Maybe I was more deprived than I realized.

The Bee May 23, 2009 at 12:59 PM  

Yes! Shrinky Dinks! Loved them too - I think they still make those actually. If not they should.

The Bee May 23, 2009 at 1:00 PM  

@ Carrie - you were probably just deprived of girlie toys b/c you grew up with brothers.

Buggys May 23, 2009 at 5:24 PM  

Thanks for the blog help Bee!

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