If you were a girl growing up in the early 1980s, you almost certainly had a Strawberry Shortcake doll. In fact, there’s a chance you still might have one (or want one again). The concept for Strawberry Shortcake began in 1972 as a greeting card. Designed by Barbi Sargent, Strawberry Shortcake made her debut in […]
Truck? Awesome. Robots? Even more awesome. A truck that turns into a robot and vice-versa? Take all of my money. Even if I’m just 10 years old. That was the thought process for many a kid in 1984 after their first glance at Hasbro’s Optimus Prime. The same feeling still resonates today among collectors of […]
When it comes to classic toys from the 1980s, we know who we’re gonna call. That would be Kenner and its The Real Ghostbusters Firehouse Playset, that’s who. Released at the end of 1986, the playset was the centerpiece of Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters collection and one their most coveted toys through 1991. The playset […]
“Did You Own It” is our recurring series highlighting vintage and classic toys. Check out previous DYOI’s here! What would you like to see us highlight? For kids of the 70s, the movie “Star Wars: A New Hope” knocked our socks off. As did its subsequent line of original action figures from Kenner. So when […]
Do you remember how old you were when your toys started talking to you? If you were a kid in the mid-80’s, there’s a strong chance that toy was Teddy Ruxpin. The chatty plush bear is considered one of the most iconic toys from the 80s and is credited for ushering in the era of […]
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