1. Rainbow Brite etsy.com Rainbow Brite is one of those toys that like every kid in the '80s owned, and it's easy to see why: She had a colorful iridescent outfit, yarn hair, and came with a plush-filled body that made her basically indestructible. 2. Family Tree House ebay.com This was a '70s toy most '80s kids inherited from their older siblings. And honestly, it was the perfect play set for everything from Fisher-Price Little People to G.I. Joe figures. 3. Smurfs PVC Figurines etsy.com Obviously any kid who was a fan of the cartoon had to have a few dozen of these. And they were the perfectly sized so you could fit a few in your pocket — you could take them everywhere! 4. California Raisin Figurines etsy.com These figurines always seemed to somehow magically appear in your toy box. Like the Smurfs figures, these were perfectly sized to put in your pocket and take anywhere. 5. Colorforms communitythriftcenter.com Not only were there endless versions of them, but they actually looked exactly like the cartoon characters they were supposed to be. Plus, the plasticky smell was so addictive. 6. My Little Pony etsy.com They were magical ponies!!!! And, like, they also smelled like a mix of sweetness and subtle plastic. 7. Care Bears etsy.com First off, they were adorable stuffed animals. But, the big draw was that each bear had such a defined identity that screamed, "This Care Bear is ME!" 8. Castle Grayskull he-man.org Of course the He-Man line itself was something almost all kids in the '80s were obsessed with, but if there was one ICONIC item from the line that every kid wanted it would be Castle Grayskull. Not only did it look badass, it also came with a drawbridge, a working elevator, and a trap door. 9. Dancing Flowers etsy.com So this was one of the toys that, honestly, is crappy in retrospect. But, back in the '80s, this was like pretty cool technology, and nothing was more fun than switching up the music on it and watching it try to catch up. 10. Fisher-Price Parking Ramp etsy.com Fisher-Price's Little People line had a whole lot of fun play sets, but none as fun as the Parking Ramp. And there was one major reason it was so fun: It allowed you to send your Little People speeding down the ramp in a car. 11. Lite-Brite imremembering.com It was all about the sparkly lights!!! Even if it got a little too hot to play with after a while. 12. Teddy Ruxpin etsy.com This thing made you feel like you were playing with a futuristic robot! And, of course, you also had a blast putting music cassettes into Teddy and watching him lip-sync along to them. 13. M.U.S.C.L.E. toysofthe80s.tumblr.com The big appeal in these was the fact that you could have several dozens of these and all of them would be different. Also, you could put a dozen of them in your pocket easily and have a true play session anywhere. 14. Fisher-Price Medical Kit imremembering.com It was THE medical kit you had to have if you wanted to play doctor. 15. Popples etsy.com First off, they were cute and came in a bunch of bright colors. Secondly, it was all about popping them in and out of there ball shape — over and over and over. 16. Mini-Piano dearcrissy.com Playing one of these made you feel like you KNEW how to play the piano like an orchestral pianist. 17. Speak & Spell social.rollins.edu Sure, it was meant for learning, but you definitely only played with this so you could hear its talking-robot-voice feature. 18. Mini-Teddy Bears etsy.com Yes, the fur on these got all gross after a few months. But there was something truly irresistible about having these miniature bears, not only were they cute, but they also doubled as toy props for your toys. (I am sure Peaches 'n Cream Barbie received of few of these from Ken.) 19. Jem etsy.com Of course, thanks to the popular cartoon you wanted the whole collection of Jem and the Holograms dolls, but there was only one doll in the collection that really mattered: JEM! And, aside from being the main star, her one big feature that separated her from the other dolls was her light up earrings! Those earrings made it seem that you really were re-creating the world of Jem. 20. Lion-O etsy.com Like Jem, Lion-O's had not only the cartoon to make you want him, but also light up parts. Plus, he also had "battle-matic" action, which allowed him to swing his sword with the push of a button. 21. Pound Puppies etsy.com They appealed to your burgeoning savior complex. I mean, who doesn't want to save a puppy?! And, also, they were just so, so cute. 22. Muppet Babies Happy Meal Toys oanaanca8k.loveitsomuch.com The Muppet Babies never really had a toy line, so if you wanted to play with Piggy, Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie you basically had to get these toys from McDonald's. And, lets be real, 30 plus years later these are still of the greatest Happy Meal toys ever made.