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35 Awesome Toys Every ’80s Kid Wanted For Christmas

Let's be honest, you probably still want that Snoopy Sno-Cone Maker.

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1. Lite-Brite

Why you totally wanted this: How could you not want it?! You had the commercial's jingle (which was played nonstop) stuck in your head. "Lite-Brite, Lite-Brite, turn on the magic of colored lights."
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Why you totally wanted this: How could you not want it?! You had the commercial's jingle (which was played nonstop) stuck in your head. "Lite-Brite, Lite-Brite, turn on the magic of colored lights."

2. Teddy Ruxpin

Why you totally wanted this: Five words: It was a talking bear! Seriously, you probably thought it would magically come to life one day — which would've been completely freaky, TBH.
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Why you totally wanted this: Five words: It was a talking bear! Seriously, you probably thought it would magically come to life one day — which would've been completely freaky, TBH.

3. Play tents

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Why you totally wanted it: 'Cause it was your own badass fort that you could easily put together, plus you could play with it indoors to, whenever the weather was bad outside.

4. Fisher-Price Cassette Tape Player

Why you totally wanted this: Aside from the fact that you could play your favorite tapes, you could also record yourself with this and play it back!
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Why you totally wanted this: Aside from the fact that you could play your favorite tapes, you could also record yourself with this and play it back!

5. Colorforms

Why you totally wanted this: Not only were there endless versions of them, but they actually looked exactly like the cartoon characters they were supposed to be. Plus, the smell was so addictive.

6. Garfield Stuffed Animals

Why you totally wanted this: It's easy to forget, but Garfield was actually really cool in the '80s. Not only did he have his comic, but he also had a series of specials and his own Saturday morning cartoon, Garfield & Friends. Plus, you probably saw the Garfield stuffed animal suction cup window cling hanging inside someone's car anytime you went anywhere.
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Why you totally wanted this: It's easy to forget, but Garfield was actually really cool in the '80s. Not only did he have his comic, but he also had a series of specials and his own Saturday morning cartoon, Garfield & Friends. Plus, you probably saw the Garfield stuffed animal suction cup window cling hanging inside someone's car anytime you went anywhere.

7. Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Why you totally wanted this: It was THE medical kit to have if you wanted to play doctor.

8. Casey the Talking Robot

Why you totally wanted this: He was appealing since you knew it was the closest you were ever going to get to having a real robot.
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Why you totally wanted this: He was appealing since you knew it was the closest you were ever going to get to having a real robot.

9. Care Bears

Why you totally wanted this: Care Bears were one of those toys that it seemed you just NEEDED to have as part of your stuffed animal collection, whether you were a fan of the series or not.
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Why you totally wanted this: Care Bears were one of those toys that it seemed you just NEEDED to have as part of your stuffed animal collection, whether you were a fan of the series or not.

10. Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls

Why you totally wanted this: These dolls were the ULTIMATE ’80s toy and every kid wanted one. Plus, you could frame the birth certificate and send out announcements.
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Why you totally wanted this: These dolls were the ULTIMATE ’80s toy and every kid wanted one. Plus, you could frame the birth certificate and send out announcements.

11. Popples

Why you totally wanted this: Because there was something appealing about turning these guys into their ball shape. ALSO, they were extremely cute.
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Why you totally wanted this: Because there was something appealing about turning these guys into their ball shape. ALSO, they were extremely cute.

12. Garbage Pail Kids Cards

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Why you totally wanted this: 'Cause they were what all the ~cool~ kids in school had, even if they were more than a little horrifying. Also, the cards were stickers...STICKERS.

13. Little Tikes Kitchen Sets

Why you totally wanted this: Aside from the fact that they allowed you to play "grown-ups," it also actually sort of resembled what real '80s kitchens looked like color-scheme wise.

14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures

Why you totally wanted this: They were the most totally tubular toy line of the '80s and EVERY kid was obsessed with them and the accompanying TV series.
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Why you totally wanted this: They were the most totally tubular toy line of the '80s and EVERY kid was obsessed with them and the accompanying TV series.

15. Makit & Bakit Oven

Why you totally wanted this: Because it allowed you to make oh-so-pretty and delicate-looking plastic jewelry and trinkets that you imagined would make all your friends jealous whenever you wore them.
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Why you totally wanted this: Because it allowed you to make oh-so-pretty and delicate-looking plastic jewelry and trinkets that you imagined would make all your friends jealous whenever you wore them.

16. Big Wheel

Why you totally wanted this: So you could race along with the other kids in the neighborhood. Plus they looked pretty cool.
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Why you totally wanted this: So you could race along with the other kids in the neighborhood. Plus they looked pretty cool.

17. View-Master

Why you totally wanted this: Somehow you always managed to lose a pair of these throughout the year — usually left behind at at your grandma's or on some random road-trip location — so asking for another one at Christmas was a necessity.
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Why you totally wanted this: Somehow you always managed to lose a pair of these throughout the year — usually left behind at at your grandma's or on some random road-trip location — so asking for another one at Christmas was a necessity.

18. Peaches 'n Cream Barbie

Why you wanted this: Sure, there were tons of other Barbies produced in the '80s, but none of them hold a candle to Peaches 'n Cream. She was not only pretty and glamorous, but smelled so heavenly.
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Why you wanted this: Sure, there were tons of other Barbies produced in the '80s, but none of them hold a candle to Peaches 'n Cream. She was not only pretty and glamorous, but smelled so heavenly.

19. Snoopy Sno-Cones Machine

Why you totally wanted this: You imagined that having one of these bad boys would allow you to whip up a giant-size slushy anytime you felt like it.
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Why you totally wanted this: You imagined that having one of these bad boys would allow you to whip up a giant-size slushy anytime you felt like it.

20. Monchhichi Dolls

Why you totally wanted this: Yes, they were really cute as hell, but what really sold you was the addictive jingle in the commercial.
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Why you totally wanted this: Yes, they were really cute as hell, but what really sold you was the addictive jingle in the commercial.

21. He-Man and She-Ra Action Figures

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Why you totally wanted this: 'Cause these toy lines were the shit! You could have some pretty epic battles thanks to all the different figures, weapons, and play sets, the line made.

22. Madballs

Why you totally wanted this: They were gross and disgusting-looking, AND they were totally meant for throwing — though it was REALLY not pleasant to get hit by one of these.
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Why you totally wanted this: They were gross and disgusting-looking, AND they were totally meant for throwing — though it was REALLY not pleasant to get hit by one of these.

23. Smurf Figures

Why you totally wanted this: There were endless amount of figures to collect, plus they were miniature, which meant you could slip a few in your pocket to play with when you were out somewhere with your parents.
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Why you totally wanted this: There were endless amount of figures to collect, plus they were miniature, which meant you could slip a few in your pocket to play with when you were out somewhere with your parents.

24. Pound Puppies

Why you totally wanted this: They appealed to your burgeoning savior complex. I mean, who doesn't want to save a puppy?!
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Why you totally wanted this: They appealed to your burgeoning savior complex. I mean, who doesn't want to save a puppy?!

25. ThunderCats Figures

Why you totally wanted this: Three words: LIGHT-UP EYES. Plus, they also had "battle-matic" action, which allowed them to swing their swords with the push of a button.

26. Troll Dolls

Why you totally wanted this: They were adorably fugly and their hair was MAGIC.
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Why you totally wanted this: They were adorably fugly and their hair was MAGIC.

27. Transformers

Why you totally wanted this: THEY WERE TRANSFORMING ROBOTS!!! What's not to love?

28. My Little Pony

Why you totally wanted this: They were MAGICAL PONIES that came in every color combination imaginable!!!! They also had a delightfully addictive plasticky scent to them.
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Why you totally wanted this: They were MAGICAL PONIES that came in every color combination imaginable!!!! They also had a delightfully addictive plasticky scent to them.

29. G.I. Joe Action Figures

Why you totally wanted this: You need to amass a decent collection in order to go to all-out battle with your sibling's or neighbor's G.I. Joes.
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Why you totally wanted this: You need to amass a decent collection in order to go to all-out battle with your sibling's or neighbor's G.I. Joes.

30. Speak & Spell

Why you totally wanted this: Sure, it was meant for learning, but you definitely wanted to own one in order to hear its talking-robot-voice feature.
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Why you totally wanted this: Sure, it was meant for learning, but you definitely wanted to own one in order to hear its talking-robot-voice feature.

31. Fisher-Price 1-2-3 Roller Skates

Why you totally wanted this: Because you badly wanted to be a "big kid" and learn how to skate.
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Why you totally wanted this: Because you badly wanted to be a "big kid" and learn how to skate.

32. Jem and the Holograms Dolls

Why you totally wanted this: Well, if you couldn’t actually BE Jem, at least you could pretend to be her through this doll. PLUS, she came with the a cassette tape with songs from the TV show — perfect for you to sing along to!
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Why you totally wanted this: Well, if you couldn’t actually BE Jem, at least you could pretend to be her through this doll. PLUS, she came with the a cassette tape with songs from the TV show — perfect for you to sing along to!

33. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

Why you totally wanted this: With a roof, doors you could open, and even a gas tank cap you could open, it felt like you were actually driving your own car.
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Why you totally wanted this: With a roof, doors you could open, and even a gas tank cap you could open, it felt like you were actually driving your own car.

34. Big Poppa Popcorn Maker

Why you totally wanted this: OK, OK, so this is not a toy. But be honest — you wanted one badly to make movie nights even better (luxe, really). And you were probably jealous of your friend whose family owned one.
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Why you totally wanted this: OK, OK, so this is not a toy. But be honest — you wanted one badly to make movie nights even better (luxe, really). And you were probably jealous of your friend whose family owned one.

35. Nintendo

Why you totally wanted this: In the '80s, this was the gold standard when it came to gifts you could get for Christmas! The only downside was you did actually have to share it with your brothers and/or sisters. 😡
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Why you totally wanted this: In the '80s, this was the gold standard when it came to gifts you could get for Christmas! The only downside was you did actually have to share it with your brothers and/or sisters. 😡

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