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The 11 Most Important Playsets Of The '80s

There was no bigger joy for girls (and some boys) than getting one of these epic toys on Christmas morning.

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My Little Pony Show Stable commercial:

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10. Lady LovelyLocks: Castle LovelyLocks

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Although this toy line is mostly forgotten, it did produce a very cool playset, Castle LovelyLocks, which when opened with a key turned into play garden for Lady LovelyLocks and her friends.

Lady LovelyLocks: Castle LovelyLocks commercial:

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Sweet Secrets: Jewelry Box Playhouse commercial:

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Barbie's Glamour Home commercial:

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Jem’s Rock Backstager

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4. Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Happy Home Doll House

Produced by Kenner in 1983, this huge doll house included, a front porch, balcony, and skylight, all spread out over three floors.

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3. She-Ra's Crystal Castle

She-Ra -- like her brother He-Man -- came with her own iconic castle, the Crystal Castle, that came complete with a working elevator/throne and purple plastic sleigh bed (perfectly fit for a princess).

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2. Barbie's Dream House

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Originally created in 1979, this dollhouse was a perennial seller throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. The playset wasn’t just an investment in money, but also floor space – this thing was huge.

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1. My Little Pony Dream Castle

Released by Hasbro in 1983, the Dream Castle was the ultimate My Little Pony playset. Like the Show Stable, it came with it's own exclusive figure, Majesty, who was a unicorn, of course.

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