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    16 Dream Pets That Ruled The '80s

    Were you a kid in the '80s? Then chances are you spent some long hours daydreaming about having one of these sweet pets for your very own.

    1. His Royal Cuddliness, King Benji from Benji The Hunted.

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    Benji was warming hearts and solving crimes since the '70s, but he kept it going strong through the age of MTV and leg warmers! His movies Oh Heavenly Dog and Benji The Hunted, and the TV show Benji, Zax, and the Alien Prince made us mad for this super pooch.

    2. Harvey from E.T.

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    We wanted E.T. to be our best friend and Harvey to be our other best friend.

    3. The Black Stallion from The Black Stallion Returns.

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    When he returned in 1983 we knew it was true love.

    4. Swift Wind from She-Ra: Princess of Power.


    Every material girl knew the only thing better than a beautiful steed was a beautiful FLYING unicorn!

    5. Battle Cat from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

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    How cool would it be to ride past those dweebs on the school bus on him? Bring it on bullies.

    6. Gizmo from Gremlins.

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    He proved that great pets can come in small packages. Those cute ears! That cuddly fur! The adorable Mogwai noises! He was perfect, just make sure you followed all care instructions.

    7. Puckmaren from Flight of The Navigator.

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    Even smaller than Gizmo, this intergalactic cutie was the one we wanted to party with.

    8. Fuzzball from Captain Eo.

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    When the King of Pop explored outer space he brought the perfect little pal. Smart like a monkey, cuddly like a pomeranian, and able to float like a butterfly. We had to have him!

    9. Fizgig from The Dark Crystal.

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    And speaking of cuddly this critter had it in spades, but he also brought along some serious attitude. Get in my lunchbox now.

    10. Slimey from Sesame Street.

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    Oscar had some real treasures hidden in that trash can of his. One of the cutest was this adorable guy. Who knew lumbricus terrestris could be so pet-able.

    11. The tauntaun from the Empire Strikes Back.

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    Snow days would have been a breeze with one of these guys.

    12. Brandon from Punky Brewster.

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    Such loyalty. Such patience.

    13. Barkley from Sesame Street.

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    He could show us how to get to Sesame Street and be perfectly wooly the whole way.

    14. Abraham from Different Strokes.

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    Abraham was the strong, silent type but he was also the listening ear that every kid needs.

    15. All of the pets from Beastmaster!

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    Prince Dar was the luckiest prince-in-exile ever! He could talk to any animal and they always had his back. We were sooooo jealous.

    And last but definitely not least...

    16. Falkor from The NeverEnding Story.

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    With the strength and flying abilities of other dragons plus a big scoop of snugglelumps on top, he was the ultimate '80s kids pet!

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    With his love we could really GO FOR IT!

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    So keep dreaming. Somewhere all your perfect fantasy pets await!

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