Bigtrak was a programmable electronic toy created by Milton Bradley in 1979. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bigtrak"
The Care Bears are a set of characters created by American Greetings in 1981 for use on greeting cards. The original artwork for the cards was painted by artist Elena Kucharik. In 1983, Kenner took the characters and made the first in a line of very successful teddy bears based on the Care Bears. Over 40 million units were sold between 1983 and ...more on Wikipedia about "Care Bears"
Dino-Riders was a cartoon television series that aired in the late 1980s, primarily as a promotion to launch a new Tyco toy line. Airing as part of the Marvel Action Universe, Dino-Riders lasted only fourteen episodes but had a very successful action figure line distributed by Tyco Toys. Episodes were also released as a collection of Dino-Riders VHS tapes, which are sometimes sought after as collectors' items. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dino-Riders"
Garbage Pail Kids was the title of a series of trading cards produced by the Topps Company starting in 1985. The cards parodied the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, which were immensely popular at the time. Each card contained a picture of a Garbage Pail Kid (such as the baby covered in tattoos named "Art Gallery", or the vomiting "Heavin' Steven"). Two (or sometimes three) versions of each card were produced which had the same artwork but different kid names. Fifteen regular series were released in the United States with many more sets released in other countries. Two large format card editions were released as well as a set of posters. ...more on Wikipedia about "Garbage Pail Kids"
Glo Worm was a stuffed toy for young children that glowed in the dark and was designed by Hasbro Preschool and made in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It was the must have toy of 1982 and at Christmas sold out almost immediately much like the Tickle Me Elmo phenomenon in 1996. ...more on Wikipedia about "Glo Worm"
Golden Girl and the Guardians of the Gemstone was a line of toys manufactured by Galoob in the 1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Golden Girls (toys)"
He-Man ("The Most Powerful Man in the Universe") is the fictional heroic lead character in the toy series Masters of the Universe and the various spin-off products and media related to it. The most prominent is the animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, produced by Filmation Studios. The syndicated series premiered in 1983 and ran until 1985, for a run of 130 episodes. In the series, He-Man and his friends defend Eternia and the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor. ...more on Wikipedia about "He-Man" The view on http://www.shortopedia.com.
Kinnikuman (キン肉マン, literally "muscle man") was a manga created by a group of two Japanese high school students, Yoshinori Nakai and Takashi Shimada under the pen name Yudetamago (which literally means "boiled egg" in Japanese). The manga was published in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kinnikuman"
Madballs were a toy series of rubber balls with strange and disgusting faces created by AmToy, a subsidiary company of American Greetings in the mid- 1980s. The toys had an appeal to young boys created in the vein of Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. Each ball had a character synopsis and a strange name. ...more on Wikipedia about "Madballs"
Micro Machines were a line of toys made by Galoob (now part of Hasbro) in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Micro Machines were literally that; tiny 'N' scale component style "Playsets" and vehicles (approx 1 inch / 2 cm long) including miniature cars, trucks, trains, emergency vehicles, tanks, boats, helicopters, monster trucks, and motorcycles. The list enlarged over time, with many special editions being released in limited numbers (for example, the 'Bigfoot' monster truck Micro Machine). Star Trek and Star Wars models were also made, as were models from other science fiction franchises. ...more on Wikipedia about "Micro Machines"
My First Sony was a series of smaller-scale electronics made by Sony in the mid-late 80's intended for use by children. They were made of brightly colored plastic, usually red, and large colorful buttons with simplified controls. My First Sony products included a Walkman, amplified microphone with tape deck, recording tape deck, Boom box, and headset walkie talkies. ...more on Wikipedia about "My First Sony"
My Little Pony is a product line of colorful toy ponies marketed to young girls and is produced by Hasbro. The toys were first introduced in 1982, following the related "My Pretty Pony" toy which was introduced in 1981. They became enormously popular throughout that decade. The original toy line inspired several animated specials, an animated feature length movie, and two animated television series. Redesigned toys have been introduced to the market twice since then, one near the end of 1997 and again in mid- 2003. Collectors refer to each line as a "generation." ...more on Wikipedia about "My Little Pony"
Pillow People were square stuffed toys that had faces on them done in decals . They were popular during the mid 1980s, and came out in 1986. They were just like a long pillow with flat hands and puffy feet which had on shiny fabric booties. Besides just the 'people' of the line, there were also pets like cats and dogs, and other things, such as bed sheets, came out with the Pillow People characters on them. In 1996 for a short time Sandbox entertainment brought back Pillow People. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pillow people"
Rubik's Magic, like Rubik's Cube, is a mechanical puzzle invented by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik and first manufactured by Matchbox in the mid- 1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rubik's Magic"
She-Ra was the heroic lead in a series of toys produced by Mattel called She-Ra: Princess of Power. She also appeared in the tie-in cartoon of the same name, which was an attempt to make a version of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series that would appeal to young girls in the same way that He-Man appealed to boys. ...more on Wikipedia about "She-Ra"
Strawberry Shortcake is a female doll popular with children. Originally created as a greeting card by American Greetings, the doll consists of a girl whose hair is colored strawberry red and has been perfumed to smell like strawberries. ...more on Wikipedia about "Strawberry Shortcake"
Teddy Ruxpin is an animatronic teddy bear invented by Ken Forsse, Larry Larsen and John Davies. He was first produced in 1985 by toy manufacturer Worlds Of Wonder. Teddy would move his mouth and eyes as he read stories via a standard audio tape deck built into his back. There was also a companion toy named Grubby which connected to Teddy via a cable and allowed the two to minimally interact. In addition to Grubby, there were several other non animatronic companion toys and characters, notably, the bird-like Fobs. The Fob toy was a hand puppet with a sock-like, extendable neck. ...more on Wikipedia about "Teddy Ruxpin"
"The Saga of Crystar" was a fantasy-based toy line, from Remco, consisting of seven figures, some vehicles and accessories. Each figure came with a plastic prisma crystal. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Saga of Crystar"
Wheeled Warriors were a brand of futuristic car-themed toys with interchangeable parts. The good guys were humans called the Lightning League, who drove white and silver vehicles. The bad guys were green vegetable-based brains called the Monster Minds who drive black and green vehicles. The toys' tie-in cartoon, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors was written by J. Michael Straczynski. ...more on Wikipedia about "Wheeled Warriors"
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