The Most Nostalgia-Inducing '80s Toys Anything
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The Most Nostalgia-Inducing '80s Toys

Everything started in the 1980s. As you know, most toys, movies and TV you see being rebooted in pop culture today originally came from the '80s. Toys were what captured the imaginations of kids in that time before home video game systems were ubiquitous, before the Internet, and back when people still had to "tune in" to be able to see the TV shows they loved. Saturday morning cartoons dictated what people played with. The 1980s were the golden age of toys.

He-Man, Cabbage Patch Kids, Teddy Ruxpin, G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (back when they were still teenaged and mutants), Transformers, and more. These are the best toys of the '80s. Upvote the ones you had, downvote the ones you either wanted and didn't get or just the ones you plain old hated. Add any you can think of that are missing, and have fun going through what you can find in a lot of flee markets, swap meets, and yard sales that force you to make the decision of "do I want this or will it become junk?" Enjoy ranking the greatest vehicles and toys from the 1980s. Toys have gotten a lot worse. This was the golden age of toys.

But which ones did you like the best? What are the best toys from the 1980s?
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    Look at those 1% ass kids having that giant play-set.

    Here's another collection of later, awesome, Masters of the Universe toy commercials:

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    Hands down, the Star Wars Trilogy at this time was the 80's Crusher. The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Episode V continuation of George Lucas's Epic Space Odyssey. From the Mysterious Bounty Hunter, Boba Fett's 1st Introduction, to the Empire's herd of AT-AT's attacking the Rebel Base on Hoth. Hands down, this was my favorite time in the 80's. Every Christmas, my brother and I would look forward to which Star Wars toys would make an appearance under the Christmas tree. The 80's ROCKED! ROCK ON!

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    Care Bears Toys

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    The Real Ghostbusters Toys

    Everyone had Egon for some reason. It was insanely hard to find anyone else. 

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    Rubik's Cube

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    Glo Worms

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    Muppet Babies McDonald's Toys

    Alternately, the non-McDonald's muppet babies toys:

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    WWF Superstars Toys

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    The California Raisin Toys

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    My Buddy

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