I sometimes feel a little old for the fact that I have all this knowledge, but I know the '80s pretty well. And while there are a million things that I don’t want to see repeated (looking at you, acid-wash denim), there are also a ton of things that I loved about that decade. OK, well, to be specific, it was all about the amazing kids' toys from the '80s.
It seems I’m not the only one: Toys from the '80s have been making comebacks for years now, garnering popularity among people who were literally not even alive for any of the '80s. Some have met with great success, and others, not so much (I’m looking at you now, Pound Puppies). Some are trying to mess with the old formula, and to me, that’s never a good idea. My daughter adores my original Cabbage Patch Kids just the way they are. Regardless, there seems to be an endless amount of fodder to choose from when looking to revive a successful '80s toy.
Some of my favorites have been left by the wayside, though, and I’m here to remind (or enlighten, if you’re too young) you of some particularly fantastic moments in the toy world of the 1980s. So if you’re out there and reading this, successful toy companies looking for a sure thing (because surely, this is where you would turn for tips about products to develop), take a walk down this memory lane.