Iconic toys that defined the ‘80s

Speak & Spell -
Speak & Spell became a huge hit in the '80s. This educational game focused solely on the English language, helping kids to read and write.

Big Wheels -
This cool tricycle was everything a kid wanted. With different colors and themes, children could be seen riding them for hours around the block.

Game Boy -
Released in 1989, Game Boy was Nintendo's second venture into handheld video gaming and sold 40,000 units on its first day alone.

Barbie and the Rockers -
There wasn't a more 1980s doll than Barbie and the Rockers. This glam rocker doll was also followed by the movie 'Barbie and the Rockers.

Monchhichi -
Is it a monkey or a teddy bear? Who cares! These adorable Japanese toys, who could suck their thumbs, became irresistible to everyone.

Koosh Ball -
Launched in 1989, this toy ball consists of about 2,000 natural rubber filaments and has been released in a variety of color combinations.

Care Bears -
Everyone loved these multicolored bears so much that they even starred in their own TV series and three different movies in the 1980s.

Big Yellow Teapot -
This big plastic teapot was all the rage in the early '80s. The brightly-colored teapot was home to a little plastic family who came with a cute little dog.

Rubik’s Cube -
Debuting in the early '80s, the Rubik’s Cube had kids competing against themselves and at actual championships. It remains popular to this day.

Smurfs -
Smurfs were everywhere in the 1980s. From TV shows to video games, stuffed animals to figurines, the little blue creatures were iconic.

Monster in My Pocket -
Inspired by true-to-life monsters from mythology, religion, and film, these brightly colored toys had kids collecting them in big quantities.

View-Master -
The View-Master could easily transport you to any location, from 'The Jungle Book' to exploring historic monuments from across the world.

My Little Pony -
These magical ponies were a childhood dream with their brushable hair and fun accessories. Available in various colors, there was one for every child.

'Star Wars' figurines -
Since the premiere of 'Star Wars' in 1977, figurines of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and more became highly sought-after all through the '80s.

Simon -
This popular memory game required users to press four colored buttons while repeating an increasingly longer sequence of lights and sounds.

Transformers -
Many years before the 'Transformers' film franchise, there was the hugely popular toy, which helped introduce characters that still remain popular today.

Piano Dance Mat -
The Piano Dance Mat, which played a different tone as the user walked along a series of keys, became a big hit in the 1980s. 

'Masters of the Universe' figures - The 'Masters of the Universe' figures were a big hit in the 1980s, especially He-Man and Skeletor.

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