Products and Fads

Products

  1. Alphie
  2. The Animal (toy vehicle with claws that came out of the wheels)
  3. Baby On Board signs (and similar signs)
  4. Barbie and the Rockers
  5. Big Trak
  6. Bloom County (we don't know where else to put this)
  7. Boob Tubes (scented hulahoops)
  8. boom boxes
  9. Bop and other youth magazines
  10. Brooke Shields Barbie
  11. Cabbage Patch Kids (1983)
  12. Capsela building sets
  13. Care Bear Cousins
  14. Care Bears
  15. Charmkins (toys worn as jewelry)
  16. Chinese jump rope
  17. Choose Your Own Adventure books
  18. Cliff Hangers glow-in-the-dark race sets
  19. Clue VCR Mystery Game (1985)
  20. combs with big handles, swirled colors, and names engraved on the handle
  21. compact discs
  22. Construx
  23. Cricket (the doll, not the game or insect)
  24. Crossfire
  25. Crystar
  26. deelie boppers
  27. Don't Tip The Waiter
  28. Double Trouble (variation on the classic board game "Trouble") (1988)
  29. drink boxes (still exist, but were everywhere back then)
  30. Dressing Pretty (fashion model, bride, and ballerina costumes for little girls)
  31. Dynamite magazine
  32. Electric Youth Perfume
  33. Electronic Battleship
  34. Fabulous Fred
  35. Faz
  36. Fireball Island
  37. Fisher Price video cams
  38. Garbage Pail Kids stickers
  39. Garfield (he was really popular then)
  40. Garfield car window ornaments
  41. Get in Shape Girl (Aerobics set for young girls)
  42. G.I. Joe
  43. Girl Talk
  44. Glo-worm
  45. Go Bots
  46. googly-eyed stickers
  47. Guess Who? (the mystery face game)
  48. G.U.T.S.
  49. heavy metal magazines
  50. Hello Kitty
  51. He-Man and She-Ra action figures
  52. Hit Stix
  53. hot loops
  54. Huffy bikes
  55. Hug-a-Bunch
  56. key cars
  57. keyboards played like guitars (on strap)
  58. (little) Honda scooters
  59. Hot Dog magazine
  60. I Vant to Bite Your Finger (Dracula board game)
  61. Jenga (1986)
  62. Jem
  63. keytar (1982)
  64. Kid Sister
  65. Koosas
  66. Koosh Ball
  67. Laser Tag
  68. LaserDiscs
  69. Lil' Professor calculator
  70. Mad Scientist
  71. Madballs
  72. Major Morgan
  73. Mangloids
  74. M.A.S.K. toys
  75. Matchbox car stunt tracks
  76. Micro Machines
  77. Mr. Microphone
  78. Mr. T action figures
  79. Monchichis (1983)
  80. Muppet Babies
  81. M.U.S.C.L.E. figurines
  82. My Buddy
  83. My Little Pony
  84. My Pet Monster
  85. Mystery Mansion (1984)
  86. Nash skateboards
  87. ninja stuff
  88. Outliners (those pens that wrote in silver)
  89. Penny Racers
  90. Photon
  91. Pictionary (1985)
  92. Pictionary Junior (1987)
  93. Pig Pong (1986)
  94. Pillow People
  95. Pizza Party! board game
  96. pocket hand-held electronic games
  97. Pocket Rockers
  98. Pogo Ball
  99. Poochie
  100. Popples
  101. Pound Puppies
  102. Power Wheels
  103. Puffalump
  104. puffy paint
  105. puffy stickers
  106. PXL 2000 (B/W camcorder that used audio cassettes)
  107. Questron video game books
  108. Rainbow Brite
  109. remote control cars
  110. ripcord cars
  111. Roller Racers
  112. Rub-A-Dub Doggy
  113. Rubik's Cube (actually came out in 1979, but we say it belongs here)
  114. scratch 'n sniff stickers
  115. Scruples (1987)
  116. Showbiz pizza (eg Chuck E. Cheese)
  117. Shrinky Dinks
  118. Silverhawks
  119. Simon
  120. Sit 'n Spin
  121. skateboards with the fat wheels
  122. Skip-It
  123. Smoochies
  124. Smurfs
  125. Snoopy snow cone machine
  126. Snorks
  127. Snugglebumms
  128. Speak `N Spell
  129. Spokey Dokes
  130. Star Wars action figures
  131. sticker albums
  132. Stomper 4x4's
  133. Strawberry Shortcake (and other food related girls' toys)
  134. Sweet Pickles
  135. Sweet Secrets
  136. Taboo (1989)
  137. Talking Teacher
  138. Teddy Ruxpin
  139. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  140. Therapy, The Game (1986)
  141. Thundercats
  142. Topple (1984)
  143. Torpedo Run!
  144. Transformers (1984)
  145. Trapper Keeper
  146. Trivial Pursuit (1983)
  147. T-Shirt Pals
  148. Turbo Hopper remote control cars
  149. TV lunch boxes
  150. 2XL
  151. Upwords (1983)
  152. Verve perfume
  153. Voltron
  154. Wacky Pack Stickers
  155. Wacky Wall Walkers
  156. Walkman
  157. Wrestling Buddies
  158. wristwatch calculators
  159. wristwatch video games
  160. Wuzzles