It’s time to take a walk down memory lane.  A time where Saturday mornings were all about Muppet Babies and Going Live.  Kids TV was presented from a broom cupboard and Stock Aitkin and Waterman ruled the charts.  You brought Smash Hits magazine for the song lyrics, and chances are you had a stripey vinyl record box for all your singles, and a matching one for you cassettes.  

Neon was the fashion colour of choice, and the ultimate accessories were fingerless gloves and leg warmers.   Your hairbrush knew all the words to “I think We’re Alone Now” and there’s a high chance you had your hair crimped at least once.  Unless you were a boy, in that case you rocked bermuda shorts and owned a colour changing T-Shirt.  You probably also owned a shell suit and a Micheal Jackson glove.  

If like me you are a child of the eighties, I bet you recognise and may have indeed owned some of these toys.


Toys of the eighties



One of my most treasured toys was my wrinkles dog.  It was more of a puppet really.  They even had a little bone and a pocket to keep it in.  Available in a variety of outfits.

Toys of the eighties

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The game that was a race against time to fit all the pieces in before the timer ran out and launched the pieces into the air making you jump every single time.  Also one of the nosiest games ever invented!

Toys of the eighties

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Care Bears

One that has stood the test of time, I had both the cuddly and plastic kind and it was the only pannini sticker album that I ever completed!

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Girls World

The freaky decapitated head that you could apply make-up to and style it’s hair.  It becomes the kind of toy that gives you nightmares and has to be removed from your bedroom after your Dad takes you to see Return to Oz at the cinema.

Toys of the eighties

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Toys of the eighties

The scene with all the moving heads that looked remarkably like my Girls World!

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LoLo Ball

We didn’t have trampolines and the space hopper was the choice of the seventies kid.  us eighties kids reached our highs with the lolo ball.  Those who bounced for too long on one of these will also know the pain of lolo ball blisters, and will have probably have had an accident when the lolo ball got a bit flat and shot out of the plastic disc mid bounce.

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My Little Pony

Another one still going strong.  I had Cotton Candy.  And what about Spike!


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Garbage Pail Kids

Did you collect these trading cards?  What were they about???  All I can remember is that my mum hated them, and looking back I can see why!

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Mr Frosty

Were you one of the lucky kids who got one of these.  I lusted after one but never owned the cheerful snowman.  If you had one, was it the letdown my Mum always said it would be?  It can’t be as bad as the chocolate coin maker that the big one got for Christmas last year.  It has been used once and involved a lot of under-breath swearing and wasted chocolate.

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Of course there were so many more, Sindy, Flower Fairies, Micro machines, Rainbow Bright, Pound Puppies, Cabbage Patch Dolls and Glow Worms.  And what about one of these…



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What toys do you remember from your childhood?


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16 Comments on Toys of the Eighties

  1. Silly Mummy
    July 15, 2016 at 12:02 am (3 months ago)

    My cabbage patch doll & my Sylvanian families are what I always think of from the eighties! Flower fairies, my little pony, care bears. We had a lolo ball, but it wasn’t called that! It was called a disc-o. Don’t know if they were known by different names in different areas? Swingball & pogo sticks too! Never heard of Perfection. I think I must have been too busy playing kerplunk! #FridayFrolics
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  2. Sharon Rivers
    July 9, 2016 at 11:17 am (4 months ago)

    I missed most of these as I was born in ’88. Looks like I missed out bigtime. The LoLo ball looks awesome, I wouldn’t mind one now!! #Fridayfrolics

  3. Mackenzie Glanville
    July 9, 2016 at 10:49 am (4 months ago)

    oh this is a blast from the past! Hubby and I were looking at this post and remembering our childhoods, Mr Frosty, and when you said Rainbow Bright I was super excited I loved Rainbow Bright! I am a 1976 born girl, but grew up with all the 80’s toys this post was awesome!
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  4. Jess Helicopter
    July 9, 2016 at 12:00 am (4 months ago)

    We craaaaaved a Mr Frosty sooo bad! But I’m pretty sure those slushies wouldn’t have tasted as I imagine they did! I had Apple Blossom. I had others but she was my first *heart* Joni has started watching Care Bears and it’s such a blast from the past!!!

  5. Karen
    July 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm (4 months ago)

    I was 80s born but more child of 90s. I did however have care bares and ponies! I do remember the hopping thing though. Brilliant flash back down memory lane #fridayfrolics
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  6. Nicole - Tales from Mamaville
    July 8, 2016 at 5:08 pm (4 months ago)

    Lovely memories. The 80s rocked in so many ways! I still remember my ‘My Little Pony’ birthday cake!
    And oh the last pic…. I’m still smiling. I LOVED that!!!

  7. Kerry Habashi
    July 8, 2016 at 4:01 pm (4 months ago)

    Oh my god, I was desperate for a Mr. Frosty when I was wee! Was never that lucky, though. I did have a lolo ball although I called it a space bouncer…glad I finally know the real name! #Fridayfrolics

  8. Muma on the Edge
    July 8, 2016 at 12:51 pm (4 months ago)

    Lolo ball! Girls world! Oh how lovely to see them once again!
    Great post, I never have time to stop and think about my own childhood these days, so busy trying to see my own kids have a good one! great to indulge for a few minutes there. – Thank you!! x

  9. Alison (MadHouseMum)
    July 8, 2016 at 11:02 am (4 months ago)

    I feel so old! This made me laugh. Care Bears, Mr Frosty – no, I was never allowed one nor a Soda Stream and what’s the name of the object in your last picture – I can’t think of it and I had one! Imagine giving that to an 8 year old today! Thank you for the trip down memory lane. Alison x #FridayFrolics

  10. Jo
    July 8, 2016 at 10:55 am (4 months ago)

    Oh definitely My Little Pony – but anything to do with ponies really. I even entered competitions to win a pony – god knows where we would have kept it if I had been successful (I had plans for a stable in my bedroom, but then I was only eight!) Great blog #fridayfrolics

  11. Mummy Muckups (Anna)
    July 8, 2016 at 1:37 am (4 months ago)

    Ha!! Some super cool memories right there. I was always a Cabbage Patch Doll kinda girl, despite only having a ‘fake’ one. #FridayFrolics

  12. Mummy Fever
    July 7, 2016 at 11:06 pm (4 months ago)

    I loved my lolo and i was crazy about my little ponies. Mr Frosty has made a come back you know – we have one now #FridayFrolics
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