25 Iconic Toys From The ’80s

In modern times, some of our most iconic toys are from the ’80s. Toys are vital for the development of children and can say a lot about a person, community, or even a generation. No doubt, the ’80s were a colorful, creative, and interesting time, full of experimentation and discovery. Children weren’t the only one’s that benefited. Many adults played with them as well. If you want to know about the ’80s generation, check out their toys. Here are 25 iconic toys from the ’80s.


Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake is a licensed character owned by American Greetings, originally used in greeting cards and expanded to include dolls, posters, and other products. The Strawberry Shortcake properties also include a toy line of the character’s friends and pets.




Popples is a series of fantasy characters created by Those Characters From Cleveland (TCFC), a subsidiary company of American Greetings. Popples resemble brightly colored teddy bears or marsupials and have long tails with pom-poms on the tip. The stuffed animals became a huge hit with the children.


The Transformers Robot


Probably one of the coolest action figures ever. It was like buying two toys for the price of one! On the one hand, you got a robot, and the other hand you got whatever the robot turns into!


Mastermind Board Game


The Mastermind Board Game was designed to be played by two players. The first player was tasked to create a row of four colored pegs behind a screen. The second player would then be given nine chances to guess the combination created by the first player.




In the 1980s, only the National Benzole petrol stations in the United Kingdom offered a Smurf Figurine. For several years, this toy was the No.1 toy in the UK and a lot of people started collecting the Smurf figurines.

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