Toys of the 80s
May 23, 2003 2:45 PM   Subscribe

Toys of the 80s
They don't make them like they used to.
posted by Mwongozi (10 comments total)
I still have an Armatron and a Big Trak. Damn I'm cool.
posted by chrid at 3:49 PM on May 23, 2003

i remember being in what must have been a montgomery ward back in spokane, and when i saw it and the realization...

*oh my god - they have optimus prime*

coursed through me
posted by folktrash at 3:53 PM on May 23, 2003

Too bad there are so many 'no picture available', like how can they not have a picture of a Gameboy?

Can't agree with the "don't make them like they used to" statement, McFarlane toys puts every eighties action figure to shame.
posted by bobo123 at 4:01 PM on May 23, 2003

No dinobots!

Grimlock smash!

Just kidding, thanks for the link. It may not be an authority on any one toy make, but it's a broad and goodly list. Oh the hours I spent staring at the department store catalog toy pages, drooling over these very hunks of plastic.

They certainly don't make them like they used to in some cases. When I was a kid i had an all-black, to-scale .45 Magnum that shot wee plastic pellets. Something similar would probably be harder to get than a real gun, nowadays.
posted by scarabic at 4:10 PM on May 23, 2003

While I like McFarlane toys, they're not very posable or durable(they're more like teeny plastic statuettes). As a result, they're pretty useless for kids that actually want to PLAY with them. They look much better on the shelf than old GI Joes though, that's true.
posted by hanqduong at 4:13 PM on May 23, 2003

teddy ruxpin scares me to this day, but then i think....

teenage mutant ninja turtles...teenage mutant ninja turtles...teenage mutant ninja turtles......heroes in a half-shell.

thanks for the good memories :)
posted by poopy at 5:45 PM on May 23, 2003

They have scant information on my favorite 80's toy, the Starriors!
posted by botono9 at 8:41 PM on May 23, 2003

oh my god I can get an original Baron Karza on ebay for damn cheap

the wife is gonna kills me
posted by badzen at 9:37 PM on May 23, 2003

What no top trumps? What is childhood without the bizarre and malicious oneupmanship of top trumps?

Child a "Erm, Escort Cosworth, top speed 130mph."

Child b "Ha! Lambourgini Diabolo!! Top speed 200mph!"

Child b snatches card from hapless child a

A bit more 'in yer face' than 'I ownz j00" on IRC don't you think?
posted by dmt at 6:57 AM on May 24, 2003

I didn't see a Pogoball on the list. Anyone else have one of those?
posted by schlaager at 10:01 PM on May 24, 2003

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