Cabbage Patch boy - Yello80s collection
Cabbage Patch boy – Yello80s collection
See also: ┬áCola Wars, Print, Cars, Food/ Restaurants, McDonalds, Holidays, Products, Toys/Games, Travel. Ah, toys, toys, toys! It seemed everything in the 1980s existed for one purpose: to sell toys. Cartoons? Coming to a local Kmart near you just in time for the Christmas rush. Fast food? Buy the meal to get the toy. Breakfast cereal? What’s breakfast cereal? Oh, that crunchy crap we dumped out on the table to get– the toy. Marketers knew that the all-powerful toy marketing scheme had to start somewhere and they made good use of that other omnipresent selling machine to get their wares out to the masses: the television. Here’s some of my favourite ads from the 80s. Lite Brite courtesy ilovetvcommercials80 Teddy Ruxpin Show and Tell courtesy adobro Star Wars toys courtesy mr80stvshows The Animator courtesy xBeatrushx MadBalls courtesy RecreationBerkshire Blurp Balls courtesy wheezebucket Baby All Gone courtesy kagemusha168 PogoBall courtesy SpacedCobraTV Puffalumps courtesy iencoder Fantastic Flowers courtesy weatherguru76 NKOTB Dolls courtesy Ecossaise HuggaBunch dolls courtesy Lauren Gainey Gummi Bears Shrinky Dinks courtesy amtelevision My Buddy / Kid Sister courtesy weatherguru76

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