Vintage Cabbage Patch Kid lovers rejoice!
Apr01

Vintage Cabbage Patch Kid lovers rejoice!

If you’re a CPK lover of the 80s kind you may have been grumbling since the last do-over of the ‘Kids. I know I have. It seemed in the early 2000s the children started looking really thin in comparison to their bulbous heads and the other CPK lines such as the Show Ponies, Bunny Bees, and Koosas disappeared altogether. These days the ‘Kids are getting back to their roots while still moving onward and upward....

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Cabbage Patch Kids Wednesday: CPK Adoption Papers
Mar29

Cabbage Patch Kids Wednesday: CPK Adoption Papers

Almost as exciting as getting a ‘Kid was getting your hands on their adoption papers and sending in to have your ‘Kid ratified by BabyLand General Hospital as really yours! Remember, this was back in the day when things MUST be mailed in, with a STAMP and came back in a minimum 6 weeks processing time… what an agonizing wait! Share...

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My Little Pony Sunday: Twice As Fancy Sugarberry
Mar26

My Little Pony Sunday: Twice As Fancy Sugarberry

Twice as Fancy Ponies, or TAF for short, debuted in G1 year 5 and had a cutie mark pattern across the entire back and a matching small mark either on the cheek or forelock. Strawberry-themed Sugarberry is from the first set, known as Strawberry Fair in the UK.  SweetBerry TAF – Yello80s SweetBerry TAF – Yello80s SweetBerry TAF – Yello80s Share...

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Cabbage Patch Kids Wednesday: 10th anniversary doll
Mar22

Cabbage Patch Kids Wednesday: 10th anniversary doll

This Victorian beauty was release by Hasbro for the Cabbage Patch Kids’ 10th Anniversary  in 1993 of their original production under the Cabbage Patch Kids name under Coleco.  Dolls were limited edition and retailed at $75.00. property Too Groovy Toys property Too Groovy Toys property Too Groovy Toys Share...

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My Little Pony USA Issues 2/2 updated
Mar21

My Little Pony USA Issues 2/2 updated

If you’re a My Little Pony fan or G1 collector you’ll want to see brand-new pics on our MLP USA issues part 2 page covering years  5 through 10 (1986-1992)   For the updates, go here!  Share...

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My Little Pony Sunday: Ember’s Dream
Mar19

My Little Pony Sunday: Ember’s Dream

The 3 Ember baby ponies from Hasbro’s G1 line were all mail-order special releases. But there existed one other Ember which was sold in stores packaged with a cassette of the story Ember’s Dream . That particular Ember was the only one to have a cutie mark at all, which was a simple white star.  Ember from Listen n Fun Ember from Ember’s Dream -Yello80s Ember’s cutie mark Share...

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Cabbage Patch Kids Wednesday: original box art
Mar15

Cabbage Patch Kids Wednesday: original box art

I was saying to someone the other day that the 80s were really the last time you see a lot of hand-rendered toy packaging art to compliment merchandise photographs and the CPK boxes were no exception. Check out these chubby cheeked ‘Kids from a 1985 box. property Yello80s Share...

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Cabbage Patch Kid Wednesday: Parent’s Association
Mar08

Cabbage Patch Kid Wednesday: Parent’s Association

  In 1984 Coleco started the exciting Parents’ Association for CPK ‘parents’ to collect even more Cabbage -related stuff. Kids had to ‘apply’ to be considered worth parents and got a welcome kit that came with a golf-looking cap, a picture frame, stickers, card and more. Applications to apply were first included in the adoption paper packets of the 1984 dolls Share...

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Have a Troll-y good Easter this year!
Mar07

Have a Troll-y good Easter this year!

Easter’s coming and since the minute before Valentine’s Day was over, the shelves in all your favourite retailers have been shoved full of eggs, easter grass, candy, toys and baskets (and of course some weird items coated in pastel to pass off as necessities to celebrate the Resurrection…). Target, I’ve noticed, has taken this to another level with the Trolls from last year’s Dreamworks film and...

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Yello80s roll call!

If you follow @yello80s on Instagram or Facebook you’ve seen our daily good morning posts ( and if not- get on over there and follow!). Today’s roll call has all my 80s toy and book favs ( it was a my little pony- heavy month but they’re a Yello80s all time fav):  Share...

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