Well fellow 80s kids, 2017 was yet another bumper year for 80s throwback so let’s get to the best of the best for your 80s-themed Christmas hauls and here’s this year’s big Yello80s Wish List for everybody on your list:
Care Bear union suits. These debuted at Target over the Hallowe’en season with Gumpy for guys and Cheer for girls. They’re pretty roomy and very soft and you can still pick them up through Hot Topic.
Care Bears Polite and Perfect Panda Kidrobot dolls. Very sweet “dunny” renditions of the lost care bears Perfect and Polite Panda as well as some of their friends can be ordered direct from KidRobot.
Rainbow Brite complete collection on DVD. I can’t believe it’s taken so long but finally the whole series is in one place! Catch it at Hallmark.
Rainbow Brite dolls. To date, Rainbow Brite, Tickled Pink, Stormy and their respective sprites and horses are available in full size from Hallmark along with a ton of new paraphanelia including books and ornaments. All available at Hallmark.
Super Mario Brothers ugly sweaters from Target. Target has done us proud with a ton of 80s stuff this year but these so-ugly-they’re-cute sweaters will do you office-Christmas-party-proud.
Puppy, Pony and Kitty Surprise are all back around with the ultimate surprise- how many babies will you get?? Find em at Walmart.
Fat-Bottomed Girls still make the world go round with an ultra deluxe box set of Queen’s hits, Queen: News of the World. Pick it up at Amazon.
Hallmark took a couple of years off between G1 My Little Pony ornaments after their Cotton Candy issue, but they’re back with a real classic- you can pick up this sweet Moondancer ornament at Kohl’s.
Last year the My Little Pony G1 pegasus Firefly mini and book box set was out at Barnes and Noble and featured some nice backcard artwork but was a little skimpy on the likeness of the actual horse. This year you can get a much nicer Glory and hopefully some more of that awesome artwork in the accompanying book at Barnes and Noble.
Colorforms are out again this year and we’ve seen Holly Hobbie and Snoopy so far at Target but you can pick them up at Land of Nod too.
Fisher Price was a huge part of most kids’ Christmases from the 1950s and still today. Pick up some 80s favs at Target including the classic tape recorder, chatter phone and music box record player.
Your kids can still rise to the top of playground-envy with several styles of BMX bikes found at Dicks Sporting Goods.
If you loved toting around your shackled My Pet Monster on the schoolground, you can be a hit at your next 80s party with the complete Animated Series on DVD at Amazon.
Those legendary battles between the folks over Trivial Pursuit can live on in your own home with the Classic Edition from Walmart.
Christmas trees will rejoice with several 80s themed keepsake ornaments including the wacky Beetlejuice and Skeletor from He-Man: Masters of the Universe available in stores and online through Hallmark.
Fans of the 80s old and new who have latched on to Stranger Things will love pulling an all-nighter with Hasbro’s Stranger Things Monopoly Edition at Walmart and rocking out in Dustin’s very own trucker hat available from multiple Ebay sellers.
And last but not least, this year has been inundated with plug and play 8 bit consoles celebrating the glory days of the arcade. Choose from Pacman Connect and Play, Frogger Plug and Play, Space Invaders TV Game, Ms Pacman Plug and Play, Jakks Atari Classics 10 in 1, Commodore 64: 30 Games in 1 Joystick, ColecoVision Flashback, Atari Flashback 5 and so many more on Amazon.