Cabbage Patch boy - Yello80s collection

Cabbage Patch boy – Yello80s collection

See also:  Cola 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