I was a child of the 80s, and here’s what my sister and I couldn’t live without:
Y’all, I swear my sister interacted with her Furbie so much, she taught the damn thing Spanish!
This is the exact one I had!
3. Cabbage Patch Kids
And yes, I did send the birth certificates in – Don’t judge!
Remember how her shoes would never stay on?! So frustrating!
5. Magic 8 Ball
Outlook not so clear.
6. Glo Worm
I couldn’t sleep without it.
7. Teddy Ruxpin
He was definitely creepier than he was cute.
8. Skip It
I was the master at skipping it!
9. Pogo Ball
Jump out of the 50s and into the 80s!
10. Velcro Ball
And it’s a wonder why I can’t catch…
11. Big Wheel
You couldn’t tell me anything while I was cruising the ‘hood on my Smurf Big Wheel!
The best part was jumping off while it was still spinning!
13. Guess Who
“Please pick the black dude with glasses or the white lady with the beret.”
14. Shopping Cart
Times before inflation sure were good…
15. Corn Popper
I don’t know how this didn’t drive my parents crazy.
This was the sole upside to gym class.
17. Pop-Up Tunnel
They treated us like hamsters.
18. Grow-With-Me Roller Skates
Click, click, click…
My grandma used to borrow them from us to take them to Bingo with her!
20. My Buddy
“My Buddy… My Buddy… My Buddy and me…”
Today’s kids have no idea that there’s a connection between pencils and cassette tapes!
22. Garbage Pail Kids
I can’t figure out for the life of me what we loved about these – but we did!
23. Slap Bracelets
We loved them until we were convinced they would slice our hands off!
24. Pound Puppies
It was like 101 Dalmatians in our house.
25. Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Every child of the 80s had one of these!
26. Care Bears
“Care Bear Stare!”
27. My Little Pony
I had more hair brushes than I did ponies!
Stupidest. Game. Ever.
29. Rainbow Brite
I even had Rainbow Brite curtains in my room!
30. Punky Brewster
I wished I could be just like her…
31. Trapper Keeper
I saw them at Target last weekend – They’re back!!!
32. Strawberry Shortcake
My sister had these curtains!
Original Donkey Kong, baby!!!
34. Radio Flyer
Every kid should have had one of these!
35. Lisa Frank
Hooray for sticker books!!