These few posts will explore the cultural and generational changes through the toys of each decade – kinda fun and interesting.
Toys From The 1980s
Pop Culture in the 80s had a very distinct personality . It was in the 80s that we saw the first mass explosion of hysteria for new toys, as evidenced in the winter shortage in 1983 of Cabbage Patch Dolls.
Trivial Pursuit, created in response to previous decades of mass information and world wide pop culture, appeared in 1983. It remains today as an after dinner favorite to show off all your trivial regurgitation.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit it big at the end of the decade. Unleashing a blitzkrieg of marketing on the nation. The “action figure” craze started by GI Joes in the 60s exploded.
Soon, Nintendo kicked off the home video game console era (after a failed start by Atari) and toys were not only complex, but now becoming incredibly expensive.