We had such a great time in the 80s! With all of the really cool toys and movies we really had it made!
Then there were all the soft toys that many of us had but probably forgotten about them by now. That’s why we made this list to stir up some fresh nostalgia for you today.
Did you have one of these soft cuddly Puffalumps? It came with its own little book, incredible!
10. Fluppy Dogs
Everyone had a Fluppy Dog! If you didn’t, were you even there in the 80s?
9. Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies was a popular toy line sold by Tonka in the 1980s. It later inspired an animated TV special, two animated TV series, and a feature film. Shipments of the toys over five years generated sales of $300 million in 35 countries.
The WereBears were a series of teddy bears released in 1983 in the United Kingdom. They were created by George Nicholas, a muralist, and managing director with Impact Murals, philanthropist and director of his charity Art For Their Sake, cartoonist, animator, and author so that boys could have teddy bears without worrying about being bullied.
7. Gummi Bears
Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears is a Disney animated television series that first aired in the United States from 1985 to 1991. The series was the first animated production by Walt Disney Animation Television, and loosely inspired by the gummy bear candies; Disney CEO Michael Eisner was struck with inspiration for the show when his son requested the candies one day. Then they made these plush toys and we loved them!
6. Teddy Ruxpin
Teddy Ruxpin is an animatronic children’s toy in the form of a talking bear. The bear’s mouth and eyes moved while “reading” stories that were played on an audio tape cassette deck built into its back.
5. Nosey Bears
Nosy Bears were produced by Playskool (and Those Characters from Cleveland) from 1987 to the early 90’s. They were plush teddies (plus a few bunnies) with plastic globes on their noses. When their bellies were squeezed various items in their noses would move about from the air pumped in. The smaller Shaker Nosy Bears and Nosy Bunnies had snowglobe type noses which were filled with a liquid. There were also a few accessories made to go along side the series.
Popples is a toy and television franchise created by Those Characters From Cleveland, a subsidiary of American Greetings. Popples resemble brightly colored marsupial teddy bears with long tails ending in a pom-pom. Each Popple character transforms to resemble a brightly colored ball.
3. Glo Worm
Glo Worm is a stuffed toy for young children, designed by Hasbro’s Playskool division, and made in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Introduced in 1982, the plush, pajamaed worm body contained a battery-powered device that when squeezed would light up the toy’s vinyl head from within, creating a soft glow.
Monchhichi is a line of Japanese stuffed toy monkeys from the Sekiguchi Corporation, first released in 1974. They were licensed by Mattel in the United States until 1985 and later distributed worldwide directly by Sekiguchi.
I think everyone had a few of these back in the 80s.