11 Things We Collected As Kids In The 80s

Collecting things is one of the great pleasures of life and it all started when we were kids.  We took a liking to something and suddenly, we had all sorts of things that we could call our own which helped to define who we were.  Although there were plenty of things to collect, here is a list of some of those things that I’m sure was in your own, personal collection.  Take a look:

1. Cabbage Patch Kids.

These dolls were really popular and each one was unique and so they were easy to collect.

2. Garbage Pail Kids.

This was for those who didn’t care about the ‘Cabbage Patch Kids’ and thought it was funny to see them like this:

3. Star Wars action figures.

Honestly, who didn’t?

4. Pins.

We put these on our jean jackets and book bags.

5. Topps Wax Packs.

These cards came in a variety of topics.  We had to have them!

6. Mickey Mouse.

If you were lucky, you had one of these.  This was the grand prize of Mickey Mouse collecting!

7. Self Inking Rubber Stamps.

These came in a bunch of characters and symbols that we used on all of our stuff!

8. Little Golden Books.

We’ve been collecting these since we were small children.  We loved these books!

9. Ribbons.

If you were any good, you collected a lot of these!

10. Stickers.

These were put all over our walls, books, mirrors and whatever else we could get away with sticking these on!

11. Posters.

There was no point in painting our bedroom walls when we had enough posters to fill them!