26 Things We All Desperately Wanted From The Argos Catalogue In The 1980s
The 80s were much simpler than things are today and if you don’t believe us just take a look at this old Argos catalogue.
There were no iPads or game consoles, nope nothing like that at all!
We were happy enough with our Thundercats bedspread, Hungry Hippos game and maybe a Sony Walkman if we were lucky.
1. A cartoon bedspread.
Every young boy wanted one.
2. If you were a bit older then these were the ones!
They were a bit more sexy.
3. A novelty wall clock.
Athena’s L’enfant aka. man and baby were a total urban style status.
4. A Mickey Mouse alarm clock.
We couldn’t get past that his arms moved!
5. A jewelry box.
Number 42, the one with the dancing ballerina!
6. An electric keyboard.
You thought that if you got one of these that you would make it big and become someone famous.
7. A personal cassette player.
That haircut was to die for too!
This was a must-have summertime accessory!
9. This cassettes storage unit:
You had to have somewhere safe to save your Wham singles.
10. This small TV set for your bedroom.
If we could get a portable one that would be even better!
11. A Teasmade
This was something of the future and you wanted it!
12. A deep fat fryer.
This was when having chips with your tea every night was normal.
Yeap, old granny snail!
14. Care Bears.
They were so dreamy.
15. Pound Puppies and Puffalumps.
These were your BFFs!
16. The A-Team toys.
17. My Little Pony.
All. Day. Long.
18. Many board games!
We had Mouse Trap, Ghost Castle, and Hungry Hippos!
19. Boxed games.
Hairy Horrors, cyclograph, and Mr. Frosty.
20. A Polaroid camera.
Everyone had to have one of these. This was before everyone had an iPhone.
21. A Parker Pen.
This is how people knew you were successful.
22. A classic timepiece.
We loved our Timex and Casio watches.
23. A portable vacuum cleaner.
Mum wanted one of these.
24. Head holdall.
If you were a cool kid you had one.
25. The garden set.
This made summer time so much better.
26. A home gym.
Or even an exercise bike would do!