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.

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Picture: Argos

2. If you were a bit older then these were the ones!

They were a bit more sexy.

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Picture: Argos

3. A novelty wall clock.

Athena’s L’enfant aka. man and baby were a total urban style status.

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Picture: Argos

4. A Mickey Mouse alarm clock.

We couldn’t get past that his arms moved!

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Picture: Argos

5. A jewelry box.

Number 42, the one with the dancing ballerina!

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Picture: Argos

6. An electric keyboard.

You thought that if you got one of these that you would make it big and become someone famous.

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Picture: Argos

7. A personal cassette player.

That haircut was to die for too!

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Picture: Argos

8. Boombox

This was a must-have summertime accessory!

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Picture: Argos

9. This cassettes storage unit:

You had to have somewhere safe to save your Wham singles.

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Picture: Argos

10. This small TV set for your bedroom.

If we could get a portable one that would be even better!

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Picture: Argos

11. A Teasmade

This was something of the future and you wanted it!

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Picture: Argos

12. A deep fat fryer.

This was when having chips with your tea every night was normal.

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Picture: Argos

13. Keypers

Yeap, old granny snail!

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Picture: Argos

14. Care Bears.

They were so dreamy.

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Picture: Argos

15. Pound Puppies and Puffalumps.

These were your BFFs!

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Picture: Argos

16. The A-Team toys.

Dah-duh-dah, duh-duh-duh-dah!

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Picture: Argos

17. My Little Pony.

All. Day. Long.

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Picture: Argos

18. Many board games!

We had Mouse Trap, Ghost Castle, and Hungry Hippos!

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Picture: Argos

19. Boxed games.

Hairy Horrors, cyclograph, and Mr. Frosty.

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Picture: Argos

20. A Polaroid camera.

Everyone had to have one of these. This was before everyone had an iPhone.

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Picture: Argos

21. A Parker Pen.

This is how people knew you were successful.

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Picture: Argos

22. A classic timepiece.

We loved our Timex and Casio watches.

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Picture: Argos

23. A portable vacuum cleaner.

Mum wanted one of these.

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Picture: Argos

24. Head holdall.

If you were a cool kid you had one.

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Picture: Argos

25. The garden set.

This made summer time so much better.

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Picture: Argos

26. A home gym.

Or even an exercise bike would do!

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Picture: Argos