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1981 Popular Vintage Toys From The 1980s

It is fun to look back in time to the 1981 toys we played with when we were children. Included on this page are many popular examples plus many more from the 80's for other years. The popular toys included Barbie Perfume Maker, My Pretty Pony, and Clash of the Titans Figures


Star Wars Action Figures
Price: $8.99
Description Set of four action figures featuring characters from the Star Wars movies. Includes Luke Skywalker (as an X-Wing Pilot), Yoda, Lando Calrissian, and Han Solo (in the Hoth outfit).

Star Wars Action Figures From The 1980s

Baby Precious
Price: $13.99
Description She drinks from her own bottle, wets and cries like a real baby. "Coos" happily when her legs are squeezed. This 16-inch doll has a polyethylene body with jointed arms and legs, open and close eyes, and hand-styled rooted hair. Wears pink and white knit dress, matching cap and booties, and panties. For ages three and up.

Baby Precious From The 1980s



Barbie Perfume Maker
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $14.99
Description Create scents all your own. Even sachets for your closet and drawers. Pick perfume stick, place it in a flower petal mixer with water and watch the color change. Includes five scent concentrates, six fancy bottles, six gift boxes, labels, mixing jar, instructions, and plastic stand for your dresser.

Barbie Perfume Maker From The 1980s

Clash of the Titans Figures
Price: Ranges from $6.99 - $14.99
Description Recreate the mythical battle of good and evil with figures from the movie. Choose from four figure pack ($7.99) including Thello, Perseus, Charon, and Calibot, the Kraken monster figure($14.99), or Perseus and Pegasus figures ($6.99).

Clash of the Titans Figures From The 1980s




Crib Soft Gym
Manufacturer: Crib Soft
Price: $6.77
Description Sturdy air-filled exerciser contains four activities: soft grip squeaks when squeezed, handles can be grasped, playful Pooh jumps with every tug, and jingling balls roll and bounce.

Crib Soft Gym From The 1980s

Electric Domino Clock Kit
Price: $29.99
Description This unique clock uses the play action of dominoes. It's a great conversation piece. That action is constant, with domino-like time indicators tipping into upright or downward positions as required for accurate timekeeping. Time indicators are triggered by the movement of three balls. Time is marked in minutes, ten minutes and hourly segments. Movement is constant, no resetting.

Electric Domino Clock Kit From The 1980s



Fashion Design Center
Price: $12.99
Description Just place stencil on paper and use paint, pencil or marker to design a pattern (checks, plaids, stripes) or just color in... cut it out and your paper dolls have a new outfit. Two cardboard dolls stand, with plastic stands, against a cardboard salon backdrop. 40 different fashion stencils and plastic texture sheets let you design and redesign beautiful wardrobes. Includes 6 felt-tipped markers, crayons, pencil, semi-moist paints with brush, decorative accessories, glue sticks, and instructions.

Fashion Design Center From The 1980s

Golden Everything Workbooks
Manufacturer: Golden
Price: $3.95
Description The Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and The Fantastic Four guide children through four books filled with exercises in math, reading and creative thinking. For ages five to eight.

Golden Everything Workbooks From The 1980s



Highway Patrol Playset
Manufacturer: Playmobil
Price: $19.99
Description The six policemen (four on motorcycles, two in the police car) blockade the getaway car and arrest the two "bad guys" to maintain law and order. The eight figures have snap-on hats, weapons, handcuffs and other accessories; the four motorcycles have snap-on stands and saddle bags.

Highway Patrol Playset From The 1980s

Jaws Game
Manufacturer: Ideal
Price: $7.99
Description "Fish" out objects... but don't let Jaws snap shut! For two to four players. Includes shark, gaff hook, 13 pieces of "junk", rubber bands, set of teeth, lower jaw, and more.

Jaws Game From The 1980s



Krazy Clone Laboratory
Manufacturer: Kenner
Price: $7.79
Description Now your child can "clone" his own fingers with this molding toy. Mix green material with water, place finger in mold for a few minutes. Then mix second batch using flesh tone mix, and pour into original green mold. In a few minutes remove "cloned" finger with a soft, weird skin-feel. Also make copies of toes and other objects. Includes mixes, cloning pot, mixing cauldron, measuring wand, and finger urn.

Krazy Clone Laboratory From The 1980s

Lil Folkswagon
Manufacturer: Tomy
Price: $14.88
Description Delight your little folk with this loveable bug. It has a real horn and seat that lifts for storing all kinds of stuff. Front wheels turn.

Lil Folkswagon From The 1980s





Master Caster
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $17.99
Description Make your own Formula I cars. Kit includes plastic and metal casting unit, five car molds, 24 wheel assemblies, 12 wax pellets in red, yellow, and blue. Makes twelve cars.

Master Caster Kit From The 1980s

Matchbox Car Sets
Manufacturer: Matchbox
Price: $9.99 each
Description Choose from the 8-piece Country Set or 8-piece City Set. Country set includes U.S. Mail Jeep, County Sheriff's car, Ford camper, steam locomotive, passenger coach, Jeep C.J., and Chevy van cattle truck. City set includes '57 Chevy, police car, car transporter, refuse truck, wrecker truck, Chevy Corvette, Maxi Taxi, and rescue helicopter.

Matchbox Car Sets From The 1980s



Monchhichi Dolls
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $7.97 each
Description These 8-inch tall dolls have cuddly plush acrylic pile bodies and tails filled with soft stuffing. Cherubic vinyl faces have puckered mouths so they can suck their thumbs like real babies. Choose from the boy or girl dolls. For ages three and up.

Monchhichi Dolls From The 1980s

My Pretty Pony
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Price: $14.99
Description This plastic vinyl pony has a beautiful mane and tail. Eyes blink, ears wiggle, tail swishes with push of a button. Has her own blanket, comb and brush, ribbons and special hat.

My Pretty Pony From The 1980s



Pop Rock Amp
Price: $16.99
Description Amplifies while multi-colored lights flash and pulsate to the music. Use with guitar or as sing alone microphone.

Pop Rock Amp From The 1980s

Skedoodle
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Price: $9.99
Description Move the control stick to draw lines, curves, and circles. To erase, flip over and shake. Includes design discs to create geometric designs.

Skedoodle by Hasbro From The 1980s



Snappy Shots
Price: $7.66
Description Insert blank film, press shutter... out pops a visible picture. After a few minutes, the picture disappears, so it can be used over and over again. Press shutter and flash cube rotates.

Snappy Shots Camera From The 1980s

Sport and Shave Ken
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $7.94
Description Water soluble ink pen gives Ken a beard. "Shave" it with a wetted foam edged "razor". Splash on the "after shave" and run a comb through his hair. Doll has rooted hair, poseable wrists, straight legs and a hand that grips. Includes tennis outfit, jogging gear and grooming gear.

Sport and Shave Ken From The 1980s



The Empire Strikes Back Laser Rifle
Price: $17.99
Description Authentically styled, with two electronic sounds, one activated by trigger and one by "rapid-fire action" button and trigger. Sighting scope.

The Empire Strikes Back Laser Rifle From The 1980s

Strawberry Shortcake Steel Trike
Price: $36.99
Description With 13-inch front wheel. Tubular and stamped steel with rugged mag style spoke wheels. Chrome-plated handle bars and vinyl padded seat adjust for easy pedaling and a comfortable ride. Has vinyl handgrips, skid-resistant pedals, pink front basket, and 7-inch rear wheels.

Strawberry Shortcake Steel Trike From The 1980s



The Bead Machine
Price: $8.99
Description Turn the handle 'round and 'round. The beads drop and spin. They wind up strung on a string. Imagine the fun creating bracelets, necklaces, headbands, anything! Includes approximately. 320 beads, three colors of thread, weight, three connectors, and instructions.

The Bead Machine From The 1980s

War of the Networks Game
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Price: $6.69
Description You're a wheelin', dealin' TV executive trying to win the ratings war. Schedule programs, choose your stars and try to make the most money. For ages ten and up.

War of the Networks Game From The 1980s