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1980s Popular Vintage Children's Toys with Prices, Descriptions and Images

The Eighties Era Toys on this page include My Little Pony, Transformers, Star Wars Figure Set, Pound Puppies, Lego, Barbie, Weebles House at Pooh Corners, Dukes of Hazzard, Talking Alf, Huggable Glo-Worm, Matchbox Car Sets, Verbot, Ghostbusters Table-top Pinball, Omnibot 2000, First Sony CD Player, Pac-Man and Frogger Tabletop Arcade Games, Atari 5200, Sega Genesis and many more from the 1980s

As technology boomed and advanced by great strides in the 1980's, computerized toys became more advanced and simple robots became highly popular. Marketing geared towards children became more and more common too, as companies developed new cartoons in order to specifically market towards the young viewers (Transformers, Rainbow Brite, Care Bears, and more). Video games also became more popular and more advanced as the decade progressed and more manufacturers threw their hats into the ring like Nintendo and Sega. Many popular toys were also very expensive as the economy boomed during the decade and excess became the name of the game.Picking only a few was a hard task as I could easily have included 100 +,

The prices shown for these toys are the price they were sold for in the Eighties not today

Popular Toys in the Fifties

  • Vintage CHiPs Moped

    Vintage CHiPs Moped

    Vintage CHiPs Moped
    Price: $11.99

    ChiPs was a popular TV show featuring Erik Estrada as macho, rambunctious Officer Francis ("Frank") "Ponch" Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as his straight-laced partner.

    From Our 1980 Toys Page


  • Cosmic Combat Electronic Game

    Cosmic Combat Electronic Game

    Cosmic Combat Electronic Game
    Manufacturer: Tomy
    Price: $28.99

    Electronic games increased in popularity and sophistication each year, this is from 1980 so compared with those sold later in the decade very basic, but still fun for kids to play.


Glo-Worm

Glo-Worm

Glo-Worm
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Price: $9.99

Huggable Glo-Worm glimmers with happiness every time toddlers lovingly squeeze his cuddly tummy. Children never need be afraid of the dark... smiling Glo-Worm makes the perfect night light or carry-around companion.


  • Transformers Autobot Radio Communicator

    Transformers Autobot Radio Communicator

    Transformers Autobot Radio Communicator
    Manufacturer: Hasbro
    Price: $19.99

    Transformers: More than meets the eye. This Autobot transforms into a radio communicator. For ages five and up.
    From Our 1985 Toys Page


  • Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

    Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

    Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head
    Manufacturer: Hasbro
    Price: $4.77

    Some toys are ageless and this must be one of the most popular.


  • Vintage 1980s Star Wars Figure Set

    Vintage 1980s Star Wars Figure Set

    Vintage 1980s Star Wars Figure Set
    Price: $29.99

    Star Wars anything was popular and this fifteen piece collector's set which includes all the main characters from Star Wars is no exception. This fifteen piece collector's set includes Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper, Death Star Droid, Death Squad Commander, Hammerhead, Luke Skywalker, Princess Lei Organa, X-Wing Pilot, Greedo, Snaggletooth, Walrus Man, and R5-D4.


  • Pound Puppies

    Pound Puppies

    Pound Puppies
    Manufacturer: Tonka
    Price: $17.99 each

    Huggable 16-in. puppy comes in carrier. Has collar, care sheet, and mail-in ownership certificate offer. Machine-washable polyester velour. Choose a puppy with long or short ears.
    From Our 1987 Toys Page


  • 1980s My Little Pony

    1980s My Little Pony

    1980s My Little Pony
    Manufacturer: Hasbro
    Price: $4.99 each

    My Little Pony. Choose from Belle, Blossom, Cotton Candy, Snuzzle, Butterscotch, and Minty.
    From Our 1983 Toys Page


  • Lego Airport

    Lego Airport

    Lego Airport
    Manufacturer: Lego
    Price: $39.99

    Children will stretch their imagination and explore the world around them with these plastic building blocks. Legoland airport set has runaway, two planes, and control tower.
    From Our 1986 Toys Page


  • Barbie TV Game Show Set

    Barbie TV Game Show Set

    Barbie TV Game Show Set
    Manufacturer: Mattel
    Price: $11.99

    Who'll win the grand prize? The Barbie TV Game Show playset lets Barbie and all her fashion doll friends compete for glamorous prizes! Set includes TV camera, spinning game wheel, changeable prize categories and score-keeping, three-player contestant stand. Dolls not included. For ages three and up.
    From Our 1988 Toys Page


  • Dial A Teacher

    Dial A Teacher

    Dial A Teacher
    Manufacturer: VTech
    Price: $39.99

    A good example of electronics being used as education helping children to learn without them even realizing it.


  • Classic 1980s Vinatage Weebles House at Pooh Corners

    Weebles House at Pooh Corners

    Weebles House at Pooh Corners
    Price: $13.99

    What child does not want to play with plastic Weebles in the form of (Pooh, Tigger, and Christopher Robin). Pooh, Tigger and Christopher Robin can swim, rock, drive, picnic, sleep, see-saw or swing at this house. Has carrying handle, swing, see-saw, slide, pool, car, rocking chair, bed, picnic table, and three plastic Weebles.


  • Rainbow Brite Color Kids

    Rainbow Brite Color Kids

    Rainbow Brite Color Kids
    Manufacturer: Mattel
    Price: $9.99 each

    The Color Kids are here to help Rainbow Brite spread the cheer. 9-in. soft-sculptured fabric dolls have vinyl faces and yarn hair. Each has color Sprite to match. Choose from Rainbow Brite, LaLa Orange, Buddy Blue, Canary Yellow, Shy Violet, Red Butler, and Patty O'Green.


  • Pig Pong Game

    Pig Pong Game

    Pig Pong Game
    Manufacturer: Milton Bradley
    Price: $12.99

    You'll go hog wild over Pig Pong. Squeeze the little porkers belly to blow the puff ball over the net and onto your opponents side to score. Every time you score, slide your score keeping pig on the net up one notch. First to reach eleven points wins. Includes four plastic pigs, net, ball, and rules. For two to four players.


  • Transformers Optimus Prime

    Transformers Optimus Prime

    Transformers Optimus Prime
    Manufacturer: Hasbro
    Price: $26.99

    Standing ten inches tall, Optimus Prime returns as Powermaster! Use the engine key to transform cab of truck into Optimus Prime, and change trailer into battle station with four powerful weapons. Then combine the trailer and cab into the ultimate transformation: Super Optimus Prime! Includes TechSpecs decoder, label sheet, and instructions.


  • Barbie's Dancetime Shop

    Barbie's Dancetime Shop

    Barbie's Dancetime Shop
    Manufacturer: Mattel
    Price: $24.98

    Mattel has the knack of quickly adapting Barbie each year to suit changing tastes and because of this Barbie has been a popular market leader in toys for the last few decades.
    From Our 1989 Toys Page


  • Karate Kid Action Figures

    Karate Kid Action Figures

    Karate Kid Action Figures
    Manufacturer: Remco
    Price: $11.99 per set

    5-in. poseable figures twist, chop, and kick. Includes breakaway accessories. Two figures per package, choose from Daniel and Miyagi, Choozen and Sato, or Johnny and Kreese.


  • Car Bed

    Car Bed

    Car Bed
    Price: $400.00

    Every little boys dream of hopping into a sporty car and driving off to dreamland. All pieces are solidly built of durable molded plastic. Each has thick, floor-hugging urethane foam tires and includes mattress boards.


  • Verbot

    Verbot

    Verbot
    Manufacturer: Tomy
    Price: $49.99

    Verbot is a remote control, voice-activated robot. You can order him to move forward and backward, turn right or left, even tell him when to smile.


  • Omnibot 2000

    Omnibot 2000

    Omnibot 2000
    Manufacturer: Tomy
    Price: $499.99

    Omnibot 2000 can be the life of your party. It can bring you things, pour and serve drinks or hors d'oeuvres from its detachable tray. The articulated arm and grasping hand serve everything smoothly. Cassette tape player adds the party music. 7 day/24 hour programmable timer/tape memory enables this robot to remember your every need. The remote control unit commands all functions. Omnibot 2000 can move at two speeds over almost any surface... even shag carpeting. Moving head and flashing eyes add "life".


  • The Real Ghostbusters Table-top Pinball

    The Real Ghostbusters Table-top Pinball

    Omnibot 2000
    Manufacturer: Tomy
    Price: $499.99

    Omnibot 2000 can be the life of your party. It can bring you things, pour and serve drinks or hors d'oeuvres from its detachable tray. The articulated arm and grasping hand serve everything smoothly. Cassette tape player adds the party music. 7 day/24 hour programmable timer/tape memory enables this robot to remember your every need. The remote control unit commands all functions. Omnibot 2000 can move at two speeds over almost any surface... even shag carpeting. Moving head and flashing eyes add "life".


  • The A-Team Van

    The A-Team Van

    The A-Team Van
    Price: $69.99

    Cruise with the power of direct drive pedal action on the A-Team Van. 4x4 styling with high gloss finish and a full-color photo of the A-Team on the hood. Has plastic body with independent front suspension, steel steering rods, and rear "roll" bar.
    From Our 1984 Toys Page


  • Dukes of Hazzard Pinball

    Dukes of Hazzard Pinball

    Dukes of Hazzard Pinball
    Price: $8.99

    Score up to 1100 points by knocking blocks into the tray behind Hazzard County court house. Each Dukes character is worth a different score. Includes two flippers and steel ball.
    From Our 1982 Toys Page


  • Official Pac-Man and Frogger Tabletop Arcade Games

    Official Pac-Man and Frogger Tabletop Arcade Games

    Official Pac-Man and Frogger Tabletop Arcade Games
    Manufacturer: Coleco
    Price: $59.99 each

    Plays like your favorite arcade game; the higher the score the harder the game. Records and displays best score. Each has two variations for one or two players. Choose from Pac-Man or Frogger.


  • Power Wheels Corvette
    Power Wheels Corvette Manufacturer: Power Wheels
    Price: $139.99

    The realistic stylings of these sporty autos include such features as a floorboard, simulated shift console with plastic ignition key, doors and hood that open and close, dual racing mirrors, simulated cellular phone, glove box storage compartment and detailed dash and door panels. Tough, plastic body with molded-in colors. Power-Lock electric brake. Has maximum speed of three and a half miles per hour in forward or reverse. Choose from Barbie themed pink Corvette or classic Red Corvette.



  • Barbie Perfume Maker

    Barbie Perfume Maker

    Barbie Perfume Maker
    Manufacturer: Mattel
    Price: $14.99

    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.


  • Cat in the Hat Rocker

    Cat in the Hat Rocker

    Cat in the Hat Rocker
    Price: $24.99

    This Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat rocker is made of brightly colored plastic with a cloth hat and bow tie.


  • Sega Genesis 1989

    Sega Genesis 1989

    Sega Genesis 1989
    Manufacturer: Sega
    Price: $189.95

    In just a few short years the games computers evolved from the Atari 5200 (1980) Sega Genesis (1989) with 16-bit technology lets you play games that look play and sound exactly like the arcade. Includes base, one controller for single-player play, Altered Beast game, and hook-up accessories.



Talking Alf, the Storytelling Alien

Talking Alf, the Storytelling Alien

Talking Alf, the Storytelling Alien
Manufacturer: Coleco
Price: $69.99

America's favorite alien life form tells funny stories! Built-in cassette player inside figure plays Alf tape (included), plus any standard cassette. See his mouth move in sync with cassette, while his ears and eyebrows move intermittently. Has detailed facial and body features.


My First Sony CD Player

My First Sony CD Player

My First Sony CD Player
Manufacturer: Sony
Price: $189.10

Sony compact disc player for kids! Plays 5-in. CD's or CD-3 software. Features Auto-Music Sensor, music search, 3 in. speaker, microphone, and line-out jack.


Atari 5200 1980

Atari 5200 1980

Atari 5200 1980
Manufacturer: Atari
Price: $199.99

All the strength of a home computer already built in... 16K RAM recreates all the frantic fun, plus generates more colors, sharper resolution, plus bigger blasts, bangs, and booms. Comes with armchair controls that start, reset, and can pause in mid-game.


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