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Pretend It’s 1980 and Stuff Your Kids’ Stockings With These Awesome Classic Toys

80s Toys
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We were reflecting on some classic toys after Big Jim posted a picture of the classic Colecro Electronic Quarterback. And it got us thinking – what if you filled your kids’ stocking with only toys that were popular in 1980?

Thanks to the magic of the internet, it’s totally possible. Take a trip down memory lane below – plus, each item includes a link to where you can buy it online!

The Fisher Price Music Player

Basic Fun Fisher Price Record Player

For the parent who wants to raise a radio DJ.

Buy It Here

The Coleco Electronic Quarterback

Coleco Electronic Quarterback

Big Jim loved this as a kid. But keep today’s videogames away – this was the last electronic game he ever understood how to play.

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Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels

Buy your kid a Ferrari for Christmas this year! Hot Wheels never really went out of style – they’re just as hot now as they were in 1980.

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New Playskool Weebles Playset

Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down. Plus, they’re just big enough that you can’t choke on ’em.

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Silly Putty

This is the quintessential stocking stuffer. Just don’t spread it too thin over the newspaper – you’ll never get it off.

Silly Putty
Toys R Us

Buy It Here



Merlin was sort of like Simon, except way cooler. See how cool toys were back in the 80s? This is why we’re the geniuses we are today.

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Which cool 1980s toys did we forget? Let us know below!

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