Care Bears, My Little Pony, Cabbage Patch, Strawberry Shortcake… These are just some of the toy lines that were worshipped in the 80s. Can you guess the others? (Don’t worry, if you can’t, just look at the pictures below)
Vintage Girl Toy Lines - 1980
During the 1980s, toys (regardless of whether they were designed for girls or not) had a few things in common. First of all, they were NOT easy to get! Nowadays, you can buy new and old toy lines online. Back in the 80s, the process was a little different. It would, however, all generally start with seeing a toy on TV – usually during those endless ad breaks in cartoons. And then the long wait would begin. Sometimes it could be a little trip to the shops. Most of the time, it meant waiting for the holiday season, a birthday, or a special celebration or event. Toys also used to fly off the shelves fairly quickly (that is, if they even made it to your closest shop in the first place!). It’s not surprising, then, that a lot of people had to wait until they were adults to get their favourite vintage girl toys.
Rainbow Brite is the story of an orphan girl named Wisp, who is sent to a colorless world by an unknown force to bring color to it. There, she befriends Twink, Starlite, and the Color Kids. See All Rainbow Brite >
Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi. The series follows the adventures of a schoolgirl named Usagi Tsukino as she transforms into Sailor Moon to search for the “Legendary Silver Crystal”. See All Sailor Moon >
Other Popular 1980s Girls Toy Lines
Cabbage Patch Kids