1. Girl Talk Date Line Board Game
Why you totally wanted this: You were pretty sure your crush’s parents were starting to suspect you were behind all the hang-ups. Plus, you totally got to gawk at the guys on the cards.
2. Fashion Plates
Why you totally wanted this: It was an effortless and fun way to make amazing designs of everything from minis to prairie skirts.
3. Barbie and the Rockers
Why you totally wanted this: Barbie all of sudden became cool once she rebranded herself and started competing directly with Jem. Also, like Barbie, you too were born with a mic in your hand.
Why you totally wanted this: Mainly because they looked directly like the cartoons they were based on. Also, it had that addictive plasticky smell. Unfortunately these only really provided about 20 minutes of fun, since all you could do with them was stick the vinyl stickers on a board.
5. Get In Shape, Girl!
Why you totally wanted this: It was the ’80s and you wanted to get physical too. It also came with some pretty cool and cute accessories.
6. She-Ra: Princess of Power
Why you totally wanted this: She-Ra was the ultimate ’80s badass who didn’t take shit from anybody. Plus, she was actually an action figure and not a doll.
7. Crystal Castle Playset
Why you totally wanted this: ïCause She-Ra needed to plan her battles somewhere.
8. Tinkerbell Makeup
Why you totally wanted this: Because it was the only makeup you were allowed to wear. Plus, you got that little bit of joy every time you peeled off the nail polish.
9. Fisher-Price Medical Kit
Why you totally wanted this: Because you were saving stuffed animals’ lives before Doc McStuffins was even a gleam in Disney’s eye.
10. Strawberry Shortcake Dolls
Why you totally wanted this: They were adorable dolls that each smelled like their particular name.
11. Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls
Why you totally wanted this: These dolls were the ultimate ’80s toy and every kid wanted one. Plus, you could frame the birth certificate and send out announcements.
Why you totally wanted this: Because there was something appealing about turning these guys into their ball shape. Also, they were extremely cute.
13. Pound Puppies
Why you totally wanted this: They appealed to your burgeoning savior complex.
14. Glitter Batons
Why you totally wanted this: ïCause these allowed you to be a pretend cheerleader or princess and were fun to twirl around on their own. But really the best part was turning it over and over to watch the air bubble rise to the top and all the glitter fall to the bottom.
15. My Little Pony
Why you totally wanted this: They were MAGICAL PONIES that came in every color combination imaginable.
16. Sweet Secrets
Why you totally wanted this: These tiny dolls, which transformed into jewelry and makeup, were the perfect little treasure to carry in your empty purse.
17. Rainbow Brite Dolls
Why you totally wanted this: These dolls with their bold colors, yarn hair, and soft bodies were pretty irresistible especially to preschool age kids.
18. Barbie Corvette
Why you totally wanted this: The ’80s were all about excess, and nothing reflected that better than this silver Corvette (also it was a welcome relief from all that pink!).
19. Charm Necklaces
Why you totally wanted this: Because they were literally the greatest thing ever. You probably had way more than could fit on a single chain, but never enough.
Plus, these were made extra special when you got a charm from a loved one or BFF.
Why you totally wanted this: These made the perfect hiding place for all those extra charms you couldn’t fit on your necklace.
21. My Child Dolls
Why you totally wanted this: Unlike the creepier looking Cabbage Patch Kids, My Child dolls came with cute fuzzy little faces and non-yarn hair.
22. Barbie Dream House
Why you totally wanted this: This was the ultimate Barbie play set, and let’s be honest, you knew that owning this would give you bragging rights among your friends.
23. Monchhichi Dolls
Why you totally wanted this: They were JUST. SO. CUTE. Plus the commercial had the most addictive jingle ever!
24. Pillow People
Why you totally wanted this: It was a friend you could cuddle with at night that would protect you from the monsters under your bed.
25. Fisher-Price 1-2-3 Roller Skates
Why you totally wanted this: ïCause you didn’t even have to take your sneakers off to use these.
26. Big Wheels
Why you totally wanted this: So you could cruise around your yard or neighborhood in style.
27. The Heart Family
Why you totally wanted this: Sometimes you needed a break from Barbie’s all-too-busy fabulous life, and her friends, The Heart Family, provided a perfect suburban family alternative.
28. Rose Petal Dolls
Why you totally wanted this: These were delicate-looking come-to-life flower dolls that smelled oh-so-pretty.
29. Care Bears
Why you totally wanted this: You were convinced a good Care Bear Stare would get your parents to stop grounding you and making you eat your vegetables.
30. P.J. Sparkles
Why you totally wanted this: Two words: Sparkling lights. I mean, who didn’t wish that their hair bows and earrings could light up like that?
31. Herself the Elf and Friends Dolls
Why you totally wanted this: She was a cute pixieish elf who could use her magic powers to save nature. How many other dolls could say that?
Why you totally wanted this: Not only was Poochie an adorable toy, it was also a stamp. A STAMP!
33. Sharp Boombox
Why you totally wanted this: Because everyone who was anyone was making badly spliced mixtapes with songs recorded on the built-in radio. Debbie Gibson 4Eva.
34. Jem and the Holograms Dolls
Why you totally wanted this: Well, if you couldn’t actually BE Jem, at least you could style the doll in that insanely fierce metallic wrap dress and the greatest belt of all time. Young contrarians snatched up Jetta instead.
35. See-Through Phone
Why you totally wanted this: Because it was the ultimate ’80s kid status symbol. You wanted this like you want that iPhone 6 right now.