In case you were a child of the 80s, too, here is a list of some of the best 80s toys that have been updated for modern times and are still available in the toy aisles to be bought today.
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Strawberry Shortcake and Friends
If you were a little girl in the 1980s you had a Strawberry Shortcake doll. Don't worry, your kids can have them, too! There are large rag dolls and many new 6-inch fashion dolls. Some dolls were reproduced to still resemble your classic Strawberry Shortcake, but there are many new, updated fashion dolls and playsets with Strawberry Shortcake and her gang of friends. Do not worry, their hair will still smell just the way you remember!
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Which Care Bear was your favorite? This special Care Bear can glow-in-the-dark and makes a great snuggling companion for naps and bedtime.
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This new and improved version of Lite Brite includes LED pegs. The pegs come in different sizes, making it quicker to complete and templates aren now re-usable. A case also helps keep the pegs organized when not in use.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Handheld sports games like basketball, football, and baseball were introduced in the late 1970s but were well loved by kids and adults into the 1980s. These handheld games are a piece of video game history.
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In 2012, the Original Big Wheel re-emerged in toy aisles, with a product that has the look and feel of the original, but that is made entirely in the United States. There are even licensed versions for kids who want their bike to feature the Avengers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Frozen characters.
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Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls
Children can still adopt their Cabbage Patch Kids baby dolls based on ethnicity and style. The dolls no longer have yarn based hair. They have hair suitable for styling and a serious sense of fashion.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back bigger than ever and still continue to be featured in new feature-length movies. Aside from sword flinging action figures, there are hubcap launching Shellraisers and dart blasters! Each year there are many new interactive Ninja Turtle toys, including turtles that will appeal preschoolers, the Half-Shell Heroes.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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The My Little Pony characters are still featured in their own animated television shows. My Little Pony toys continue to be quite popular and have expanded to include themed-based play with castles, palaces, and remote controlled vehicles.
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Transformers toys have become more technologically advanced over the years as the characters transform from action figure into vehicles. Children who enjoy construction brick sets can also utilize pieces to build their own transformers. Rescue Bots toys, which are a spin-off for preschool aged children, also bring the excitement of Transformers characters and vehicles to younger children.
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Star Wars action figures have never gone out of style, and, with the release of new Star Wars movies, we have seen many new and updated Star Wars toys with classic light sabers, action figures, and the ability to now fly your own Millennium Falcon!
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The Easy Bake Oven has been serving up bite-sized cookies and treats for over 50 years. The cooking unit has been updated to no longer require the use of lightbulbs, and the food refill kits include items like cake pops, whoopie pies, and red velvet cupcakes.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Gloworms have been best pals for infants for 25 years, with their sweet glowing faces and soft bodies that play melodies and lullabies.
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Just recently, Pound Puppies plush toys entered the toy aisles again. They can be purchased in 2 sizes or as a keychain. Children can also name their puppy and register them online for adoption.