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Tomy - Starriors - (early 1980s classic) 0:30 (USA)

Tomy - Starriors -  (early 1980s classic) 0:30 (USA)

Beware of Madonna-ish conical robot boobs. Starriors! We're kinda like Transformers or Voltron or something. It's hard to say!

 

Mattel Books - She-Ra Princess of Power (early 1980s classic) 0:30 (USA)

Mattel Books - She-Ra Princess of Power (early 1980s classic) 0:30 (USA)

Wow, back in the day, toy were making books for kids to read bout their toys. Kind of like Star Wars books, but you know, with She-Ra. I'm not sure how I feel about that, but if it encouraged kids to read, then I guess it's okay. Also, what a great song, too.

 

Mattel - Day-to-Night Barbie (early 1980s classic) 0:30 (USA)

Mattel - Day-to-Night Barbie (early 1980s classic) 0:30 (USA)

This Barbie isn't just any Barbie, she can look smart when she goes to work in her power suit and briefcase, then change into evening wear in a jiffy to meet Ken over drinks.

 

Action Force - Latest news - (1983) 0:30 (UK)

Action Force - Latest news - (1983) 0:30 (UK)

The "Action Force News" is a very serious ad for a set of actions figures that are similar to the

 

Activision - Megamania - (1983) :30 (USA)

Activision - Megamania - (1983) :30 (USA)

A really retro looking 30 second advert courtesy Sean Kelly. If you ever wondered what "video killed the radio star" inspired. This is it.

 

Toys R Us - I Don't Wanna Grow Up (early 1980s classic) 0:30 (USA)

Toys R Us - I Don't Wanna Grow Up (early 1980s classic) 0:30 (USA)

"I don;t wanna grow up 'cause if I did, I wouldn't be a Toys 'R Us kid." How cute. Toys R Us enables Peter Pan syndrome among the youth of America. Also, what an awesomely simple jingle. The test fo a jingle is, can kids sing it.

 

Tonka - Super Go Bots (early 1980s classic) 0:30 (USA)

 

I'm a Toys R Us kid - (1981) :30 (USA)

I'm a Toys R Us kid - (1981) :30 (USA)

I'ma toys R Us kid! Little celebrities like Jenny Lewis, Jaleel White, and Lindsay Price all appeared in this ad, riding bikes, trains and dancing along to the stickiest jingle of the 80s.

 

Toys R Us - I Don't wanna grow up / Toys'r'us kid - (1980) :30 (USA)

Toys R Us - I Don't wanna grow up / Toys'r'us kid - (1980) :30 (USA)

See child stars Jenny Lewis, Jaleel White, and Lindsay Price sing along to the "I don't wanna grow up" jingle. Classic.

 

Remco - The Baby Laugh a Lot - (1970)

Remco - The Baby Laugh a Lot - (1970)

In 1970, Remco made the Baby Laugh a Lot, a 16" tall doll with a plastic head and soft plush body that would not stop laughing (if you pushed the button). The wide open mouth had teeth. TEETH. Very creepy.

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