Every decade has its awesome and awful toys. Today we’re focusing on some of the most terrible toys that were insanely popular among the 80s kids.
Slime – We have no idea how this product became as popular as it did. Just look at this toy — it’s totally disgusting!
Cabbage Patch Kids – Believe it or not, tons of people were buying these disfigured baby dolls back in the 80s and even the 90s…
Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots – One of those toys that you play with once, and never do it again…
Game & Watch – The creators of this super simple video game made a nice effort, but it was so repetitive. Thankfully, GameBoy was made available shortly after.
Stretch Armstrong – Although this toy appears awesome at first, most kids got bored of it really quickly.
Speak and Spell – Useful for kids? Maybe. Fun? No way!
Pogo Ball – The idea behind this toy was to stand on the plastic platform, and hop around in the same manner as you would do using a pogo stick. Sounds awesome, but in reality it was really boring, and not to mention dangerous.
ALF – One of those toys that scared not only your kids, but was creepy even to some of their parents. How did this become popular?
Glow Worm Toy – What’s up with the 1980s and these disgusting toys for children?
Teddy Ruxpin – The bear’s eyes and mouth moved as it was “reading” stories that could be played via a cassette deck in its back. Sounds interesting, but it was actually rather creepy. A whole lot of nope!
The Power Glove – While NES was one of the coolest toys during the 1980s, the Power Glove definitely wasn’t. It was so hard to properly use this awful NES controller.
Simon – This game was cool and designed to test your memory, but its electronics were rather wonky…
WCW Wrestling Figures – You just got to love those WCW wrestling figures from the 80s. An elbow drop is basically the only thing you could do with pretty much any of them.