Top 10 Toy Lines of the 1980s

  • Published on Dec 23, 2014
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  • harjinder kalkat
    harjinder kalkat 14 days ago


  • BNSF1995
    BNSF1995 2 months ago

    Way to gloss over the Bronies. Also, Transformers should have been number one.

  • vansse Mccreadie
    vansse Mccreadie 3 months ago +1


  • Nitin Madan
    Nitin Madan 4 months ago

    I was born in the 70's and Meccano, corgi junior and Nintendo were my favourites

  • Johnny Fountains
    Johnny Fountains 4 months ago +1

    speak and spell sucks

  • Johnny Fountains
    Johnny Fountains 4 months ago

    This lady doesn't like transformers.

  • Johnny Fountains
    Johnny Fountains 4 months ago +1

    jenga isn't a toy. it's a game.

  • Johnny Fountains
    Johnny Fountains 4 months ago +1

    How is a magic 8 ball a toy ?

  • Johnny Fountains
    Johnny Fountains 4 months ago +1

    This needs a redux. The rubix cube isn't a toy line.

  • Maytal Acedo
    Maytal Acedo 4 months ago

    There was a stop motion animation version of cabbage patch kids short or 📺 show and it was super creepy.😰

  • Aidan Farren-Hart
    Aidan Farren-Hart 4 months ago

    Transformers is No.1!

  • IlokanoWarrior
    IlokanoWarrior 4 months ago

    Finally can do the Rubiks Cube in under 40 seconds. What’s really challenging is transforming the newer Masterpiece Megatron MP-36, it’s like everything an 80s kid wanted in a Transformer.

  • NOLOGIC 76
    NOLOGIC 76 6 months ago

    This list is rigged garbage he man is way better than the stupid rubix and jenga

  • Sean's Adventures
    Sean's Adventures 7 months ago

    No pogo ball disappointing

  • not jackiechan
    not jackiechan 7 months ago

    i knew for sure the last one was going to be legos, but then it was rubiks cube? wth

  • Trash Boat Productions
    Trash Boat Productions 7 months ago

    Why not The Real Ghostbusters line from Kenner?

    • Burns me up.
      Burns me up. 7 months ago

      Kenner? like Play Doh and Care Bears? were probably Kenner's champions

  • Super Sentai Guy
    Super Sentai Guy 7 months ago

    Rubix cube???? Seriously????

  • Jeff Ford
    Jeff Ford 7 months ago

    Wheres the thundercats

  • crb4059
    crb4059 8 months ago

    HeMan was massively popular for about a year and a half from 1983-'84, and then collapsed, GI joe and Tfs were strong for several years running

  • bustyrandit
    bustyrandit 8 months ago

    So many great 80's toy lines, might consider making a vol 2. Just a thought.

  • jinpei05
    jinpei05 8 months ago

    It's YO JOE!

  • smcallison
    smcallison 9 months ago

    I LOVE your TOP 10 videos....
    Usually agree with the choices...somewhat
    But this video? DEAD WRONG on He-man.
    An honorable mention ?
    Do some research plz....
    Masters of the Universe sold well throughout the 1980s....
    However, between 1984 and 1987, this toy line was SOLEY RESPONSIBLE for something like +90% of all the growth in toy industry.
    Even out selling BARBIE. And btw...Barbie should DEFINITELY be top 10
    But Masters of the Universe WAS DEFINITELY number ONE of the 1980s.
    No question. 😐

    • smcallison
      smcallison 9 months ago

      Okay Barbie made the 1960s list
      Makes sense it wasn’t here

  • nathan ryan
    nathan ryan 9 months ago

    Ummmm anyone heard of Kenner Star Wars????? I think they made some money in the 80s.....

  • Dean Humphreys
    Dean Humphreys 9 months ago

    gijoe should be #1 and transformers #2. those were the 2 best toys in my opinion from the 80's. I think GIjoe is probably the greatest toy ever made. all you have to do is go to ebay to see how much is being sold on their. the prices are outrageous.

  • the amzing K K
    the amzing K K 9 months ago


  • TS Veličke Legende
    TS Veličke Legende 9 months ago

    Ue fergot teddy rukspin.

  • Froynlaven !
    Froynlaven ! 10 months ago

    He-man should have been more than honorable mention!

  • Chandra Miller
    Chandra Miller 10 months ago


  • Hollman Ortiz Buitrago
    Hollman Ortiz Buitrago 10 months ago

    Saint Seiya vintage are cool!

  • racoon killer 7
    racoon killer 7 10 months ago

    I still have my giant 8 ball

  • Dominix Salexa
    Dominix Salexa 10 months ago

    Best decade ever, eventhough i’m a 70’s kid ugh! 😓

  • RunDCM
    RunDCM 10 months ago

    Your list sucks. Wrestling dolls, D.C. Super powers, star wars, m.a.s.k.

    • Burns me up.
      Burns me up. 7 months ago

      Centurions, Visionaries, Jake and the Wheeled Warriors, Gobots, Slinky, Laser Tag/Photon, Teddy Ruxpin.

  • GTC Reels
    GTC Reels 10 months ago

    What the hell happened to thunder cats and voltron?

  • Jared Julander
    Jared Julander 11 months ago

    Transformers were expensive. only got those at Christmas.

  • Mitch_Eightieskid_ToyHunter

    No Star Wars?

  • Fandom geek goddess
    Fandom geek goddess 11 months ago

    Wait math in Dubois cube ? I have math related PTSD.

  • Sean Ingram
    Sean Ingram 11 months ago

    10:30 "E.T. Phone Home" :) lol 11:09 Hell naw! I be putting that Rubik's Cube on the nightstand :) real talk!

  • Mattmt56
    Mattmt56 Year ago

    I'd put turtles higher

  • Cemetal
    Cemetal Year ago

    How was he-man not first?

  • actorben
    actorben Year ago

    Oh C'mon! How could He-Man be an Honorable Mention!

  • James Dupuis
    James Dupuis Year ago

    I remember most of the toys when I was a kid

  • Ximena Perez
    Ximena Perez Year ago

    You take a block from the bottom and you put it on top
    You take a block from the middle and you put it on top...
    I love Janga!

  • Robodeath Chicken

    Magic 8 ball is really just a 8 to 16 sided die

  • tim anctil
    tim anctil Year ago

    Star Wars... only the most successful toy line of all time not mentioned?

  • Everything Star Wars

    He Man should be more than an honorable mention.

  • Moonlight Destiny
    Moonlight Destiny Year ago +1


    Watch mojo:the rubics cube
    Me:totally confused😲and iternally screaming😐

  • Parafiles Network

    No dang Voltron or Thuindercats?

  • Rob Nelms
    Rob Nelms Year ago

    He-Man and TMNT should have most definitely be on there.

  • Rob Nelms
    Rob Nelms Year ago

    As weird as it was.... that 8 ball actually did predict the future a few times.

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  • Jonathan Prest
    Jonathan Prest Year ago

    You missed the Real Ghostbusters

  • Thomas Ley
    Thomas Ley Year ago


  • Jo Cox
    Jo Cox Year ago

    I’m kind of surprised Teddy Ruxpin isn’t on the list. I mean, he was the first “talking toy”, and there were puppets and figures, not to mention a companion toy named Grubby.

  • GunstarGizmo
    GunstarGizmo Year ago

    This should only have toy lines introduced in the 80's.

  • Alejandro Garza
    Alejandro Garza Year ago

    What about hot wheels

  • The Vintage Kid
    The Vintage Kid Year ago

    Star Wars toys by Kenner

  • Gala Ceir
    Gala Ceir Year ago

    nice to see hasbro own the list, but what no legos?

  • imHUNGRY Meep.
    imHUNGRY Meep. Year ago

    uhh hello

  • Ken Marchlenski
    Ken Marchlenski Year ago

    Thank goodness that the Ouija Board didn't catch on from the 60's and 70's!
    People are STILL trying to get rid of their spooky 'Companions'. (aka Demons) !

  • JApp John Andrew Patrick Peters

    no Smurfs? WTH

  • Ron Cloninger
    Ron Cloninger Year ago

    Teddy Ruxpin, Star Wars Action Figures, Operation, My would be a hard list to put together.

  • zestydude87
    zestydude87 Year ago

    Weebles? Teddy Ruxpin? Id say Lincoln Logs but im pretty sure that was 70s

  • Rein Engel
    Rein Engel Year ago

    I noticed a disturbing trend in toy commercials from the 50's - 80's... the kids all told the toys that they loved them.

  • Rebel Empire WesD.

    Where's Star Wars???

  • Cain Nuke
    Cain Nuke Year ago

    This is bullshit... transformers should be no. 1!! Come on, rubiks cube is not a toy LINE! He-man and Ninja Turtles only get a honorable mention?? What about Thundercats??

  • Faceghost881977
    Faceghost881977 Year ago

    Um gijoe are not dolls, there action figures.

  • OOF-Series
    OOF-Series Year ago +1

    Transformers is the best!

  • Nashmann Jango
    Nashmann Jango Year ago

    Aaaaaaa.. LEGO ??? YOU KNOW, Lego bricks? Very popular in 1970-1980 ... As they are now popular...

  • BigDroneFlyer1964

    Those Cabbage Patch Kids dolls take the cake for being the ugliest f***ing dolls I've ever had the misfortune to lay my eyes upon. Quick David, pass me that bottle of eye bleach!!! :-p

  • Duckboymeme ??
    Duckboymeme ?? Year ago

    We’re is mad balls and garbage pail kids

  • RubremRex
    RubremRex Year ago

    In the 80s:
    G.I. Joe in America: G.I. Joe
    G.I. Joe over here: Action Man
    In the 90s:
    G.I. Joe in America: A TV show about a military team
    G.I. Joe over here: A show about a spy with amnesia who works for the government and follows his many missions to defeat Dr. X.

  • Clint Deangelis
    Clint Deangelis Year ago

    Must have missed Star Wars?

  • Edwin Jackson
    Edwin Jackson Year ago

    9:46 The live action movies in a nutshell.

  • Alex101 TV
    Alex101 TV Year ago +3

    Transformers should have been number one to tell the truth...

  • BAGEL prime
    BAGEL prime Year ago

    In the begining when that little girl says that she loves that stuped potato toy was kind of creepy. And made me feel uncomfortable. Besides it was even more disterbing when she kissed that stuped inanimate object she calles ither a toy or a plastic boyfriend.

  • Riad Trakic
    Riad Trakic Year ago +1

    Do you know what the f*ck a toy line means? The magic 8 ball isnt a toy line but its a toy,janga isnt a toy or toy line its a game a toy line means a bunch of toys in one line!!!!!

  • Tony  Moretti
    Tony Moretti Year ago +1

    I don't anybody that was raised in the 80's wrote this . 8 ball and jenga ahead of he-man etc and star wars not even making the list WTF

  • Gody X
    Gody X Year ago

    What the hell does a "huckleberry" smell like?

  • Gody X
    Gody X Year ago

    Back when you had to use your brain and imagination...not like now where you don't use either and slowly lose brain cells..(spoiled generation😑😒😒😒😒😒

  • Chanxy 47
    Chanxy 47 Year ago

    What about zoids?

  • metilda manickam
    metilda manickam Year ago

    In doawk hard luck

  • kirby march barcena

    I was a kid when I crave for those robots from Transformers,Gobots,Soul of Chogokin models,Macross toylines and so many more.

  • imnotafurryi swear

    I have 2 magic 8 ball's😁

  • mexikollektor prime

    Usually i really like your stuff, but you really fucked up with He-Man, TMNT, and specially star Wars i mean... Come on, your way better than this

  • Rafael Villalpando

    What about Voltron. And that weird ball that goes on ur feet and bounces you

  • Lori Hellwege
    Lori Hellwege Year ago

    You forgot Barbie

  • Hawkeyes VN
    Hawkeyes VN Year ago

    Who here for transformer?

  • Zapper God
    Zapper God Year ago

    Why are Barbie and Hot Wheels not on this list? They were hugely popular in the 80's!

  • Bill Salvey
    Bill Salvey Year ago

    transformers and voltron...enuff said

  • Just a goddamn weeb

    Back when people actually played with toys...
    Nowadays you got this thrash and cringeworthy trend of faggit spinners

  • dennnis2781
    dennnis2781 Year ago

    Where is Captain Powers and Dino Riders?

  • *Alex* V-i-P
    *Alex* V-i-P Year ago

    Mantaforce. Visionaries. Thundercats.

  • Merthurmad
    Merthurmad Year ago +1

    AWW not even an honourable mention for Popples :(

  • Herman Stapelberg

    Even though I was too young to notice, the 80s were the best. I was hoping the Rattle Me Bones Toy game would be part of this video as well as Lego (since collecting Lego was my favourite).

  • Kevin Rodgers
    Kevin Rodgers Year ago

    What!!!!!!!? I thought FOR SURE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would at least make the top 5. Also, where's Thundercats???

  • Robert Manning
    Robert Manning Year ago

    Star wars?

  • David Jackson
    David Jackson Year ago

    Return Of The Jedi toys.

  • contact1araya
    contact1araya Year ago

    sniffable blueberry muffin? double all

  • Eddie Blake
    Eddie Blake Year ago

    A single toy is not a Toy Line

    XMADDMARSX Year ago

    No Thundercats?