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Think back a long, long time ago. Back to a magical time, when MTV played music videos and OJ Simpson was associated with football.
One of the greatest things about the 1980s was all the fun, innovative, and just plain wacky toys that were popular… like Teddy Ruxpin!
Some of you may have purchased this cute little guy for your child, or some of you younger members maybe even had a Teddy Ruxpin. First produced in 1985 this innovative little guy combined cute stories with cuter animatronics to give the illusion that the bear was talking and blinking.
I’m sure the mass production of this toy seemed like a fantastic idea to the inventors, but the concept of a talking doll is classically creepy; and with common malfunctions causing good ol’ Teddy to turn on all by himself, a lot of Ruxpins were probably thrown across the room in terror.
Do any of you recall some fun 80s toys? Maybe you still have them! Tell us about them!