20 Toys From The 80s No Kid Would Want To Receive Today


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20 presents for children no parent should buy. Subscribe: />----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We all remember the toys that we used to play with when we were kids. But if you were born in the 80s, you might not want to give one of these toys to your children as a gift for their birthday. That’s because many of these dolls, games, video games, stuffed animals, and gadgets should be left in the past. This is why, whether you feel nostalgic or want to see what toys were like in the past, you’ll like to watch 20 Toys From the 80s No Kid Would Want to Receive Today. Stay tuned if you want to hear about the worst toys from the 80s including creepy stuffed animals that can talk, technologies that are useless nowadays, dolls that should have never been so popular, video games that would be boring in the 21st century, and more. If you could receive any of the toys on this list, which one would you like to have? Don’t be shy to answer in the comments section down below! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: /> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit:



Noah Hood
Etch a Sketch is still great wtff
Noah Hood
DONT COME FOR THE ORIGINAL NINTENDO
Charles Hunter II
And kids now a days have no imagination, no get up and go, believe they're entitled to everything without working for it and are rude little bags of infected kid flesh. I can say this...I'm a teacher.
Dorelaxen
Got news for ya. Smartphones don't replace everything. Total bullshit list.
JekyllHydeClub
Comparing light bright to T.V is illogical as T.V is just zoning out entertainment while light bright, as you stated, allows one to be creative and use their own imagination and artistic talent. Far more healthy.
M
I AM a child of the 80’s, born ‘74. All these toys were AWESOME. I had most of them. Besides Speak and Spell, there was Speak and Math and Speak and Read.....had them all. My fav was 2-XL, he had a sense of humor even, look it up. Had the Pogoball, Garbage Pail kids and so many others and they ALL rocked. The tween narrating this video can go screw herself. We had fun and lives outside......literally outside, where trees and dirt reside. I feel sorry for this generation, they will never know the thrill of climbing a really tall tree faster than their friends, or playing in the mud for the fun of it. Or riding your bike outside your friends house in the early morning until their mom said they could come play because they (finally) finished their chores.
truthful Chic
How old is the person narrating this? She so doesn't sound old enough be reminiscing on some 80's toys! Half the reason she is bashing the toys is she had never played with them!
Josh River
This is just horrible! Half the things on the list are still sold today. Ridiculous that today's smart phones are used as comparison to everything. That pogo ball thing was a complete exaggeration. They didn't work worth a damn but they certainly wern't dangerous. Maybe "TheThings" should let someone who wasn't born in the late 90s work on the story.
J D
The viewmaster was already over 40 years old in 1980.
Brian Greg
So apparently almost every toy can be replaced by the cell phone aye?? Heres a idea DONT GIVE YOUR DAMN KIDS CELL PHONES ..none of my kids have cell phones/tablets/notes..they have toys lots of toys they play with ALL of them..oh and read..books real books..oh and are extremely smart,and well mannered..but naa keep jammin the phones in their hands to keep them occupied..its workin great for society so far.. not like their eating tide pods or nothin!!!
MUMM-RA THE EVER LIVING
"Toys from history, that no kids wants today..." UMMMM, ANYTHING THAT'S NOT COMPUTERIZED... Really observant list ppl...
Dave B
I saw a mom and two kids 4 and 6 all glued to their phones at a restaurant. When the food came one hand had a fork the other a phone. Not one word was spoken the whole time. That to me is hindering social development and not learning patience. Children don't need cell phones or smart phones. you are going to spend $60 a month plus apps plus the family plan so over 125$ plus a few hundred dollars on the phone so they can break it and scream until they want a new one? None of the kids in my family are allowed to have phones until they can demonstrate they can pay the bill. If they are board they can do their home work or play outside. If they are lonely they can make real friends instead of becoming socially awkward from using facebook over friends. I'm glad we didn't have smart phones when I was a kid.
Drixenol86
This is the most biased list I have ever seen.
Salt_master_Eriasu
Ok you’re kidding right? The NES and SNES is a huge part of the console history that many still buy be it for nostalgia or as a collectors item. After all the Nintendo Entertainment system and R.O.B saved the gaming industry in the USA. They’re literally making and selling min versions in stores as a homage to them. Ive never even played one and I know their importance. Besides if you wanna talk about mobil gaming, I present to you the switch, the psp, ps vita, gaming laptops, the ds, dsi, 3ds, 3ds xl ,2ds, 2ds xl, gamboy, the pokéwalker, gameboy color, gameboy advanced sp, and the game and watch family just to name a few that I can remember off the top of my head. My point is that while the phone is pretty revolutionary it’s not the only thing to exist for mobil entertainment.
Connie Elliott
Don't forget about the Tonka toys, they're the best around i have the Tonka ambulance which is my favorite and i also had the Tonka space shuttle which was my favorite too! Like if you had a Tonka toy when you were a kid 🚒🚑🚓👍
Shannonbarnesdr1
Look up etch a sketch artists, you’ll find some amazing talent !! And a lot of time but the most detailed drawings done on etch a sketch
Charles Hunter II
Uh no troll dolls were a 90s thing. My gf in high school always wanted me to take her to the store to buy them...
Kitty Mittens
This lady talks about this stuff as if she experienced it.. like she’s not like 20 years old
Fiddleronthecube
In 1980 I was an adult. I saw the Alien doll by Ideal at Toys R Us. It was about 8" to 10" tall and was $20 which was very expensive back then. That's comparable to almost $70 now. I didn't buy it. I still regret that. Smart Phones and iPads aren't toys, they're expensive devices that can lead to unexpected and dangerous situations.
maggPi Prime
My youngest sister had a pogoball. I was SO jealous. She only let me try it ONCE. For 40 seconds. Part of my jealousy was that anyone who was adult size and weight was likely to pop the damn thing. At 16 or 17, I already outweighed the manufacturer's recommendation. That's okay. A couple years later, I was working a night job and found that she habitually left her Gameboy on the sofa. I would come home from work at midnight and play Tetris til the batteries ran low. Good thing she had rechargeable batteries. I'm pretty sure she never figured out why she had such a poor battery life on those things, cos I'd still be getting flak for it if she had.
EquestrianGirl Y
*How many times* does this narrator have to repeat "Iphones and Ipads" ?? She sounds like a shill for Apple products. Why does she talk about "our toys" when she sounds 15? She probably doesn't even remember the 00's. And what a *totally random and arbitrary list* of toys. Some of these were popular others were huge flops back then too! Nobody ever bought a power glove, it had a very short stint and was obscure within a year. At least to my knowledge.
Emiel333 Official
Nostalgia and a lot memorable items when I see this video. The 80s were great to grew up in. Remember when the NES launched and I've played it at a local store. A couple years later I got a Game Boy from my dad. Great!
Fire Brand
Jesus Christ this video is hilarious, every 30 years old toy on its list is compared to a smartphone or a tablet. Remember that stupid action figure? Now we have smartphones! Remember that stupid doll? Now we have tablets! Remember that stupid board game? Now we have smartphones! Remember that stupid toy car? Now we have tablets! Remember that stupid dollhouse? Now we have smartphones! Remember that stupid gadget? Now we have tablets! Remember how stupid were kids 30 years ago when they couldn't play with smartphones and tablets? Nowadays kids CAN play with smartphones and tablets! Subscribe if you like!
SleepyWafflez
Im still young and i can say i've played with an etch a sketch when i was a little girl. Now i aspire to be an artist in my spare time when im older. Im not even halfway through this video and i can tell this is just stupid. There will probably be quite a few edits on this comment as i go through the video lol. Edit: There are pogo balls in my school. Dangerous?!?! The kids who get "hurt" from them must be wimps or made of sugar or something, smh. I love trying to bounce from one end of the gym to the other in a race against my friends. Best piece of equipment in the school for entertainment. Edit: i also have a Wii, a Nintendo Ds (both not 80's things but not new either) and Oh My Goodness! I also love reading books! I dont think this is really an 80's thing either but i love collecting beanie boos. I dont buy them as often anymore but sometimes ill receive one on my birthday or christmas.
Carm’s Creations
OMG I used to have a troll dol and a rag doll
hotel hideaway weirdos
THE 80S WAS THE BEST THEY HAVE THE BEST MUSIC LOOK AND EVERY THING 1 like=1 person loveing the 80s
Elijah Vasquez
What the heck some things were cool!!!!
Robd collector
Gobots were cool as a kid and cheaper to have than Transformers
Arianni For ever
awwwwww i miss my childhood, 90s kid hear. :(
trucker V
The girl talking acts as if she was around for these toys. She was probably not even born yet and if she was she was too young to have most of these in sure
Tolis Vascos
NOTHING compares to the original ViewMaster and its true 3D, no matter how many electronic virtual. augmented. stoned drunk etc realities you try. And it was way before the 80s.
foxy plush Productions
Mad balls
terri hooks
not all are from the 80s.lightbrite 70s,etch a scetch 60s, speak n spell 70s.
Lauren T
I loved the pogo ball, I never ended up in hospital, it was never confiscated, and was actually a lot easier than it looked! Oh and remember when the ball went down? Your Dad didn't get you a new one, he would just pump it back up again!!!
Apple Jack
Lite brite
BebeLush2
Speak and Spell allowed E.T. to get back home.  Back off!!
GrandVapors
If I can have any 1 toy it was the Blonde at 10:35
Tango Mango
I was born in 2007 and I still have my moms old view master 😂
Wis Dom
7:31 She already looks narcissistic and self-centered.
Jay Silva
Alf was an awesome so it would be awesome if we had a modern show.
WILNEL
haha, someone who grew up in the '00s telling us how the 80s were
irishbreakfast
the last episode of alf was traumatizing......and VERY 80s. it made us all happy aliens wont come to earth. in the last episode, the feds track him down and the secret service gets their hands on him, the capture him, detain him, and heavily interrogate him, even torture him for info and kill him. but we didnt get to see that part. but we all know it occurred. I couldn't watch through my tears so I had to leave the room. it was an effed up end to an otherwise cute and funny series. poor ALF. we never knew what became of him. but we have a good guess. a very 80s demise for an alien.
Peyton Webb
I'm 9 and i want most of the toys i think they are cool
Lps Twix Baby
The tent or the etch a sketch
Dakotah Rickard
I'm going to be all cynnical and social commentary, but I'll try to keep it nice. I have four kids myself, and they do actually have smart devices (each has a tablet). But we also taught them to enjoy specialized toys (like action figures, lightsabers, laser tag, etc.) Yeah, some of these toys would be a little lame to receive these days, but mostly the excuse seems to be "They already can do this on a smartphone, so they'd be all bleh." Yeah. In the beginning, without guidance, they probably would be. What with the media flooding us with "don't go outside" messages and "someone's kid got stolen" bias, it's little wonder that kids are confused, at first, when people talk about going outside. I was confused when I heard that my grandpa went out with tools, built himself a cart, and raced it down a crazy steep road hill with his friends. "How did your mom not freak out!" Then I realized the truth: she probably did, just like I would if my kids wanted to build a cart... but I still wouldn't stop them. There's just too much life lesson in something like that. Also, there's another argument for a lot of these toys: physicality. I'm not talking about exercise, though that is a natural side effect. I'm talking about the ability to hold, touch, turn, move, even break (for the less well-behaved). Consider the effect of giving a kid an expensive tablet and letting them have at it. Broken tablet. There goes ... what, $50 at the very very leas? Up to $500 or maybe more! Give a kid some chalk, they can temporarily decorate (vandalize?) a part of their neighborhood, and if they choose to do something stupid, like break it to bits in a fit of boredom, you're out, maybe, $5. And they understand why breaking things is crappy. No fun for them, they get in trouble, etc. The few genuinely outdated kids toys on this list: I'm looking at you Power Glove... Are to be expected. But the real truth isn't that these toys are outdated or too weird; it's that kids are not being taught to play. I read a commenter who gave their kid a lightbright and the kid was super happy! I bet they stoked up the kid's imagination, praised their successes, maybe guided their failures to become triumphs. Yeah, if you gave a bid a Lightbright but then said "our living room tv has way more pixels," or gave a kid an etch-a-sketch but said "You know, you could just draw on an app," they'd probably be disappointed and confused. But the etch-a-sketch thing was redeemed a little by the addition of "Or you could just use a pen and paper." Still, part of the fun of the etch-a-sketch and many other of these toys was the difficulty of the thing and the thrill of success. I'm imagining an original game concept released today: let's say Mario had never been released but someone nowadays made the exact game. It would probably not sell well. Not because of graphics. Not because of music or sound design. But because it's freaking hard to play. People shy away from difficulty, but when they only have a few options for entertainment, they suck it up and try again. I ought to know. I don't see well, but I REALLY wanted to play video games. I spent hours and hours memorizing the levels of Sonic, just so I could have something to do, because it was cool! Now, we're all spoiled for choice because of a hundred thousand meh-kind-of-easy apps with a few good and challenging ones sprinkled in. I'm going to end here, because I could literally write all day, but I think that this list could easily excluded ten of these toys or chosen other genuinely now culturally irrelevant ones (ala troll dolls) which would genuinely not make sense to receive today.
Alisha Rodriguez
U forgot to add the two balls on strings that we used to break our wrists on as kids
Akehap Kap
Z Kids are not allowed to play anymore. If a scratched knee is "dangerous" might as well keep them inside, packed in cotton so they never face any "danger". Oh come on. Even simple games are still fun. For once, thumb down. What a negative talk about common games that "no kid" would want today this is BS..
bikerscout2012
Spyrograph, Shrinky Dinks and Colorforms.
DRAKKENFIRE22
I enjoyed seeing all those old toys! Very nostalgic. The narration and logic in the video...not very good. The Transformers were always more popular than the GoBots. They had their own movie in 1986 and were part of Marvel Comics for a while. GoBots never had such success in the 80's. Dolls and action figures can always have their popularity revived with a movie. Case in point, the 2016 movie "Trolls".
chris hammond
I was born in 1985 and I would have the 80’s toys instead of the toys now most of the toys now are a crappy made
Kristianna Stanley
I want a light brite
Carlos Chulito
I still love light bright
Beardmania
Hey, 80's kids. The reason why things were better for you in the 80's is because you had NO JOBS and lived with your parents. Kids today are way smarter than you ever were and that's a good thing. It's called evolution. I was born in 1958, btw.
Samidoesstuff
I'm sorry but I recently was talking with my friends, we're teenagers, about the viewmasters we had as children. I loved trying to make houses and stuff with etch a sketches. I would have loved that cassette player toy as a kid. I still have a Lite Brite in my basement somewhere and I'm always finding the little coloured pieces still. Simon is still fun as hell. I always wanted a play tent as a kid but I never got to. I used the have those roller skates and those were the bomb. I still want an old Nintendo. The pogo ball was the greatest thing since sliced bread back in elementary school. And thank you for coming to my Ted talk.
Buckley Harty
WHAT LIGHTBRIGHT I LOVE LIGHTBRIGHT !!! ... ok what ... but i still love it :) .
Star Keeper
Htenbuffaloowever????? Did anyone else see that? At the end of the popples section? Like wut? (Can't find a accurate confused emoji)
Hannah B
Couldn't finish watching this. Their views are just of ungrateful, unimaginative kids. I think some of these things would still be great. Also, I had most of these and I'm NOT from the 80s, I'm 16! -.-
Tsavorite Garnet
😟 The narration was so cringy, I gave this video a 👎 ...even though I liked (and remembered) most of the toys covered in this video. The narrator really came off as snooty and condescending when comparing 80s toys to IPhones and iPods, etc. Very disappointing 😞
Tim Begg
At least kids back then were encouraged to use their imaginations, instead of having everything handed to them on a plate.
Unicorn Poop
I want a view master! And Lite Brites are so fun!
Jamie Skaggs
As a child of the 70s I played with just about everything on this list and I’m still alive to talk about it. The Pogo Ball was AWESOME!!!
Nicholas Silverio
I would love a Nintendo Entertainment console!
naly202
They keep saying: now kids play on the phone, online, a whole new world, bla, bla, bla. Everybody knows that kids get easily bored of everything. An online game can easily get boring after the first few levels- because all levels use the same pattern, no matter what type of game it is: cooking, running, shooting, castle building, strategy, sim. etc. I do believe that in the not very distant future, we will see a decline in the kids' interest in these games. Of course, new gadgets will be invented but they will always have a short life. On the other hand, toys that focus on playing outside, developing imagination, etc will never decrease in popularity. I mean, come on! Who does ever get tired of playing football?
Charish Hamilton
I loved light bright! Itbwas my favorite thing to play with. I had a poggle doll loved it also, Never had a Teddy Ruskpin I always wanted one. Nintendo loved it, my brother had one played it alot
Kristianna Stanley
I love Alf
ELDRED PLAYz
Pokémon was not in the 80s and it's not a toy
Robo PlushVideos
The nes classic is better than nes before
TheMindMaster6
Nobody would be interested in the NES nowadays? NES Classic would like a word with you.
Jose Hernandez
Teddy Ruxpin is Satanic!
Sexychick954
I had all these toys... my house was the hangout spot... 😏 Still have a few....
CJT Life
Her: However, we don’t recommend... Screen reads: Htchenobuffaloowever, we don’t recommend... Me: ...
bud bundy
Amazing growing up with these toys back then taken over today by smartphones, smart applicances, smartcars, smart tv's but we still have really stupid people
Buckley Harty
im a modern kid i don't know why most kids don't like these ?
SPACE WOLF ENTERTAINMENT
Nintendo
Stu Bullivant
Nintendo hands down
Samantha Booth
I remember all these toys and I was not born in the 80's and I still enjoy them and I am a kid
angel wings
I was a kid of the 80's and I had a big wheels and record player and books can you believe we actually read paper books and I had the view finder and etch a sketch I had garbage pail kids cards plastic color bracelets i had a popples and a Nintendo we rode our bicycle without a helmet and knee and elbow pads and we survived I loved Alf I had tapes and I had a lite brite and i had a gizmo doll I had the best toys growing up kids today don't know what they missed out on kids today live in a social media dependant bubble and don't have a clue what life is really about
Mya Artis
I want Simon
j p
You could make a reverse of these lists as well. 20 2018 toys 80s kids wouldn't want.
Autumn Akins
Pogo ball!
Isabelle Drennan
Stuff now is so much better... except todays kids crave what we had in the 80s and pay extreme amounts of money to get their hands on these items. I could have paid off my mortgage with the 80s toys that i left in the attic of my old house we moved out of when i was a kid. Easily £50,000+ worth of stuff that probably ended up in a skip. Everything from Transformers to Barbie stuff. Original star wars gear. Obscene amounts of lego and mechano, an original batman car that used to be my dads (ok, it was 60s but i was playing with it in the 80s) that i have seen the exact one, albeit in better condition go for £20,000+. Full sets of Collectors cards that we had that reach thousands of pounds for individual cards. Original rubix cubes, some still in unopened packaging because we all got one each but only opened about 3 of them. Original E.T. toys that are worth so much money. Even my original giant back to the future poster that was about 8ft tall. A metroplex transformer still boxed unopened, that i have seen go for something stupid like $25,000. I could easily be living mortgage free if when we moved we took the contents of the attic instead of my dad thinking it was a load of old shit, let the new owners get rid of it... yeah, shrewd thinking pop. Thanks a bunch! As a side note, my hubby bought an 80s teddy ruxpin and added a bluetooth module in to it. So now we can stream music to it, and even talk through it. A mix of 80s toys with modern technology that totally works and keeps our younger kids happy. Hes going to do the same to a fisher price cassette player too.
Kentucky Wildcat
This girl needs to shut up. She was probably born in 2000, and has just heard about these toys and has never played with them. 80's and 90's kids had real childhoods and weren't caught up in their phones all day. 80's 90's kids actually talked and played together with their friends, and weren't glued to social media crap. The kids in the 80/90's era had it far better than the kids today.
MrAllenc79
So glad I was a 80s kid.
CrystalCatXBL Xblol
I love Alf and I’m a kid I would die to have that Alf doll
Love pll
I'm 14 and we had pogo balls on the playground at my primary school
Connie Elliott
U forgot about the easy bake oven! Like if you had an easy bake oven when you were a kid.🙂🚑
Dan Vaughn
Annoying countdown. Was the author even alive in the ‘80’s? I wonder... Btw...Light Brite rules!!
Gonken88
Is that a young Keanu Reeves doing commercial for the pogo ball?
Jason Lassiter
I remember most of the retro toys in this list, but I don't recall the stuffed animals that transformed into pillows.
PKMNTrainerRed
I'm a kid, I think he new games are a ripoff. Old school gamer forever
Brogan Templin
I would want Alf he’s great
Corey Griffin
Is this an apple ad?
Snarfsnarfff
I used to burn troll dolls.
Amy Stringfellow
I like a lot of that stuff
Moses Perez
All of them were so cool teddy was awesome when I was a kid
Noah Hood
Don't come for Simon like thaaat
lucky43113
we didnt care if we got hurt. Your a kid you bounce back unlike the bubblewrapped generation of today
skye rocks the Paw patrol fan
3:16 Alf look like a character from muppets
Zook Inthe6ix
Alf was the worst mistake of the 80s.
skye rocks the Paw patrol fan
I love those toys except for goblins