5 Best ’80s Toy Commercials Ever: Watch!

Dust off the old favorites! Some of the best old-school toys and games are still popular today on store shelves. Us Weekly Video has rounded up the five best toy commercials that debuted in the mullet-hairstyle, neon-loving ’80s era. Watch the video above!

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Up first is the Lite-Brite, which was originally marketed in 1967. Two decades later, the company promoted the light box and colored plastic pegs product with a catchy tune.

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“Turn on the magic of colored light,” children sang in the ad. “Shining bright, say a light that says good night.” Lite-Brite is now offered as an iPad app!

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids. Barbara Alper/Getty Images

My Little Pony has been making a comeback too. The franchise now includes multiple characters introduced since it began in 1981 — and even has its own TV series. Kids can now play with Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie.

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Barbie Dream Kitchen, Cabbage Patch Kids and Care Bears also got time on the small screen. The kitchen included dozens of accessories while the Care Bears came in a variety of colors. Share, Harmony, Cheer and Secret Bear hung out in a fake parachute in its iconic ad.

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