Let’s face it, you rocked the mullet, big hair, and you still wear your leg warmers in the winter. The 80’s were a time of bright colors and bottles upon bottles of hair spray. The 80’s commercials we watched as kids were just as memorable. While some 80’s kid’s commercials sold us on toys, others sold us on vitamins and low calorie snacks.
5. Micro Machine Toy Cars
When John Moschitta spoke, you couldn’t help but ask what did he just say? The fast talker appeared in a number of commercials for Micro Machine and even inspired me to ask for toy cars. I didn’t know what to do with them since they were too small for my dolls to ride around in, but I still loved them.
4. Toys R Us
What kid in the 80’s didn’t know the Toys R Us jingle “I don’t want to grow up; I’m a Toys R Us kid?” Toys R Us was the next best thing to Disneyland when I was growing up. We’d go into the store and play with every single toy that was too expensive for my parents to afford and try to recreate the commercial. Unfortunately, no one told me that when you go into Toys R Us as a teenager and play with the toys, they kick you out.
3. Flintstones Vitamins
I was a proud part of the “ten million strong and growing.” I would even sneak into the cabinet and steal vitamins when no one was looking. As I got older I lost the desire to take vitamin pills simply because they were not chewable and delicious.
2. My Buddy and Kid Sister dolls
My buddy was the doll that was socially acceptable for a boy to play with. It was also the doll that is believed to have inspired the Chucky movies that terrified so many in the 80’s. They later released a Kid Sister doll which I badly wanted, but never received. The commercial jingle still resonates in my ears till this day though-ah the memories.
1. Jell-O Pudding Pops
It’s almost impossible to not think of Bill Cosby when you think of Jell-O products. Jell-O commercials were so impacting and widely remembered that everyone was mimicking him saying things like “Who put the pudding in the pudding pops?” I hate the texture of gelatin and pudding, but I sure loved pudding pops.