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Totally Tubular ’80s Toys

Totally Tubular ’80s Toys

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Do you love Cabbage Patch kids and Ninja Turtles? If so, you are going to love Totally Tubular ’80s Toys by Mark Bellomo. This book is filled with awesome toys, memories, and nostalgia from a time when “greed was good,” Totally Tubular ’80s Toys provides window to collectors past-a past filled with Cabbage Patch kids, Trivial Pursuit, Rubik’s Cube and more. This is NOT a price guide but a fun look at the toys and times of the ’80s.


Do you love Cabbage Patch kids and Ninja Turtles? If so, you are going to love Totally Tubular ’80s Toys by Mark Bellomo. This book is filled with awesome toys, memories, and nostalgia from a time when “greed was good,” Totally Tubular ’80s Toys provides window to collectors past-a past filled with Cabbage Patch kids, Trivial Pursuit, Rubik’s Cube and more. This is NOT a price guide but a fun look at the toys and times of the ’80s.


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Published by: F&W, a Content and eCommerce Company on Sep 10, 2010
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MARK BELLOMO
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Contents
1980: The Year of Rubikmania, Pac-Man Fever, 13
Still Hip to Be Square: Rubik’s Cube ...............................14Space Cadets:
The Empire Strikes Back 
 .........................16 Arcade Mania: Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Asteroids, Super Mario Bros., and more ......19Joystick Revolution: Atari 2600 .......................................21‘Intelligent Television’: Intellivision ...................................23Just Desserts: Strawberry Shortcake Dolls .....................24 Thrillbillies:
The Dukes of Hazzard 
 ..................................26Loveable Alien:
Mork & Mindy 
 ........................................28Sci-Fi Hero Returns:
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 
 ...29Myths in Miniature:
Clash of the Titans
 ...........................30Comic-Strip King: Garfield ..............................................31Whe n Fantasy Meets Technology: Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game .....................................32Mass A-Peel: Sticker Craze ...........................................33Entertainment-O-Rama: Movies, Music, Television .........34Sudsy Show Has Lasting Influence .........................34 Top Ten Television Programs...................................34 Top Ten Films .........................................................35 Top Ten Billboard Singles ........................................35
1981: A Mighty Warrior and Little Blue Creatures, 37
By the Power of Grayskull! Masters of the Universe........38 Totally Smurf-ular: The Smurfs .......................................44 Autograph Ma’am? Western Barbie ...............................47Products of Your Imagination: Dungeons & Dragons ......49Star s of the Track and Toy Aisle: Hot Wheels Crack-Ups and FlipOuts ..........................................50Entertainment-O-Rama: Movies, Music, Television .........52 Top Ten Films .........................................................52 Top Ten Television Programs...................................52 Top Ten Billboard Singles ........................................53 The Creation of MTV ...............................................53
1982: A Pursuit of Trivial Matters and a Real American Hero Gets a Re-Launch, 55
 Testing Your Inner Genius: Trivial Pursuit ........................56Standing Small: 3-3/4-inch G.I. Joes ..............................58‘Everywhere You Go, a Smiling Face’: My Little Pony .....64Phone Home: E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial .........................66 Advances Were Made: Atari 5200 ..................................68Bringing the Arcade Home: Colecovision .......................69Great Adventure: The Adventures of Indiana Jones ........70 Atten tion: Incoming M*A*S*H Toys ................................72 Toys of ‘Tomorrow’: World of Annie ................................75Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Chia Pets ............................................76Electronic Gladiators: The Toys of
Tron
 ..........................77Entertainment-O-Rama: Movies, Music, Television .........78Do You Accurately Recall
E.T.
? .................................78 Top Ten Films .........................................................78Death of John Belushi .............................................79 Top Ten Billboard Singles ......................................173 Top Ten Television Programs...................................79
 
1983: A Baby Boom and a Mohawked Icon, 81
So Ugly, They’re Cute: Cabbage Patch Kids ..................82Pitying Fools and Challenging Jibba-Jabba: Mr. T and
The A-Team
 ............................................86Humanoid Creatures’ Colorful World: Fraggle Rock .......88Mighty Robots…Mighty Vehicles: GoBots ......................90 Tedd ies Full of Funshine and Love: Care Bears ..............94Coloring Our World: Rainbow Brite ................................96Call Me K.I.T.T. for Short: Knight Rider ............................97Wowsers! Inspector Gadget...........................................98Final Chapter:
Return of the Jedi 
 ..................................100Singing Rodents: Alvin and the Chipmunks..................104Medieval Action: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons .......105Entertainment-O-Rama: Movies, Music, Television .......108 Top Ten Films .......................................................108Historical TV Finale ...............................................109 Top Ten Television Programs.................................109 Top Ten Billboard Singles ......................................109
1984: Transforming Robots Infiltrate Toy Aisles, 111
Rise of the Robots: Transformers .................................112Girl Power: She-Ra ......................................................118King of the Beasts: Voltron...........................................122Piledrivers and Choke Slams: Wrestling Superstars .....126King of Pop Immortalized: Michael Jackson Doll ..........128 These Rules Are Important to Follow:
Gremlins
 ............129Musical Button Pushing: Simon ...................................130Wax On…Wax Off:
The Karate Kid 
 ..............................131It All Begins with ‘Power Action’: DC Super Powers .....132Unmasking the Enemy:
V: Enemy Visitor 
 ......................135Mega Crossover a Milestone: Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars .....................................................................136New Insect Overlords: Sectaurs ...................................138Entertainment-O-Rama: Movies, Music, Television .......140 Top Ten Films .......................................................140 Top Ten Television Programs.................................141 Top Ten Billboard Singles ......................................141
1985: Cats of Thunder and Female Rockers, 143
Feel the Magic, Hear the Roar: ThunderCats ...............144Baby Kermit, Piggy, and Company: Muppet Babies .....147Contagious, Outrageous Rockers: Jem and the Holograms ..........................................148 Teddy Ruxpin: The Storytelling Bear ............................150Quick Draw: Pictionary ................................................152Loveable Adopt-a-Toys: Pound Puppies .......................153Gross-Out Cards: Garbage Pail Kids ...........................154Illusion is the Ultimate Weapon: M.A.S.K. .....................156Small Creatures Lurk Everywhere: M.U.S.C.L.E. Action Figures ..................................160Candy Inspires Sweet Cartoon:
Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears
 ........................................................161Most Popular Anime Import of ’80s:
Robotech
 ............162 The Saga Continues: Star Wars Power of the Force .....164In Trouble Again:
Star Wars Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO
 ...................167Cute, Quirky, Furry Fun: Ewoks ....................................169Part Boy Scout. Part Hero. All Genius: MacGyver ........170Original Scale Miniatures: Micro Machines ...................171Entertainment-O-Rama: Movies, Music, Television .......172 Top Ten Films .......................................................172 Top Ten Television Programs.................................173 Top Ten Billboard Singles ......................................172
1986: Kids Start Ghost Busting and a Furry Alien Becomes Breakout Star, 175
Don’t Fear…Dr. Venkman and Staff Are Here!
The Real Ghostbusters
 ..........................................176
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