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Monday, December 15, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Guide: 10 Gifts for 80s kids

There's a few shopping days left before mailing cut offs. So fi you're looking for a unique vintage collectible, we've got you covered.  If you've got friends or family with a flair for the geeky we've probably got the perfect something in stock at right now!

We're going to do a series of these shopping guides over the next couple days and this is our first focusing on gifts for 80s kids. Being old enough to fondly remember our 80's childhoods means that we stock a decent amount of 80s collectibles. We have stuff from Care BearsMasters of the Universe, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Cabbage Patch Kids and at least a little something from just about every corner of 80s pop culture.

Here's our this years top gift picks for those of us who still fondly remember 80s toys.

Vintage Pac Man and Ghosts Sheet:

Vintage Pac-Man Bedsheet for sale
Pac-Man was everywhere in the early 80s pretty much everyone succumbed to Pac-man fever at one point or another. This vintage twin sized sheet is an especially fun pattern as it shows the many faces of 80s Pac-man, big nose Pac-man, vaguely ghost shaped with legs Pac-man, and the more recognizable, pie with a slice missing Pac-man, who appears in both his 3d and 2d versions in this pattern. In addition to being great for  for just $12.

Jem Animation Sketch Signed by Samantha Newark:

Jem and the Holograms animation sketch for sale

Jem was one of the most iconic and memorable cartoons from the 80s and is currently in the process of getting a movie treatment. This is an original animation sketch of Jerrica, Jem's normal personality. This sketch signed by Samantha Newark who was the speaking voice of both Jem & Jerrica. This is a unique piece and would be an amazing gift for any Jem for only $55.

Fashion Star Fillies Chloe:

Fashion Star Fillies Chole for sale

Fashion Star Fillies were like My Little Pony's elegant older sisters. It's very likely if you liked ponies you probably got a few of these Kenner made counterparts. This particular Filly is Chloe and is still looks lovely even though she's fast approaching 30. She's $10  and is sure to delight anyone who grew up coveting pretty ponies.

Masters of The Unicerse He-Man & Skeletor Laundry Bag:

Vintage He-Man Collectible for sale
Anyone who knows someone who collects Masters of the Universe toys and collectibles knows that there's a ton of merchandise available but most of it is fairly similar. So if you're looking for something unique for a collector who has just about everything else, this He-Man Laundry bag is great choice. It's very rare, we've only seen a handful of them for sale, so most collectors don't even knew it exsists! $25 for this gift to surprise and delight your favorite MOTU fan.

ALF Robin  Hood Figure:

ALF figure for sale
ALF the fuzzy cat munching alien from Melmac was an 80s phenomenon appealing to kids and adults alike. This little figure of him dressed as Robin Hood actually comes from the cartoon show, which actually ran into the early 90s, but ALF is defintely an 80s icon. This fun piece of Kitsch it's only $2 a great stocking stuffer!

Tranformers Record and Storybook:

Vintage 80s Transformers Book and Record for sale
 I remember loads of these book and record combos from my 80s childhood. (records played on Fisher Price record players naturally) This Transformers book is in good shape for it's age and the accompanying record is in even better shape. This set is $10 and a really fun piece of nostalgia any Transformers fan would love to get as a gift. Double fun if you give it to someone with kids and watch them attempt to explain how the big black things can play music and sounds.

Fisher Price Toyland Radio:

Vintage Fisher Price Radio for Sale
Fisher Price has been making toys since the 30s and is still making them today and there's a good number of fun memorable pieces from the 80s. This is a Toyland Radio Music box it still plays music and would be a great way to replace a childhood memory for only $5.

Vintage 80s G1 My Little Pony Princess Misty:

My Little Pony Princess Misty for sale

My Little Pony has rather successfully been rebooted as Friendship is magic, but many of us still love the cute chubby pastel ponies from the early days. This is Misty, part of the princess line of ponies with shiny hair and 3d symbols. This cute little unicorn is $6.50 and a great gift for any pony lover.

Rainbow Brite Plush Sprite Romeo:

Vintage Rainbow Brite Sprite Romeo
Rainbow Brite was a childhood favorite of mine a distinction I know I share with many other 80s little girls. I know I'd be thrilled to get this cute little plush sprite. This one is Romeo and he is 30 years old now, so he's got some wear, but still looks really cute. A wonderful gift choice for only $7.

Gremlins Gizmo Figure:

Vintage Gremlins Gizmo figure for sale

As one of the most iconic films of the 80s Gremlins still has quite a following. This vintage figure of Gizmo is sure to please any fan and at $4 is perfectly priced to be a stocking stuffer.

We have so many great 80s toys that it was hard to limit this list to just 10! So if you don't see something in this list we probably still have something great on our site just waiting to be discovered. This is especially true for Vintage Super Mario toys which didn't make this list but are a huge part of our inventory!

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