10 Amazing 80s Toys That Made The 80s Awesome!


7. I Vant To Bite Your Finger!

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I Vant to Bite Your Finger was a board game designed by Charles Phillips and Charlie Leicht published by Ideal Toys in collaboration with Hasbro in 1979, in which waking a vampire represented as a standee on the game board obligated the player to place his or her finger in the vampire’s mouth, where it would be bitten by “fangs” that were actually small, red felt-tip markers. I Vant to Bite Your Finger allows players to advance around the board. Players call out a number and are required to turn a clock attached to the vampire up to that number of clicks

8. Webster The Spider

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Open the door get on the floor, everybody walk that…….Spider? Did you walk your Webster? millions of us owned this toy and loved to pull him along, the best part was his spinning bow tie, which often got broken so you may not remember your Webster having one? Fun fact Hilary page who founded Kiddicraft toys actually invented lego, his designs were allegedly stolen by the dutch company who now make the insanely expensive little plastic bricks!

9. View-Master – Show Beam

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3D images of your favourite movie, pop star or TV series. We used to think the view-master was magic when we were kids, So when they bought out the Show Beam projector it really blew our minds. Now we could share the amazing view master images with our friends. Nothing beats the memory of projecting these images on to your bedroom ceiling. View-Master is the trademark name of a line of special-format stereoscopes and corresponding View-Master “reels”, which are thin cardboard disks containing seven stereoscopic 3-D pairs of small transparent color photographs on film. It was manufactured and sold by Sawyer’s.

10. Big Foot

Bigfoot is a monster truck. The original Bigfoot began as a 1974 Ford F-250 pickup that was modified by its owner Bob Chandler beginning in 1975. By 1979, the modifications were so extensive, the truck came to be regarded as the first monster truck. Other trucks with the name “Bigfoot” have been introduced in the years since, and it remains a well-known monster truck moniker in the United States. The fledgling all-sports television network ESPN also took note of the popularity of monster trucks in the 1980s and began showing events promoted by the United States Hot Rod Association and TNT Motorsports on a regular basis. With the frequent broadcasts of monster truck races, the next logical step was to create a championship series of monster truck races. TNT began the first recognized series in 1988, and was dominated by Bigfoot for much of the season. However, upstart rookie Rod Litzau, driving the USA-1 truck, gained momentum and passed Bigfoot in the standings going into the last weekend of the season in Louisville, Kentucky. With the way the points system and elimination brackets had been structured, Bigfoot (driven by Rich Hooser) and USA-1 met in the semifinal round with USA-1 clinching the points championship if it beat Bigfoot. USA-1 won the race in spectacular fashion, rolling over in the process, and took the championship.

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