80s Barbies

These were the Barbies my friends and I owned. Pretty much all the girls would own a Barbie. I tend to like to chop off my Barbie’s hair. When I went to FAO Swartz, there was a whole section displaying Barbies.

Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.

Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for over fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parodies of the doll and her lifestyle.

Mattel has sold over a billion Barbie dolls, making it the company’s largest and most profitable line. However, sales have declined sharply since 2014.

(Source: Wikipedia)

McDonald’s used Styrofoam for their sandwiches

McDonald’s was so popular. These days people are more concern with health awareness.

In 1990, McDonald’s phased out the foam containers and replaced them with paper packaging considered less harmful to the environment. The move was the first result of an unusual joint effort between the fast-food chain and the Environmental Defense Fund, a leading group of lawyers, scientists and economists based in Washington, D.C. (source from LA Times)


Super Mario Bros

Everyone should at least know who is Super Mario. I have a younger brother, our Dad bought us the first game console since seeing us playing at the department store without leaving. It is very funny when you see how we first played. We moved our controller along with Mario running. Not use to the idea that we were controlling him running.

Rainbow Brite

I never watch Rainbow Brite (1984) since I was really young. Somehow I saw a pic of me having a Rainbow Brite doll sitting on my miniature shopping cart.

According to Wikipedia:

Rainbow Brite is a media franchise by Hallmark Cards, introduced in 1983. The animated television series of the same name first aired in 1984, the same year Hallmark licensed Rainbow Brite to Mattel for a range of dolls and other merchandise.


I came across a Japanese magazine showing Popples. Never knew it was a popular plush.  Mine was Party. The tail will make a rattle sound. When I was a kid, I was into any kind of plush without knowing them.

Popples resemble brightly colored marsupial teddy bears with long tails ending in a pom-pom. Each Popple character transforms to resemble a brightly colored ball.