There were TONS of toys that made the '80s great. Here's a few that made an impact on my life. Enjoy :-)
Air Jammer/Road Rammer
This thing was a GREAT toy for me. Just pump it up, and watch it go! And boy, was it fast. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the "sister/brother" toy to this, the Air Jammer/Cycle Scrammer, but it was equally as awesome!
Rubik's Cube (duh!)
The Rubik's Cube provided hours of entertainment and frustration to my family and I. The best person I knew at solving the Rubik's Cube was Jay Stocki. He was hella fast! Cousins to this torturous device was the Rubik's Snake and Rubik's Pyramid!
Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots!
Do you remember this device? It was an easy way to "beat up" your little brothers, without getting into any trouble! Cool!
Speak and Spell
This was a great learning tool. It would spell out any words you didn't know for you. I still use this to write my web pages!
The Little Professor
An older uncle to the Speak and Spell, this was a nifty little calculator device. My cousin Amy had several of these that I broke!
This was something that I had forgotten about. These were so cool. You just popped them into the oven, and watched them shrink! Thanks for reminding me about them!!!
This was a great game to play with your friends and family. If you got your fingers wet before you played, you could even give yourself a nice shock. I know this because I used to have my brother's do this before we would play. So what if I was mean?? You wanna play?
Don't Break the Ice!
Another great game. I'm thinking of getting this game to play again. It's fun, and easy to play. You just can't "break the ice!"
These things were definitely more than met the eye! They converted into some cool things. Take for example Sound Wave and here. They're a cassette player and a cassette. Great teamwork here!
An obvious rip-off of the Transformers, but fun to play with nonetheless. I liked this particular toy a bit more than my Transformers, because it was sturdier and made of better quality than some of my crappier Transformers!