These 1980s և 90s stories represent transient fashions, holiday frenzy և some traditional details that you may remember or want to forget.
SAN DIEGO CITY, California – From Cabbage Patch Kids և Pokemon Cards to Antique Dolls և Eternal Toy Bears, News 8 archives have captured San Diego և the world’s most popular toys over the years. These stories from the 1980s և 90s include transient fashions, holiday frenzy և some traditional details that you may remember or want to forget. Tickle-Me Elmo:, which one?
Cabbage Patch Kids is making a fuss over Christmas Eve 1983
Cabbage patch kids The dolls were disappearing from the shelves in San Diego, all over the country in 1983. Ahead of Christmas. News 8 host Liz Purcell reported on the event in late November.
Footage from various US stores showed toy buyers fighting, crying and stamping on dolls with yarn hair.
San Diego stores did not have a problem with toys, but they were exhausted, they had to disappoint their shoppers and visitors. Toy maker Coleco tried to increase production, but no new dolls were expected until 1984.
“Beary” funny bear tradition at Santee Elementary School in 1987
Sant Elementary School had a cool tradition of “bears” in the 1980s. they were collecting bears. It started with 300 in 1980, and in 1987, when News 8 host Hal Clement visited, they counted 2,241 bears.
The library of the San Diego School of the East was filled with teddy bears of various shapes and sizes. It was part of a lesson on Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt after whom the teddy bears are named. The students had some nice answers about who Roosevelt was and why the toy was named after him.
Folk dolls, world toy exhibition 1987
Folk dolls and other toys from around the world were on display in San Diego in 1987.
News 8’s Hal Clement featured several dolls that included a centuries-old Flemish doll; A Norwegian doll that “seems to have lost its nose in the last 100 years.” և Raggedy Ann և Raggedy Andy Collection 1918
Some of the other toys included a whirlwind և carved wood armadillo from Brazil; Egyptian pulling toy in the form of a bird; և wire planes from Zaire.
Famous Toys in San Diego for Christmas Eve 1991
Before Christmas 1991, News 8 host Bob Hansen introduced San Diego parents to the best toys of the season. Remote controlled cars, talking “My little mermaid” toys և doll that needed to change a napkin. Baby Uh-Oh! – were among the favorites.
Action figures were also hits, including GI John և “Hook” և “Robin Hood. The Prince of Thieves “movie characters. An employee of a shop with perfect clown hair in the 1990s told News 8 that the characters in Marvel Comics և X-Men are also popular.
A new element, the ColorBlaster fan և stencil set, was threatening to run out. Before old standby devices like Erector Sets were back. It was one of the hardest to find toys of the year Parker Brothers Nerf Bow ‘n’ Arrow: which were sold every time the stores were able to replenish them.
Holiday Holiday Toys 1999
Ahead of the 1999 holiday season, News 8 watched the hottest toys in San Diego stores.
Journalist Rene Sanchez has released a “Toy Wishes” shopping guide consisting of the 500+ toys the kids wanted for Christmas և Hanukkah that year. Some of the popular items included Pokemon cards և related toys, video games, Toy Story dolls և WWF wrestling figures.
Some of the “new” toys presented were twists on old favorites. While Tickle-Me Elmo dominated the shelves a few years ago, Rock & Roll Elmo was a hot product in 1999.
Some San Diego parents said they appreciated the Toy Wish Guide, while others said they would rather find out from their children what they wanted.