91% of people can't guess these popular '80s toys from one image. Can you?

Jody Mabry

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Were you an '80s baby? A toy collector? Barbies, Legos, My Little Pony, sound familiar? These are the 50 coolest toys to come out of the '80s. But 91% of people can't identify them by looking at just one image. Think you can? Take this quiz and prove it!

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The 1980s version of Gameboy is surprisingly modern looking. It was one of the first portable gaming systems with cartridge games.

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Barbie has been popular since the 1950's. In the 1980's, Barbie found one of several rises in popularity. This was due to new approaches to Barbie, from its first black female doll in 1980, to having big-name fashion designers who designed her clothes.

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The first series of Transformers Toys lasted from 1984 to 1990 and were one of the most popular franchises in the '80s. However, they saw a sharp drop in sales. Nonetheless, popularity remained solid in Asian, Canadian, and some European markets. It wasn't until the success of the blockbuster movie, "Transformers," that the toys found an amazing return in the U.S.

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G.I. Joe was already popular by the 1980's. But in an effort to compete with Star Wars action figures, the figures were miniaturized to 3.75" from 12". This enabled the series to produce additional play sets, while still allowing for highly posable figures.

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Portability was a big deal in the 1980's and Polly Pocket jumped on it. Polly Pocket toys were mostly action figures who fit into a carrying case that could fit in your pocket. What did this mean? Kids never had to go very far without their Polly Pocket.

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Strawberry Shortcake figures came out just after the popular TV series. Most of the characters were named after popular, or tasty-sounding dessert, such as Huckleberry Pie and Blueberry Muffin.

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The song may still stick in your head all these years later. "My Buddy, my Buddy, wherever I go, he's going to go..." My Buddy was a large, toddler-sized boy doll.

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Cabbage Patch Kids were dolls from the 1980s. As the story goes, the Cabbage Patch Kids were discovered by the founder in a magical Cabbage Patch. Kids were given the ability to adopt, rather than purchase, the dolls.

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Care Bears were launched in 1982 as plush and colorful cuddly bears. Each Care Bear represented a color and had a personality trait on its belly which it could magically optimize to help out others. Color was important with Care Bears, prompting quite the stir in the early '80s as the colors of​ the Blue Bedtime Bears and the Aqua Wish Bears were switched.

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Who didn't have one of the greatest of nightlights when they were a kid? Glo Worms were pajamaed stuffed toys that lit up when squeezed. Released in 1982, the success was so great that considerable merchandise was released throughout the decade, including Glo Friends, books, and fast food merchandise.

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Hallmark Cards released Rainbow Brite in 1984 as a TV series, followed by accompanying toys. The franchise was popular enough to have five additional reboots in 1996, 2003, 2009, 2014 and 2015.

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Easy Bake Ovens were a great way for kids to produce thumb-sized desserts. Seriously, did any kid who owned an Easy Bake Oven expect to come out with a single-serving (and that's generous) brownie? Still, the Easy Bake Oven was often a kid's first real cooking experience.

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Kids are going to make a mess of things. Doodle Bear took advantage of a toddler's mind by introducing Doodle Bear, a toy on which kids could draw.

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Fluppy Dogs gained a level of popularity following a 1986 animated Thanksgiving special. While the show and subsequent TV series didn't get far, the stuffed inter-dimensional dogs were a popular toy.

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Masters of the Universe, known by children as "He-Man," was a sci-fi/fantasy franchise that spawned four series of action figures. The first was released between 1982 and 1988. The action figures were purposefully larger and broader than other action figures, such as G.I. Joe and Star Wars.

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Micro-Machines were one of the most popular toys of the 1980s. The toy series introduced several themes, including "private eye" cars, color-changing cars, and could be frequently purchased as a small series.

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My Little Pony was released as a girls toy in 1981. For over 30 years, they have been one of the most expansive franchises. They have been featured in a variety of TV shows. Sales grossed over $1 billion in multiple years and more than 100 million ponies had been sold by 2010.

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Pogo balls - you could sit on them , kneel on them, and stand on them. Pogo balls are one of several physically-fun toys released in the 1980s . The toy was popular with both kids and adults.

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The original Popple line was released from 1986 to 1988. These marsupial-teddy bears could be rolled into a ball like a rolly-polly. Later generations of Popples would feature rock-stars, athletes, and babies.

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Pound Puppies were soft puppy-toys. Each toy came with a certificate of adoption, a name and description, borrowing from the Cabbage Patch Doll adoption-style franchising. The toys were incredibly popular, which led to multiple TV shows and a feature movie.

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Designed in the 1970's, the Roller Racer was released in the '80s by WHAM-O. Roller Racers were a toy on which children would sit and propel themselves forward by moving the handlebars back and forth. It is still popular today in play areas, such as fun centers and amusement parks.

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She-Ra was He-Man's sister. Her toy line was developed independent of The Masters of the Universe with a spin-off TV series in 1985. The She-Ra franchise was aimed at young girls.

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The big action figure battle of the 1980s was between Star Wars and G.I. Joe. The original action figure line carries some of the heaviest values among toy collectors, with the most desirable reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars.

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Teddy Ruxpin was a popular animation toy and stuffed bear. The talking bear's mouth and eyes would move as he read stories to children. Teddy was one of the most popular toys in the 1980s and was again popularized in the 2012 parody, "Ted."

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Wuzzles are short, stumpy, and colorful toys that were released after the success of the Saturday morning TV series. The TV series lasted only a year, but the toys saw several years of success and new characters.

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Fashion Plates allowed girls to become fashion designers. With the mainstream popularity of fashion models such as Christie Brinkley and Cindy Crawford, this gave girls the chance to step into the exciting world of design.

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Speak and Spell was one of several small computer-like toys of the '80s. It was also one of the first to use interchangeable cartridges for game play.

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Who hasn't dreamed of walking through the forest and finding a village of Smurfs? The figurines and additional toys were popular both in major market stores and in fast-food franchises, allowing kids to set up Smurf villages of their own.

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Sticky Hand toys came in a variety of colors and could be found on store shelves and in vending machines. They could be tossed, thrown, or shot across the room and attached to nearly any object. They were the source of many "fights" among siblings.

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Poppers were a great way to pass the time in study hall or a boring class. Kids could simply press on the half circle and seconds later, "Pop!" They would pop into the air.

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Quints were a set of cute quintuplet toys. Eventually, they came out with baby sitting cousins. But it was the plethora of accessories available that allowed kids to stay interested.

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She swims. She changes colors. She sings. What more could a little girl want?

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Sweet Secrets were often a girl's first introduction into makeup. Cute animals and girl figures, when opened, would reveal a convenient and portable makeup carrier.

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Puppy Surprise was a mama dog who had puppies inside her Velcro-closed belly. The catch? You never quite knew how many puppies were inside. Typically they came with either three, four or five puppies - five being the rarest.

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The 1980's had some of the most iconic WWF wrestlers. What better way to show off your best wrestling moves than to bring out your action figure. From Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka to Hulk Hogan, WWF wrestling figures were great toys.

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In the 1980s, as gamers took on Centipede, Pitfall, and Pac-Man, they had no idea what gaming would be like 20 years later. While Atari was no longer leader of the pack, it would be known as the gaming system that prepared gamers for the burst of technology in following years.

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Wrinkles were the coolest hand puppets around. Based off a wrinkly breed of Hound dog, they came with accessories and different clothing styles.

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Who knew learning could be fun? Whiz Kid was a computer system with cartridges and cards that covered a variety of knowledge. From basic word skills to space and animals, kids could become a whiz quickly.

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Simon couldn't be any easier, right? Four colored buttons that lit up in different sequences was one of the most addicting toys of the time. And guess what? It still is.

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Skip-it was part of the fitness toy trend of the 1980s. While it took time for adults to figure out the movement, kids accustomed to skipping had little problem, often participating in competitions for the most skips.

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These toy sets were unique in that they used magnets to move people around. They are still collectible today, even though people have just as hard a time moving the people upstairs as they did in the 80s.

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Finders Keepers were fun little toys that came under lock and key. The toys had both adults and kids, and inside each hidden compartment was a baby insect or raspberry-type creature.

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We all love our classic summers sipping lemonade and sweet tea. Furskins were large bears adorned in country-style clothing.

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Madballs were a fun way to be disgusting. Each ball had a unique name and backstory. Of all the toys in the '80s, it may have been one of the more unique that was turned into a TV series.

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Smooshies were a fad for a while. They were fabric dolls that could be smooshed into small objects, such as kennels, strollers, and cars. They still have a collector following.

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My Child Dolls are still very popular internationally as a collector's item. They were produced from 1985 to 1988 with the idea: "Every child could have a doll just like them." The franchise also featured different clothing options and pets.

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Simple, but hours worth of fun. The Armatron was a futuristic-looking crane that you could control to pick up and move objects.

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Hot Looks dolls had high expectations. These posable fashion models came from five countries: Kenya, Sweden, England, France and the United States. Four additional dolls were only released in Canada. The dolls never gained the popularity expected.

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Boys in the '80s loved the gross, slimey, and creepy. Creepy Crawlers allowed children to make their own jelly-like insects, scorpions, and variety of creepy crawly creatures.

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