Only 12% of '80s fans can identify all these '80s fads! How about you?

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By: J. Scott Wilson

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Put on your legwarmers and fire up your Walkman, it's time to look at '80s fads! From paisley ties to Pringles, we've got a bit of everything from the Bueller Decade. Try the quiz!

Which '80s fad was this?

Leg warmers were an outgrowth of the aerobics craze. As with all fitness-related crazes, MANY people who'd never seen the inside of a workout studio wore them.

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Which '80s fad was this?

Who didn't at least try to complete a Rubik's Cube? This puzzle has enjoyed a resurgence recently.

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Simon was a maddeningly simple game. Four lights go in sequence, and you try to follow ... then it gets faster.

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Merlin was one of the first attempts at a multifunction handheld game. It had a grid of red LEDs, and it ate batteries like candy.

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Hair scrunchies were a must-have accessory for the '80s girl. They came in a variety of colors.

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The Atari 2600 was for all intents and purposes the first game console for home use. The graphics were abysmal, the games were simple and it sold by the millions.

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Pringles were a huge sensation when they came out. They've recently gotten into flavors like chicken ramen!

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Every teen had to see "The Breakfast Club" when it came out. Some of us even got detention on purpose just to be like the heroes.

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Pudding Pops were a billion-selling alternative to Popsicles. Then, one day, they weren't in stores anymore! It was a dark time.

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Woe be to the toy store employee who ran out of Cabbage Patch Kids. Mothers, grandmothers and other relatives got into fistfights over the homely little dolls at Christmastime in the mid-'80s.

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First there was heavy metal, then there came hair metal. The rock was a little less hard, but the costuming was more outlandish.

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Everybody wanted to be cool on a skateboard in the '80s. Few of us could be, which led to the proliferation of drop-in medical clinics.

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M.C. Hammer is largely responsible for the explosive popularity of parachute pants. Bonus points if you bought yours at Chess King in the mall!

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This was for all intents and purposes the last of the Brat Pack films. All the stars were getting older, and some had developed off-camera addictions.

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The Walkman was simultaneously one of the greatest and most annoying inventions. Imagine a device that obsessed its users so much that they lost touch with the world around them! Oh, wait ... we have smartphones.

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Pac-Man was an unlikely arcade hit. There were no explosions, no punches thrown and no blood flying across the screen. And yet, it made billions.

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American waistlines were beginning to spread in the '80s, and fitness became a national craze. The Abdominizer was one of many gadgets that cashed in on the mania.

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If you do Zumba, CrossFit or any of the other gym-based fitness classes, you owe a debt to aerobics. It was the original activity which gathered groups of sweaty people together to sprain things in groups.

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There's not a man alive who was a teenage boy in the '80s who doesn't remember Suzanne Somers's commercials for the Thigh Master. They were as close to R-rated movies as many of us got.

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The yellow Baby on Board signs were everywhere in the '80s. Of course, the parody signs weren't far behind.

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The Koosh ball was the perfect passive-aggressive toy. You could throw it really hard, but you couldn't damage anything.

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For years, the Atari 2600 was the top of the video game heap. Then the NES came along, and the bar got raised incredibly. If only we hadn't had to constantly blow out the cartridges!

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The Super Mario Bros. series took the Donkey Kong hero and gave him a world of his own. Sliding turtles, flame-shooting flowers and those annoying mushroom people added to the fun.

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The Bone Fone was an odd outgrowth of the Walkman. It was a speaker you wore around your neck like an ox collar which let you "feel" the music.

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Michael Jackson's signature dance was the Moonwalk. It was NOT the signature dance for the millions of uncoordinated suburban kids who broke their ankles trying to do it.

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Don Johnson and Philip-Michael Thomas made pastel shirts a must-have accessory on "Miami Vice." Soon, dry cleaners everywhere were rejoicing at the increased number of stain removal jobs.

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Everywhere you looked in the '80s, you saw paisley. It started with ties, then became shirts, posters, wallpaper and even car paint jobs.

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Like many things in the '80s, there was no earthly reason for deely bobbers to exist. However, they came in an assortment of colorful designs, and some even lit up, so they had that going for them.

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While the Smurfs have recently re-emerged in popularity, their highest apex was in the '80s. Little girls wanted to be Smurfette for Halloween, and of course there were all manner of "adult" Smurfette costumes.

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Like deely bobbers, slap bracelets really had no reason to exist. They were tons of fun to put on and take off, though, until your mom lost her mind over the repeated "slap" sound and took them away.

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Which '80s fad was this?

A lot of the '80s came out of California, and Hacky Sack was one of the biggest. Every college quad was filled with kids trying to play ... and accidentally kicking each other.

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Inline skates were a fusion of roller skating and ice skating. They made it possible for those who couldn't quite handle regular roller skates to hurt themselves in new and different ways.

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A rarity among '80s fads, Swatch was actually a well-made piece of fashion. The watches lasted forever, and the brand is still going well.

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Who didn't want to be Ferris? Matthew Broderick's rule-breaking hero led to numerous teenage bad decisions.

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The Ford Fiesta was a dinky little car that sold millions. It was the perfect runabout for young teen drivers, and it was surprisingly durable in wrecks.

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Jon Bon Jovi and John Cougar Mellencamp wore them, so everyone who wanted to be as cool as them had to have one. Oh, and some unknown guy named Bruce Springsteen was known to throw them to his fans.

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The Mohawk was a hairstyle that definitely made a statement. Specifically, that statement was "I never want to hold an executive-level job."

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The best thing about jean jackets was sewing patches onto them. The cooler you were, the more exotic locations you'd have sewn across your back.

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Ray Bans owed their popularity directly to Tom Cruise. In "Risky Business," he made Ray Bans the eyewear of choice for the smooth kids.

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Neon clothes were one of the more garish fashion trends in the history of clothes. Eye-bruising neon green short sets and bright purple shirts made the wearers stand out ... and not always in a good way.

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Madonna brought painter hats to the fashion forefront in her videos. Soon, they were everywhere, with a dizzying variety of logos on the bills and colors all around.

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Supposedly healthy snacking was what Fruit Roll-Ups sold. What you actually got was fruit-flavored sugar with enough additives to set off a hazmat situation.

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The world of music videos was turned upside down by Thriller. Michael Jackson's long-form music video, with voice-over by Vincent Price, took over MTV.

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MTV came on the air with "Video Killed the Radio Star," and made that come true in spades. It changed everything about the way music was made, sold and enjoyed.

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The shoulder pad look was taken to its hilarious extreme by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. On the "Stop Making Sense" tour, he wore a white suit with shoulder pads as large as footballs.

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Members Only jackets were THE must-have accessory for the Preppy set. They were basically windbreakers with a bottom seam, but they sold like hotcakes.

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If you wanted to identify friend from foe, colorful friendship bracelets were a help. They were a fashion statement and a tribal marking!

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Which '80s fad was this?

The California Raisins were smooth singing characters that almost made raisins cool. The toys sold tons, but raisins still suffer from the handicap of being the most-traded lunchbox food.

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