This year, high-tech toys are all the rage. From video games to tablets and even high-flying drones, toys seem almost unrecognizable from those of our childhood.

Some toys, though, have truly conquered the test of time and are still in hot demand this season—we’re looking at you Cabbage Patch Kids!

To bring back warm memories of Christmas past, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht joined the History Channel to share what toys were filling our shopping carts in the 1980s.

Sit back, relax, and feel the spirit of Christmas!


About the author

Christopher Braun

Christopher Braun

Christopher Braun is the editorial assistant at Adventure Publishing Group. He is a recent transplant from Ohio, and spends the bulk of his free time reading, running and exploring his new home in New York. When he’s not at home or in the office, he’s on a park bench somewhere, enjoying fresh air with his nose deep in a novel or magazine. With a lifelong interest in literature and art, Christopher loves any toy that helps kids share their creativity and imagination with family and friends. He thinks coloring books and crayons are necessary for a fulfilling life and no home is too small for a craft closet. To keep up with Christopher, follow him on Twitter @chrisjamesbraun.