Here’s the Last 100 Years of Toys in Under Three Minutes (with some Glaring Omissions)

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

in Nerdy

The folks at Mental Floss shared this video (via Mashable) in which Mode.com unwraps some of the last century’s most classic and iconic toys in chronological order.

It does put things in perspective- microscopes are really cool, but I don’t know how you pre-GI Joe kids did it. I think I could have lived without Transformers (nope, instant retraction), but it really makes you thankful when you see that Changeable Charlie was the best the 1940s had to offer.

How many of your favorites made this centennial toy highlight reel? I’ll be honest, there is a woeful lack of classic 80s toys here- no Joes, no Transformers, no Voltron, no He-Man, no M.A.S.K, no TMNT, no Thundercats, nary a GoBot is to be seen… check it out for yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDAPaEVr1Hk




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@eclectik December 17, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Wait.
If there are none of the 80s greatness, WHY am I going to click play on this damn video?
Maybe I will after I take a dump … be back

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Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck December 17, 2015 at 8:38 pm

It’s only two minutes and you have to see it to believe how wrong their 80s choices were. I spent 90 seconds PUMPED to see Destro and Panthro and I got a Care Bear and a Cabbage Patch Kid. The CPKs were for rich kids dammit.

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@eclectik December 17, 2015 at 9:08 pm

That was dreadful … as far as content, the production was solid.

Care Bear … TF?

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@eclectik December 17, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Okay … dump concluded.

Changeable Charlie looked like he needs to register and talk to his neighbors

That barbie started on her back, interesting

Was that a jalapeno … on a stick?

CARE BEARS?! THAT”S what the 80s gets? Sheesh

… hey, where is the Chemistry set? I had one

Also, where is the Atari Dick chorizos!?

… the 200’s might as well not exist.

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