CABBAGE PATCH KIDS – DOLLS – DREAM TOYS 2004, THE TOP TEN TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS 2004, (ALPHABETICAL ORDER) BRATZ, CABBAGE PATCH KIDS, GAMES, DORA THE EXPLORER, LEAPSTER, POWER RANGERS, ROBOSAPIENS, TAMAGOTCHI, TRAMPOLINES, AND V-SMILE.OPS.
Inventions and Christmas impacts in the 1980’s that affected our society than & even today including our future down the road:
-1980s Chevy Chase The Christmas show “National Lampoon Christmas” movie.
-One flop after another with trying to do regular ideas decorations.
-Saturday mornings were a time to look forward too. Pee Wee’s play house and Christmas special. For some it became traditional for some even this day. If you watch one in your life time than watch the Christmas special.
After attracting adults than he went to children to a romper room on its head which became successful with embracing the spirit of Christmas. It instantly created a following to an adult comedy in the end. It was so ridiculous that all ages can love it.
2010 Pee Wee brought himself to the playhouse.
-Than we have Christmas crunch from Captain Crunch.
– The movie “A Christmas story”. To many its darling, a Christmas tradition, to some it never gets old.
To others a museum was even made like the house in the movie. It captures what the family should be like during the holidays.
What technological innovation changed our nation from the 1980’s to today including what toys still impact society invented back than that kids simply feel they have to have on birthdays to the holidays:
-Camcorders allowed parents to grab every smile on every face they wanted with home videos the wave of the future. It was an absolute game changer, magical thing and exciting for Christmas time to watch each over and over, since the projector. Shooting a video became a favorite past time that is done to this day from a suitcase cumbersome sign to a cell phone. 1500 dollars it was to now a cell phone a couple of hundred or less. Lets thank the camcorder that started this technogy. It was a step in advancement for our video technology.
-A Microwave revolution for ovens. The oven came out in 1955 and in the 80s than the Microwave (MW). Only 10% when they first came out had MWs but by the end of the 1980s almost all had it with more working women in the force. You would get a microwave oven cookbook and is the left overs best friend and still used this way where some say they can’t live without it, me being one of those.
-Denny’s closed up for Christmas. Numerous amounts of Denny’s restaurant had to be locked up but a lot of managers of their restaurant couldn’t find the keys and had many of them with new locks applied. This costed Denny’s about 5millions that year in allowing their employees to have off on Christmas day which they said was worth it; you think we would see that attitude today with employers? MMMMM, I don’t know about that.
-Atari 600 changed every boys life having all these different games in the house but today it’s hard to believe you had to play in a video game place as opposed into the house by yourself or with friends in a home today.
Today play on videos in the house lets you place almost identical to in the video stores.
Gameboy was the first mobile video games in the 1980s
It was the socially alienating decade. Bill Gates time, William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, investor, author, and philanthropist. In 1975, together with Paul Allen, he co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates has authored and co-authored several books.
Starting in 1987, Gates was included in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people and was the wealthiest from 1995 to 2007, again in 2009, and has been since 2014. Between 2009 and 2014, his wealth doubled from US$40 billion to more than US$82 billion. Between 2013 and 2014, his wealth increased by US$15 billion. Gates is currently the richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$84 billion as of December 2016.
Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution.
-The members only jacket was the style in the 1980s
-Today the distinct look is ear plugs in the ears
The walkman was the starting of ear plugs carring their IPs with not listening in the car or in the house but on the run. Aniston says it was a big invention in that time. The batteries constantly running out Susan Olsen stated (from the Brady Bunch, Cindy). It did more for Americans in the 1980s for holiday parties or gifts in recording tapes.
The walkman was Sony’s.
-The special Santa to get Nancy Reagan to sit on her lap Mr.T in 1983 at the white house. The A team was at its peak at this point. JR, Donni Dem Luis, Reagan himself, but Mr. T topped them all (feathers in the ears and let us not forget the gold)
-A very special Christmas to benefit the special Olympics, A rap group AX MEN “RUN DMC” The first rap act in 1980s. Clarence back door Santa they looked at to make something gritty and authentic with a rap that has been over 30 years and is still a strong memory of the 1980s.
Before this rock stars made 1984 a memory with helping Africa Ithopia. British singers brought together and Boy George who almost forgot, Michael, for the spirit of Christmas with in the first release has gone from 12million to over 200 million with revisions made by super stars.
This moment started a regular thing with famous people doing donation through singing gatherings with famous singers and actors in the future years to now.
-Than we had Riots started in the stores to now the stores not even doing it like they use to for the holidays because of human behavior (negative by the way—running people over, greedy stealing gifts out of people’s hands, pretty sad our society has gotten like that. Merry Merry).
-Madonna singing about material, Fond memories about Xmas
-A cuddly toy at every kids Christmas list and let’s not forget the CUDDLY CABBAGE PATCH DOLL- Why because different hair colors, a black doll or white, from a RN to construction worker. You would have doll lines consisting of hundreds of people out of the stores and have the riot rampage to run over people and by end of 1983 3 million were sold. They became the fabric of America. They were on a postage stamp. They are sold to this day (never as huge as in the 1980s when they first came out)
-Most untraditional singers was the Raisens 1987.
-Another 1980s craze that we take for granted is the COMPUTER. Couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present. Time magazine called it the machine of the machine over a man of the year. Asking was the computer our future? Where we learned how to use it for work, home and play. It was considered the height of future technology and is, look at us today.
Apple, He gave in a interview he would be the man but the computer was.
Now we can reach and share out all over, what a Christmas present that was given to us back than not even knowing where the computer was taking us in future technology.
-Holidays that rock the time-The Berlin wall broken down 1989. The wall game down the happiest moment to German’s and gave freedom. Mr. Gofetroff tore down this wall Reagan states to the country and a night for a divided nation to come together again, to be so life changing their in Germany and around the wall.
Leonard Bernstein conducted a symphony in front and behind the wall and it was watched by many who came together over this one issue making it mind spiritual and gathering all across the world. Giving a new rise to Americans we had a super power. It made many feel freedon is coming to the world.
-Paul Newman began starting on traditional making of his own salad dressings. It was 1982 he started his a new business in salad dressings that had expanded to marinara sauces and more with giving donations from this business to this day to many charities (his profits).
-The final stocking stuffers in the 1980’s were Rubik’s cube, masters of the universe, transformers, smurfs, bears, Koosh balls, and the real ghost busters.
There you have it, Christmas in the 1980s and still a cherish heart to so many today! Even a continued tradition to many young ones who don’t even realize these toys start from the 1980s besides technology alone. What an awesome time with many minds of creativity!