I haven’t posted a “decade” blog in over a month. This is another toy one. more toys from 1988. This list is mostly girls’ toys.
Cool Times Barbie
I never owned this Barbie. Mattel went a little overboard with the food theme. I didn’t have the snack time play set, but I did have one that was released a year or so earlier. It didn’t have the pinball machine or jukebox. It did have the bar and soda dispenser machine. It looks like this play set was used in the picture on the above note the pinball machine and jukebox.
Summer Wing pony
These are the successor to Flutter Ponies with sturdier wings. I did not own one of these ponies.
A pony I actually owned as a child. I had Seawinkle. These are very unique compared to the other sea ponies. They have different hair. It had a strange texture I think it also changed color in the water. When it got hot enough in the summer the pony would change color without being in the water. It got moldy so my mom made me throw it away around 1994-ish. I did save the ring float though.
Maxie dolls 1st year
Never owned a Maxie doll. I heard she could wear Barbie’s clothes, but not her shoes. Maxie had flat feet. I do remember her cartoon series.
Cherry Merry Muffin 1st year
Another doll line I did not own as a child. I think I did not own many scented toys as a child. They were cute and had a cute concept and I did want them.
I didn’t have this doll either. I have the companion doll Starbrite Sparkles that came out a few years later. I do remember her cartoon show/special/pilot.
I thought these were cute and wanted them. They had some spinoff lines including Boucin’ Kids, Ponies, and Princess.
Magic Message ponies
Another pony I didn’t own. I heard now a lot of them are wrecked because of age. It was a neat little concept. The ponies relied on gimmicks towards the end of the line.
Shark Attack game
I had this game. My little cousin liked it so much about 8 years later he got a copy of the game for his birthday. I remember mentioning that they kept the 1980s picture of the kids playing it on the back of the box.
Now You’re Cooking (Hasbro)
Like I mentioned in my previous 1988 toy blog I was not into cooking related toys back then unless it was fake food like Fisher Price cakes.