Archive for category: Dolls

Obsession of the Day: Barbie TV/Game-Related Playsets

I’m not going to lie, I had a massive collection of Barbies. I still have them, somewhere, but I had a stupid amount of the dolls, accessories, and playsets. I had a Barbie airplane, motor home, scooter, gym, hair salon, washer dryer… just. A stupid amount. Something that totally blew my mind today and, also still not lying, made me...

7 Inappropriate Toy Names

The 80s and 90s were a different time, a little less politically correct, that’s for sure. That, coupled with lax marketing departments (or some really good trolls), are likely the reason why these toys were so inappropriately named. 7 – Kidgetts Even Wikipedia knows what’s up. Kidgetts hit the market in 1989, around the same time as Polly Pocket. They...

9 Barbie Commercial Jingles That Will Get Stuck in Your Head

Commercial jingles get stuck in our heads—this isn’t new information, but sometimes we manage to get those jingles out of our heads and get some work done. Well, Pop Rewind is here to put an end to that. Here are nine Barbie commercials with jingles you’ll be humming for the rest of the day. 9 – Cut and Style Barbie...

Christmas Wish Lists

It’s been a few weeks, so we thought we’d better check in with The League of Extraordinary Bloggers and pull our weight. This week’s assignment is “What’s on your Christmas wish list this year?” Since we’re adults (allegedly) with little impulse control (this part is fact), we just buy all the fun gadgets we want throughout the year for the...

Pretty Soldier Bootleg Moon

I love flea markets, and back before I knew any better, I’d buy anything and everything I could there. In the beginning of my Sailormoon fanaticism, I was in a flea market in a small town a few hours from where I lived. I didn’t have any Sailormoon merchandise at all—this was around 1995-1996. Imagine my eyes when I saw...

11 Fads We’re Glad Are Over

If you were in grade school in the 80s and 90s, you’re guilty of buying into hundreds of bizarre fads along the way. Here are just a handful of fads we’ve all fallen to and are happy that we don’t have to encounter anymore. 11 – Treasure Trolls Humans collect the weirdest things…While Troll Dolls came out in the 1960s,...

Sweet Secrets!

Sweet Secrets were gaudy plastic baubles that led secret lives—inside they were little tiny dolls! There were playsets as well that turned from unassuming picture frames into swimming pools, or in this case, a comb into a bed! Well, it used to be a comb that turned into a bed. Now it’s a handle that turns into a bed without...

ALF Burger King Puppet

Did you know running a pop culture site can make your friends suspicious? It’s true. Recently, I was visiting some friends when something fuzzy caught my eye. At first, I thought it was a giant cat hairball. No, it wasn’t a hairball. I squinted in disbelief when I realized what it was: A Burger King ALF puppet! I asked to...

Interview with Christy Marx, Creator of Jem

Jem and the Holograms was arguably one of the most influential series in the 1980s, surpassing expectations with rich characters and involved storylines that appealed to both females and males. The animated series was based on an already existing line of dolls from Hasbro, and follows Jerrica Benton and her holographic alter-ego Jem, and involves love triangles, band battles, and...

7 Strange Barbie Dolls

Mattel has released thousands of Barbie and friends dolls over the decades. Some of them are classics, like the first Barbies, Malibu Barbie, and Totally Hair Barbie. Others are… well, they just are. Here’s a look back at seven of the strangest dolls Mattel put out for the Barbie line. 7 – Earring Magic Ken, 1992 He never was too...