The 11 Most Important Playsets Of The ’80s
11. My Little Pony Show Stable
Originally released in 1983, this charming playset came with the all-important exclusive toy – which in this case was Lemon Drop and her puppy friend Brandy.
My Little Pony Show Stable commercial:
10. Lady LovelyLocks: Castle LovelyLocks
Although this toy line is mostly forgotten, it did produce a very cool playset, Castle LovelyLocks, which when opened with a key turned into play garden for Lady LovelyLocks and her friends.
Lady LovelyLocks: Castle LovelyLocks commercial:
9. Sweet Secrets: Jewelry Box Playhouse
The awesome toy line — which was a bit of like Transformers — had an accompanying playset that was also an actual jewelry box.
Sweet Secrets: Jewelry Box Playhouse commercial:
8. Care Bears: Care-a-Lot Playset
Produced by Kenner in 1983, it was the first and only Care Bears’ playset released in the ’80s.
7. Hello Kitty’s Dollhouse
Produced by Sanrio in 1984, the house came with a 14-piece furniture set and even a baby blue convertible for Hello Kitty to cruise around in.
6. Barbie’s Glamour Home
Released in 1984, this Barbie house came with a “glamorous” spiral staircase and a very ’80s wicker furniture set.
Barbie’s Glamour Home commercial:
5. Jem’s Rock Backstager
Jem, the ultimate ’80s rockstar, came with her own dressing room playset — which also doubled as a speaker!
Jem’s Rock Backstager
4. Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Happy Home Doll House
Produced by Kenner in 1983, this huge doll house included, a front porch, balcony, and skylight, all spread out over three floors.
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Happy Home Doll House commercial:
3. She-Ra’s Crystal Castle
She-Ra — like her brother He-Man — came with her own iconic castle, the Crystal Castle, that came complete with a working elevator/throne and purple plastic sleigh bed (perfectly fit for a princess).
She-Ra’s Crystal Castle commercial:
2. Barbie’s Dream House
Originally created in 1979, this dollhouse was a perennial seller throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. The playset wasn’t just an investment in money, but also floor space – this thing was huge.
Barbie’s Dream House commercial:
1. My Little Pony Dream Castle
Released by Hasbro in 1983, the Dream Castle was the ultimate My Little Pony playset. Like the Show Stable, it came with it’s own exclusive figure, Majesty, who was a unicorn, of course.
My Little Pony Dream Castle commercial:
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