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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Poochie from Mattel (1983)

Released in 1983 by Mattel, Poochie was a plush stuffed animal with sassitude. Poochie’s advertising focused on helping young girls find a voice and speak their minds. Poochie was decked out with pink ears, paws, and tail. Her accessories included a pair of purple sunglasses and a heart-shaped tag inscribed with her name. Poochie served as the focal point for a line of products that included activity sets, stamps, stationery, and other accessories.

Remember the toys and games of years past through vintage advertising – for better and for worse!