Pop Insider Senior Editor James Zahn joined Fox 59 in Indianapolis to show off retro holiday gifts that are a blast from the past. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below. For the holiday season’s geekiest gifts, be sure to check out Pop Insider’s Holiday Gift Guide.


SPEAK & SPELL

Speak & Spell is back and it’s just like you remember! One of the earliest computerized learning systems from the 70s and 80s, Speak & Spell was the first educational toy designed to help children learn to spell over 200 commonly misspelled words using a speech synthesizer. Now, a whole new generation can enjoy this…

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  • MSRP:
  • $24.99

CARE BEARS PLUSH ONESIES

Whether your vibe is Cheer Bear, Bedtime Bear, or Share Bear, get cozy with a Care Bears-themed onesie.

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  • MSRP:
  • $84.00

CARE BEARS CHEER BEAR FURRY BACKPACK

Spread cheer, kindness, and sunshine wherever kids go! This soft, furry Cheer Bear furry backpack is the sweetest, brightest, most — well — cheerful accessory ever!

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  • MSRP:
  • $42.00


MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ORIGINS CASTLE GRAYSKULL PLAYSET

You have the power! This diorama-style playset opens to reveal four rooms, a working elevator, a trap door, themed accessories, and a special-edition Temple of Darkness Sorceress figure.

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  • MSRP:
  • $74.99

JUMANJI DELUXE

The classic game inspired by the movie is BACK! Players go on a quest through the jungle, solving riddles, surviving events, and completing challenges. Press the electronic Green Dome and hear the beating drums of Jumanji! Look inside to see riddles and dangerous events appear for players to complete (e.g. The group must collectively name…

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  • MSRP:
  • $50.00

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Bill Reese

Bill Reese

Bill Reese is Director of Operations at Adventure Media & Events, where he's worked since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and making subway systems out of Brio trains with his little boy Jonah.

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