Now as an adult I know that the saturday morning cartoon was to sell toys, but what a great way to do it. Just look at Hasbro, Kenner and Mattel. These three companies dominated the toy shelves and also created some of the greatest cartoons.
Hasbro introduced us to G.I. Joe, Transformers, and My Little Pony.
Kenner sold us on a little known movie known as Star Wars along with M.A.S.K, Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears.
Mattel took us to a world called Eternia and introduced us to HE-MAN and the Masters of the Universe, Rainbow Brite and Marvel: Secret Wars.
Now many of us remember the shows we watched, but many I had forgotten. Super Globetrotters, Shirt Tales, Monchhichis, along with ones that you could never forget such as Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Snorkels, Gummy Bears and Dragon’s Lair to name a few. I found a great site that tells you which year, time slot and channel some of my favorite shows were on http://www.inthe80s.com/saturdays.shtml . Now we all had a preference to what we liked, but was your favorite? Take Our Poll
By: Simon J.