Old school pencil sharpener, I remember dreading to get up and sharpen my pencil in class. Everyone looks up and watches ya and then you take the pencil out and have to turn it a different way to get the other side sharp as well.
The Rubik's Cube was released. Erno Rubik wanted to teach his kids about objects so he came up with the idea of the cube. There we over 43 quintillion ways to solve the cube, and since the over 100 million have been sold.
The Castle,from Mr Rogers Neighborhood - I think it was a brilliant idea to continue "Mr Roger's Neighborhood" by animating it and having it all take place in the "magic kingdom" with Daniel Tiger, the King and all the other "toys"
In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. the smallest one was Madeline. my sister and I loved this show and used to have the Halloween special on VHS.