What's the count for unexpected deaths up to so far this month? The man behind "Addicted to Love" and "Simply Irresistible" died (story.news.yahoo.com) today of a heart attack. Those were two of the coolest sing-along songs of the 80s, by far.
You could try to track down a Sears catalog from the time frame that you are interested in. It should have all of the items that you are looking for. I loved demoing Atari games at Sears when I was a kid.