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Autumn
07-01-2010, 07:45 PM
I never get tired of reminiscing over stuff I loved as a kid.


Does anyone remember these?! Mmmm, PB Max!

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8251/pbmax.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbd-jzQU4EM


What about Burples? I used to drink EVERYTHING out of a Burple container (although I don't remember the commercial being so hilarious!).

http://veggiemacabre.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/burple.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKdhtEXQf2k


I'm pretty sure Planters Cheese Balls didn't die out in the 80's, but they did play a huge role in my life. Peanut butter and cheese ball sandwich? YES PLEASE!

http://onceuponawin.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/win-pics-cheez-balls.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFV32aCEJ28


And just so I'm not a complete fatty talking about just food, this was one of the best toys I ever owned. I still sing the song when I give my dogs a bath.

http://www.x-entertainment.com/thanksgiving/macyparade/1984/commercials/pics/59.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oEuOaggahQ

Regina Phalange
07-01-2010, 07:58 PM
One of my favorite toys growing up. We were poor and space was very limited, so to have something like this was a huge big deal


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DAFkFCqNwM

Autumn
07-01-2010, 08:00 PM
My older sister had a My Little Pony castle, and I was so jealous! Of course, I understand why she didn't let me play with it. My ponies always had ratty hair because I didn't brush it, and I usually drew stuff on them, like toenails or swimsuits. :confused:

iamstilljamiepoo
07-01-2010, 08:16 PM
Did any of you gals buy into the Alyssa Milano machine as a kid? I did. Loved her! This may be early 90's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4EB7upTTWE

Gotta let it out!

frou
07-01-2010, 08:24 PM
.

Lágnætti
07-01-2010, 08:39 PM
American TV was ace in the eighties:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXehSng0NV4&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVonyVSQoM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdFN6agkNnQ

toriMODE
07-01-2010, 09:35 PM
I miss the MunChiChi's!

Cunter Fartlett
07-01-2010, 09:50 PM
Did any of you gals buy into the Alyssa Milano machine as a kid? I did. Loved her! This may be early 90's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4EB7upTTWE

Gotta let it out!

hahahahaha "halfway between a feather and a sledge"?? Was that what she said? hahahaha. Gawd I miss the late eighties.

anj
07-01-2010, 10:09 PM
man. i always thought burples were just some weird no-name thing that we bought at wal-mart. i had no idea so many people knew them and i am SHOCKED there was a commercial! i've never seen that!!!!

[[dance]]

lacuna
07-01-2010, 10:44 PM
ah, cheez balls. I begged BEGGED my mom for those every time I had a sleep over.

And I had Burples too! I'd completely forgotten about those.

Also, I loved this (which might still be around)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/Easy_cheese2.jpg

what could be better than cheese in a can

Autumn
07-01-2010, 10:47 PM
Oh, Easy Cheese is so totally still around. Mmm.

Chalk
07-02-2010, 12:12 AM
What is the 80s without MacGyver? The man is my hero.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTWEh2mcdsg
http://movindowntheroad.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/macgyver-clip.jpg

Chalk
07-02-2010, 12:21 AM
Also....
http://larryfire.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/macgyver.jpg

Kari
07-02-2010, 12:48 AM
Holy shit! I loved PB Max! It was mah faaavorite!

I also loved Andy Capp's Hot Fries!

eednic
07-02-2010, 01:24 AM
Mmmmm....cheez balls! Give me some orange soda and that's a meal baby!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_v6QAgvDKNdE/SPeILBr_7AI/AAAAAAAAAvk/Briydu_QzYU/s400/orange_crush.jpg


Hmmm...the 80s. I think I had an Easy Bake Oven. And a Sit N Spin.

I loved my Sit N Spin.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZPaDTSo7Hz8/SSgnSde4LFI/AAAAAAAAAJM/w09KWDqkiSA/s320/sit_n_spin.jpg

I wish I had one now!

Corey Haim
07-02-2010, 03:24 AM
you know, this past decade was nothing but '80s nostalgia and it seems like this summer there's a shitload of '80s nostalgia movies, or movies taking their cues from the '80s. what i want is '90s nostalgia!

cinny~lou
07-02-2010, 03:25 AM
I had the worst craving for Cheez Balls a few weeks ago. That's when I found out they're no longer made. I was crushed.

I was going to post this in the 80's thread on the other forum a month or so ago before it folded.
www.imremembering.com (http://imremembering.com/)

Banjee
07-02-2010, 03:29 AM
Z Cavaricci
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/mfgarcia/zcavaricci.gif
;l Fess up. WHo owned a pair?

Banjee
07-02-2010, 03:30 AM
what i want is '90s nostalgia!
Club kids and ravers!

Regina Phalange
07-02-2010, 03:35 AM
I think I posted a link to this site on @. Once upon a win (http://epicwinftw.com/tag/once-upon-a-win/)

I was watching some sitcom today where they were playing Mousetrap, which made me smile. Did anyone ever play that correctly or just assemble it?

Man, did I STINK when I wore this shit, bouncing around my room, reading my YM and Sassy, listening to Out of the Blue, using my Aqua Net or Salon Selectives to give myself impenetrable bangs, with my tight-rolle, acid washed jeans.

http://epicwinftw.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/exclamation1.jpg?w=500&h=406

MTC
07-02-2010, 06:29 AM
My version of the 80's is slightly different from everyone else I guess because I'm older. I was smoking pot, drinking to excess and hanging out until the wee hours of the morning at heavy metal clubs (moshing in the front row - oh yes, that was me). All this to my mother's horror who accused me of being a Satanist at one point. All that did was cause me to laugh at her which didn't help matters much. Frankly, I'm surprised I remember as much as I do.

beKa
07-02-2010, 03:03 PM
Club kids and ravers!

i'm friends with the Limelight on facebook. It's like taking a step back in time!!

I had a Hot Cycle, though here it appears to be called a Big Wheel:

http://www.retropedalcars.com/images/Marx-Big-Wheel.jpg

Does anyone remember Burger Bundles? My dad used to buy em for us all the time. Hahahha, watching this commercial totally brings back memories!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTbSHOMndI

Kari
07-02-2010, 03:12 PM
Two words: SKIP-IT!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITmBUIB5x1k

PoorMatty
07-02-2010, 03:22 PM
I had a Hot Cycle, though here it appears to be called a Big Wheel:

http://www.retropedalcars.com/images/Marx-Big-Wheel.jpg



I had one of these! But I always called it a Big Wheel. I think I went through two of them actually. I thought it was so cool.

Who else had a Teddy Ruxpin?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EshrR-xk2E

Scary as all shit today, but at the time I was obsessed. I could sit and stare at my Teddy Ruxpin while he told me stories for hours.

An aside: I love the kid in that commercial. He talks like a Long Island housewife.

Kari
07-02-2010, 03:36 PM
Teddy Ruxpin was AMAZING...except when he started to run out of batteries. Then he was creepy as FUCK, like something out of the Twilight Zone. He'd get all slow and ominous sounding. *shudder*

Maggers
07-02-2010, 03:45 PM
Cross-posted from GP:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq1bLddE61Q


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJx8-DGgbiM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW88rS1qRJU&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDH3AoOQzE0&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stiKu-Mbh8g


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrLjLeGUjio&feature=PlayList&p=C2DF522F4E029813&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=5

Obviously, tv played a perhaps too large part of my childhood.

pan
07-02-2010, 03:46 PM
Teddy Ruxpin was AMAZING...except when he started to run out of batteries. Then he was creepy as FUCK, like something out of the Twilight Zone. He'd get all slow and ominous sounding. *shudder*

he looks fucking creepy in that still^

Barbarella
07-02-2010, 03:58 PM
Remember the plastic charm craze?

http://media7.dropshots.com/photos/670135/20091106/135832.jpg

Churumbela
07-02-2010, 04:49 PM
^
I was obsessed with those charm things. I had a little lipstick one and I thought it was the coolest shit ever.

I remember I always wanted a Pogo Ball:

http://societalsickness.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/pogo-ball.jpg

but my mum thought I'd hurt myself.

Kari
07-02-2010, 04:51 PM
I had a Pogo ball. I did hurt myself using it, frequently. ;l Your mom was right!

Chalk
07-02-2010, 05:20 PM
My childhood best friend had a pogo ball. It was fun for five minutes.

Churumbela
07-02-2010, 07:24 PM
I had a Pogo ball. I did hurt myself using it, frequently. ;l Your mom was right!

She usually is, damn her!

;l

Tiny
07-02-2010, 07:47 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fDpQoteSvrI/Sy8XNza3lyI/AAAAAAAAEhg/dpJ2Ea5n8h0/s320/monchichi.jpg

Monchichis!

beKa
07-02-2010, 08:12 PM
Haha!! remember the cartoon?

Ryan
07-02-2010, 09:50 PM
I was a huge My Little Pony fan. My family knew really early on that I wasn't your typical redneck boy. :( But good for my dad, proudly marching me into Walmart and letting me buy a scented purple pony that smelled like blueberries and cream.

Skip-It and Pogo Balls were amazing. My grandma babysat 7 grandkids everyday so she bought us stuff like that to keep us outside.

What about Jem? She was Lady Gaga before Lady Gaga was Lady Gaga. Or Bravestar? lkasjdlkajsd.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20BZID081Vk

"Speed of the puma!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0UwEExtjAc

Churumbela
07-02-2010, 09:55 PM
I wish I had a scanner so I could upload the picture from the year I dressed as Jem for Halloween. I think I was eight. It was pretty fierce.

toriMODE
07-02-2010, 10:05 PM
I had one of these! But I always called it a Big Wheel. I think I went through two of them actually. I thought it was so cool.

Who else had a Teddy Ruxpin?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EshrR-xk2E

Scary as all shit today, but at the time I was obsessed. I could sit and stare at my Teddy Ruxpin while he told me stories for hours.

An aside: I love the kid in that commercial. He talks like a Long Island housewife.

I used to get a new big wheel for each of my birthdays. I had the Smurf one, Dukes of Hazard, and Knight Rider!

SparkleMotion
07-02-2010, 10:06 PM
I had Jem everything! Jem pajamas, all the Jem dolls and their tapes and even a Jem outfit I could wear. Plus, my friend and I would do our make-up like Jem and think we were cool shit walking around the neighborhood. Really we just looked like underage hookers. Good times.

toriMODE
07-02-2010, 10:09 PM
I had Jem everything! Jem pajamas, all the Jem dolls and their tapes and even a Jem outfit I could wear. Plus, my friend and I would do our make-up like Jem and think we were cool shit walking around the neighborhood. Really we just looked like underage hookers. Good times.

Some of my friends in NYC dressed up as Jem and the Holograms for Halloween!

clarion
07-02-2010, 10:14 PM
I know the words to more Jem songs than I should.

lacuna
07-02-2010, 10:17 PM
Totally obsessed with Jem

Also, we need some She-ra all up in here


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR65P73X5GI

Regina Phalange
07-02-2010, 10:24 PM
I LOVED Jem. I used to hold my boombox up to the tv to record the songs that I didn't already have (remember the dolls each came with a cassette?) I think we collectively ended up with all the dolls but Rio. Snore. And the later additions to the bands.

I was always so annoyed they couldn't put the flashy earrings closer to Jem/Jerrica's ears instead of making her like Frankenstein with bolts in her neck. And Barbie clothes did not fit over Jem dolls' boobs, even though Jem dolls towered over them and most of the other accessories fit. WTH, Mattel?

Jem was probably the last toy craze I was into before going to teen stuff. So I remember going to school and hearing some of the older kids talking about Welome to the Jungle, and this is what I thought they meant:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h7gE8m0jic

And also when people started talking about the punk band Misfits, I was highly confused.

I was also super into She-Ra. They fit very well into my My Little Pony castle.

Barbarella
07-02-2010, 10:40 PM
She-Ra was my girl!

Jessy
07-03-2010, 12:45 AM
i was ALL about dumbo's circus. did anyone else also love this show?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=attoEWTbhrs

cinny~lou
07-03-2010, 01:52 AM
I remember a FANTASTIC She-Ra costume someone wore for Halloween. Her dad had made it. Who was that? It deserves a repost!

C33
07-03-2010, 02:30 AM
WonderWorks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WonderWorks)!

Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea = two of the best made-for-tv movies ever. So well done it almost doesn't seem 80s!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlfCYKTBXXk


ETA: Wow. YouTube is full of Anne montages set to bad music :(

lacuna
07-03-2010, 05:18 AM
ahem


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEEsX69iIxY&feature=related

Churumbela
07-03-2010, 04:58 PM
Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea = two of the best made-for-tv movies ever. So well done it almost doesn't seem 80s!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlfCYKTBXXk




My parents had both of them on VHS, which I think they got as a thank-you from the Public Television funding drive. I watched them obsessively. If I still had a VCR that worked, I'd probably watch them right now. I so loved that Anne-girl!

Becka
07-03-2010, 05:04 PM
Mapletown/MYCOG

My mom still has all my old Mapletown guys at her house. Lucien LOVES them. We've supplemented some of the more worn out ones with Calico Critters.

Mysterious Cities of Gold - Kev found this on a torrent for me in 2006 for my birthday. I was so happy to finally see the end -lol- My parents cancelled cable before I could see it!

SrslyChris
07-03-2010, 05:30 PM
ahem


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEEsX69iIxY&feature=related

Oh my God. That was like my favorite show when I was three, and I knew every word from that video.

Maeve
07-03-2010, 06:16 PM
I don't know in the rest of the world but one the italian 80's fashion games was this:

http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/hula_hoops.jpg

the hula hoop.

When I was a kid everybody had one and everybody passed hours spinning that thing in every way.

Alizarin Crimson
07-03-2010, 06:42 PM
My parents had both of them on VHS, which I think they got as a thank-you from the Public Television funding drive. I watched them obsessively. If I still had a VCR that worked, I'd probably watch them right now. I so loved that Anne-girl!

They're available on DVD! Woot! :)

Churumbela
07-03-2010, 07:59 PM
^
Yay! I will have to add them to my Wish List on Amazon. I think, unlike many things from the 80s, Anne will stand the test of time.

C33
07-03-2010, 08:01 PM
If you get the DVD, avoid the commentary. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like it at least temporarily takes some of the film's magic away. (I remember what I heard of it being kinda boring anyway.) This is one of those projects where I don’t want to know the technical side of how it came be.

I’ve never watched The Continuing Story, and I don’t plan to. The first two films are gold, and the reviews for the third are overwhelmingly negative.

80s Anne or it didn’t happen!

anj
07-03-2010, 11:00 PM
ahem


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEEsX69iIxY&feature=related

YES!!!! we would always get to watch this during music class in elementary school. that and mary poppins.

[[dance]]

anj
07-03-2010, 11:03 PM
oh! today's special!

http://todays-special.schuminweb.com/images/cast.jpg

[[dance]]

Churumbela
07-03-2010, 11:22 PM
Anyone else watch this?

http://iheartguts.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/slim_goodbodyx.jpg

FaerieDreamer
07-04-2010, 12:29 AM
If you get the DVD, avoid the commentary. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like it at least temporarily takes some of the film's magic away. (I remember what I heard of it being kinda boring anyway.) This is one of those projects where I don’t want to know the technical side of how it came be.

I’ve never watched The Continuing Story, and I don’t plan to. The first two films are gold, and the reviews for the third are overwhelmingly negative.

80s Anne or it didn’t happen!


My seventh grade Language Arts teacher showed Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea to us and we just ate them up. My friends and I talked for ages of going to Prince Edward Island! *laugh* I have the VHS of both movies (although Avonlea is now called Anne of Green Gables, the sequel. bleh). I saw The Continuing Story on PBS when it came out and didnt like it at all. To this day though, I cannot watch Matthew's death and funeral scenes. I just sob like a baby through the whole thing.

I can't wait to share Anne with my daughter.

Barbarella
07-04-2010, 12:32 AM
http://jeremyberg.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/neverending_story_dvd_1096.jpg

lacuna
07-04-2010, 01:26 AM
^The neverending sto-oh-ry! Ahh-ahh-ahh ahh-ahh-ahh ahh-ahh-ahhh! The never-ending sto-oh-ry...

http://www.darkcrystalthemovie.com/images/posterSplash.jpg

http://www.ithaca.edu/keg/seminar/labyrinth.jpg

Maeve
07-04-2010, 02:57 AM
http://jeremyberg.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/neverending_story_dvd_1096.jpg




http://www.darkcrystalthemovie.com/images/posterSplash.jpg

http://www.ithaca.edu/keg/seminar/labyrinth.jpg

Great movies!

Maeby
07-04-2010, 04:18 AM
http://jeremyberg.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/neverending_story_dvd_1096.jpg


Atreyu!!!

lacuna
07-04-2010, 04:34 AM
Falcor!!!

Regina Phalange
07-04-2010, 05:25 AM
I think I saw all three of those in theaters.

I never did figure out what Bastian yelled at the end to name the empress.

lacuna
07-04-2010, 05:45 AM
^I think that was intentional. It's supposed to be a mystery.

MTC
07-04-2010, 05:57 AM
I think I saw all three of those in theaters.

I never did figure out what Bastian yelled at the end to name the empress.

His mother's name. It was drowned out by thunder so we never really hear what the name is.

C33
07-04-2010, 06:19 AM
The NeverEnding Story is another film that's aged well.

*wonders if it was ever available on CED*


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_s8l-yu7AZLM/Scgp9wO9VjI/AAAAAAAAGfk/8J8XrzdD-7M/s400/laserdisc_01.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPQu__8hZ1Y

C33
07-04-2010, 06:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw6xesXLIAA

Barbarella
07-04-2010, 02:01 PM
^THAT was one of the best moment of my childhood!
It's so sad what's happened to Mtv. :(

pan
07-04-2010, 02:58 PM
poor MTV. it's like it died a long time ago but some soulless demon ripped the skin off it's corpse and is still masquerading itself as it. MTV2 has gone to hell too...

Regina Phalange
07-04-2010, 03:55 PM
I know at the time we weren't supposed to hear what Bastian yelled, but I figured it would have been on IMDB or something by now, someone saying "oh yeah, he yelled xyz". I never read the book or saw the sequel, so for all I know it showed up in either of those. :)

My itunes surprised me with this song yesterday


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANEx_6mbC2M&feature=related

Churumbela
07-04-2010, 04:31 PM
I think I saw all three of those in theaters.

I never did figure out what Bastian yelled at the end to name the empress.

In the book, Bastian names the Childlike Empress "Moonchild," which was his mother's name. But yeah, I think they left it deliberately obscured in the movie.

Tulip In A Cup
07-04-2010, 06:47 PM
[QUOTE=Scarlet;14698]I know at the time we weren't supposed to hear what Bastian yelled, but I figured it would have been on IMDB or something by now, someone saying "oh yeah, he yelled xyz". I never read the book or saw the sequel, so for all I know it showed up in either of those. :) My itunes surprised me with this song yesterday[QUOTE=Scarlet;14698]


I love that song!!

As for burples I always remembered those but didnt remember what they were called! They were awesome!!

Tulip In A Cup
07-04-2010, 06:53 PM
Some of my favorite sitcoms of the 80s!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojc02OvZVo8&feature=related



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukSvjqwJixw



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ldKMY109rc

Barbarella
07-04-2010, 09:04 PM
^Yes to all of that! :)

beKa
07-06-2010, 04:13 PM
Ahhh! Loved all of that. The 80's sitcoms - Small Wonder, Who's The Boss, Family Ties, Belvedere, and the obscure, not very long lived ones, too - anyone remember The Charmings??

My Little Ponies were my favorite (I remember there was a movie, and the Sea Ponies sang, "Shoo be doo be do, shoo shoo be do!), as was She-Ra, and i loved Thundercats as well, and watched He-Man a lot.

I have a special edition Dark Crystal boxed dvd set that contains a slide from the film!

Babysitters Club Books, Sweet Valley High - Oh, and let's not forget one of the best shows on tv:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D4UShuRUaw

I would love to find reruns and have a marathon of this and Little House on the Prairie!

Barbarella
07-06-2010, 04:42 PM
^ OMG, I taped all the Rags to Riches and watched them over and over!!!

Maeve
07-06-2010, 06:43 PM
I have a special edition Dark Crystal boxed dvd set that contains a slide from the film!


A couple of years ago I searched for this box set but didn't find it. I have the regular DVD edition but that must be really beautiful.

beKa
07-06-2010, 06:57 PM
It's pretty awesome. I found my copy on ebay! It was reasonably priced, too. I can't remember now but I think I paid around $20-$25.

Autumn
07-06-2010, 10:55 PM
Cross-posted from GP:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW88rS1qRJU&feature=related


HOLY SHIT! I had those! I loved them!

entropy
07-07-2010, 12:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qad-HuGxY_c

Say what you want, but Miss Debbie Gibson had talent.

beKa
07-07-2010, 03:32 AM
Holy crap! I never knew she really did have a good voice/could play piano.

Does anyone remember Christopher Pike?

http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n2/n11531.jpg

Barbarella
07-07-2010, 03:24 PM
[QUOTE=beKa;16010]Holy crap! I never knew she really did have a good voice/could play piano.

Oh yes, she was talented!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONepFcRGkHE

Robin Sparkles
07-07-2010, 04:22 PM
I still have all of my childhood books, including Babysitter's Club and Christopher Pike, and RL Stine and so many more.

Have you guys seen this trailer yet?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsspoW7rSR4

Becka
07-07-2010, 04:32 PM
I was recently thinking about Pike and RL stine books. I don't have any more of them and I don't think they're in print anywhere anymore :( I'd love to reread a few of them

anj
07-07-2010, 06:32 PM
I still have all of my childhood books, including Babysitter's Club and Christopher Pike, and RL Stine and so many more.

Have you guys seen this trailer yet?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsspoW7rSR4

i saw the movie poster when i saw toy story 3. i'm not sure how i feel about it. however, i still think john corbet is hot.

[[dance]]

eednic
07-07-2010, 06:36 PM
Debbie Gibson! Gyaaah! And Tiffany. I loved Tiffany.

Robin Sparkles
07-07-2010, 06:44 PM
Do you know what I had still have?

http://bookishpenguin.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/ey.jpg

beKa
07-07-2010, 06:48 PM
No! I would love to try that.

JayPeaches
07-07-2010, 07:04 PM
Jelly Shoes! My Mom never let me wear them to school, except one day I peed in my pants in the library and she felt so bad for me that when she brought me my change of clothes, she let me wear my jelly shoes.

http://thevinylvillage.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/jellyshoes.jpg

JayPeaches
07-07-2010, 07:09 PM
Me and my bro in 1986, sitting on the hood of his redneck car (a white Camaro).
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1980/67/115/560265683/n560265683_1758072_79.jpg

Also, I don't know if Cabbage Patch Kids originated in the 80s, but I had one. Her name was Catalina Madalina and my uncles in Germany thought it was hilarious to undress her and take pictures of her. :(
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1980/67/115/560265683/n560265683_1758267_5575.jpg

Robin Sparkles
07-07-2010, 07:17 PM
I loved my Cabbage Patch doll! I also had the cat version - what were they called? Koosas?

iamstilljamiepoo
07-07-2010, 07:17 PM
Remember these!

Robin Sparkles
07-07-2010, 07:29 PM
Yes! Apparently there was a movie made that I have never seen. It is in the queue for my 80's Movie Night group.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lXmuXVGidY

beKa
07-07-2010, 08:47 PM
I need to start having an 80s movie night. I vaguely remember Koosas!

Uh...thought I had more to say, sorry. Here's my contribution:

http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.108119176.jpg

mynx
07-07-2010, 08:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsbigF0T9HE

anj
07-07-2010, 09:34 PM
I need to start having an 80s movie night. I vaguely remember Koosas!

Uh...thought I had more to say, sorry. Here's my contribution:

http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.108119176.jpg

yes!! i remember a purple one but i don't think it was mine. maybe a cousin had it. but it was cool!!

[[dance]]

Barbarella
07-07-2010, 10:09 PM
I had that in pink too!

Remember theses?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3585/3373693601_b5f3551072.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_o67EkGWZMGA/SMopMrKk5aI/AAAAAAAAABg/8EEFTFtPc_Y/s400/swatch2.JPG

beKa
07-07-2010, 11:02 PM
Ohhhhhh snap! forgot all about that see through phone! I had one, loved it. I had a Swatch too, loved that more!

anj
07-07-2010, 11:18 PM
how jealous are you that i still have one of those?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/mykatjim/2e893975.jpg

[[dance]]

Crazy Don
07-07-2010, 11:37 PM
I need to start having an 80s movie night. I vaguely remember Koosas!

Uh...thought I had more to say, sorry. Here's my contribution:

http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.108119176.jpg

I had something that looked something like that that I bought at Big Lots. It was pink too, and I'm a guy!

I had it until the volume control went bad on it (it stayed loud)…

JayPeaches
07-08-2010, 12:37 AM
http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n2/n14768.jpg

lacuna
07-08-2010, 12:45 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3585/3373693601_b5f3551072.jpg



I always wanted one of these. Still kinda do. If they had one that was cordless I'd be all over it.

beKa
07-08-2010, 02:27 AM
Don, pink was a hot color for guys in the 80s! look at the miami vice crew, they loved their flamingo colored tshirts.

my story about the pink boombox is that i did not have one, but i wanted one, badly. i kept asking my dad for one and he went out and bought me a real boombox, a good one, that was big and silver. when i complained he told me the pink ones were pieces of crap and i'd be better off with the more sophisticated boombox. so ever since then i am an electronics snob. :D

jeth
07-08-2010, 03:46 AM
I didn't have a boombox until I was around 10. Before that, I had to play the mixtapes my babysitter made for me on my sister's Teddy Ruxpin.

lacuna
07-08-2010, 03:53 AM
^I had one of these

http://i44.tinypic.com/2m6v3mw.jpg

HumptyDumpty
07-08-2010, 04:19 AM
One of my favorite toys growing up. We were poor and space was very limited, so to have something like this was a huge big deal


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DAFkFCqNwM

My Little Pony was my FAVORITE growing up. Granted, I was born in '88, so a majority of my growing-up happened in the 90s. But I remember pay day was every thursday for my dad, so he would bring me home a new My Little Pony toy almost every week.

I love everything 80s... music, movies, fashion... I'm kind of sad I missed it :(

beKa
07-08-2010, 03:10 PM
Ahhh, i had that fisher price tape player, too! Forgot all about that thing. I wonder if any of this is still in our old attic...

iamstilljamiepoo
07-08-2010, 03:32 PM
I can't remember if I had the tape player. I think one of my friends did. I am pretty sure I wanted one.

JayPeaches
07-08-2010, 04:11 PM
I wanted a Barbie shower, but my mother was convinced I would ruin the carpet if she let me have one. :(

marci
07-08-2010, 04:31 PM
i was ALL about dumbo's circus. did anyone else also love this show?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=attoEWTbhrs

Yes!! I watched it everyday, but it played second fiddle to Under The Umbrella Tree!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkBkR5jb6u0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNT7uUXekjU

I can't find a video for the intros, but I also loved Hey Dude and Clarissa Explains It All on Nickelodeon.

http://www.thingamababy.com/photos/uncategorized/robie.jpg
Did anyone else have a Robie? I wish I still had mine.

marci
07-08-2010, 04:33 PM
I wanted a Barbie shower, but my mother was convinced I would ruin the carpet if she let me have one. :(

I wasn't very interested in Barbies, but I had a hot tub and Jeep. They were perfect spots for baby making. I frequently put cotton balls under their outfits. I was a sick child! ;l

JayPeaches
07-08-2010, 04:34 PM
I did the cotton-ball thing, too! They were the perfect size for a pregnant Barbie. All the baby-making happened in my bedroom closet. We'd put Ken and Barbie on the bed and shut the closet door.

marci
07-08-2010, 04:40 PM
I'm on a roll, guys! It's all flooding back to me now! :D

http://skinneygenes.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/skipit.jpg
I brought my Skip-It everywhere.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/lookytasty/R5fS42Vq78I/AAAAAAAABLg/SoIwMSOg--8/s400/IMG_0531.JPG
Do they still make these?

http://onceuponawin.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/win-pics-polly-pocket.jpg
Polly Pocket!

Barbarella
07-08-2010, 04:47 PM
All my barbies were lesbians! ;l

beKa
07-08-2010, 05:00 PM
My Barbie's boyfriends were always Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze. LULZ.

JayPeaches
07-08-2010, 05:04 PM
My newest Barbies dated Ken, the oldest ones dated GI Joe. He was so much shorter than Barbie, and his feet were huge. But i only had one Ken, so someone had to date him.

iamstilljamiepoo
07-08-2010, 05:31 PM
^
Oh, yeah? Well MY BARBIE dated my Michael Jackson doll. He had a glove and everything.

clarion
07-08-2010, 09:04 PM
http://onceuponawin.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/win-pics-polly-pocket.jpg
Polly Pocket!

Who was the male version of Polly Pocket? I had him.

Autumn
07-08-2010, 10:21 PM
I had the Fisher Price record player. We listened to Sesame Street records and sometimes put our Peoples on it, and turned it up to the high speed to so they would go around real fast.

http://dolinsky.fa.indiana.edu/caveart/spr02/nsPage/324/FisherPriceRecordplayer1.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/2618694213_01fef0f6ac.jpg

I'm pretty sure my mom sold that record player on eBay for like a hundred bucks or some shit.

anj
07-08-2010, 10:40 PM
several months ago i was obsessively looking on the internet for some little people to buy (i have no idea why!) and i ended up with all this for $12!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/mykatjim/7a2c1b8b.jpg

(yes, the blue and yellow seat looking thing is a toilet. even little people have to go!)

[[dance]]

Barbarella
07-08-2010, 10:41 PM
Some of my favorite shows:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-UzS-c2BSY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahh7wfhFV1w


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKX9e9rQu7M

Autumn
07-08-2010, 10:42 PM
several months ago i was obsessively looking on the internet for some little people to buy (i have no idea why!) and i ended up with all this for $12!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/mykatjim/7a2c1b8b.jpg

(yes, the blue and yellow seat looking thing is a toilet. even little people have to go!)

[[dance]]

We had the toilet! I always wanted to be the blue lady with yellow hair and eyelashes. Peoples were awesome.

clarion
07-08-2010, 11:07 PM
Did anyone else have Pocket Rockers? It was sort of like a mini 8-track player, and you could buy these tiny clear cassettes that had two songs on them.

http://www.thisoldtoy.com/fisher-price/dept-1-Audio-Vis-Mus/j-pocket-rockers/1-pics/FPT19196-pr-player.JPG

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/5529/prtapes.jpg

I know I had Bon Jovi, Cutting Crew, and T'PAU. ;l

anj
07-08-2010, 11:48 PM
yes! i remember those! a friend had them and i was JEAAAALLLOOOUSS!!

wikipedia tells me The advertisements featured a song in the tune of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Down on the Corner. i so remember that!

[[dance]]

beKa
07-09-2010, 12:57 AM
yes! i remember those! a friend had them and i was JEAAAALLLOOOUSS!!

wikipedia tells me The advertisements featured a song in the tune of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Down on the Corner. i so remember that!

[[dance]]

i remember that tooo!!!

autumn, $100? Really? Damn! I wonder what happened to mine. My mom's been giving all my old toys to my niece - my little ponies, little people, the original yellow bus, the my little pony show stable - she LOVES them. those toys shall bring joy for years to come.

also, this:

http://www.retrojunk.com/img/art-images/yakbak.jpg

check out this website, too! http://www.retrojunk.com/

anj
07-09-2010, 02:29 AM
^ was that supposed to be a pic?

[[dance]]

beKa
07-09-2010, 02:31 AM
Yeah, of the yakbak. The other was a link to an 80s and 90's vintage toy and movie website. Why, was the link braken?

lacuna
07-09-2010, 03:55 AM
http://dolinsky.fa.indiana.edu/caveart/spr02/nsPage/324/FisherPriceRecordplayer1.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/2618694213_01fef0f6ac.jpg

I'm pretty sure my mom sold that record player on eBay for like a hundred bucks or some shit.


We had a record player just like that too. I've held on to the 45's we used to play on that thing. Gremlins, Star Wars, Sesame Street. They came with read-along books. I bet they'd be worth a pretty good amount money now, but I don't think I could bear to let them go.


I also had many of those Little People. If I remember correctly, we also had a boat that went with 'em. They were such great bath-time toys.

lacuna
07-09-2010, 03:59 AM
I just remembered a toy I had. It was a plastic dollhouse set. I believe it was called Hello Sally, but I can't remember the exact name. You could get the house, a treehouse, a swimming pool, and it came with little walkways. I can't find any pictures though to show everyone. :(

iamstilljamiepoo
07-09-2010, 04:00 AM
Did anyone else have Pocket Rockers? It was sort of like a mini 8-track player, and you could buy these tiny clear cassettes that had two songs on them.

http://www.thisoldtoy.com/fisher-price/dept-1-Audio-Vis-Mus/j-pocket-rockers/1-pics/FPT19196-pr-player.JPG

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/5529/prtapes.jpg

I know I had Bon Jovi, Cutting Crew, and T'PAU. ;l

I had one! I think I only had the Bangles and the Jets!

lacuna
07-09-2010, 04:07 AM
a few searches under 80's toys and I found my dollhouse set. It wasn't Hello Sally at all. It was Oh Jenny!

http://www.inthe80s.com/toys/images/user-image-1276519971.jpg

ha. there was a farm too. Forgot about that.

Churumbela
07-09-2010, 08:50 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/lookytasty/R5fS42Vq78I/AAAAAAAABLg/SoIwMSOg--8/s400/IMG_0531.JPG
Do they still make these?

Teenies! At least, I'm pretty sure what they were called. I think they do still sell those. At least, the last time I was in a Walmart, three or four years ago, they did.

WARNING: do not Google Teenies.

iamstilljamiepoo
07-09-2010, 08:53 PM
^
You know they taste awful, I know they taste awful; that said, I, without fail, would BEG for some at the store with my mom. Every time.

beKa
07-09-2010, 09:03 PM
We call those crackhead juices around here. Not quite sure where that originated from!

clarion
07-09-2010, 09:07 PM
They're Little Hugs!

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/6677/hugsp.jpg

I see them every now and then in the dollar store.

iamstilljamiepoo
07-09-2010, 09:11 PM
They should be called sugared ass.

Barbarella
07-09-2010, 10:24 PM
They should be called little diabeetus!

anj
07-09-2010, 11:30 PM
WonderWorks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WonderWorks)!

Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea = two of the best made-for-tv movies ever. So well done it almost doesn't seem 80s!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlfCYKTBXXk


ETA: Wow. YouTube is full of Anne montages set to bad music :(

to anyone with directv - Anne of green gables and Anne of avonlea will both be on channel 374 BYU on Saturday afternoon!

[[dance]]

beKa
07-10-2010, 03:32 PM
lol! little diabeetus indeed!

today's contribution:

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/wishbook/poundpuppies.jpg

eednic
07-10-2010, 03:43 PM
Little people!! I love those. I think I had a little people barn or farm or something.

YES!!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ERvHmCHlAXo/SjRNTve9iBI/AAAAAAAACM8/UbVCzyTdFDg/s400/FPbarn.jpg

I'm pretty sure something mooed when you opened it. The barn doors, maybe?

jeth
07-10-2010, 03:44 PM
I just got one of those a few months ago, as someone was having a retro birthday party and she handed out Pound Puppies as gifts to her guests. :)

iamstilljamiepoo
07-10-2010, 04:39 PM
I gave my niece one for her 4th birthday last year.
Oh and the barn doors DID open upon opening.

Churumbela
07-10-2010, 05:45 PM
lol! little diabeetus indeed!

today's contribution:

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/wishbook/poundpuppies.jpg

Awwww, I loved my Pound Puppy! I wonder what ever happened to him?
Childhood stuffed animals I still own:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JvTUuZ091Yc/SszVrah3LNI/AAAAAAAAAws/ZhQs4SQY050/s400/glow_worm.jpg
http://nostalgichome.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/care-bear-cheer-bear-plush1.jpg
http://www.stufffromthe80s.co.uk/images/rainbow-brite-doll.jpg

tully
07-10-2010, 05:55 PM
We call those crackhead juices around here. Not quite sure where that originated from!

We called them that too!! I have no idea why.

Because I was best friends with my Orthodox Jewish neighbor, I used to call Little People "Menschies", because in Yiddish "mensch" means "good man." I had no clue that this was not the actual name of the toy until well into my adulthood.

beKa
07-10-2010, 07:51 PM
Tully!! Hahahah!! That's awesome.

My boyfriend and I were just discussing last night how when we were kids it was exciting for Rudolph, The Sound of Music (he never saw that, but i loved it) and The Wizard of Oz to come on once every year. Being a kid in the 80s, there were only 12 or 13 channels and all that was on daytime tv was soap operas, divorce court, game shows, movie reruns. And at night boring sitcoms like M.A.S.H. So having a cartoon or kids show come on at night was extra special and fun!!!!! Now you can just watch Rudolph on youtube or itunes and cartoons are on 24 hours a day on some channels!

JayPeaches
07-11-2010, 12:21 AM
I was obsessed with Playmobil in the 80s. I had this:

http://www.latoys.com/playmobil/images/3236.jpg

And this (all of my Playmobil toys were bought in Germany, since that's where we were living at the time. I don't know if the toys were available in the stays then, but they are now):

http://www.tons-of-toys.com/item_images/Classic%20toys%20and%20games/Playmobil/Playmobil%201970s%20-%20%2780s/playmobil-3564.jpg

cinny~lou
07-11-2010, 12:26 AM
Little people!! http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ERvHmCHlAXo/SjRNTve9iBI/AAAAAAAACM8/UbVCzyTdFDg/s400/FPbarn.jpg

I'm pretty sure something mooed when you opened it. The barn doors, maybe?

That mooing barn was the bane of my existance when I was little. Double_psyche's, too.

Any noise-making toy caused us do this :eek: and spew tears.

SparkleMotion
07-11-2010, 12:30 AM
Anytime I mention this toy people look at me like I'm on crack. But it exists! See!!! Anyone out there know what I'm talking about?

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af5/evenspark/major-morgan.jpg

clarion
07-11-2010, 01:32 AM
http://www.datamath.org/Edu/Images/Dataman.jpg

DataMan, anyone?

double_psyche
07-11-2010, 01:49 AM
;l ;l What is that? A glorified calculator?

pan
07-11-2010, 02:29 AM
favorite show as a kid...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMU2NwaaXEA&feature=related

favorite 80's video game


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_gmxAMUmV4

omg I just found this


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sidL5s9bDU8

beKa
07-11-2010, 02:32 AM
I always watched Duck Tales. Launchpad was my favorite! Didn't he have a spinoff show?

pan
07-11-2010, 02:45 AM
he went onto Darkwing Duck and was extremely off character and didn't crash any planes. I loved Talespin too actually but we're getting into 90's realm there.

Scrooge was/is my all time favorite cartoon character. I want his money too...

beKa
07-11-2010, 03:13 AM
Yes! That's right! Talespin, now I remember. I was probably getting older by then and didn't watch the usual afternoon cartoons as much. Wish they had a channel that did all 80s and 90's reruns.

PoorMatty
07-11-2010, 03:20 AM
That mooing barn was the bane of my existance when I was little. Double_psyche's, too.

Any noise-making toy caused us do this :eek: and spew tears.

I would have nothing to do with a toy if it didn't talk or make noise on its own. I had a Teddy Ruxpin AND this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfMKUkszsgA

and both spoiled me against non-talking toys. There's a video of me in which I didn't know I was being watched. I'm two or three, sitting on my bed with a stuffed Snoopy doll, holding him by the neck and saying, "TALK TA ME! TALK TA ME! TALK TA ME!" and when he doesn't, I start to bob his head and in a goofy, high-pitched voice (which is apparently what I thought Snoopy's voice sounded like), say, "HEWWO! MY NAME IS . . . SOOOOP-EEEEEEEEE!"

JayPeaches
07-11-2010, 04:28 AM
Remember when Morpheus was Cowboy Curtis?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWI-5b2MHNI

JayPeaches
07-11-2010, 04:37 AM
Val Kilmer was hot in the 80s

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mb5zYn73Sq4/SWLZ43srbtI/AAAAAAAAAiM/hLe4UfU3aY0/s400/Val_Kilmer_B_W_Top_Gun.jpg

lacuna
07-11-2010, 04:46 AM
^omg yes!!

http://www.niaskywalk.com/willow/images/mm/mm022.jpg

http://www.hollywoodrag.com/images/uploads/real_genius1.jpg

Robin Sparkles
07-11-2010, 05:32 AM
Willow! I watched that movie dozens of times as a kid.

lacuna
07-11-2010, 06:25 AM
^my brother and I used to act it out all the time. We loved that damn movie. Still do.

Mori
07-11-2010, 06:28 AM
I remember seeing Willow in the theater with my dad and my sister. And watching Real Genius over and over.I loved Val Kilmer back then!

Corey Haim
07-11-2010, 06:31 AM
speaking of decade glories, i really want post 1993/1994 to come back.

Regina Phalange
07-11-2010, 02:39 PM
I remember seeing Willow in the theater with my dad and my sister. And watching Real Genius over and over.I loved Val Kilmer back then!

We saw it at the drive-in. I remember falling asleep and HATING it. I saw it years later and was like "WTF was wrong with you? This is awesome!"

This was one of my favorite 80s movies and it gets overlooked a lot.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25q3hxlgvw4

beKa
07-11-2010, 02:49 PM
I remember seeing Willow in the theater with my dad and my sister. And watching Real Genius over and over.I loved Val Kilmer back then!

I remember seeing Real Genius for the first time on a boring Saturday afternoon, on tv, and I fell in love with it! (and val kilmer).

madworld
07-12-2010, 03:51 PM
Teddy Ruxpin was AMAZING...except when he started to run out of batteries. Then he was creepy as FUCK, like something out of the Twilight Zone. He'd get all slow and ominous sounding. *shudder*

I ADORED my Teddy Ruxpin. But sometimes my brother would put his rap or metal tapes in the player and Teddy Ruxpin would be lipsyncing along to Public Enemy or Metallica and that was disturbing to me.

Autumn
07-12-2010, 04:03 PM
This computer was awesome. It had little laminated cards you could slide in for new, fun games. And it talked. We still have the video at Christmas time of me screaming "A TALKING WHIZ KID!!! MOM! MOM! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!"

http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/images/goodwill/whizkid_large.jpg

Robin Sparkles
07-12-2010, 04:12 PM
My siblings and I were obsessed with this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My5d7i5SMAE

"The most advanced game system in the world!"

JayPeaches
07-12-2010, 06:35 PM
Remember My Two Dads? And they weren't gay?! ;l

http://girlonthepark.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/mytwodads.jpg

eednic
07-12-2010, 08:45 PM
aHAHAHA! Minus the c(r)aps.

I loved Duck Tales. And My Two Dads!

And Mr. Belvedere:
http://insearchofnessie.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/mr-belvedere.jpg

Lord Rask of Trevdale
07-12-2010, 10:07 PM
For all of you Willow fans, have you ever seen this?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK9GPTY3dM8

(It gets really great starting at the 2:00 mark)

-Jacob.

Jessy
07-12-2010, 11:03 PM
lol! little diabeetus indeed!

today's contribution:

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/wishbook/poundpuppies.jpg

OMG. i had the bottom right one - i named him 'wrinkles'. my sister had the one next to him, named "sweet potato''.

marci
07-12-2010, 11:10 PM
I wish I still had my Popples. My mom swears she didn't throw them out, but she can't find them. Mine was yellow with pink/purple accents.

http://www.retroist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/popples-600x932.jpg

Autumn
08-03-2010, 05:24 PM
Hypercolor:
http://nerdapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/hypercolor.jpg


Remember this weird trend? We had a shop in the mall where you could go and pick your shirts, your paints, and then spin out a t-shirt.
http://www.djphantom.com/NoveltyPics/T-Shirts.jpg

The Seaward
08-03-2010, 05:33 PM
remember Out Of This World? the girl's dad was an alien? he lived in that little box? and she could freeze time with touching her index fingers together? LOVED IT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2UkZzdyD0A


THE ROBOT GIRL! THE MU'FUCKIN' ROBOT GIRL!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukSvjqwJixw


ahem, you'll ALWAYS be lil' "RICKY" schroder to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71RyZuJHpj0

Regina Phalange
08-03-2010, 05:38 PM
The cute boy next door in Out Of This World is on General Hospital and has been for like 20 years but I'm still like "oh, it's that guy."

I had hyper color socks. I loved them. I had an airbrushed Simpson shirt. And lots of crafty stuff made by others with puffy paint.

The Seaward
08-03-2010, 07:41 PM
this could have very well been early 90s, but it's such an important part of our collective childhoods.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bflYjF90t7c

anyone else still re-enact this one on a regular basis? plz tell me i'm not the only one.

Barbarella
08-03-2010, 08:00 PM
You're not the only one! ;l

anj
08-03-2010, 08:02 PM
hahaha! YES! classic!

[[dance]]

beKa
08-04-2010, 02:11 AM
hahahahahahaha! How'd they keep a straight face acting that out, is what i wonder.

Barbarella
08-04-2010, 03:37 AM
Pills.

Autumn
11-07-2011, 10:21 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/293469_10150357672586656_649176655_8424373_344810945_n.jpg

Does anyone remember this commercial?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB-k5O-OXDI

Wowzamadoo.

beanstew
11-07-2011, 10:31 PM
I haven't been through the whole thread so this may have already been posted but Trivial Pursuits was a family favourite in our house especially at Christmas get togethers.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AzT5pruwnbg/S2cMOf6ie0I/AAAAAAAAIdE/oxRb_VQpNmQ/s400/Triv+1.jpg

I sucked at the sport questions.

Waylon
11-07-2011, 10:37 PM
My family still plays Trivial Pursuit at Christmas!!

MTC
11-08-2011, 12:34 AM
I haven't been through the whole thread so this may have already been posted but Trivial Pursuits was a family favourite in our house especially at Christmas get togethers.

I sucked at the sport questions.

I generally did too, but once I got asked a football question that I actually knew the answer to and won the game. It was a golden moment, relived fondly in my memory. That and what was the exact date of Black Friday. *chuckles remembering beating the boys again*

fullofwish
11-08-2011, 01:29 AM
Guise! I can't believe I just read through that whole thread without a single mention* of GUMMI BEARS!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2z8V2yL5P0

* Exam brain may have prevented me from accurately noticing it, if it was there

Bastien
11-08-2011, 01:37 AM
^ Well, I can't believe Care Bears weren't mentioned!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNm5Hqow78I

I WAS a care bear when I was little. I believed so, anyway.

fullofwish
11-08-2011, 01:39 AM
There was a picture of a Care Bear in amongst it all so that was kind of ticked off in my brain ;l

I had a yellow Care Bear with sunflowers or something on its belly, I think it was Friendly Bear or something. And my sister had a pink one with a rainbow on its belly.

Mostly I remember watching the (a?) Care Bear movie over and over and over again. With some redheaded boy who was evil but they turned him into a goodie I think?

JayPeaches
11-08-2011, 01:42 AM
I still eat cereal out of one of these:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2785279013_7d366a1681_z.jpg?zz=1

Mine doesn't look that dirty!

toriMODE
11-08-2011, 01:46 AM
I had a Care Bear (Sunshine) sleeping bag that I could unzip and make into a Care Bear pillow. It was my favorite thing ever. I wore it out. I think I still have it kept somewhere. I had it when I was 6 years old.

Corey Haim
11-08-2011, 01:46 AM
Mostly I remember watching the (a?) Care Bear movie over and over and over again. With some redheaded boy who was evil but they turned him into a goodie I think?

i vaguely remember watching that movie and it disturbing me for some reason. wasn't the evil boy able to turn into a fox or am i making that up in my head?

Autumn
11-08-2011, 06:00 PM
I still eat cereal out of one of these:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2785279013_7d366a1681_z.jpg?zz=1

Mine doesn't look that dirty!

We had the Strawberry Shortcake Atari game. SO MUCH FUN.

http://www.atariage.com/2600/screenshots/s_StrawberryShortcake_2.png

cinny~lou
11-09-2011, 01:01 AM
^ BAHAHAHA! I had no idea such a thing existed.

fullofwish
11-09-2011, 01:08 AM
My sister and I watched Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City constantly ...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DDNKcWd_sQ

I just watched this for the first time in, I don't know, 20-something years, and my heart is about to burst!! My Dad and I still joke to this day whenever we see things with lots of P's in it about the Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak. Watching that video also cracks me up because it describes him as a "misanthropic fathead" ;l

My cousins lived in Singapore when I was little and whenever they came home to visit they brought Strawberry Shortcake figurines. My favourite was Sour Grapes who smelt so fucking divine. I sniffed her like the other kids sniffed glue (we lived next to a park where I always saw kids from school sniffing up :()

tully
11-09-2011, 03:02 AM
Guise! I can't believe I just read through that whole thread without a single mention* of GUMMI BEARS!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2z8V2yL5P0

* Exam brain may have prevented me from accurately noticing it, if it was there

Man, I LOVED this show! And this theme music is out of control -- that guy is singing the SHIT out of this song!

But sweet jesus -- was everyone hopped up on coke in the 80s? Gummi Bears had the most bizarre fucking concept on the planet: friendly teddy bears living in the forest! and the magic potion makes them bounce like crazy! but it makes the human just big and strong! And wasn't there some kind of implied sexual tension between the youngest bear and the boy? So what, who cares! I bought every second of it.

Lágnætti
11-09-2011, 03:39 AM
I remember how totally fucking cool and innovative so much Top 40-ish music was in the early eighties. So much amazing electronica and post-punk stuff. And how it mostly turned into a piss-dribbling parade of stage-school, soap-opera wankers after Pete Waterman got his hands on it post '85.

John Foxx - Underpass - 1980:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjog0tAjt80

The German-inspired electronics and avant-garde sharpness of their look still fill me with joy.

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Happy House - 1980


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeBMHnJqAvM

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart Again - 1980


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y20uThU5Gn8&feature=watch_response

Killing Joke - Adorations - 1986


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLae_UECJiI&feature=related

Lene Lovich - You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) -1982


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF-z7kxF1aM

Shame she never got the attention that Kate Bush did, as she was a comparably fierce and uncompromising artist.

Ultravox - Vienna 1981


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U-NHTW2-Ps&feature=related

Oh yeah, and this one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-0KdYr1ys4

beanstew
11-09-2011, 08:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr_CJL1YQRc
Airwolf


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIfuaUTH9Y4&feature=related
The A-Team

Some quality childhood memories right there.

Canoodlefish
11-09-2011, 09:20 AM
I saw your A-Team and raised you a Macgyver!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaQvBbzslJE

blissgurl
11-09-2011, 10:55 AM
Oh, A-Team, Airwolf and MacGuyver, what fond memories I have of thee! My sister and I felt like the only girls that were into those shows! We used to run around the house and the backyard and pretend that we were kickass female members of the A-Team and annoy the hell out of our parents!! Good times!

This whole thread is a flashback for me, I remember everything that has been posted here, I think. I watched Carebears and Duck Tales, had Pound Puppies (and Purries), and My Little Pony (my sister had the castle), Jem, loved a lot of the music of the 80's (still do), I could basically just rename everything already posted in this thread. And whoever mentioned the Christopher Pike novels a while back, I was obsessed with those when I was 12/13!

SparkleMotion
11-09-2011, 01:23 PM
Oh, A-Team, Airwolf and MacGuyver, what fond memories I have of thee! My sister and I felt like the only girls that were into those shows! We used to run around the house and the backyard and pretend that we were kickass female members of the A-Team and annoy the hell out of our parents!! Good times!!

One of my favorite childhood memories is of me and my friend Ryan playing The A-Team in my back yard. He was always Face and I was always B.A. I think I was the only girl who didn't mind playing a "boy part."

Canoodlefish
11-09-2011, 05:33 PM
And whoever mentioned the Christopher Pike novels a while back, I was obsessed with those when I was 12/13!

Good my Lord, and R.L. Stine! I couldn't get past The Season of Passage due to its size ;l but I got past The Witching Hour, go figure...
Sati was my first book that set out to debunk religion as the ultimate guide to Life, though the significance didn't make its impressions until it was too insipid to do so. I think I had read Chain Letter, Scavenger Hunt, The Lost Mind, The Wicked Heart, The Last Vampire, The Immortal, The Midnight Club ZOMG

Pike's better than Stine, IMHO ;)

Autumn
11-09-2011, 05:45 PM
I am pretty sure these might have been mentioned, but:


http://www.11points.com/images/cyoa/supercomputer.jpg

http://www.11points.com/images/cyoa/magicoftheunicorn.jpg

Canoodlefish
11-09-2011, 05:49 PM
Oh my goodness, another nostalgic item. Mine is Fighting Fantasy series.

SparkleMotion
11-09-2011, 08:38 PM
The Magic of the Unicorn was the only choose your own adventure book I had. I was obsessed with unicorns.

Churumbela
11-10-2011, 12:57 AM
GUUUUUMMI BEEEEAAAARS
Bouncing here and there and everywhere!

Man, I loved that show.

blissgurl
11-10-2011, 01:17 AM
^ Me too!
Speaking of unicorns, the movie The Last Unicorn was one of my faves as a kid, still is. The red bull used to really freak me out.

beanstew
11-10-2011, 01:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maHmoHsYOBQ

dAmION
11-10-2011, 02:06 AM
I had that in pink too!

Remember theses?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3585/3373693601_b5f3551072.jpg



I had one! It was more greenish, though.

fullofwish
11-10-2011, 02:12 AM
When it comes to phones of the 80's, there is only one to me ... the Alf phone

http://youritlist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ALF-phone.jpg

And for good measure ...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhFE4oxig04

Canoodlefish
11-10-2011, 06:01 AM
For those born in the '80s!

Churumbela
11-11-2011, 12:06 AM
We most certainly did have computers! At school we had Apple IIe so we could play Oregon Trail and Math Munchers! And at home my family had a super mega high tech TANDY. That thing rocked.

beanstew
11-11-2011, 12:13 AM
My first computer was an Acorn Electron. We had loads of great games on cassette. My favourites were Chuckie Egg and Frogger. After we upgraded to a BBC Master I could play Elite which is pretty much the best game ever. :)

JayPeaches
11-11-2011, 12:31 AM
My brother had a Commodore 64. There was a text-based RPG on it, but when I tried to play it I was totally bored by it. I was all WHERE'S THE PICTURES.

Then we got a new computer and at some point my Dad started playing Leisure Suit Larry, which required you to answer three questions (to prove you were 18) in order to play. My friends and I would sneak into the computer room ALL THE TIME to get past those questions. ;l

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PfU0PZHbqP0/TfW0BvOytrI/AAAAAAAAAwY/rOWz6BTCUiY/s400/Leisure+Suit+Larry+1.jpg

beanstew
11-11-2011, 12:35 AM
;l I remember Leisure Suit Larry.

beanstew
11-11-2011, 12:47 AM
Granny's Garden walk through!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt2J5dLZNRQ

We had that in school.

Owen
11-12-2011, 03:19 AM
http://retrothing.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/07/17/fisherpricemovieviewer.jpg

Jessy
11-13-2011, 01:49 AM
this might have been posted before, but this morning i was on amazon, ready to buy a dvd of this movie ;l this is one of my favorite movies of all time

imagine my disappointment when there is none available (at least though amazon, but there are some through other sellers.) but amazon is selling the vhs, which i am seriously considering to buy.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eawmfJfmL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

AuroraMyStar
11-13-2011, 05:13 AM
I loved playing King's Quest.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3-d2zJ2zvk

beanstew
11-13-2011, 10:33 AM
A classic TV ad from the 80s.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ_c2UaccJE

Most of the Hamlet adverts were pretty great.

And Carling Black Label.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCemJAd3KZA

;l

blissgurl
11-13-2011, 06:41 PM
My brother had a Commodore 64. There was a text-based RPG on it, but when I tried to play it I was totally bored by it. I was all WHERE'S THE PICTURES.

Then we got a new computer and at some point my Dad started playing Leisure Suit Larry, which required you to answer three questions (to prove you were 18) in order to play. My friends and I would sneak into the computer room ALL THE TIME to get past those questions. ;l

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PfU0PZHbqP0/TfW0BvOytrI/AAAAAAAAAwY/rOWz6BTCUiY/s400/Leisure+Suit+Larry+1.jpg

I remember we had a Commodore 64 that we hooked up to the television. We used it mostly to play games, the one I remember the most is Space Warp. My dad was so obsessed with that game and ended up breaking several joysticks because he would get frustrated with them supposedly not working right and would throw them across the room, lol! Other than computers that I used at school I didn't get one to use at home for the internet, etc. until I was in my 20's.

Corey Haim
11-13-2011, 07:17 PM
I loved playing King's Quest.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3-d2zJ2zvk

that reminds me of the first computer game i ever owned and played:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKkoospa2uU

beanstew
11-14-2011, 12:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ5AFxzY-nM&feature=related

And yes, you will be humming it for weeks. ;l

JayPeaches
11-14-2011, 12:55 AM
I loved playing King's Quest.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3-d2zJ2zvk

Me too! I wasted hours on that game! ;l

Bastien
11-17-2011, 03:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ5AFxzY-nM&feature=related

And yes, you will be humming it for weeks. ;l


WTF "Climb inside a dog and behead an eskimo"?? ;l;l;l

beanstew
11-17-2011, 11:19 AM
The Chicken Song (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chicken_Song) was number 1 in the UK singles chart for 3 weeks in 1986 :)

Bring back Spitting Image!

entropy
11-27-2011, 02:21 AM
Awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71SYeOsb3yA

beanstew
11-27-2011, 02:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE

;l

Bastien
11-27-2011, 03:20 AM
Awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71SYeOsb3yA

;l I actually really like the Riunite Lambrusco when I want something sweet.

Owen
11-27-2011, 03:56 AM
I have a bottle of Riunite Lambrusco in the fridge right now! :D

Ryan
11-27-2011, 03:59 AM
I've never even heard of it! But Google tells me it's a red, so that's probably why.

Owen
11-27-2011, 07:30 AM
It is a red, but it's a sweet, light red. Not syrupy sweet and heavy, nor dry and heavy. It's the perfect wine for a hot tub. ;)

entropy
11-27-2011, 01:31 PM
My mom had Riunite a lot when I was a kid. I think it was the first alcoholic beverage that I tasted! I sing these commercials nearly 30 years later!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqnYHzEc7H4&feature=related

Scottish Woman
11-27-2011, 02:18 PM
The Chicken Song (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chicken_Song) was number 1 in the UK singles chart for 3 weeks in 1986 :)

Bring back Spitting Image!

The B-side to that song was incredibly racist...don't know if anyone remembers that!

Bastien
11-27-2011, 08:08 PM
I've never even heard of it! But Google tells me it's a red, so that's probably why.

It's nothing like most red wines. Very refreshing, VERY sweet, and not a lot of acidity. It reminds me of grape juice with a kick... you should give it a try! Cheap and not too alcoholic as well.

beanstew
01-28-2012, 12:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ESMt4rnn3c
Jennifer Rush - The Power of Love


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgRfvWAZw5w
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart


I secretly still love these songs.

Bryan Alan
01-29-2012, 06:43 PM
I had this phone:

http://ericofon.com/catalog/novelty/images/garfield/garfield1.jpg

His eyes opened when you lifted the receiver! Ha.

Ryan
01-29-2012, 10:53 PM
Oh my god. My cousin had that phone. She was obsessed with Garfield. I'm going to text her that picture.

beanstew
02-03-2012, 08:38 PM
You guys have see Garfield Minus Garfield (http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/) right?


http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxnu01uuKO1qz8z2ro1_500.png (http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/)

:)

Jessy
02-03-2012, 08:43 PM
I had this phone:

http://ericofon.com/catalog/novelty/images/garfield/garfield1.jpg

His eyes opened when you lifted the receiver! Ha.

i knew a few people that had that phone!! i totally forgot about that thing.

pb
02-03-2012, 11:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5di4-hVie8

I did love my first sony.

uncanny hats
02-04-2012, 12:15 AM
Sorry if there are any reposts:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1NKoMNy5bY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl-HRbpurMo

and finally


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzcU2iBYs44

entropy
02-04-2012, 12:27 AM
I posted the HBO thingy on facebook a while back! It was one of my post liked posts!

lacuna
02-04-2012, 07:23 PM
holy shit that HBO intro took me back. I always fucking loved that theme song.

Lo
02-04-2012, 08:05 PM
Saturday morning cartoons? When the clay people were singing and then they all switched heads?

ebby
06-07-2012, 12:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stiKu-Mbh8g

Obviously, tv played a perhaps too large part of my childhood.



Mysterious Cities of Gold - Kev found this on a torrent for me in 2006 for my birthday. I was so happy to finally see the end -lol- My parents cancelled cable before I could see it!


There's going to be a second series of this! Some 30 years later:


http://youtu.be/rtFAT3tiCro






All my barbies were lesbians! ;l

This needs to be an album title.

Barbarella
06-07-2012, 08:20 PM
Hahahaha! I give you permission to use it for your next album. ;)

beanstew
06-07-2012, 09:11 PM
I had one of these or at least something very similar at some point in the early 80s.

http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/company/history/timeline/eps/1970/images/76-little_professor.gif
Little Professor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Professor)


One of my mates had one of the Tommytronic 3D games. It was pretty cool.

http://media.t3.com/img/resized/to/xl_tomytronic-3d-624.jpg

Battlezone with awesome vector graphics.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTaESz-9vko

Good times! :)

anj
06-07-2012, 09:22 PM
ahhhh! little professor!! yes!! someone i know (or maybe it was at school?) had one and i loved it!!

[[dance]]

Autumn
06-07-2012, 11:08 PM
I never had a Little Professor, but I did have a muthafuckin' Whiz Kid. It was my first "computer."

http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/images/goodwill/whizkid_large.jpg

beanstew
06-07-2012, 11:13 PM
The Acorn Electron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Electron) was my first real computer.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Acorn_Electron_4x3.jpg/800px-Acorn_Electron_4x3.jpg

It's what got me interesting in programming and wanting to understand how computers work.