Welcome to the 80s!
Oct14

Welcome to the 80s!

    Yelllllo and welcome to Yello80s, home of totally tubular memories from Generation X.  Use the menu on the right to dive right in to:     All your favourite 80s toys including international editions Computers and Video Game lists for the die hard retro gamer TV, cartoons, books and film including soundtracks and theme lyrics Only in the 80s- from favourite foods to world events you’ll find it here! Share...

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VHS Cover Art Goodies: Light Blast
Sep24

VHS Cover Art Goodies: Light Blast

Released in Italy as Colpi di luce, Light Blast starred Erik Estrada and Peggy Rowe who married each other after filming. Basically your basic action film involving the stuff teens get up to in a San Francisco train depot and you know, death rays, this 1985 flick got criticism for not being director Enzo G. Castellari‘s best work ever. Not even CHiPs veteran Estrada (cos he’s been in everything. All the things.) could pull...

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VHS Cover Art Goodies:  Eye of the Tiger
Sep23

VHS Cover Art Goodies: Eye of the Tiger

Yes in fact this is the Eye of the Tiger movie with the Survivor song Eye of the Tiger in the credits. Gary Busey is on a mission to take out a gang terrorizing the neighbourhood, manufacturing drugs and eventually killing his wife. Busey was in a crap-ton of stuff in the 80s but I would hedge other than his Lethal Weapon role, Eye of the Tiger was probably one of his biggest. bIf you liked this post, VHS Video Cover Art by Thomas...

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VHS Cover Art Goodies: The Imp

Believe it or not, the masterpiece of cinema known as The Imp only garners a 4.5 out of 10 on IMDB even though its alternate title Sorority Babes in The Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama and the accompanying gratuitous nudity I’m sure made more than a few video rental shops enough bucks from the curious to secure a permanent place on the shelf. The plot – I hope you’re not expecting too much here- has to do with the...

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Cabbage Patch Kid Thursday: Sittin’ Pretty Kids
Sep22

Cabbage Patch Kid Thursday: Sittin’ Pretty Kids

Target exclusives, Sittin’ Pretty Kids are really adorable- just look at that tooth! I think they look more like the original kids in the face and come with a cute tiara and tutu outfit. Comes in several different hair/eye colour and skin tone combinations. This little cutie was my favourite. Ages 3+ Share...

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Popples Wednesday: It’s the Popples on Netflix
Sep21

Popples Wednesday: It’s the Popples on Netflix

While I have run into many people who don’t recall the Popples cartoon or the live-action special, most remember the toys. Well it seems Saban and Netflix have teamed up to bring those little animal catchalls back to the screen in the same sort of frightening cg that ruined Alvin and the Chipmunks. I haven’t seen it but I ran into the toys at Target (and seriously Target, I need to start getting some free toys here for as...

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VHS Cover Art Goodies: Swords of the Space Ark
Sep21

VHS Cover Art Goodies: Swords of the Space Ark

Rolling along on the Star Wars clone theme, Swords of the Space Ark (also titled Space Ninja and Message from Outer Space) was a Japanese release from 1979 that made it over to the US in 1981. Based on the Japanese TV series Message from Space: Galactic Battle, it wasn’t known for its production values but still holds a place in cinematic history. If you liked this post, VHS Video Cover Art by Thomas Hodge / The Dude...

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VHS Cover Art Goodies: Banzai Runner
Sep20

VHS Cover Art Goodies: Banzai Runner

According to a commenter on IMDB, Banzai Runner (1987) was based on real criminal events taking place in the Las Vegas Desert. The movie’s plot revolves around illegal races being held at night at night speeds and the patrolmen who try to stop them. The film stars Dean Stockwell whom you’ll recall from Quantum Leap as Admiral Al Calavicci, in Battlestar Galactica as John Cavil, The Langoliers as Bob Jenkins and yes, from...

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VHS Cover Art Goodies: Never Too Young To Die
Sep20

VHS Cover Art Goodies: Never Too Young To Die

Take John Stamos and Gene Simmons- shake em up and what do you get? A hermaphrodite show-stealing B cult blockbuster! Before John Stamos kept tweens glued to the screen to fawn over his role as Uncle Jesse, Stamos appeared with Gene Simmons in what could only be his most memorable -and largely forgotten- role in fake boobs. Says Stamos in this interview with The Hollywood Reporter, ” I think I had nightmares about it, because it...

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VHS Cover Art Goodies: Remote Control
Sep18

VHS Cover Art Goodies: Remote Control

The next video you watch could control your mind, possess your body and take your life–  Boy, the perfect fodder for my parents to tell me once again not to watch so much tv when I was growing up. When VCRs came out I think that old war was put to rest in favour of the kids. The mysterious tape in Remote Control takes over a whole town compelling its residents to kill each other and it’s up to a juvenile delinquent named...

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VHS Cover Art Goodies:
Sep17

VHS Cover Art Goodies:

Christopher Mitchum , son of Robert Mitchum, starred in 1986’s American Commando, a B-movie about Vietnam vets taking down drug gangs. Mitchum was in a ton of military-themed movies but stepped out of that genre to also star in 1989 in the German film Gummibärchen küßt man nicht (Real Men Don’t Eat Gummi Bears), a teen comedy. If you liked this post, VHS Video Cover Art by Thomas Hodge / The Dude Designs (Schiffer...

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