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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New names in the gargantuan Cabbage Patch Kids name list!
Feb06

New names in the gargantuan Cabbage Patch Kids name list!

That’s right, we’ve got new names in the Cabbage Patch Kids Names list- page 2 has been updated!  Go on over and check it out if you’re looking for an authentic CPK name for your doll or even your child! As a reminder, 90% of the names in the list are from pre- 1990 dolls and all are from dolls or dolls’ adoption papers either submitted by readers or found on auctions or yard sales/ thrift stores. Share...

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Just a little 80s lovin 
Feb05

Just a little 80s lovin 

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Evangelion 3.33: US vs Japanese releases
Feb04

Evangelion 3.33: US vs Japanese releases

I’m going to veer off course here for a moment out of the 80s and speed up to- 2 days ago, 2nd February, 2016 which was Funimation’s U.S. release date for Evangelion 3.33 (You can (not) Redo) on blu-ray. It’s no secret I am an  Eva freak (though I grew out of collecting all the Japanese stuff a while ago, or rather, my salary did!) , I have the Director’s cut box set of the original series, the end movies and...

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842 Great 80s hits and counting!
Feb03

842 Great 80s hits and counting!

Check out the Yello80s Hits Jukebox on Youtube- a playlist of the popular, wild, weird and eclectic from the best music decade in history! We’re at 842 hits and always counting! If you’ve know of a song you’d like to see on the list please fill out the contact form! If you’ve got your own awesome 80s playlist you’d like to have included in the Hits Jukebox let us know too!  We’ve just added a ton of...

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David Bowie Rare and Unseen
Feb02

David Bowie Rare and Unseen

David Bowie: Rare and Unseen was published by Wienerworld (not making this up) in 2010 but I checked it out from the library following the death of the music mogul from liver cancer in January out of curiosity. It was very interesting. Several interviews were included and better still, Bowie’s mercurial commentary on these years later. I’ve heard it said that Mr. Bowie was a gentlemen and in his interview with Russell...

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It’s foamier, down-homier: Ramblin Root Beer
Feb01

It’s foamier, down-homier: Ramblin Root Beer

I have no recollection of Coca Cola’s 1979 soda Ramblin Root Beer but any bottled soda hits my fancy because I remember my teenaged uncle slamming long-necked Pepsis and giving me a taste while I’d cheer him on beating his Atari 2600. I’m a Root Beer fan myself, and it’s hard to find a sugar-free Root Beer that isn’t total crap so I’m a bit saddened I never got a taste…. but oh ho!  Look at...

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Welcoming Raindrop to the Yello80s family!
Jan31

Welcoming Raindrop to the Yello80s family!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Wonder Whims were the unicorns of my childhood. I poured over the Wishbook photo of them the year they came out, agonized over which one I should ask Santa for, agonized more over my childish greed for wanting them all, and drew picture after picture of them  from the little poster I’d gotten in some other toy package. I’d looked on eBay many times and just...

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Short attention spans: yet another cool product of the 80s
Jan30

Short attention spans: yet another cool product of the 80s

We remember the slouch socks, Kool-aid jammers and teased bangs of the 80s but another big contribution to today’s rat race was the short attention span. Think about it, by the 80s most of us had tvs and then video game consoles. By the time we got to the end of high school we had cds we didn’t have to wait to rewind, VCRs we could tape shows to watch whenever we wanted (even fast forwarding through commercials!) and we...

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I’m having a Hello Kitty Attack
Jan29

I’m having a Hello Kitty Attack

Love her or hate her, Hello Kitty is an icon and we’re not getting rid of her any time soon. That being said, I can do without the deluge of HK -printed stuff and the plethora of her friends’ wallets, stationary, tissues and even condoms (what the H is wrong with some people….)? Nevertheless, I did get caught in the pink shinyness of HK gifs on Giphy, especially that HK farting hearts. That’s just my sense of...

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You just try telling me 80s cars weren’t THE future…..
Jan28

You just try telling me 80s cars weren’t THE future…..

My uncle had a 1990 red Chevy Beretta GTZ he kept in pristine condition- I used to sit outside on the porch steps and watch him lovingly and meticulously apply his Turtle Wax way more often than necessary but within range of normal early 20-year old male behaviour. Ran across this toy car shell at Too Groovy Toys and it somehow reminded me of that Beretta- not what it was, but what car dreams of the 80s thought it could be. Dr. Emmet...

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