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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Mental Health Month on Yello80s May 5
May05

Mental Health Month on Yello80s May 5

Did you know? Mental Health Month began as Mental Health Week back in the 1940s and lengthened to a monthly celebration of awareness by the 1960s.  It affects us all on one level or another- check out the facts about mental illness.  #mentalhealthmonth #NAMI #Iammorethanmyillness #iamstigmafree #stampingoutstigma #mentalhealthamerica #psychiatricdisorders   Share...

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Lesser-Known 80s Cartoons: The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
May05

Lesser-Known 80s Cartoons: The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Based on the song of the same name, (For beneath the trees where nobody sees, they’ll hide and seek as long as they please, and that’s the way the teddy bears have their picnic) The Teddy Bears’ Picnic was just a half-hour short aired in 1989 by CTV network and followed by The Teddy Bears’ Christmas in 1992, The Teddy Bears’ Scare in 1998 and the 2003 actual series The Secret World of Benjamin Bear. Have...

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Mental Health Month on Yello80s  May 4
May04

Mental Health Month on Yello80s May 4

It affects us all on one level or another- check out the facts about mental illness. #mentalhealthmonth #NAMI #Iammorethanmyillness #iamstigmafree #stampingoutstigma #mentalhealthamerica #psychiatricdisorders Share...

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Lesser Known 80s Cartoons: Fluppy Dogs
May04

Lesser Known 80s Cartoons: Fluppy Dogs

Fluppy Dogs were a Disney creation that made it to the toy and book world of the 80s but not so much on the television front. One one-hour special is all the alien flop-dogs were granted after plans for an actual series were scrapped because the Thanksgiving-Day special bombed in the Nielsen ratings. I have to wonder why Disney picked such a crap day to air a pilot but whatever. Did you have any of the rag-tag pups? courtesy Bonkers...

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Mental Health Awareness Month on Yello80s May 3
May03

Mental Health Awareness Month on Yello80s May 3

Today is Eating Disorder Recovery Day! Recovery is possible!  It affects us all on one level or another- check out the facts about mental illness. #mentalhealthmonth #NAMI #Iammorethanmyillness #iamstigmafree #stampingoutstigma #mentalhealthamerica #psychiatricdisorders Share...

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Lesser-Known 80s cartoons: Dr. Snuggles
May03

Lesser-Known 80s cartoons: Dr. Snuggles

Dr. Snuggles was a kindly looking English gentleman animal doctor who rode around on a pogo stick and was animated by Topcraft, the studio that produced many Rankin/ Bass animated specials. We didn’t get the good doctor in the U.S. as it aired in the U.K. on ITV but was shown in Canada so northern U.S. kids may have seen it. Writers for the show included Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Did you ever see...

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Mental Health Awareness Month on Yello80s May 2
May02

Mental Health Awareness Month on Yello80s May 2

It affects us all on one level or another- check out the facts about mental illness.  #mentalhealthmonth #NAMI #Iammorethanmyillness #iamstigmafree #stampingoutstigma #mentalhealthamerica #psychiatricdisorders Share...

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Lesser-known 80s cartoons: Moon Dreamers
May02

Lesser-known 80s cartoons: Moon Dreamers

Moon Dreamers was part of the My Little Pony and Friends hour in 1986 which showed the ponies and then an episode of either Moon Dreamers, Potato Head Kids or the Glo-Worms (re-run in 1989). Of course the entire show was brought to us by Hasbro who made the accompanying toys for each. Moon Dreamers were glowing little extremely-80s looking kids who brought good dreams to children and lived in the stars. Did you have any of the toys?...

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Lesser-known 80s cartoons: The Charmkins
May01

Lesser-known 80s cartoons: The Charmkins

This month we’re going to watch some episodes of short-lived cartoons you might have seen a little bit of or not at all. There was so much TV on in the 80s and so many shows were to boost toy sales so specials and one-offs abounded. First up: The Charmkins. Charmkins were charm-sized figures with a flower theme who could be worn and came with an accessory or playset. They didn’t get a whole series, just a special in 1983...

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Quiz Week on Yello80s: Cartoon Theme Lyrics Quiz
Apr30

Quiz Week on Yello80s: Cartoon Theme Lyrics Quiz

How well do you know your childhood cartoon themes? Most of us can hum along to Transformers in our heads but how well do you know the actual words? No cheating on lyrics sites- try your best with the Cartoon Theme Lyric Quiz! When you’re done here, check out the Fun and Games page and take our previous trivia challenges! Share...

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