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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The Amazing Mumford
Feb12

The Amazing Mumford

Stumbled onto an Amazing Mumford book at Too Groovy Toys (who, btw, will be having another toy show in the spring so check out the details here): The Amazing Mumford Presents The Magic Weather Show. Remember this guy from Sesame Street? He was voiced by Jerry Nelson and started the show in 1971 but still makes appearances on the Street. His catchphrase, rather than abracadabra, was “A’la peanut butter sandwiches!”...

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Gotta Getta…Gund!
Feb11

Gotta Getta…Gund!

Remember GUND stuffed toys? They did licensed favourites such as Winnie the Pooh, Land Before Time, Babar and even Foofur but I’ll bet you remember their many, many teddy bears. Up against the likes of Steiff and their infamous “knopf im ohr (button in ear)” icon, GUND,  nearly 20 years younger in business and with it’s round neck ‘tags’, took off on its own right and still runs strong. GUND is the...

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If you like Shel Silverstein and you like 80s music…
Feb10

If you like Shel Silverstein and you like 80s music…

Then you’re probably going to like Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show!  Say wha? Younger 80s kids may only remember Shel Silverstein (you know, the guy who wrote those books of poems like A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk  Ends that kids love and adults hate) for his books but Silverstein, who died in 1999 was a multi-talented man involved in a plethora of platforms and music was one of these. Now I think most 80s kids...

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Happy Lunar New Year!
Feb08

Happy Lunar New Year!

To all our readers who celebrate the Lunar New Year, have a happy and prosperous time with family and friends. Celebrate the year of the monkey 2016!    Share...

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Update to the CPK Page
Feb07

Update to the CPK Page

I realise the Superbowl is on in the US tonight so this is going up early- Because I get a ton of visits to the Cabbage Patch Kid pages and many, many questions about identifying ‘Kids, I have updated the CPK page to reflect what I can tell you about how to go about doing this. As such, I do not know of ANY database, official or not, that one can check to identify their vintage Cabbage Patch Baby  under any maker/...

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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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