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 Great American Christmas Creep
Nov15

The Great American Christmas Creep

No, I don’t mean that jerk who hangs around way too long at Christmas parties just to get a load off of free booze, I mean the practice, termed in the highly materialistic 80s as Christmas Creep where stores put holiday merchandise and begin holiday sales campaigning before the accepted holiday season. While retailers around the world force Christmas trees on their shoppers earlier these days, the US has made it into an art...

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Meet the Care Bears on Yello80s!
Nov12

Meet the Care Bears on Yello80s!

Do you know all the Care Bears- I mean, all of them? They started out as just 10 bears from the folks at American Greetings over 35 years ago but they’ve grown and they keep on adding more to the family! Come on over to the Yello80s Care Bear Characters page and meet em all and see how some of your favourites have changed over the years with new colours, tummy symbols and even genders. Share...

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Collecting Care Bears with Yello80s!
Nov08

Collecting Care Bears with Yello80s!

What 80s kid didn’t want a room full of cuddly, colourful care bears? Who doesn’t want some of that love and caring in this scary world we live in now? Well if you are a collector of vintage Kenner bears, Yello80s Care Bears page is for you. You’ll find a listing of plush bears and cousins, as well as poseables and prototypes out there in the wild just waiting to be collected. If you’re on the hunt for Care...

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The Super Secret Phone Number
Nov04

The Super Secret Phone Number

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Sippin it up with boxed milk
Nov01

Sippin it up with boxed milk

These days boxed drinks are regulated to the preschool set or asian grocery stores (Vitasoy, anyone?) but back in the 80s you could find just about anything in a box ready to pop in a lunchbox – Hi-C, YooHoo, and milk. Ugh. It just sounds horrible to me but when a drink called Sip Ups debuted with its catchy commercial of smiling dancing kids I whistled a different tune. It seems kind of redunant now- I mean, we all drank milk...

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A Very Yello80s Halloween: the best haul ever

Everything seems like it was better when you were a kid, or that’s what people like to think anyway. In the case of holiday candy though, we definitely had it best when we were kids.  Consider the makings of an epic 80s trick or treat haul: Sugar Daddy Mike n Ikes Bach’s Harvest Mix Popcorn balls Punkys Sour Patch Kids Pixy Stix Candy cigarettes Bubble gum cigarettes BB Bats Charms Blo-Pops Tootsie Pops Csndy apples...

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A Very Yello80s Halloween: Most epic 80s costumes
Oct24

A Very Yello80s Halloween: Most epic 80s costumes

It came from the 80s: those plastic printed tunics your mum made you wear long sleeves under (or in my case, a winter coat OVER), those flimsy plastic masks nobody could breathe through or see out of, the strings that made it to the neighbour’s drive before snapping. For some reason we remember this stuff with fondness but I remember Hallowe’en always being a big let down BECAUSE of it! Over on Buzzfeed an epic list of the...

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A Very Yello80s Halloween: Trick or Treat for UNICEF
Oct22

A Very Yello80s Halloween: Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Though kids in the US, Canada, Ireland, Mexico and Hong Kong trick or treat for UNICEF every year, the 80s were the last time children in the US collected pennies in bright little orange boxes during trick or treating with real feeling (I remember making “boxes” out of soup cans). UNICEF is the UN’s charity arm that benefits children in need around the world and in 1950 in a church Sunday School in Philadelphia the...

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All- New My Little Pony pages 1984-1985
Oct20

All- New My Little Pony pages 1984-1985

Continuing with the new My Little Pony Pages here on Yello80s.com is Year 3, 1984-1985. Check out what was new for year 3 now! Share...

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All-New My Little Pony Pages – 1984 year 2
Oct18

All-New My Little Pony Pages – 1984 year 2

A much-needed update and facelift is going on in the My Little Pony pages on Yello80s! Come check out the new Year 2 G1 1983-1984 page here!  Share...

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