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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Colorforms are Back!
Sep22

Colorforms are Back!

Found at Target: Holly Hobby Colorforms!  There’s a photo of a Snoopy set as well on the box so I assume those are also in circulation. Share...

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My Little Pony Sunday: Baby Nightsong
Sep17

My Little Pony Sunday: Baby Nightsong

Baby Nightsong is one of the Starlight Baby Ponies issued in the U.K. only. She is slightly pearly and has a tinsel mane and tail. Share...

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Teddy Ruxpin back again
Sep16

Teddy Ruxpin back again

While some thought Teddy Ruxpin was toy evil incarnate, I loved my storytelling buddy and wasn’t at all frightened by his spasms when I’d slip a black sabbath cassette in just to screw around (though I have seen Teddy deconstructed and seeing him without his fuzzy exterior nearly gave me a heart attack). But the new incarnation of Teddy Ruxpin is just terrifying. Using those “magical” (read: homicidal) LED eyes...

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New Names added to the Cabbage Patch Kid names list!
Sep13

New Names added to the Cabbage Patch Kid names list!

It’s been a little while since the an update with the Cabbage Patck Kids name list but I’ve been looking and of course found some more authentic Coleco -issued ‘Kid names for your CPK pleasure 🙂 Head on over to the names list right now! Share...

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My Little Pony Sunday:  Flower Bouquet
Sep10

My Little Pony Sunday: Flower Bouquet

Flower Bouquet is from the Merry Go Round ponies set in G1 that featured ornnate, raised carousel saddles and trappings. I’m not sure why more of these weren’t made; they combined 2 things little girls love- ponies and carousels. Share...

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What was in your Happy Meal in- 1980?
Sep08

What was in your Happy Meal in- 1980?

Who didn’t love a Happy Meal growing up? It seems you can’t get much more 80s than a McDonald’s kiddie meal but when did McDonald’s actually begin selling those little boxes of joy and what was in those early boxes? Check our Happy Meal promotional page for 1980 and see how Happy Meals came riding into the big 80s. Did you have any of these toys?     Share...

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My Little Pony Sunday: Nightglider
Sep03

My Little Pony Sunday: Nightglider

nhOne of the rarer G1 ponies and certainly amongst the Twice as Fancies is Nightglider. She is one of the year 6 set of TAFs. Share...

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Public Awareness, 80s-style
Sep03

Public Awareness, 80s-style

Looking back over PSAs from the 80s, one thing stands out very clear: while today we’re almost expected to know about drugs from the time we’re born, then it was the government and everybody else’s business to make us aware of what drugs would do to our brain. Clearly awareness didn’t keep too many users out of harm’s way and neither did letting us know eating unhealthy snacks would make us fat and ruin...

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Do you remember? Food slogans from the 80s!
Aug30

Do you remember? Food slogans from the 80s!

What brand of frozen vegetables was only the best for the Captain’s table? How about the drink that wasn’t just for breakfast anymore? Or, what candy contained a glass and a half of milk in every pound? Test your memory for these memorable grocery items on the Food Slogans page on Yello80s.com and as always add any memories you have in the comments! Share...

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My Little Pony Sunday: Merry Treat
Aug27

My Little Pony Sunday: Merry Treat

Issued both in the US and UK, Merry Treat the Christmas pony was a special issue of year 8 in G1. She came with a pretty fancy Christmas-tree shaped comb and years later was released in Japan as the charm on a cell phone strap. Share...

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