About Yello80s

Me getting a free hug (really! the sign said hug me!) from WishBear at Toonseum in Pittsburgh.
Me getting a free hug (really! the sign said hug me!) from WishBear at Toonseum in Pittsburgh.

Hi, this is Rose from Yello80s.com!

My aim is to make this site an online compendium of that radical decade for Generation X‘ers to reminisce on and later generations to use as reference.

When I was a kid in school I often wondered what it was like for people who lived during the turn of the century (late 1800s-early 1900s). There was so much change and advancement and really, unless you were a little older when 1899 turned into 1900 you probably wouldn’t have noticed a whole lot different from day to day. But those of us born in the 70s whose childhoods really took off in the 1980s are old enough now to have really paid attention and witness the turn of this century. We know what Y2K was and why people thought it was the end of the world.

As I started thinking about that I realised that being in the digital and social media age now gives us an opportunity never had before- we can really leave a living history behind recorded in film (colour!), sound , 3D and virtual realities. Our very thoughts from the mundane to the prophetic are timestamped in Facebook and Twitter. How amazing the 1900s were and 2000s are proving to be.

I hope you’ll feel free to poke around, comment, contribute and relive on Yello80s. May it be as fun for you to visit as it is for me to build!

My first Care Bear – Love-A-Lot

6 thoughts on “About Yello80s

  1. Hi, I’ve got two of the soft face dolls from the early 80’s. Unfortunately I do not have the papers or original clothing anymore, but I’m trying to find information on them. They hand signed in black ink. One of them had a date of 1980. The tags on the side of both have the date 1978. I do not remember their names, but I do remember one outfit. It was a white tshirt that said I’m a little tv celebrity in red letters and red pants. Were can I look for information? Thanks in advance

    1. Hello Cynthia- I’m not very versed in the soft dolls which at that time were made under the name Little People. These are pre-Cabbage Patch Kids, that name being the name Coleco manufactured under. Little People were made by Xavier Roberts’ company Original Appalachian Artworks. The “I’m a Celebrity” t-shirt belongs to a Celebrity Edition ‘Kid which were put out in a limited edition number of 5000 in 1980 so that’s pretty special. As for anything further in identifying I would check out facebook group Cabbage Patch Kids RARE and HTF https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697509397177301/about/ run by Heather Day and Callie’s Cabbies. It is a closed group so you have to request membership but they know just about everything about every special edition. Not having the original clothing and papers of course brings the value down but there may be something else on them identifying which # in the series, etc. that they would know to look for. At any rate that’s really exciting and GOOD LUCK!

  2. Hey Rose. I stumbled upon your page searching for something else, and didn’t want to go without first saying “Hurray!” for finding another ’80s enthusiast with a spot in cyberspace, and to also invite you to stop by RetroDaze when you have a chance. It’s right up your alley, and there is a nice core group of like-minded people there to share your passion for nostalgia with… me included. Thanks for your time!

    http://www.retro-daze.com

    -Tony

      1. Just wanted to say good luck with the site. I feel so old when I hear about the 80s. Good times if you ask me. I still love the music the shows game shows. My favorite was knight Ryder. Well hopefully I hear from you soon.

        1. Aw the 80s were just yesterday don’t you remember? 😉 THey were the greatest decade and so much fun to relive! Hey and on the subject of music and shows- weren’t 80s tv themes the best? Thanks for stopping by and rock on!

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