1980 games and toys that you can still get today

Well, if you are interested in 1980s and the toys and games of the 1980s, this blog is for you. I know myself and I love history so just looking back at the 1980s is awesome but what is even more awesome than the 1980s itself? The toys and how kids played and acted compared to nowadays! so here you go:

Nintendo Power Glove. Never used it or even heard of it for that matter until this blog but it looks sweet.

Nintendo Power Glove

The Pee Wee Herman Doll. I do not know what to think about this. I wrote a blog earlier about Pee Wee Herman and all about him but what is the significance of this doll? Kind of creep.

Talking Pee-Wee Herman Doll

He-Man and MOTU Castle Grayskull. Looks sweet. Definitely would have played with it if I was a kid in the 80s. Kind of reminds me of legos.

He-Man & MOTU: Castle Grayskull

My Buddy and Kid Sister. Creepy, just creepy. Reminds me of the Chucky doll. What is the purpose of this. But yet again what is the purpose of dolls in general?

My Buddy and Kid Sister

FireBall Isalnd. Just a sweet looking board game. Catches your eye. For sure would have played it.

Fireball Island

My Little Pony…

My Little Pony

The Smurfs. Who knew that they came from the 80s. Not me! But awesome. Cannot hate on the Smurfs even though the movie was not to good.

The Smurfs

Girl Talk. I do not know what this is. Kind of reminds me or gives an excuse for girls to gossip?

Girl Talk

Game Boy. By far the coolest invention, toy of the 1980s!

Game Boy

All in all, I would have to say that the boys had the better selection of toys from the 1980s. Girls just generally had dolls and Girl Talk. What can they possibly do with that? The boys on the other hand got transformers, Star Wars, legos, and action figures. Boys totally dominate of choice of toys from the 1980s.

Things Kids from the 80s Can Only Remember

The Muppet Babies….I do not know… Apparently people argue that they were better than Arthur. I would have to disagree.

That Muppet Babies is greatest cartoon of all time (sorry, Rugrats ).

He-Man and She-Ra. They are brother and sister but people thought they were sucha hot couple together….interesting.

Even though they were brother and sister, you thought He-Man and She-Ra made a hot couple.

Th Cosby Show. One of the best TV shows ever. This one is not all about the 80s kids. I think many people know this one. Great great show!

"Must-see TV" meant The Cosby Show .

This one is very sad. But remembering where you were when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded. This is very similar to the explosion of the Space Shuttle Columbia on February 1st, 2003 when it exploded on re-entry.

Remembering where you were when the Challenger disaster happened.

The caption where is got this picture of the Breakfast Club, reads, “Trying to be as cool as the teens in John Hughes Movies.” Right on with this one. John Hughes movies, especially teen movies were great, really entertaining. I would be lying if I said I did not have interest in watching more of his films.

Aspiring to one day be as cool as the teens in John Hughes movies.

Pop Star movement. yup, defiantly do not remember this. Probably would not have taken notice or part of it anyways. Haha

Being either "Team Cyndi" or "Team Madonna."

The original Transformers Movie. So apparently Optimus Prime dies in this movie. Yeah I feel bad for the kids in the 80s who had to see this. He is such a boss. He saves the day in all the transformer movies nowadays! Cannot believe he died in this movie!

The emotional blow you felt when Optimus Prime died in The Transformers: The Movie .

The collecting of Garbage Pail Kids….what? I think it is a good thing that this only lasted for a short time in the 80s…

The joy of collecting Garbage Pail Kids and putting the stickers on your bedroom wall.

Hahaha this one made me laugh. I think this personifies the 80s for kids today and what our perception is. When i think of the 80s, I think of neon colors and outfits that make you stand out. Well, here it is. the neon biker or leggings that girls wore to school.

That it’s perfectly acceptable to wear neon spandex biker shorts with just a T-shirt to school.

Continuing the trend of 80s clothing, the pegs on your jeans. A staple in the 80s and still is today for kids who try to replicate that.

Taking that little extra time in the morning to get the perfect peg on your jeans.

 

Creation of Seinfeld

On July 5th, 1989 NBC launched the first episode of the hit series Seinfeld. It aired for nine seasons. The show is set in Manhattan’s upper west side on an apartment complex. The show is a handful of Jerry’s friends and acquaintances but mostly his best friends. Many of Seinfeld’s shows are based of his real life experiences that are recreated in the show and shown through the characters. It has also broken a lot of mainstream TV and became the first to do so since Monty Python. This is postmodern. Seinfeld states that the show is suppose to show humor and especially with some of the characters in the series. The humor in this series is suppose to be funny because of the fail or disastrous results of the other characters. Importantly, the show also never wants to make you feel bad or sorry for the characters even after Susan’s death, one of the characters.

This family sitcom is unlike any other. The show  has its own structure and is developed by presenting a thread and story line at the beginning of every show. the rapid scene shifts between plot lines help bring the stories together. Unlike most sitcoms, Seinfeld does not follow a pattern. the characters stories and life events vary and intertwine in each and every episode. What helps this situation is that the stories in previous episodes are expanded on and brought up again in later episodes.

Even though the show started in the late 1980s, the show has become so popular and is still popular with many people even though it does not create more shows, the re-runs are entertaining as ever. This is because it was a revolutionary show that became a hit and model for future shows and movies. one of the best shows to be created.

80s Sports: Where Do You Start?

The decade of 1980 could arguable be one of the greatest decades for sports. So where do you start? well why not start with the 1980 winter Olympics.

USA Men’s Hockey upsets USSR in semifinal game and then beats Finland for Gold. DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!?!

As a huge Red Sox fan, this one hurts. the ball goes through Bill Buckners legs at first and the Red Sox lose the World Series in 7 games to the New York Mets.

The Play. the University of California returns kick off for touchdown while running through the Stanford band and wins the game.

Boston College’s Doug Flutie throws Hail Mary at the end of the game versus the University of Miami and wins.

The Catch. Joe Montana throws a touchdown pass to Dwight Clark with 51 seconds left to win the 1982 NFC Championship Game.

Jack Nicklaus birdies 17 and comebacks to win the 1986 Masters and becomes the oldest Major winner at 46 years old.

Pete Rose sets all-time hitting record and then is suspended for life from the game of baseball because of gambling.

The Trade: As one ESPN resporter stated, “the day Canada cried. Think about it. The Oilers had won four Stanley Cups in five seasons, and Gretzky had won eight of the previous nine MVP trophies. This would have been like the Bulls trading Jordan to the Clippers in 1997 for Lorenzen Wright, Eric Piatkowski and Bo Outlaw. The Kings? Postscript: the Oilers won the Cup in 1990.”

Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Mariners

Larry Mize wins 1987 on improbable chip: Mize was an Augusta native with only one career PGA Tour victory. His opponents in a three-way playoff: two-time Masters champ Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman, then considered the world’s best player. Ballesteros dropped out on the first hole; on the second hole, Mize chipped in from off the green. Remarkably, it was the second straight major Norman had lost on a miracle shot

There are a lot more than this but which one is your favorite?

Pee Wee Herman: Who is he?

Pee Wee Herman. Who know that he could actually mean so much to life and little kids. I always thought that it was for comedic purposes and just pure entertainment but nope, not that case. In his show, Pee Wee Herman helps teach kids with helpful life lessons. Pee Wee Herman’s character helps teach these lessons through his character demeanor and humor. Along with this Pee Wee helps spark creativity and imagination from kids. Some things that go unnoticed is that Pee Wee Herman is also very popular with adults and grown ups. First started in 1986 with CBS, those in their late thirties and early forties still enjoy this show today.

Along with his show, Pee Wee Herman has and interactive website that allows you to explore his playground and learn about things that he has in his house and what he wants you to learn. Merchandise is also a huge factor in Pee Wee Herman as you can buy shirts, Christmas tree ornaments, hats, DVDs, books, buttons, and lots lots more.

An interesting side of Pee Wee Herman is that his age has never been stated. Throughout the TV series and movies, he is portrayed as a grown man but has stated in interviews that he is the “luckiest boy in the world.” He acts childish, cheerful, and flamboyant but he also portrays and evil side that makes us question his age. We see this evil side when he has the pool battle with Francis in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. e also played vengeful tricks in the aforementioned film and occasionally threw childish tantrums on Pee Wee’s PlayHouse.

So the question is, with what you know and how Pee Wee is portrayed. Is Pee Wee Herman suppose to be a child or a grown man?

Check out Pee Wee’s website:

http://www.peewee.com/