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Tag: 1980s

Golden Girls Dorbz Figures: Thank You For Being a Dorbz

Golden Girls Dorbz Figures: Thank You For Being a Dorbz
The ’80s and ’90s brought us some of the most watched and funniest sitcoms of all time. After producers like Norman Lear broke ground in the ’70s, characters could be more realistic, with human flaws, and…

The Milton Bradley OMNI Was an 8-Track Tape Board Game

The Milton Bradley OMNI Was an 8-Track Tape Board Game
Boy, it’s been a really long time since I saw or heard an 8-track tape. These technological antiquities were insanely popular back in the 1960s and 1970s, but gradually went the way of the dinosaurs as…
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Mattel Pocket Football and Basketball Shrink Down to Keychain Size

Mattel Pocket Football and Basketball Shrink Down to Keychain Size
When I was a kid, I used to play the heck out of that Mattel Pocket Football game. I always sucked at kicking, but I was quite adept at running down the field fast as hell.…

Labyrinth Vinyl LP Pays Tribute to Henson and Bowie

Labyrinth Vinyl LP Pays Tribute to Henson and Bowie
Jim Henson released the weird and cool movie Labyrinth back in 1986, and while it wasn’t a huge hit back in the day, it’s gone on to become a classic. Beyond the cool puppetry, one of…

Game Boy Heat Change Mug Doesn’t Play Tetris

Game Boy Heat Change Mug Doesn’t Play Tetris
I remember when the Nintendo Game Boy came out back in the day and we were all super excited that you could play games on the go. The graphics were terrible though. If you want to…

Teddy Ruxpin Gets Torn Down

Teddy Ruxpin Gets Torn Down
Dan and Lincoln Markham from the What’s Inside? channel like to cut things apart to see what their guts look like. This time, they decided to disassemble an original 1985 Teddy Ruxpin talking bear using knives…

LEGO Arcade Robot Breakdance Battle! ‘Nuff Said!

LEGO Arcade Robot Breakdance Battle! ‘Nuff Said!
What if I told you that someone has combined four of the best things ever into one cool video? Those things are LEGO, arcades and robots in a breakdance battle. Yeah, now we have your attention.…

50 Classic Arcade Games Saved from Derelict Cruise Ship

50 Classic Arcade Games Saved from Derelict Cruise Ship
A rotting cruise ship called The Duke of Lancaster has been beached and rotting in Wales for about 30 years. As it turned out, inside its hold have been sitting some of the coolest and rarest…

The LEGO Speak & Spell Replica: L… E… G… O…

The LEGO Speak & Spell Replica: L… E… G… O…
Growing up in the 1970s, one of my earliest memories of an electronic toy had to be the Speak & Spell. This tablet-sized device helped many of us improve our spelling and vocabulary, playing word games…

Kids React to VCRs (aka Man, We’re Getting Old)

Kids React to VCRs (aka Man, We’re Getting Old)
It’s been at least 10 years since I had a VHS player in the house, if not longer. Between DVD, then Blu-ray and digital downloads and streaming, the idea of using clunky old magnetic tapes seems…

MacGyver Intro without Music: Solving Crimes with Sound Effects

MacGyver Intro without Music: Solving Crimes with Sound Effects
One of the highlights of the week for me growing up was each fresh episode of MacGyver. The only thing that could spoil it for me was a rerun, but I watched them anyway. MacGyver had…

Rubik’s Cube Safe: The Ultimate Theft Deterrent

Rubik’s Cube Safe: The Ultimate Theft Deterrent
So let’s say you have some valuable cash and rings lying around. You could carry them with you or lock them in a proper safe, but what fun would that be? Hide your possessions in plain…

The Greatest American Hero Reboot in the Works: Believe it or Not!

The Greatest American Hero Reboot in the Works: Believe it or Not!
As a child of the ’80s, one of the earliest TV shows that I recall loving in grade school was called “The Greatest American Hero.” This was a comedy/action show about a teacher who saw an…

Classic 1980 Apple II Training Video Surfaces

Classic 1980 Apple II Training Video Surfaces
What’s difference between RAM and ROM? How does a floppy disk drive work? Can I run an Integer program on my 48K system? What’s the best way to perm your hair? These and many other questions…

Rubik’s Cube Turns 40, Celebrating Four Decades of Making Us Feel Stupid

Rubik’s Cube Turns 40, Celebrating Four Decades of Making Us Feel Stupid
As a child of the ’80s, I can remember several holidays where I received a Rubik’s Cube as a gift. I remain convinced to this day that a gift of a Rubik’s Cube is a sign…

Guy Builds Amazing Gremlins Puppet

Guy Builds Amazing Gremlins Puppet
Gremlins was one of my all-time favorite childhood movies. It featured just the right proportion of slapstick humor, gore and action for a teenage boy. In tribute to this classic popcorn flick, one talented artist has…
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