What Vacation Spots Were Popular in the 80s?
Apr07

What Vacation Spots Were Popular in the 80s?

If you’re an ’80s or ’90s kid, you were probably raised on some classic vacation movies from that time. Real life vacations didn’t necessarily consist of Wally World or a step back through time to the 1950s, despite what Hollywood would have you believe, though. In fact, an 80s vacation looked a lot like what modern vacation days do. Employed Americans in the 80s took more vacation time than their modern-day...

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Members Only Jackets – Are You a Member?
Apr20

Members Only Jackets – Are You a Member?

Members Only Advertising Tagline: “When you put it on, something happens.” Indeed. This tagline was so great that it got co-opted in the early 1990s and used by various condom makers. Nice. Check out the magazine ad below featuring this tagline.  Something definitely looks like it’s going to happen for that trio, especially Shades in the middle. Anyway, back to the jackets. If you grew up in the 80s, you either had a...

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Looking Back on the Hottest 80s Toys
Apr06

Looking Back on the Hottest 80s Toys

Okay, if there’s one thing from the 80s that remains uber-cool in the new millennium, it’s 80s toys. Some of the most popular 80s toys are worth more today than they were when they were on the shelves twenty years ago. Let’s reminisce about some of the hottest 80s toys and let’s look at how much they’re worth today. Cabbage Patch Dolls . Care Bears . Fluppy Dogs . Glo Worm and Friends . Hot Looks Dolls Masters of the Universe . Micro...

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Dancing in the Street by Bowie and Jagger
Jan12

Dancing in the Street by Bowie and Jagger

‘Dancing in the Street’ by David Bowie & Mick Jagger This cover version of the song originally by Martha and the Vandellas hit #7 on the US Hot 100 chart in 1985 and was produced to raise money for the Live Aid famine relief cause. Information on...

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Interview With Kate Reigstad, Author of Fast Forward
Dec07

Interview With Kate Reigstad, Author of Fast Forward

The editorial team at LT80s loves a good 80s read. So, you can imagine my pleasure in receiving a copy of Kate Reigstad’s new book ‘Fast Forward.’ This is a fun read for anyone that lived through the 80s as a teenager. Nat, the protagonist, wakes up after 26 years and finds herself not in 1989 as she thought, but in present-day 2015 — without having aged. It is the story of her adjustment to a new high-tech reality (with flat...

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