Teddy Ruxpin: Childhood Hero Or Creepy Bear?
Jun01

Teddy Ruxpin: Childhood Hero Or Creepy Bear?

In 1985 the Teddy Ruxpin talking teddy bear was introduced and back then it was super cute. However the more we think about it now, it comes across as quite the creepy gift for a young child. That theory is made a little more by an old commercial we dug up on YouTube. When introducing his Teddy Ruxpin to the class, a little boy becomes discouraged as his classmates seem disinterested in his show and tell piece. That’s when a...

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15 80s Games We All Loved
Mar15

15 80s Games We All Loved

In the 80s gamers were introduced to some of the most incredible titles, some of which went on to be huge franchises. We decided to prepare a slide of 15 80s Games we all loved for a little visit down nostalgia lane. Of course arcade games were a must in the 80s, everyone wanted to make sure they got the highest score and bragging rights. In addition to arcade games, the invention of the Nintendo NES brought a host of incredible...

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New Transformers Toys Get An 80s Makeover
Nov10

New Transformers Toys Get An 80s Makeover

80s Transformers is arguably the best decade for the franchise. Why? Because the 80s was one of the most awesome decades ever. That’s why it doesn’t come as a surprise to use that the new Transformer toys are getting an 80s makeover. The current Transformers series is called Robots In Disguise and there is a line of new Transformers toys coming. “Characters like Starscream, Soundwave, Cyclonus, and Blurr, to name a...

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80s Toys: ‘Infaceables’
Jun20

80s Toys: ‘Infaceables’

Remember those action figures called Infaceables? Those mystic warriors were some of the most popular action figures to come from the Galoob company and we decided to pay a brief little homage to them, as well as give you that little feeling of nostalgia. “The Infaceables: Mystic Warriors of Change was a 1984 toyline by Galoob in which plain-face characters grew more animalistic through the use of vacuum suction,”...

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80s Toy and Film Combo: Fluppy Dogs
Jun16

80s Toy and Film Combo: Fluppy Dogs

In 1986, Fluppy Dogs, the animated film was released and it led the release of a pretty fluffy toy. The Disney film was pretty low on the end of popularity compared to many of the bigger hits, however, the toy was jus enough to grab your attention and be a pretty popular hit. “A band of dimension hopping humanoid dogs need the help of two kids to return home,” according to IMDB’s summary of the film. It’s not...

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Lite-Brite: An 80s Toy Lover’s Dream
Jun09

Lite-Brite: An 80s Toy Lover’s Dream

The Lite-Brite may as well be one of the greatest toy creations ever. Everything about the Lite-Brite exemplified what it meant to be a kid in the 80s. It was so popular it even topped a couple of Christmas lists. Sure the clown was a little creepy but the commercial for Lite-Brite was so infectious due to that classic jingle that you just had to have one. The creation choices were endless when it came to the Lite-Brite. You could...

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Learn ‘How to be Cool’ From An 80s Video Game Magazine
May05

Learn ‘How to be Cool’ From An 80s Video Game Magazine

How to be Cool at a video game arcade? Is that something you really worried about in the 80s? Well, one 80s gaming magazine seems to think so. In the 80s going to an arcade was far more than heading over to Dave and Busters for beers and games, much like it is today. Instead, video arcades were a place where you could possibly make a name for yourself within that particular realm. It was all about high scores and ruling the joystick....

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ 80s Inspired Video Games Are Full of Nostalgia
May04

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ 80s Inspired Video Games Are Full of Nostalgia

As 20th Century Fox continues to promote the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film, the company has decided to teaser three 80s styled video games titled, Revenge of Hero X, Mutant All-Stars and Mutant Conquest. “In the movie, this version of 1983 is an America where humans and mutants co-exist,” according to IGN. “The influence of mutants has now permeated pop culture, including arcade games!” These games feature a...

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80s Toy Fans Can Relive Their Childhood in Canada
Apr26

80s Toy Fans Can Relive Their Childhood in Canada

The 80s was filled with a series of nostalgic and impressive offerings. Whether it’s incredible music or amazing toys and actions figures, the 80s pretty much had it all. Now, fans of 80s toys have a chance to relive their childhood at the “80s Toy Expos 2016.” “The ‘80s Toy Expo 2016 runs this Sunday at the Hilton Meadowvale/Mississauga Hotel and will feature a wide array of vintage 1980s toys,”...

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Man Sets World Speedrun Record For Super Mario Bros.
Apr14

Man Sets World Speedrun Record For Super Mario Bros.

30 years later and it’s still incredibly exciting to watch someone speed through a couple of stages in Super Mario Bros. However, this time it’s not just any normal game. A YouTuber and his channel darbian, is home to a video of him setting a new “speedrun” world record. In the video the player provides commentary as he runs through the different worlds in the Super Mario Bros. universe. There is also a stream...

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Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Easter Eggs Continue to Surface
Apr11

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Easter Eggs Continue to Surface

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! was an instant hit for NES. Now 29 years after the game’s initial release, gamers are continuing to discover easter eggs within the game. Some of them are pretty difficult to spot and it’s pretty incredible that they are even noticed. “As Redditor midwesternhousewives discovered, there is a visual cue among the spectators in the second Piston Honda fight, which tells the player when to...

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Game Boy Zero Conversion is a Gameboy Lover’s Dream
Apr08

Game Boy Zero Conversion is a Gameboy Lover’s Dream

The Raspberry Pi devices are simple little computers that children use to learn the basics of computing. However, one man managed to take the Raspberry Pi device to a whole new level converting an old Game Boy system into what he is calling Game Boy Zero. “A modder named Wermy has turned his original Game Boy shell into an emulating machine,” according to Nerdist. “The new hardware named “Game Boy Zero,”...

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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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Mattel Is Bringing Back Classic Hot Wheels Cars & Sets From 1980s
Apr06

Mattel Is Bringing Back Classic Hot Wheels Cars & Sets From 1980s

If you’re between the ages of 3 and 99, you’ve owned at least one Hot Wheels car in your life. Even if you weren’t into cars, every kid eventually owns a Hot Wheels. Some of the best Hot Wheels cars and playsets debuted in the 1980s. They were so awesome, Mattel is reissuing them for a whole new generation. Mattel has re-released a handful of individual die-cast cars and four sets including the Retro Hauler, the Dash...

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‘Legend of Zelda’ Fans Create 3D Playable Version For 30th Anniversary
Apr04

‘Legend of Zelda’ Fans Create 3D Playable Version For 30th Anniversary

The 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda is approaching and fans all over are paying tribute to the game in all manners. Recently two superfans Scott Lininger and Mike Magee used their skills to create a playable version of the game with a URL that specifically states it is solely as a tribute to the game. The game has been created in demo format so you are limited in the gameplay. That being said, the game is in 8-bit fashion with...

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