80s Nostalgia

All your favourites and beloved memories from the 1980s.From your favourite TV shows, films, top ten hits and 80s toys.
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So, for those in the 80s who are old enough to remember the days when boards solved boredom, here are the titles your favourite retro games and toys really deserved.

Your favourite board games renamed with the titles they really deserve

Some fantastic cartoons came out of the 80s.  True that a lot from that era were geared towards flogging an accompanying toyline, but still, while the decade its self was a bit of a mixed bag the one thing that remained consistent was how amazing children’s TV was.

11 forgotten cartoons from the 80s you used to love

While the decade its self was a bit of a mixed bag the one thing that remained consistent was how amazing children's TV was.

It brightened up the mornings of kids around the world back in the eighties, and it looks like a new generation of children will soon be enjoying the adventures down at Fraggle Rock.  There have been rumours about a movie version of Jim Henson’s singing-and-dancing puppet show for about a decade, but it looks like it’s finally going to happen.

OMG! 80s hit Fraggle Rock is being remade nearly 30 years after the original

Just for you here are the original versions of hits from the greatest musical decade ever – the eighties!  We hope you find some surprises…

The two tunes that inspired Musical Youth to make Pass The Dutchie; here are the originals; The Mighty Diamonds-Pass The Kouchie and Hugh Brown-Gimme The Mus.

While all the kids are clamouring over sing-along Elsa dolls and Paw Patrol vans, we’re still firmly of the opinion that Care Bears and Tickle Me Elmo are so much cooler.  Fuelling for nostalgia for the playtime of the 80s and 90s is the latest video from Mode, which shows the world’s favourite toys over the last 100 years.

Here's what our favourite toys have looked like over the last 100 years

In the spirit of the festive season, Mode has come up with a nostalgic video chronicling toys of the past 100 years.

Gameshows today have got it all wrong, contestants don’t want to win luxury holidays, brand new cars or life-changing sums of money. Today TV viewers can just send a text to be in with a chance of winning enough money to pay off their mortgage. It’s just not on. I mean look at what you could have won.

And Bully's Special Prize - why game show prizes were better in the 70s and 80s

Gameshows today have got it all wrong, contestants don't want to win luxury holidays, brand new cars or life-changing sums of money.

eird Science, released in 1985, may not be the best film directed by John Hughes, who gave us The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, but it has retained its cult status through its mix of teenage fantasy, gross comedy and Kelly LeBrock’s far-too-tiny white T-shirt.  Here are the things that make it so weirdly great.

Weird Science: 15 weirdly great things about the '80s classic

Weird Science is 30 years old. It's the movie that answered every pubescent boy's question: can I create my dream woman in my own bedroom? Weird Science, released in

Costa Brava, Madeira and Malta: all favourites with UK holidaymakers back in the 1980s. With the emergence of wellness resorts and foodie destinations, more and more people have shunned these locations.

All the holiday spots you visited in the 80s are the hot new travel trends

Costa Brava, Madeira and Malta: all favourites with UK holidaymakers back in the 1980s. With the emergence of wellness resorts and foodie destinations, more and more people have shunned these locations.

There was one thing that wasn’t in short supply during the 80s – all-action, crash-bang-wallop TV shows that provided the basis of many school playground games or after tea rumbles.  There was nothing like slipping your imaginary pistol in to your holster and hopping on to your bike whilst the theme tune of your favourite show ran through your mind.  Here are 10 80s programmes we loved to recreate back in the day.

10 TV shows every 80s kid spent their time recreating

There was one thing that wasn't in short supply during the - all-action, crash-bang-wallop TV shows that provided the basis of many school playground games or after tea rumbles.

You couldn’t flick on the television in the 1980s without seeing a puppet beaming back at you.  All you needed for kids TV gold back then was an expressive piece of felt or plastic and someone to bring it to life.

20 puppets from '80s kids TV shows we adored

You couldn’t flick on the television in the without seeing a puppet beaming back at you. All you needed for kids TV gold back then was an expressive piece of felt or plastic and someone to bring it to life.

Anyone remember the slightly creepy adorable cartoon series The Moomins? If you are an 80s kid then of course you do.   Well the good news is that we will soon be heading back to Moominvalley for some new adventures with the gang, who first came to life in 1945 thanks to Finnish cartoonist Tove Jansson.

The Moomins are coming back - and they will have a Wallace and Gromit influence

The Moomins will soon be heading back to Moominvalley thanks to Tove Jansson's niece Sophia, who is teaming up with Filmlance International to revive the series once more.

Holy crap, Pretty In Pink is 30 years old! How did that happen??  One of the finest cinematic contributions of the 80s, the film, released on February 28, 1986, is still the high standard to reach when portraying adolescence and school life. Here's everything we learned about it.

17 things Pretty In Pink taught us about being a teenager

The cast of Pretty in Pink: Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald and John Cryer

Meet the woman with the world's biggest Barbie collection

This is Bettina Dorfman. She's a Barbie super-fan from Germany who owns over dolls - officially the world's largest Barbie collection, according to the Guinness World Records.

80s was THE decade, let’s face it.  Even if you weren’t born in it, your life will definitely have come under some 80s influence at some point, even if it was just an 80s themed fancy dress party where you turned up wearing a hypercolour t-shirt and a massive scrunchie in your hair. Our music scene these days still takes inspiration from the synthy, glam metal sounds of the era. But could our stars today make it as 80s pop icons?

8 pop stars we threw back to the 80s

Aural history: They transition from Rock With You to Billie Jean (pictured), which won two.

No matter how epic or terrible, childhood shows are memories. And we can all agree that even the worst shows on this list are still far superior to the state of kids’ TV today.  Prepare to be outraged by these potentially controversial (and completely unofficial) results from the late 80s onwards.

Ranked - the 7 best 80s and 90s kids cartoons and the 7 worst

Freakazoid Episode 2 – Candle Jack online for Free. Cartoon Tv Show Freakazoid Episode 2 – Candle Jack full episode in HD/High Quality.

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