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The Fabulous 80’s

You know that you’re are an 80’s kid when you remember all the things in this post.  It’s truly an awesome decade.. it’s where all the cool transitions happened and the world as we know it was never the same again.

The NINTENDO ERA.  After Pacman.. the Super Mario Bros takes the video game stage followed by loads of other cool NES games like B-Wing, Zelda, TwinBee, etc. that can be played by loading game cartridges on your Family Computer and connected to your bulky colored TVs like the Sony Trinitron.

The BMX.    The most popular 2-wheel of the 80’s.  We joined a lot of BMX competitions then, there’s the free style event, the jumps and then the race.  The movie RAD was inspired by this cool teen fad.  Almost every young person in our block owns one.  

BETAMAX. The first-ever video recording format.  This was way before cable TV.  I’ve watched all US cartoons and TV shows complete with its awesome advertisements on my cousin’s BETAMAX player.  We used to rent it on video rental stores. 

The Cassette Tape.  I bought all my imported and underground tapes in Quiapo.  I have collected and recorded quite a number of new wave titles using this.

The Dancing Musical Coke Can.  Every household has one.  It became a widespread advertising phenomena. 

The Portable Film Viewer.  View ready pictures and scenes from favorite shows, movies and even  landscape photographs by frame in a convenient easy to carry apparatus.  Of course, you could view a whole disc in less than a minute but kids bought it still because it’s something new.

Sturdy Plastic Lunch Boxes with Movie or TV Characters.  This picture has ALF, a famous TV show in the 80’s.  I remember I have one with the empire strikes back picture on it.

Action Figures.  The rise of awesome animation during the 80’s brought with it new toys and the ACTION FIGURES.  I have collected dozens of GI Joes and transformers action figures.  The toy in the picture is HE-Man another popular cartoon show in the 80’s.


Lastly, no reminiscing is complete whithout mentioning one of the 80’s in-thing in foot gear THE SPERRY TOP SIDERS, This was one of the most bought shoes then because you can use it in almost every occassion.  It rises in the market alongside VANS, TRETORN and REEBOK.  The Hush Puppies were also popular but not as popular as the top siders.

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