Monday, March 12, 2007

A Child in the 80's

I don’t think I have ever blogged about a ‘movie’ but here goes…

Several weeks ago a friend told me about a Transformers movie that was being made. I ‘Ask’ed, at ask.com, if there was ‘an official website for transformers the movie.’ There was. I can’t tell you how long I spent on the site because I don’t even know myself. I was just completely ecstatic.

As someone who can remember writing ‘1984’ on papers in school, I was literally a child in the 80’s; not a toddler, not a baby, but a child. In fact a classmate of mine from High School, who is now a member of a Grammy winning rock band, Bowling for Soup, recently wrote a song entitled ‘1985.’

I would normally not even afford a group like this a mention, especially since I do not endorse their music in any way; however, this one particular song has become very popular. I find it a little humorous because not only has it become popular with people in my generation- but also with teenagers! It’s just funny that all these ‘kids’ seem to like something they know nothing about.

Anyway… I digress...

I remember my childhood 80’s days. I remember the Transformer toys, the ones that are referred to as G1 (Generation 1) on eBay auctions. I guess that means a tiny bit of time has passed since they were released. O well, it doesn’t matter… I can’t wait to see the movie! Whoever had the idea to make a movie of an 80’s toy had to be none other than an 80’s child themselves.

You see, these days, all kids do is Playstation, X-box, or Nintendo. (And I don’t even know if they do Nintendo anymore!) My brother and I didn’t even own a Nintendo until we were at least 12 or 13, and then it was still the original. (I guess you could call it the G1 Nintendo.)

My mind starts wondering to all of those 80’s toys…

Voltron; G.I. Joe; The Get-a-Long Gang; Gummi Bears; ThunderCats; Wuzzles; Strawberry Short Cake; He-Man; My Little Pony; Rainbow Brite; Silver Hawks; Smurfs; Care Bears; Popples; Mask; Wheeled Warriors; Gobots; The Justice League; Pound Puppies…

I think I might have had too many toys! Did I miss any? I am sure I did. I have included some links to just a few sites I have found that really seem to bring back some memories. Here’s to all you 80’s kids… enjoy!

18 comments:

bouellette said...

Cabbage Patch Dolls, how can you forget your brother's Cabbage Patch, Scott? LOL (And yes, you did have too many toys)

Misty said...

I love the 80's too Joseph. Guess what also, I can't wait for the movie also. I loved playing with transformers and my mom still has many of them that I collected. I want her to find them so Darren can play with them. Darren is now playing with my original Nintendo that I got when I was probably 8 or 9. You forgot to put She-Ra on your list!

Joseph James said...

LOL She-Ra... wasn't she the He-Man for girls? And about those Transformers... you could sell those things! They are going for big bucks on eBay!

JulieK said...

Misty is the ebay queen

JulieK said...

oh and lest ye forget the holly hobbie dolls and strawberry shortcake. I will never forget getting a cabbage patch and not being allowed to take her out of the house. mom was scared I would be attacked by the crazy mob and she would be stolen. oh the days of the 80's

Joliet said...

Hey Joseph , Hurlis has the original Transformer movie on VHS or VCD . You want to watch the original before the new comes out ?

Joseph James said...

JulieK- I do not even remember Holly Hobbie... lol

Jody- Actually, once I found about the new movie someone lent me the original to watch once more.

JulieK said...

well that is true you didn't have girls in your house and we didn't have boy's in ours. I do remember the transformers being pretty cool and mason likes them now. amazing what comes around again in 20 years. Well looks like your mom is still running ahead on her counter hehehehe!

Tammy & Dan Bryant said...

80's child. That is hilarious, I do remember those items but it was from commericals only. Those were the years that I was graduating from college. It is so funny where each of us were during those years. hehehehe!
Have a great spring break! I am sure Howie would love those transformers too!

Misty said...

Yes She-Ra was the female He-Man. Darren plays with my She-Ra's when he visits my mom. Yes, she kept every toy I owned I think. Oh yeah, I have looked up some of my old toys on e-bay, but not transformers yet. I may have to look now. :)
Long live the Queen of Ebay!!

Keith and Carla said...

Holly Hobbie actually dates back to the mid to late seventies. I had a 10th or 11th birthday party that was Holly Hobbie everything! LOL.

Joseph James said...

Wow- early seventies... and I thought I was old!? lol j/k

But... I wasn't even born until the late- very late seventies!

Kassie Dutton said...

I must admit I still have my Cabbage Patch dolls and a Strawberry Shortcake doll that blows strawberry smelling kisses! I even have the Strawberry Shortcake record that I nearly wore out the song "Hugs & Kisses". LOL I'm sure I could get some $$$ on Ebay, but I'm too sentimental!

bouellette said...

I love your countdown until summer vacation. I will be looking at it often. That should get you a few more hits. LOL

Lynn said...

Jason M. mentioned Trapper Keepers last night, boy that brought back a memory or two from school... Those were our binders for all of our papers from the day! Do they still make those??

jay5in said...
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jay5in said...

I WANT A NEW TRAPPER KEEPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Gene Holley, Jr. said...

HEY! YO MAMA IS AHEAD OF YOU IN BLOG HITS! How in the world did that happen? You must get something on here to bring them in!!! LOL!