Monday, January 21, 2008

The Flashback continues.....

So, apparently I'm not the only one who loves the 80s because the decade has become so "retro" lately. They're bringing it all back! I'm not complaining in the least bit! I keep seeing commercials, or online ads announcing the return of some of my childhood favorites so I thought I'd share...

First they came out with Transformers The Movie, which was truly amazing. I remember the cartoon from the good old days and to have all the cartoon characters done up this new way was great! I love that my kid gets to enjoy the characters now. Though, all I really remember is Optimus Prime, the big red semi. :0)

One of my favorite shows as a kid was Knight Rider. I was truly jealous as a child because my brother got the Knight Rider Big Wheels for his bday. Lucky! Well, I just saw the commercial tonight that they are doing a tv movie of the 80s series. Look here to check it out. They even have David Hasselhoff doing a guest role in it. Not sure how it will turn out, but I'm looking forward to checking it out. Hopefully they do the series justice!

Check out my previous post about the Smurfs. Loved that cartoon!

GI Joe was another favorite of mine. My brother was Duke, and I was Scarlett. She rocked. Others must have thought so as well, because they are in pre-production for the GI Joe Movie for 2009. Crazy, huh?

My daughter loves her Care Bears. She watches the little cartoon movies, and plays with her Monkey, one of the Care Bear Cousins as well as FunShine Bear. I LOVED the Care Bears. My mom told me that I used to say that I loved the Care Bears because "they care a lot". Get it? Care-A-Lot? Yeah...good times.

On top of that, she is getting to know all about Strawberry Shortcake as well. Good stuff! I haven't seen much of Rainbow Brite, and she was one of my favorites back in the day as well.

Now, I won't say that everything from the 80s was great. The music rocked! The cartoons were better, tv was so much CLEANER and better (remember Growing Pains, the Cosby Show, The Facts of Life, Gimme A Break, Mr. Belvedere, Perfect Strangers, Who's The Boss.....I could go on and on)...but the fashion was definitely interesting. Seriously...acid washed jeans? And you had to wear super BIG shirts, with BIG POOFY hair (Aqua Net hairspray....had to use it to get the big hair right?), and Keds sneakers or Jelly shoes. We were all truly sexy. Remember?

Sigh...anyway...back on track here. It's just amazing to me that all of these things are being re-introduced. Hopefully my kids will enjoy them as much as I did. So far...they have. You can't go wrong with a classic! I'm just waiting for the next commercial announcing the release of the Macgyver movie. Honestly...I'd go see it. I loved Macgyver.

Deep Ashlee. Have a good night!


Bonnie B. said...

Totally remember all that. I loved Strawberry Shortcake, and Care Bears....One thing I know I will never see- My Strawberry Shortcake record for my record player. Those were some rockin' tunes! Do they even make record players anymore?

Alicia said...

I love the 80's, my students use dot tell me the 80's were 10 years too long and it hurt, it really hurt, those were good times.