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Subject: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/08/16 at 3:06 pm

We needed a thread of our own.  Dump your random nostalgia here. 

I thought this was an appropriate picture to kick off the thread.  (Ignore the stupid 'I apologize' crap)  This is like a perfect depiction of our childhood, am I right?  Right down to the faux wood paneling.  Didn't everyone have a TV like that during that era?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/a2/a2/7a/a2a27a04d79cadd833036276cc8b3b6e.jpg

Here's some toys you may remember:

My brother had one of these Boglins.  I still remember the way that thing felt.  It was like a super soft stress ball.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/d8/7f/1d/d87f1d0772300d5043647b40b7f580fe.jpg

I got my PJ Sparkles doll for Christmas one year, probably in 1989/1990.  Any women out there remember this doll and TV jingle? 

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And here's some super nostalgic scenes from some of my favorite movies as a kid:

These memorable clips are from Michael Jackson's Moonwalker.

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This was from Ernest Goes To Jail.  I loved this scene!  Know-what-I-mean, Vern?

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The music in this next clip...doesn't it just take you right back in time?  This movie, Bloodsport, was played on TV a lot.

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Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/09/16 at 2:59 pm

http://www.theoldrobots.com/images4/megoa7.JPG

This is what I used to play with as a kid growing up.  :)

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/09/16 at 6:32 pm

I've never seen that toy, Howard.  It looks fun.  Is "2-XL" the name of the toy?  What kind of questions did it ask?

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/09/16 at 6:38 pm

I have fond memories of riding in the back of a pickup truck as a kid.  I guess it wasn't illegal back then because we did it all the time.  You'd even see people doing it on the freeway.  Not anymore.  Do you guys remember when it stopped?  I was thinking about this the other day, but can't remember what year it was when you started seeing this less and less.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/66/91/89/669189e781fff158fc3d4938540437be.jpg

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Starlighter on 05/09/16 at 7:29 pm


We needed a thread of our own.  Dump your random nostalgia here. 

I thought this was an appropriate picture to kick off the thread.  (Ignore the stupid 'I apologize' crap)  This is like a perfect depiction of our childhood, am I right?  Right down to the faux wood paneling.  Didn't everyone have a TV like that during that era?

Here's some toys you may remember:

My brother had one of these Boglins.  I still remember the way that thing felt.  It was like a super soft stress ball.

I got my PJ Sparkles doll for Christmas one year, probably in 1989/1990.  Any women out there remember this doll and TV jingle? 

And here's some super nostalgic scenes from some of my favorite movies as a kid:

These memorable clips are from Michael Jackson's Moonwalker.

This was from Ernest Goes To Jail.  I loved this scene!  Know-what-I-mean, Vern?

The music in this next clip...doesn't it just take you right back in time?  This movie, Bloodsport, was played on TV a lot.



Lol, yes we had the t.v. with the faux wood paneling.  Those were the days.

Bloodsport had an awesome soundtrack.  It was totally 80's and it was fun. 


I have fond memories of riding in the back of a pickup truck as a kid.  I guess it wasn't illegal back then because we did it all the time.  You'd even see people doing it on the freeway.  Not anymore.  Do you guys remember when it stopped?  I was thinking about this the other day, but can't remember what year it was when you started seeing this less and less.




I don't remember when it stopped, but I do remember that there weren't as many safety regulations in the 80's as there are now.  If there were, they didn't seem to be strictly enforced. 

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/09/16 at 8:27 pm


Lol, yes we had the t.v. with the faux wood paneling.  Those were the days.

Bloodsport had an awesome soundtrack.  It was totally 80's and it was fun. 

I don't remember when it stopped, but I do remember that there weren't as many safety regulations in the 80's as there are now.  If there were, they didn't seem to be strictly enforced.


Yes, it was definitely an awesome soundtrack.  My favorite song in that movie was actually the one they played during the fight scenes.  The one that chanted "Kumite! Kumite!"  That song got me pumped up.  Jean Claude Van Damme was a total badass in that era.  And Arnold Schwarzenegger.

We definitely rode in the back of the truck in the 90s...at least until the middle of the decade.  I'm sure of it.  I don't remember doing it as a teenager in the late 90s, but its probably because I had no desire to anymore. I basically grew up in the 90s.  I'm only 31.  I put this thread in the 'More than a decade' forum, but a moderator moved it to 'The 80s.'  I thought 'More than a decade' would be appropriate because people born in the 80s will probably post things spanning from the late 80s to early 00s.  Oh well.

Life was definitely a lot more casual back then.  We didn't even buckle up as kids most of the time.  That didn't really start until after the early 90s, I think.  I remember being in our van as a kid just roaming around inside.  ;D  My mom never really followed the car seat laws either.  When I was a proper kid (past toddler stage), I just sat in a seat like a regular person.  I remember my parents sometimes giving me phone books to sit on as a booster seat.  I'm making it sound like my parents were these terrible, ghetto people but they really weren't.  They were cool.  8)  They were both born in 1950, so they were in their 40s during most of my formative years.  I have no idea why so many people bemoan the 'Baby Boomers.'  I love and respect that generation.  If they're anything like my parents, I think they are awesome.  I had so much fun growing up.  It was the perfect amount of freedom and discipline.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/09/16 at 10:07 pm

One of my favorite memories of the 80's was going to the theaters to see this movie with my older brother.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bc/Bill_%26_Ted.jpg

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/09/16 at 10:56 pm

I don't have very many memories from the '80s, but one of the few things I can recall is my parents getting me this for Christmas in 1989:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515qQsbgoDL._SX425_.jpg

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/09/16 at 11:23 pm


One of my favorite memories of the 80's was going to the theaters to see this movie with my older brother.


Totally, dude.  Bill and Ted are most excellent! 

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I don't have very many memories from the '80s, but one of the few things I can recall is my parents getting me this for Christmas in 1989:


Your memories don't have to be from the 80s as far as I'm concerned.  Anyone is welcome to participate (of course), but I made this thread so people specifically around our age could reminisce together about our upbringing, which goes throughout the 90s as well.  If you're feeling nostalgic, pop in and post a tidbit.  You may spark a fond memory for someone out there.  Or you can talk about current life as a 30 something (or late 20s) etc.  Anything goes.  Like I said, I originally put this thread in the 'More than a decade' forum but the moderator moved it here.  I'm not complaining.  Just sayin'.  I hope they realize that we won't be talking about just 80s stuff.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/09/16 at 11:30 pm

I like the idea of this thread. Just a good place to express some nostalgia.

1994 was a big year for me because it's when I first discovered Pop Punk. Dookie and Smash are two albums that totally changed my life:

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I was hooked the moment MTV played these videos.


Totally, dude.  Bill and Ted are most excellent! 

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Totally! 8) Both Bill and Ted movies have always been something special between me and my brother. They're still my favorites to this day!

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/10/16 at 2:42 pm


I've never seen that toy, Howard.  It looks fun.  Is "2-XL" the name of the toy?  What kind of questions did it ask?



Yes, 2XL was a robot that you could interact with, from 1978-1981 Mego introduced the robot to toy stores, the toy was then upgraded in the early 1990's. It would ask you questions and then you would answer his questions by pressing the right button. Here's what it looked like in 1992:
http://www.theoldrobots.com/images57/2XL-2.JPG

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/10/16 at 2:44 pm


One of my favorite memories of the 80's was going to the theaters to see this movie with my older brother.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bc/Bill_%26_Ted.jpg



That was a funny film.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/10/16 at 2:46 pm


I don't have very many memories from the '80s, but one of the few things I can recall is my parents getting me this for Christmas in 1989:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515qQsbgoDL._SX425_.jpg


"Hi, I'm Teddy Ruxpin, can You and I be friends? ;D

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/12/16 at 7:38 pm


1994 was a big year for me because it's when I first discovered Pop Punk. Dookie and Smash are two albums that totally changed my life:


I hear you.  Dookie was like one of the coolest albums of the 90s.  My big brother gave it me for my 10th birthday to go with the Discman from my parents.  I listened to that album every day for many months after getting it.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/12/16 at 7:54 pm

If you were born in the 80s, you probably remember eating pistachios when they used to be covered in red dye.  When I was searching for a photo to post, I came across some interesting articles explaining WHY.  I had no idea when I was growing up, I just ate them and didn't question it, so this was really interesting to read about.  Makes sense, though. 

The traditional growing and harvesting methods used by pistachio farmers in countries such as Iran, Syria, and Greece often left blemishes on the outer shell, which American importers would mask with a red vegetable dye. Now, most pistachios sold in the United States are grown in California. These nuts are harvested without blemishes, which makes the red dyes unnecessary.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/f2/03/a8/f203a881cb9cf029cad20e07a69691cc.jpg


And while we're on the topic of food, here's another thing you guys may remember.

Do you remember the contest to pick the new M&M color?  They did it in 1995.  It came down to purple and blue, and blue won.  The new blue ones replaced the tan colored ones.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/a3/29/6e/a3296e4695ebb0ae544c02e8cadbbade.jpg

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/13/16 at 12:36 am

I remember those red pistachios! For the longest time as a kid I thought that was their natural color... ;D Always thought tanned M&M's looked pretty gross. Glad they got rid of 'em!

One of my favorite shows growing up was this:

https://thiswastv.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/you_cant_do_that_on_television_title.png

It was absolutely hilarious!

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/13/16 at 7:14 am


I remember those red pistachios! For the longest time as a kid I thought that was their natural color... ;D Always thought tanned M&M's looked pretty gross. Glad they got rid of 'em!

One of my favorite shows growing up was this:

https://thiswastv.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/you_cant_do_that_on_television_title.png

It was absolutely hilarious!


I remember that show, enjoyed it. :)

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/13/16 at 7:22 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVZEwr4SmOM

Since Entertainment Tonight will be celebrating their 35th anniversary this coming September, remember the old theme? :)

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Starlighter on 05/15/16 at 1:10 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVZEwr4SmOM

Since Entertainment Tonight will be celebrating their 35th anniversary this coming September, remember the old theme? :)


I remember this.  Can't believe it's been 35 years already. 

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: d90 on 05/15/16 at 1:24 pm

[quote author=Mish-L link=topic=53666.msg3420601#msg3420601 date=146284362

We definitely rode in the back of the truck in the 90s...at least until the middle of the decade

Life was definitely a lot more casual back then.  We didn't even buckle up as kids most of the time.  That didn't really start until after the early 90s, I think.  I remember being in our van as a kid just roaming around inside.  ;D  My mom never really followed the car seat laws either.  When I was a proper kid (past toddler stage), I just sat in a seat like a regular person.  I remember my parents sometimes giving me phone books to sit on as a booster seat.  I'm making it sound like my parents were these terrible, ghetto people but they really weren't.  They were cool.  8)  They were both born in 1950, so they were in their 40s during most of my formative years.  I have no idea why so many people bemoan the 'Baby Boomers.'  I love and respect that generation.  If they're anything like my parents, I think they are awesome.  I had so much fun growing up.  It was the perfect amount of freedom and discipline.

I remember when i was little circa 1993 my mom would tell me to buckle up my seatbelt.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/15/16 at 2:59 pm


I remember this.  Can't believe it's been 35 years already.


I know, it's crazy to think 35 years ago, ET was more of a program as compared to now, it's just a gossip show. ::)

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/15/16 at 3:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzgrCvxh5m8
Solid Gold, Who remembers this from 36 years ago?  :)

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/18/16 at 9:14 pm


I hear you.  Dookie was like one of the coolest albums of the 90s.  My big brother gave it me for my 10th birthday to go with the Discman from my parents.  I listened to that album every day for many months after getting it.


Speaking of Green Day, I gotta figure that most '80s babies had this CD in their collection at some point:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Green_Day_-_International_Superhits!.png

I've listened to my copy so many times over the years that about half the songs wont even play anymore. ;D


Do you remember the contest to pick the new M&M color?  They did it in 1995.  It came down to purple and blue, and blue won.  The new blue ones replaced the tan colored ones.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/a3/29/6e/a3296e4695ebb0ae544c02e8cadbbade.jpg


I remember the hype around the blue M&M's very well. I had actually forgotten, though, that the tan colored ones have been out of commission for so long. I still remember eating packs of M&M's with the tan colored ones inside on the playground at recess. Hard to believe it's been over 20 years.


I remember those red pistachios! For the longest time as a kid I thought that was their natural color... ;D Always thought tanned M&M's looked pretty gross. Glad they got rid of 'em!

One of my favorite shows growing up was this:

https://thiswastv.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/you_cant_do_that_on_television_title.png

It was absolutely hilarious!


You Cant Do That on Television was mostly before my time, but I do remember seeing it in reruns on Nick in the mid '90s. That show was really ahead of it's time in many ways. It helped paved the way for alot of the quirky, offbeat shows we'd see in the '90s like Pete & Pete.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/19/16 at 8:04 am


I remember this.  Can't believe it's been 35 years already.


I've actually posted over 50 episodes of ET from 1985 to 1992 over on Dailymotion and I feel that the Internet's rise had to force ET to change the way they do reporting, since for the technical news, numerous (too many to count) sites/blogs provide all the proper information, meaning that ET (and most other entertainment news shows) had to sensationalize its content, focusing more on the image and personal life instead of the proper content. I miss when Leonard Maltin reviewed movies, Rona Barrett giving proper, thoughtful interviews with the guests, and when ET focuses more even on the business side of show biz including the executives, writers, and producers. It's just not the same.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/19/16 at 10:44 am


Speaking of Green Day, I gotta figure that most '80s babies had this CD in their collection at some point:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Green_Day_-_International_Superhits!.png

I've listened to my copy so many times over the years that about half the songs wont even play anymore. ;D


Good choice! ;) The best thing about that CD right is it was made pre-American Idiot so you know it's gonna have all their good hits. Even though I had every CD (plus rarities like 1,000 Hours and Slappy on OG presse. Sorry, I'm bragging!) by time it came out, I still picked it up to support the band. Even bought Shenanigans when it came out a few months after I saw them on the Pop Disaster Tour with blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World. Before 2004, nothing could beat Green Day! The Offspring were right up there at a close 2nd place but you knew that Green Day were the kings of Pop Punk. They were the coolest...

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/19/16 at 2:29 pm


I've actually posted over 50 episodes of ET from 1985 to 1992 over on Dailymotion and I feel that the Internet's rise had to force ET to change the way they do reporting, since for the technical news, numerous (too many to count) sites/blogs provide all the proper information, meaning that ET (and most other entertainment news shows) had to sensationalize its content, focusing more on the image and personal life instead of the proper content. I miss when Leonard Maltin reviewed movies, Rona Barrett giving proper, thoughtful interviews with the guests, and when ET focuses more even on the business side of show biz including the executives, writers, and producers. It's just not the same.


http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/5483/49/16x9/1200.jpg
I miss when Ron Hendren hosted the show along side of Mary Hart and Dixie Whatley.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Zelek2 on 05/27/16 at 1:17 am

Include people born in the 70s too!

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/27/16 at 5:18 am


Include people born in the 70s too!


Dammit, Zelek! You're not even that old.

Anyone here skate? I started skateboarding back in the mid 90s.

I used to read Thrasher daily:

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/imagesV2/Magazine/Covers/COVERS_THRASHER/1995/TH9512.jpg

My main broad was an Alien Workshop. Fun note: this was the very first board I ever bought...

http://www.artofskateboarding.com/pg/Deck_pics/aws_team_believe1995cse_bot.jpg

Pretty sick graphix, huh?

I also had this Santa Cruz deck as my backup:

http://www.artofskateboarding.com/Pg/Deck_pics/SC_RyanAningalen_DevilBaby.jpg

I rode indy trucks:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b8/8d/2b/b88d2b0077d299f96f01ac9f2dc02c0e.jpg

I rode 'em, too, Hank but you ruined Black Flag with your roid rage. No excuses. 

I also had Spitfire wheels:

http://skately.com/img/library/print/large/spitfire-wheels-ethan-fowler-1995.jpg

My favorite skateboarders were guys like Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen and Andrew Reynolds. I've always had bad insomnia so it wasn't unusual to find me up studying Thrasher tapes all night. I'd go out the next day and try and imitate the tricks I saw the skaters do.  Nowadays, Skateboarding is filled with stinkbug mongo pushing sissy longboarders with nut-crusher tight jeans. Back in the day Skateboarding was real and the kids just don't get it.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/27/16 at 7:00 am


Dammit, Zelek! You're not even that old.

Anyone here skate? I started skateboarding back in the mid 90s.

I used to read Thrasher daily:

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/imagesV2/Magazine/Covers/COVERS_THRASHER/1995/TH9512.jpg

My main broad was an Alien Workshop. Fun note: this was the very first board I ever bought...

http://www.artofskateboarding.com/pg/Deck_pics/aws_team_believe1995cse_bot.jpg

Pretty sick graphix, huh?

I also had this Santa Cruz deck as my backup:

http://www.artofskateboarding.com/Pg/Deck_pics/SC_RyanAningalen_DevilBaby.jpg

I rode indy trucks:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b8/8d/2b/b88d2b0077d299f96f01ac9f2dc02c0e.jpg

I rode 'em, too, Hank but you ruined Black Flag with your roid rage. No excuses. 

I also had Spitfire wheels:

http://skately.com/img/library/print/large/spitfire-wheels-ethan-fowler-1995.jpg

My favorite skateboarders were guys like Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen and Andrew Reynolds. I've always had bad insomnia so it wasn't unusual to find me up studying Thrasher tapes all night. I'd go out the next day and try and imitate the tricks I saw the skaters do.  Nowadays, Skateboarding is filled with stinkbug mongo pushing sissy longboarders with nut-crusher tight jeans. Back in the day Skateboarding was real and the kids just don't get it.


https://irvine.younglife.org/80s%20Roller%20Skating%20Club/80s%20skate.jpg

don't forget rollerskating back in the 80's. ;)

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/27/16 at 7:06 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzAO9A9GjgI
This played on the radio 30 years ago next month.  :)

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Zelek2 on 05/27/16 at 2:18 pm


Dammit, Zelek! You're not even that old.

I'm 26. I just think people born in the 70s should've also been included in the title of this thread, because they also feel a great connection to the 80s.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/27/16 at 2:30 pm

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/80s-telephone-10782899.jpg

This is what we used for communication, remember the rotary phone? :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pIw9xyDQkY

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/27/16 at 8:14 pm


Anyone here skate? I started skateboarding back in the mid 90s.


Nope, I didn't skateboard but had friends who did. There was definitely a period in the 90s that you couldn't go anywhere without seeing a teenager in some kind of skate brand clothing like World Industries, Shorty's, Independent, Spitfire, Santa Cruz, Blind, Toy Machine etc.

I was into rollerblading, but wasn't a "skater."  I started skating at age 3 (1988) in my Care Bear roller skates.  Got my first pair of blades in 1992.  I liked playing street hockey and just skating around the city when I couldn't drive yet.  I had "aggressive" inline skates but didn't use them to do major grinding or anything.  I just liked the smaller wheels because it seemed like they were better for maneuvering in hockey and easier to use for my style of skating, which wasn't like a clumsy casual skater.  I never understood the break pad on regular recreational roller blades.  Those things were dorky as hell.  You need a brake pad to stop?  Seriously?  Seemed like that would be harder than just learning how to break with your legs properly.  Anyway, I just liked the flow of rollerblading better than skateboarding.  It was more fun to me.  I didn't like the... push with one foot, ride, push with one foot, ride.  I liked to go all out with both feet and skate really fast.  I have fond teenage memories of being in my bedroom rocking out to some music while cleaning my bearings.

How good at skateboarding were you?  Did you grind down staircase rails and stuff?  Some of my friends were pretty good, but I saw some really gnarly falls when watching them.  It's a good thing they were stoned most of the time to numb things a little.;D

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/27/16 at 10:25 pm


I'm 26. I just think people born in the 70s should've also been included in the title of this thread, because they also feel a great connection to the 80s.


Dude, no way! I thought you were a lot younger! You were born in '90!?


Nope, I didn't skateboard but had friends who did. There was definitely a period in the 90s that you couldn't go anywhere without seeing a teenager in some kind of skate brand clothing like World Industries, Shorty's, Independent, Spitfire, Santa Cruz, Blind, Toy Machine etc.

I was into rollerblading, but wasn't a "skater."  I started skating at age 3 (1988) in my Care Bear roller skates.  Got my first pair of blades in 1992.  I liked playing street hockey and just skating around the city when I couldn't drive yet.  I had "aggressive" inline skates but didn't use them to do major grinding or anything.  I just liked the smaller wheels because it seemed like they were better for maneuvering in hockey and easier to use for my style of skating, which wasn't like a clumsy casual skater.  I never understood the break pad on regular recreational roller blades.  Those things were dorky as hell.  You need a brake pad to stop?  Seriously?  Seemed like that would be harder than just learning how to break with your legs properly.  Anyway, I just liked the flow of rollerblading better than skateboarding.  It was more fun to me.  I didn't like the... push with one foot, ride, push with one foot, ride.  I liked to go all out with both feet and skate really fast.  I have fond teenage memories of being in my bedroom rocking out to some music while cleaning my bearings.

How good at skateboarding were you?  Did you grind down staircase rails and stuff?  Some of my friends were pretty good, but I saw some really gnarly falls when watching them.  It's a good thing they were stoned most of the time to numb things a little.;D


For sure! Back in the day (or even nowadays), you'd never catch me without some sorta skate t-shirt if I wasn't wearing a band/other brand. I still got all my old shirts too. I got one (the "Believe" shirt) that matches my first deck. It's my favorite graphic!

Oh yeah, I remember the aggressive inline skates. Everything back then was about being Xtreme! and aggressive. I used to see people do some pretty rad grinds at skate parks with the inlines which I thought was pretty cool. It looked difficult to pull off. And yeah, skating is one of the best forms of transportation. I'd never bother with buses or nothing, I'd just use my skateboard. Too much fun! I don't get kids nowadays who think "if you wanna cruise you need a longboard. Skateboards are only meant for tricks." Most skaters (myself included) I knew back then used them for both and didn't care about stupid crap like having multiple boards for different purposes. Nowadays, skateboarding is a joke. Kids who push mongo on their longboards? What the hell is this!? I dunno what it was for me but I felt more in control and smoother with my board but I can't say I'm too experienced with skates. Yeah, I'd also have to clean my bearings, too. I always got the best for my skateboard! Bones bearings were my number 1 choice.

I was pretty good! I could pull off hings like grinds, board slides, flip tricks, etc. I've gone down a few staircase rails, too. One time I broke my arm real bad doing that. I didn't even know I broke it 'til a minute later! I bailed, then got up and saw my arm all floppy-like! I was in shock! My friend had to rush to a payphone to call the ambulance. I hated having my arm in a cast because I had to wait like a month and a half to skate again. I was never stoned while skating (only smoked a couple of times and they were all at parties. I don't think I could ever pull of being stoned and skating!) so I usually felt it unless I was, of course, in shock. I would come to school with ripped dickies and scrapped arms and knees constantly. People thought I was getting beat up all the time! But nah, the only thing that beat me up was the pavement. 

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/27/16 at 10:29 pm


Nope, I didn't skateboard but had friends who did. There was definitely a period in the 90s that you couldn't go anywhere without seeing a teenager in some kind of skate brand clothing like World Industries, Shorty's, Independent, Spitfire, Santa Cruz, Blind, Toy Machine etc.

I was into rollerblading, but wasn't a "skater."  I started skating at age 3 (1988) in my Care Bear roller skates.  Got my first pair of blades in 1992.  I liked playing street hockey and just skating around the city when I couldn't drive yet.  I had "aggressive" inline skates but didn't use them to do major grinding or anything.  I just liked the smaller wheels because it seemed like they were better for maneuvering in hockey and easier to use for my style of skating, which wasn't like a clumsy casual skater.  I never understood the break pad on regular recreational roller blades.  Those things were dorky as hell.  You need a brake pad to stop?  Seriously?  Seemed like that would be harder than just learning how to break with your legs properly.  Anyway, I just liked the flow of rollerblading better than skateboarding.  It was more fun to me.  I didn't like the... push with one foot, ride, push with one foot, ride.  I liked to go all out with both feet and skate really fast.  I have fond teenage memories of being in my bedroom rocking out to some music while cleaning my bearings.

How good at skateboarding were you?  Did you grind down staircase rails and stuff?  Some of my friends were pretty good, but I saw some really gnarly falls when watching them.  It's a good thing they were stoned most of the time to numb things a little.;D


You sound alot like me. I never really skateboarded either, and was about 3 years old when I got my first pair of roller skates, too (though that was in 1990). Also, my parents got me a pair of inlines when I was about 8. I wasn't very good, but I enjoyed the experience nonetheless.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/28/16 at 6:51 am

http://www.museumofplay.org/blog/play-stuff/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/LJN-catalog-19862.jpg

If you were a wrestling fan you played with these 30 years ago.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/28/16 at 10:21 pm


http://www.museumofplay.org/blog/play-stuff/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/LJN-catalog-19862.jpg

If you were a wrestling fan you played with these 30 years ago.


Nikolai Volkoff! Man, it's still too funny. Love how the commie's the "bad guy"!

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/29/16 at 2:51 pm


Nikolai Volkoff! Man, it's still too funny. Love how the commie's the "bad guy"!


I used to collect those growing up.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/29/16 at 2:53 pm

http://www.femmezuigiri.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ice-cream-left.png
WWF Superstars Ice Cream Bars

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/29/16 at 3:21 pm

As a kid I use to watch Saturday Night's Main Event with my brother and sister all the time. It was hilarious to see Ventura pick on McMahon every night. ;D

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/29/16 at 3:29 pm

I was only a year old when this album came out but when I discovered it in the mid 90's I thought it was excellent skate material, especially this one:

LoF_a0-7xVQ

You can tell he's from Socal, if not for his clothes, 'cause of his voice!

Another favorite from the album:

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Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/29/16 at 3:47 pm


As a kid I use to watch Saturday Night's Main Event with my brother and sister all the time. It was hilarious to see Ventura pick on McMahon every night. ;D



I loved that era.  :)
http://41.media.tumblr.com/f9c52a49e3f7208d7d4d90fd13ecd734/tumblr_mmulrpV48C1rkf4k0o1_1280.jpg

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/29/16 at 4:29 pm


I was only a year old when this album came out but when I discovered it in the mid 90's I thought it was excellent skate material, especially this one:

LoF_a0-7xVQ

You can tell he's from Socal, if not for his clothes, 'cause of his voice!



This song is awesome.  It's like the punk rock version of Frank Zappa's Valley Girl. 

I completely empathize with the guy when his mom starts ripping down his posters.  The same exact thing happened to me the first time my mom found out I was smoking pot.  It was a Saturday morning, I was sleeping peacefully, and then all of sudden my door bursts open and in comes mom like a raging maniac.  After tearing my band posters off the wall, she removed my bedroom door from the hinges.  That was part of my grounding.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/29/16 at 5:01 pm


This song is awesome.  It's like the punk rock version of Frank Zappa's Valley Girl. 

I completely empathize with the guy when his mom starts ripping down his posters.  The same exact thing happened to me the first time my mom found out I was smoking pot.  It was a Saturday morning, I was sleeping peacefully, and then all of sudden my door bursts open and in comes mom like a raging maniac.  After tearing my band posters off the wall, she removed my bedroom door from the hinges.  That was part of my grounding.


Haha, it totally is! They're only, like, a year apart, too!

That never happened to me but that kinda thing happened to my older brother constantly! He was always trying to sneak out of the house at night to meet some girl or whatever and if not that, then he was trying to sneak in some pot to smoke in his room when our parent weren't home but my mother always caught him and gave him sh!t. She blamed that "awful music" (Grunge) that he listened to for his bad behavior but, other than some of his habits, he was a pretty good dude. Just smoked too much pot. :P However, I think Suicidal's singer (Mike Muir) is one of those "straight edge" dudes. ;D



I loved that era.  :)
http://41.media.tumblr.com/f9c52a49e3f7208d7d4d90fd13ecd734/tumblr_mmulrpV48C1rkf4k0o1_1280.jpg


Behind Vince's smile is a broken man who's self-esteem has been crushed by the years of torment brought upon by The Bod's words. He's holding it in but you can tell what he really wants to do is break down and cry.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/29/16 at 5:32 pm

I also forgot to mention..

Limp Bizkit referenced Institutionalized on their first album in the song called Stuck (their only good album, by the way).  The song goes "All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi.  Far from suicidal.  Still I get them tendencies, bringin' back the memories, that I really miss, when I reminisce.  Rocking back in the 80s..."  It was a good and fun song...in my opinion, anyway.  I loved that album.  I didn't listen to Limp Bizkit past that one.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/29/16 at 6:25 pm


I also forgot to mention..

Limp Bizkit referenced Institutionalized on their first album in the song called Stuck (their only good album, by the way).  The song goes "All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi.  Far from suicidal.  Still I get them tendencies, bringin' back the memories, that I really miss, when I reminisce.  Rocking back in the 80s..."  It was a good and fun song...in my opinion, anyway.  I loved that album.  I didn't listen to Limp Bizkit past that one.


Oh yeah, I was reading about Suicidal references a while ago and that song came up. Never liked them or their music but I do remember a lot of people I talked to back then didn't like Significant Other-onward because it was too mainstream/commercial. That god damn red cap! :P They played Warped '97 around the time that album came out! Man, was that traumatic! I think even Eminem played with them.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 05/29/16 at 11:59 pm


Oh yeah, I was reading about Suicidal references a while ago and that song came up. Never liked them or their music but I do remember a lot of people I talked to back then didn't like Significant Other-onward because it was too mainstream/commercial. That god damn red cap! :P They played Warped '97 around the time that album came out! Man, was that traumatic! I think even Eminem played with them.


The only Warped Tour I went to was 2002. 

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/30/16 at 12:28 am


The only Warped Tour I went to was 2002.


I was at that one, too. I went to every Warped from 1996 to 2005. I loved 1996 to 2002, liked 2003 but hated 2004 and 2005 (too much of that Fall Out Boy Scene kid crap for my liking).

How was your experience? For me, I had a lot of fun at 2002! So many good bands using the skate beat like they should be.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/30/16 at 2:30 pm


Haha, it totally is! They're only, like, a year apart, too!

That never happened to me but that kinda thing happened to my older brother constantly! He was always trying to sneak out of the house at night to meet some girl or whatever and if not that, then he was trying to sneak in some pot to smoke in his room when our parent weren't home but my mother always caught him and gave him sh!t. She blamed that "awful music" (Grunge) that he listened to for his bad behavior but, other than some of his habits, he was a pretty good dude. Just smoked too much pot. :P However, I think Suicidal's singer (Mike Muir) is one of those "straight edge" dudes. ;D

Behind Vince's smile is a broken man who's self-esteem has been crushed by the years of torment brought upon by The Bod's words. He's holding it in but you can tell what he really wants to do is break down and cry.


Did you like Vince as a commentator or The Chairman after 1997?

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/30/16 at 2:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dZW1C3neao
This is what played on the radio 30 years ago. ↑

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/30/16 at 5:00 pm


Did you like Vince as a commentator or The Chairman after 1997?


That's a tough one. Vince was pretty good as The Chairman but I don't think anything can beat the funny moments he had with The Bod behind the mic.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 05/31/16 at 3:12 pm

http://66.media.tumblr.com/fb6be13026ef51afe7dd193b354acfdb/tumblr_mgdbbsMYqs1rg89a6o1_500.jpg

remember Superstar Billy Graham's return 30 years ago? :)

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/01/16 at 3:55 pm


http://66.media.tumblr.com/fb6be13026ef51afe7dd193b354acfdb/tumblr_mgdbbsMYqs1rg89a6o1_500.jpg

remember Superstar Billy Graham's return 30 years ago? :)


Hardly. :P I was only 3/4 in 1986 so I didn't watch too much Wrestling at the time but my brother (born in '77) would probably remember it.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Baltimoreian on 06/01/16 at 3:56 pm


http://66.media.tumblr.com/fb6be13026ef51afe7dd193b354acfdb/tumblr_mgdbbsMYqs1rg89a6o1_500.jpg

remember Superstar Billy Graham's return 30 years ago? :)


If only my dad was into the WWF 30 years ago, but he was never into it. He was more into baseball and football as a kid.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/02/16 at 2:26 pm


Hardly. :P I was only 3/4 in 1986 so I didn't watch too much Wrestling at the time but my brother (born in '77) would probably remember it.


After losing the world title to Bob Backlund, he took a few years off to refresh himself but his return was short-lived because of his medical problems so he was taken out by One Man Gang in 1986.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/02/16 at 2:30 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsH63qJlIMM

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/02/16 at 7:28 pm


After losing the world title to Bob Backlund, he took a few years off to refresh himself but his return was short-lived because of his medical problems so he was taken out by One Man Gang in 1986.


Yeah, I barely remember him. I caught some of his later era shows but I can't say I know too much about him. He left around 1988, right?

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 06/02/16 at 8:53 pm

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Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/03/16 at 7:08 am


Yeah, I barely remember him. I caught some of his later era shows but I can't say I know too much about him. He left around 1988, right?


I know, you're too young to remember his comeback around 1987,88 but My Father would. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ea/27/5d/ea275d62f8c9cf82849c24f9764adbed.jpg
He was the original Hulk Hogan of his era.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/03/16 at 7:10 am

http://craphound.com/images/radio_shack_catalog_rsc-09_computer_catalog.1983.pdf-pages.jpg
Radio Shack catalog from 1982

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 06/04/16 at 11:17 am


I was at that one, too. I went to every Warped from 1996 to 2005. I loved 1996 to 2002, liked 2003 but hated 2004 and 2005 (too much of that Fall Out Boy Scene kid crap for my liking).

How was your experience? For me, I had a lot of fun at 2002! So many good bands using the skate beat like they should be.


I got roasted, toasted, and burnt to a crisp.  It was over 100 degrees that day in July and hard to find shade.  I mostly went for the road trip, to hang out with my friends, and see Bad Religion and NOFX.  The sun was totally oppressing and NOFX didn't play until the end, so it felt like a long day.  Saw bits and pieces of many bands.  Overall I had fun, but never had a desire to go to Warped again.  I kind of stopped listening to punk after that anyway. 

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 06/04/16 at 11:33 am

This kid rules.  The hair...the style of glasses...the Cosby sweater!  I'm sure he also has on a pair of black stone washed jeans with holes in the knees and some LA Gear or British Knight shoes with fat laces.  Probably went home from school that day and played on his Nintendo Entertainment System.  Our childhood was awesome, folks.  Look at this late 80s/early 90s bad-ness. ....bad as in good.  :P

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/fc/b5/19/fcb519f846d581b9ff298448cfd12cf9.jpg

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Starlighter on 06/04/16 at 1:26 pm


http://craphound.com/images/radio_shack_catalog_rsc-09_computer_catalog.1983.pdf-pages.jpg
Radio Shack catalog from 1982


Did you own or ever use one of those?  It's amazing how far equipment has come.


This kid rules.  The hair...the style of glasses...the Cosby sweater!  I'm sure he also has on a pair of black stone washed jeans with holes in the knees and some LA Gear or British Knight shoes with fat laces.  Probably went home from school that day and played on his Nintendo Entertainment System.  Our childhood was awesome, folks.  Look at this late 80s/early 90s bad-ness. ....bad as in good.  :P

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/fc/b5/19/fcb519f846d581b9ff298448cfd12cf9.jpg


Sweaters were fun back then because of all the patterns and bright colors.  The NES was awesome.  I miss the don't take yourself so seriously and just have fun attitude of the 80's and early 90's. 

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/04/16 at 5:38 pm


This kid rules.  The hair...the style of glasses...the Cosby sweater!  I'm sure he also has on a pair of black stone washed jeans with holes in the knees and some LA Gear or British Knight shoes with fat laces.  Probably went home from school that day and played on his Nintendo Entertainment System.  Our childhood was awesome, folks.  Look at this late 80s/early 90s bad-ness. ....bad as in good.  :P

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/fc/b5/19/fcb519f846d581b9ff298448cfd12cf9.jpg


So this was how you dressed?

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/04/16 at 5:39 pm


Did you own or ever use one of those?  It's amazing how far equipment has come.

Sweaters were fun back then because of all the patterns and bright colors.  The NES was awesome.  I miss the don't take yourself so seriously and just have fun attitude of the 80's and early 90's.


I've never used those before but I saw them being advertised on TV back then.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 06/04/16 at 6:37 pm


So this was how you dressed?


Nope. I'm female.  That's not a picture of anyone I personally know, it is just a random picture I found on the internet that makes me nostalgic.  My brother and all the other boys did these trends.  I swear, that little boy looks just like my brother did.  I wore the LA Gear shoes and stone washed jeans, though.  Everyone did during that time.  Cant forget about all the neon either.  1990 was the summer of neon and the trend was still going strong all throughout 1991.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/04/16 at 9:20 pm


I got roasted, toasted, and burnt to a crisp.  It was over 100 degrees that day in July and hard to find shade.  I mostly went for the road trip, to hang out with my friends, and see Bad Religion and NOFX.  The sun was totally oppressing and NOFX didn't play until the end, so it felt like a long day.  Saw bits and pieces of many bands.  Overall I had fun, but never had a desire to go to Warped again.  I kind of stopped listening to punk after that anyway.


Being from California, I totally used to the heat. 8) Yes! Bad Religion and NoFX were so rad that year. 2002 was the year of Process of Belief, man, I remember it well. Good times! You made the right choice as the Warped Tours and Punk in general 2003/2004-onward after that weren't great.


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/fc/b5/19/fcb519f846d581b9ff298448cfd12cf9.jpg


Haha, that's looks like a friend I used to have. I wonder if the kid in the picture had a rat tail. ;D

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 06/04/16 at 10:19 pm


Haha, that's looks like a friend I used to have. I wonder if the kid in the picture had a rat tail. ;D


Yeah, I'm sure he had a rat tail in the back too.  I forgot about that when I was listing all his "probably's." 

Here's another one...when he was playing his Nintendo that night, his mom probably came into the room to videotape him with the camcorder and he paused the game, hiked up his pants, and then proceeded to perform his rendition of Urkel for the camera.  Remember when everyone did that?  Steve "did I do that" Urkel was huge in that era.  Everyone did the impression.  Even better when you could do it while showing off for the camera...  and then sticking your tongue out and pulling up the tip of your nose and making a bunch of obnoxious faces at the camera too. 

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/05/16 at 2:33 pm


Nope. I'm female.  That's not a picture of anyone I personally know, it is just a random picture I found on the internet that makes me nostalgic.  My brother and all the other boys did these trends.  I swear, that little boy looks just like my brother did.  I wore the LA Gear shoes and stone washed jeans, though.  Everyone did during that time.  Cant forget about all the neon either.  1990 was the summer of neon and the trend was still going strong all throughout 1991.


Did you spray on Aqua Net?

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/05/16 at 2:36 pm

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3d/Punch-out_mrdream_boxart.PNG

Who remembers Mike Tyson's Punch Out?

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Mish-L on 06/05/16 at 3:35 pm


Did you spray on Aqua Net?


Yes.  Aqua Net and Rave hairspray.  I grew up in the 90s when teased bangs were still really popular.  I spent way too much time before school fixing up my bangs.  Then I tried to wipe all the shiny hairspray off my forehead without messing up the hairdo. 


Who remembers Mike Tyson's Punch Out?


Yes, I've played Punch Out. 

My parents bought the Action Set for Christmas 1988.  We had the one with the GRAY gun!!! I never knew they made an orange/red one until a few years ago when I saw it on the internet. 

The games we owned were Jaws, Metroid, Hogan's Alley, Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt, and Super Mario Bros 3.  Those are the ones I get nostalgic for because I played them the most.  But I rented a lot of other games at the local video store. 

Do you still have your Nintendo?  We don't have ours anymore.  We sold it back in the 90s in a garage sale.  I'm sad we never kept anything.  My mom was the opposite of a pack rat.  She made us get rid of everything and we had a garage sale every summer.  I have no toys from my childhood.  :(  The only things I still have are my Ren & Stimpy comic books, music CDS, and some cassette tapes that are filled with songs I recorded from the radio.  My little niece was born last year and I'm going to make sure my brother keeps her favorite toys as she's growing up.  She will enjoy having them later in life.  I'm so sad that mine are gone.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/06/16 at 2:20 pm


Do you still have your Nintendo?

I played with Nintendo but never owned it.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/07/16 at 12:20 am


Yeah, I'm sure he had a rat tail in the back too.  I forgot about that when I was listing all his "probably's." 

Here's another one...when he was playing his Nintendo that night, his mom probably came into the room to videotape him with the camcorder and he paused the game, hiked up his pants, and then proceeded to perform his rendition of Urkel for the camera.  Remember when everyone did that?  Steve "did I do that" Urkel was huge in that era.  Everyone did the impression.  Even better when you could do it while showing off for the camera...  and then sticking your tongue out and pulling up the tip of your nose and making a bunch of obnoxious faces at the camera too.


Yep! Everybody loved Steve Urkel at the time. I remember kids at my school interrupting class just to make Urkel impressions.


Do you still have your Nintendo?  We don't have ours anymore.  We sold it back in the 90s in a garage sale.  I'm sad we never kept anything.  My mom was the opposite of a pack rat.  She made us get rid of everything and we had a garage sale every summer.  I have no toys from my childhood.  :(  The only things I still have are my Ren & Stimpy comic books, music CDS, and some cassette tapes that are filled with songs I recorded from the radio.  My little niece was born last year and I'm going to make sure my brother keeps her favorite toys as she's growing up.  She will enjoy having them later in life.  I'm so sad that mine are gone.



My brother owned all the systems me and my sister played as a kid so he took them when he moved out of our parents house (which was over 20 years ago). I'm pretty sure he still has them, too. The first system that I owned myself was the PS1. I still got all my 5th and 6th gen systems from way back.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/07/16 at 2:34 pm


Yep! Everybody loved Steve Urkel at the time. I remember kids at my school interrupting class just to make Urkel impressions.

My brother owned all the systems me and my sister played as a kid so he took them when he moved out of our parents house (which was over 20 years ago). I'm pretty sure he still has them, too. The first system that I owned myself was the PS1. I still got all my 5th and 6th gen systems from way back.


The first system I owned was an Atari.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: violet_shy on 06/07/16 at 4:44 pm

There is too much I remember, I don't know where to even begin!


The first system I owned was an Atari.


We had Intellivision, early in the 80s. I remember it very vaguely, I was probably only a year old or two years old.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/08/16 at 2:56 pm


There is too much I remember, I don't know where to even begin!

We had Intellivision, early in the 80s. I remember it very vaguely, I was probably only a year old or two years old.


I remember The Intellivision, Did you own the console?
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Intellivision-Console-Set.jpg

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: violet_shy on 06/08/16 at 6:00 pm


I remember The Intellivision, Did you own the console?
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Intellivision-Console-Set.jpg


Yes we did, and we had a game called Burger Time, that was included with it.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/09/16 at 5:41 am


The first system I owned was an Atari.


When'd you get it?

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Elor on 06/09/16 at 2:18 pm


Yes we did, and we had a game called Burger Time, that was included with it.
If you want to play that again it was also available on the C64 and there are emulators out there: https://www.loveroms.com/download/commodore-64/burgertime/26243#!
:)

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/09/16 at 2:25 pm


Yes we did, and we had a game called Burger Time, that was included with it.


I loved Burger Time
http://www.intvfunhouse.com/mattel/games/burg-02.png

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/09/16 at 2:26 pm


When'd you get it?


I think it was in the mid 1980's. ???

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/09/16 at 2:28 pm


If you want to play that again it was also available on the C64 and there are emulators out there: https://www.loveroms.com/download/commodore-64/burgertime/26243#!
:)


I'll download it some other time.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/09/16 at 9:58 pm


This kid rules.  The hair...the style of glasses...the Cosby sweater!  I'm sure he also has on a pair of black stone washed jeans with holes in the knees and some LA Gear or British Knight shoes with fat laces.  Probably went home from school that day and played on his Nintendo Entertainment System.  Our childhood was awesome, folks.  Look at this late 80s/early 90s bad-ness. ....bad as in good.  :P

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/fc/b5/19/fcb519f846d581b9ff298448cfd12cf9.jpg


I think I wore a sweater just like that in my kindergarten class picture. ;D

For my money, this guy right here is the epitome of a "1990 era" kid.

http://orig01.deviantart.net/abbf/f/2012/089/6/c/couldn__t_resist_by_big__cee-d4ugcvp.jpg


Do you still have your Nintendo?  We don't have ours anymore.  We sold it back in the 90s in a garage sale.  I'm sad we never kept anything.  My mom was the opposite of a pack rat.  She made us get rid of everything and we had a garage sale every summer.  I have no toys from my childhood.  :(  The only things I still have are my Ren & Stimpy comic books, music CDS, and some cassette tapes that are filled with songs I recorded from the radio.  My little niece was born last year and I'm going to make sure my brother keeps her favorite toys as she's growing up.  She will enjoy having them later in life.  I'm so sad that mine are gone.


That's sad to hear. Luckily, my parents rarely ever threw anything away, so I've still got most of my childhood toys/books/comics/games/etc.

I do still have my Nintendo, and about 10 games to go along with it, but sadly it doesn't work anymore. Actually, it hasn't in probably about 5 or 6 years. Whenever I try to turn it on these days the screen just turns this weird greenish color and the games won't load. As a kid, I used to just blow on the cartridges when they wouldn't play, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. ;D

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/09/16 at 10:28 pm


http://orig01.deviantart.net/abbf/f/2012/089/6/c/couldn__t_resist_by_big__cee-d4ugcvp.jpg


Ahhhhh yeaaaahh! 8)

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/51b3dc8ee4b051b96ceb10de/t/56cf2d4e746fb94cb6e4d57f/1456418129993/

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/14/article-0-148BC320000005DC-584_468x585.jpg

People dressed so much cooler back then. Also, notice how the kids hat bill is turned up? That is totally a socal skater thing.


I think it was in the mid 1980's. ???


So you got the 5200?



Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/10/16 at 6:50 am


Ahhhhh yeaaaahh! 8)

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/51b3dc8ee4b051b96ceb10de/t/56cf2d4e746fb94cb6e4d57f/1456418129993/

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/14/article-0-148BC320000005DC-584_468x585.jpg

People dressed so much cooler back then. Also, notice how the kids hat bill is turned up? That is totally a socal skater thing.

So you got the 5200?


No, The 2600.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/10/16 at 6:51 am


I think I wore a sweater just like that in my kindergarten class picture. ;D

For my money, this guy right here is the epitome of a "1990 era" kid.

http://orig01.deviantart.net/abbf/f/2012/089/6/c/couldn__t_resist_by_big__cee-d4ugcvp.jpg

That's sad to hear. Luckily, my parents rarely ever threw anything away, so I've still got most of my childhood toys/books/comics/games/etc.

I do still have my Nintendo, and about 10 games to go along with it, but sadly it doesn't work anymore. Actually, it hasn't in probably about 5 or 6 years. Whenever I try to turn it on these days the screen just turns this weird greenish color and the games won't load. As a kid, I used to just blow on the cartridges when they wouldn't play, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. ;D



Have you thought about selling it?

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/10/16 at 10:18 am


No, The 2600.


Really? In the mid 80s? I thought by then more people were buying the 5200.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/10/16 at 2:45 pm


Really? In the mid 80s? I thought by then more people were buying the 5200.


I was happy at the time with the small version.

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/11/16 at 4:31 am


I was happy at the time with the small version.


What games did you play on it?

Subject: Re: Born in the 80s: nostalgia thread

Written By: Howard on 06/11/16 at 6:46 am


What games did you play on it?


Pac-Man, Boxing,Wrestling and a few others.
http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/thegameroom/images/7/77/Pac-Man_Atari_2600_Gameplay.gif/revision/latest?cb=20131120171606

http://pnmedia.gamespy.com/classicgaming.gamespy.com/images/oldsite/clusterimages/boxing.gif

http://videogamecritic.com/images/2600/title_match_pro_wrestling.png

Jordan, you see the cheesiest graphics that we had to deal with back in the 1980's?  ;D

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