Why I miss the 80’s

1/16/2012 stanleychi 5 Comments



A lot of the people in the office are the kids who grew up during the 80’s, I myself grew up during those years.  We don’t have internet and cellphones, Watching films on Betamax was our past time and kids enjoyed simpler things like board games and classic TV shows with moral values.  We may be on the digital age but these icons will never be forgotten and will always bring out the kid in us.

Here are my personal reasons why I miss the 80’s:

Why I miss the 80’s

1.   He-Man

Who doesn’t have a He-Man toy growing up?  All our classmates are always watching He-Man cartoons and collecting the toys.  An instant classic, even if the Dolph Lundgren movie was not connected with the cartoon.  Everyone wants to be He-Man.

Why I miss the 80’s

2. G.I. Joe

G.I. Joe is another toy that everyone collects, I still remember that each toy costs 50 Pesos during the 80’s.  Almost everyone loses the weapons one way or the other,  but collecting these toys and watching the cartoon always makes our Saturday mornings fun.  Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!

Why I miss the 80’s

3. Transformers

Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, and many other characters of these cartoon will always be a part of every kids memory.  The toys are quite expensive, and is not the same with the cartoon, but the death of Optimus Prime was the most popular topic in schools when the movie was first shown or rented in Betamax.

Why I miss the 80’s

4. Family Computer

This was hi-tech back then, kids enjoyed playing simpler games.  Mario bros.was a huge hit because of this gadget, who could forget Double dribble or Contra games?  Up-up down-down left-right left-right B-A select start!

Why I miss the 80’s

5. Hulk Hogan

The WWE won’t be a global phenomenon without the Hulkster, everyone watched his match against Andre the giant.  My brother and I would often imitate the promos of Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan.

We tuned in every Saturday morning just to watch the animated version of the Hulkster.

I know that there are a lot more 80’s icons out there, I might even do another blog post about why I miss the 80’s.  Tell me what you think and why you miss the 80’s?

5 comments:

  1. Mas malupit ang rock bands nung 80s.

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  2. I like this because im on this era. Well said Sir Stanley ^_^.

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  3. part po ba ng 80' yung mask man tsaka shaider?

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  4. 80's = malupet na music, tv programs, pelikula... lalo na ang hairstyles!

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