|Baby On Board Signs
The little yellow sign that looked like a yellow warning sign. Soon
hundreds of messages appeared. Somehow, these were supposed to make
you drive safer around cars that had them, but most of the cars
I saw with them drove even worse than the average driver.
The cooler the baton, the cooler you were... they could be filled
with water and moving shapes, or tinsel and glitter!
The "ghetto blaster." The portable radio, with two speakers
as a minimum, the heavier and the bigger, the better. Some even
came with lead in them to make them seem like they were worth
Garfield Car Window Ornaments
Remember these? They spawned hundred of lame knock offs. Basically
there were suction cups attached to the bottom of the feet and
he stuck on the window of your car. Cute at first, until everyone
World Wrestling Federation
Although it has made a comeback in recent years, nothing even
compares with the classic years of the WWF, it was so big even
my parents knew who Hulk Hogan was. When Demolition wore leather
underpants and straps, they looked tough, now they wouldn't look
out of place during the Sydney Mardi Gra. That's why the wrestling
was sooooo good, big tough blokes making clowns of themselves.
Keyboards Played Like Guitars (on strap)
All those synth groups of the early eighties soon came to understand
that watching a guy stand in front of a keyboard wasn't the height
of excitement for anyone.
The futuristic light game of the future today! Shoot at your friends
with infrared light and sensors attached to your shirt. A less
messy form of paint ball.
Men with Mascara
Thanks to Adam Ant, Duran Duran, and The Cure, you couldn't go
into a dance club in the early '80s without seeing some guy with
eyeliner and enough mousse in his hair to keep it in place until
The toy that was a real pain in the butt to solve, unless you
peeled the stickers or pulled it apart.
Skateboarding really hit a peek in popularity during the 80s,
it seemed like everyone was doing it at one point.
The game that made people start memorizing useless crap in order
to win. Probably one of the biggest crazes when it came out though.
There are arcades now, but during the 80s, they were the *in*
place to hangout.