Malls were great in the 80's. Or so I hear. Big clothes. Even bigger hair. Comic book stores, record shops, arcades, and movie theaters. And a bunch of bored folks goofing around indoors because there was nothing else to do. Ah, what a carefree life those youths lived. This short animation, Mall 84 by Gervais…
The week is half over so it’s about time to start getting loose for a summer weekend and watching this 80's movie mashup of people dancing by Robert Jones is just how you want to do it. If you’re old enough to remember watching these movies, awesome, because it’ll encourage you to bathe in nostalgia and watch them all…
If you happen to be in the market for 400 vintage boomboxes, then it’s your lucky da. Craig Kenton, a New Zealander who’s collected boomboxes for fifteen years is auctioning off his entire collection, and it’s huge.
You’ve got to love that 8-bit sound. Blips and bloops and beeps magically merge together to create choppy, nostalgic melodies that remind us how far we’ve come since the first personal computers. But how did those big beige boxes actually make music?
I you were anywhere near a TV set in the eighties, you will shed a tear of nostalgia watching this supercut—edited by Robert Jones—that compiles some of the most famous teen movies of that decade.
Pop Chart Lab made this cool poster featuring basketball and running sneakers from the 80's and the 90's, or as they call it "the illustrious, ultra-rad '80s and '90s." If you are like me and often leave the store thinking that most of today's sneakers are not even half as cool as they used to be, you're going to…
Oh boy. Looking back at the 80's is almost always funny. Looking back at the 80's through the prism that is a musicless music video for the Ghostbusters theme song? It is completely ridiculous. The chintzy special effects, the totally creeping Ray Parker Jr. and the hilariousness of the movie all get smashed together…
Du nuh nuh nuh nuh, Inspector Gadget is coming to Netflix. The absolutely amazing 80s gadget adventure show is being resurrected in CGI form along with the amazing 80s spy show Danger Mouse and three other kids' shows. The best part? This is happening very soon. Inspector Gadget premieres on March 27.
I think this animation should totally be a test to see if you're a decent human being who remembers the 80's or 90's: if you have feelings of nostalgia or get some tingles when you see some of these animations, you're a human! If you don't, you're a sad robot (or a sucker who wasn't around when life was fun).
If this video doesn't get you going, you're dead inside and we can't be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980's. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid.
The Internet Archive just dumped nearly 2,400 old MS-DOS video games into an easy-to-navigate repository. Every single one of the games is free to play in your browser. Some of the games are classics. Some of them are hilariously obscure. And some of them are porn—which is something you probably didn't realize existed…
Before fiber optic cables, before Wi-Fi, before you got bombarded with enough AOL free trial CDs to build your family a (very weak and ineffective) home, the internet was a vastly simpler thing. So tell us, you internet pioneers, what was life like during the wild west days of the early internet?
Here are two first-hand accounts of internet life in the 80s, when porn was restricted to asterisks and dashes and the screeching sound of dial-up was music to young computer geeks' ears.
An increasing number of skyscrapers that line our horizons these days resemble the future we were promised: twisting pillars of glass and steel that stretch up into the clouds. When you glaze those buildings with some 1980s-inspired French futurism, however, they look simply surreal
Haim just can't move out of the shadow of the 80s. They've been compared to Wilson Phillips and lauded for their #dadrock vibes. So why not embrace it? Their new video is gloriously retro as only a sendup of a 1986 daytime talk show can be.
This was bound to happen. After spending three hours writing about 80s music and flying dog-dragons, I can't stop listening to 80s music. I did, however, graduate to the guitar-shredding Kenny Loggins version of 80s music and F-14s.
Exactly 30 years ago today, the world saw The NeverEnding Story for the first time. It was a time before CGI, when you had to make fantasy movies with puppets. But nothing feels old fashioned about the synth-laden, sunset-colored theme song by Giorgio Moroder. The flying dragon-dog was pretty cool, too.
Warpo's new line of Lovecraft-inspired action figures is a direct throwback to the era of blister packs, five points of articulation, and tiny plastic accessories. The creators talked to us about their dream of a Saturday morning animated series about Cthulhu, and showed off some killer concept art.
As any child of the 80s will know, music videos used to be something special, to be cherished and admired while watching The Chart Show on a Saturday morning (in the UK) and MTV if you were a bit fancier.