Thread: Things That Sucked About The 80's

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    • 3 years 6 months ago
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    Quote by luv90s
    Also the TMNT craze didn't begin until 1990.


    I thought TMNT was always popular in the 80's? I remember reading that TMNT popularity was from 1987 - 1993. Power Rangers came out in 1993 and took over TMNT popularity.
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      Quote by Kamen
      Quote by luv90s
      Also the TMNT craze didn't begin until 1990.


      I thought TMNT was always popular in the 80's? I remember reading that TMNT popularity was from 1987 - 1993. Power Rangers came out in 1993 and took over TMNT popularity.


      I feel the same way too
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        The 80s was a great decade for the music and cartoons sciene but not so good were ther hair, glassies, overly colourful clothes and at last but not least Margret Thacher as far as my country is concerned but then again I'd say that about all polotics in the UK as everyone is that bad at keep their promises that it isn't worth voting for any of the fools to be honest.

        There is one type of cartoon I hated though and that was the budget label Kids Cartoon Collection an English PAL brand that does ripoff Animated Manga Entertainments (ANIMES) like The Little Train ripoff of Thomas The Tank Engine telling storys like the three little pigs ect. with terrible voice actings in Mono sound when Stereo vhs was around then in the mid to late 80s with Mono sound only dominating the 70s and early 80s on prerecorded VHS but not late 80s as they were mostly Stereo by then so the sound on their budget late 80s tapes were bloody awful.

        I'm aware that they have worked publishing alongside with Walt Disney Home Video and MGM bringing a few old shorts videos into the home with shorts from MGM and Disney on one convenient VHS but the ones being crap on Kids Cartoon Collection I'm relating to are their own brand ANIMIE knockoffs like the one mentioned they were truely dreadful.
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          The 80s was a great decade for the music and cartoons sciene but not so good were ther hair, glassies, overly colourful clothes and at last but not least Margret Thacher as far as my country is concerned but then again I'd say that about all polotics in the UK as everyone is that bad at keep their promises that it isn't worth voting for any of the fools to be honest.

          There is one type of cartoon I hated though and that was the budget label Kids Cartoon Collection an English PAL brand that does ripoff Animated Manga Entertainments (ANIMES) like The Little Train ripoff of Thomas The Tank Engine telling storys like the three little pigs ect. with terrible voice actings in Mono sound when Stereo vhs was around then in the mid to late 80s with Mono sound only dominating the 70s and early 80s on prerecorded VHS but not late 80s as they were mostly Stereo by then so the sound on their budget late 80s tapes were bloody awful.

          I'm aware that they have worked publishing alongside with Walt Disney Home Video and MGM bringing a few old shorts videos into the home with shorts from MGM and Disney on one convenient VHS but the ones being crap on Kids Cartoon Collection I'm relating to are their own brand ANIMIE knockoffs like the one mentioned they were truely dreadful.


          I agree 80's was a totally great decade of music and cartoons. The Smurfs were the best of all even though their theme tune is annoying sometimes if you don't mind that but i can't resist their jollyiness
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            The first TMNT live action film came out in 1990. I and a friend went to go see it out of curiosity....and had no clue of the target demographic. Wall to wall screeching little bastards.....

            The cartoons, and, I believe, the toys had been out for a year or or two prior and the original B&W comic dates from the mid-80's, setting off a hoarde of imitators.
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              Quote by Robert
              The first TMNT live action film came out in 1990. I and a friend went to go see it out of curiosity....and had no clue of the target demographic. Wall to wall screeching little bastards.....

              The cartoons, and, I believe, the toys had been out for a year or or two prior and the original B&W comic dates from the mid-80's, setting off a hoarde of imitators.


              Can't wait for the live action version next summer 2014
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                Quote by Alyssa
                I'm for sure gonna have to agree with the hair. My mother asked her hair dresser to give me a "Dorothy Hamill" Haircut in like 88. I didn't really know what Dorothy Hamill looked like back then but I knew it would be a shorter haircut (my hair was down nearly to my butt)and was NOT happy about it. Imagine my hysteria when I realized I was being given pretty much a bowl cut. I cried and cried and cried LOL and my mom was very angry with me because I cried AT the Salon and the stylist felt bad, which embarassed my mother. To make matters worse, I had this done at like 8:30am and my mom dropped me off at school directly afterwards. I walked into my third grade classroom during art class and the substitute teacher took one look at me and said "Oh hello there young man, have a seat and i'll get you something to draw with". I wanted to diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie.



                Wow Alyssa, that experience must still hurt even after all of these years. Your "self-image" is soooo important during school years and any real hair dresser, worth her license, still should've asked you what you want as far as length or at least given you some idea of just how short a Dorothy Hamill cut would be.

                Like Mary Lou Retton and Kathy Rigby, Dorothy Hamill's hair style suited her sport in the Olympics. Such a drastic style is not for everyone and a good stylist would've talked your mom out of it.

                But that's just my feelings about what happened to you. Bet you were happy to have your hair grow back.
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                  Quote by Kamen
                  Quote by luv90s
                  Also the TMNT craze didn't begin until 1990.


                  I thought TMNT was always popular in the 80's? I remember reading that TMNT popularity was from 1987 - 1993. Power Rangers came out in 1993 and took over TMNT popularity.


                  The cartoon did start in 87 and the toys as well, but the whole craze started when the movie came out. After the movie came out there was TMNT merchandise EVERYWHERE lol.
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                    Quote by luv90s
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                    Quote by luv90s
                    Also the TMNT craze didn't begin until 1990.


                    I thought TMNT was always popular in the 80's? I remember reading that TMNT popularity was from 1987 - 1993. Power Rangers came out in 1993 and took over TMNT popularity.



                    The cartoon did start in 87 and the toys as well, but the whole craze started when the movie came out. After the movie came out there was TMNT merchandise EVERYWHERE lol.


                    I know the Kids Choice Awards prove it
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                      Quote by retroman
                      Can't wait for the live action version next summer 2014


                      Word is Megan Fox is playing April O'Neill. Not sure I'm ready for that.
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                        Quote by retroman
                        Can't wait for the live action version next summer 2014


                        Word is Megan Fox is playing April O'Neill. Not sure I'm ready for that.


                        Well see a trailer first and then decide
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                          Quote by Kamen
                          Quote by luv90s
                          Also the TMNT craze didn't begin until 1990.


                          I thought TMNT was always popular in the 80's? I remember reading that TMNT popularity was from 1987 - 1993. Power Rangers came out in 1993 and took over TMNT popularity.

                          ...then eventually Pokemon took over the Power Rangers' popularity in the late 1990's (?).
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                            Quote by Kamen
                            Quote by luv90s
                            Also the TMNT craze didn't begin until 1990.


                            I thought TMNT was always popular in the 80's? I remember reading that TMNT popularity was from 1987 - 1993. Power Rangers came out in 1993 and took over TMNT popularity.

                            ...then eventually Pokemon took over the Power Rangers' popularity in the late 1990's (?).


                            I remember that I bet that's why the power rangers transferred to Buena Vista around the same time the Pokemon movies did
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                              'nuff said...
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                                'nuff said...


                                Yeah enough said
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                                  I think the materialism is the ugliest thing about the 80s. The 80s was really when the "rat race" started in a big way from what I understand.

                                  Also the cartoons were pretty bad, aside from some gems like The Smurfs. When I was a little kid in the mid/late 90s, I remember my cousin Jenny, who's 5 years older than me (she's born in '85, me in '90) gave my brother and I some of her old tapes of 80s cartoons like Pound Puppies. I think we did enjoy some of them, but I found most of them to be pretty bad.

                                  Disney wasn't very good in the 80s either, until Little Mermaid came along in December '89.

                                  Then again the 90s had some gory and creepy ass cartoons as well. So you know.
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                                    Quote by Robert
                                    Quote by retroman
                                    Can't wait for the live action version next summer 2014


                                    Word is Megan Fox is playing April O'Neill. Not sure I'm ready for that.


                                    Well see a trailer first and then decide


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                                      'nuff said...


                                      Ehh, I dug them back then. No worse then girls going ga ga for boy bands, really. Besides, they make good cat fights on Sci Fi channel now.
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                                        I think the materialism is the ugliest thing about the 80s. The 80s was really when the "rat race" started in a big way from what I understand.

                                        Also the cartoons were pretty bad, aside from some gems like The Smurfs. When I was a little kid in the mid/late 90s, I remember my cousin Jenny, who's 5 years older than me (she's born in '85, me in '90) gave my brother and I some of her old tapes of 80s cartoons like Pound Puppies. I think we did enjoy some of them, but I found most of them to be pretty bad.

                                        Disney wasn't very good in the 80s either, until Little Mermaid came along in December '89.

                                        Then again the 90s had some gory and creepy ass cartoons as well. So you know.

                                        80's might have been bad in terms of quality but I like a bit of variety when I watch toons. 90's to be was the decade where everything was Disney (and I mean Disney characters whored to death trying to get one more dime) or gross-out humour like Beevis and Butthead or Ren and Stimpy. Seems like whenever we do see an older cartoon (pre-1990) brought out, it has to be something Hanna Barbara themed.

                                        Nowdays, I dont care for Seth McFarlaine's stuff and just dont get around to watching South Park or the Simpsons anymore
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