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Brad Bartlett
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Reliving the Glory Days of 80s Rambo Action Figures Okay, it's time to dig into the attic and find those old storage boxes with toys of 80s-past, because we're about to embark on a nostalgic journey that will make your inner child do cartwheels! That's right, we're talking about the one and...
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Brad Bartlett
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Have you ever noticed that some things never seem to... fade away? No matter how much time passes, they stubbornly remain in public consciousness. The 1980s is one decade that refuses to be forgotten. From big hair to neon colors, the 1980s was a vibrant decade that made a permanent mark on...
Brad Bartlett
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Celebrating the Undying Spirit of 80s Hair Bands In the pantheon of rock music, the 1980s stand out as an era of excess, extravagance, and electric energy, largely thanks to the rise of hair bands. With their towering hairstyles, flamboyant fashion, and larger-than-life personas, these...
Brad Bartlett
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Reliving the Magic: The Unforgettable Toys of the 80s The 1980s was more than just a decade; it was the golden age of toys. This era redefined the world of play, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those who grew up during this time. The toys of the 80s were not just...
Brad Bartlett
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Step Back in Time at Zagreb's 80's Museum For those longing for the days of big hair, neon clothes, and analog gaming, Zagreb has a delightfully retro treat. The city's Zagreb 80's Museum offers visitors a totally tubular trip back in time to the 1980s. This innovative exhibition lets you...
Brad Bartlett
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Back to the Beat: Reliving the Dance Hits of the 80s The 1980s: a decade often remembered for its bold fashion, groundbreaking movies, and, most importantly, its electrifying music. It was an era where dance floors worldwide were alive with energy, and the sound of synth beats and catchy...
Brad Bartlett
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Top Hits of the 80s for Your Next Karaoke Party When you think of karaoke, the neon glow of the 80s is hard to ignore. It was a decade that gave us synthesizers, neon clothes, MTV, and some of the catchiest pop songs ever written – which makes it perfect for your next karaoke party. Whether...
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The 80s Tech Boom: A Decade of Digital Revolution Before the dawn of the 1980s, technology had a relatively reserved presence in the average household. Radios, televisions, and landline telephones were the norm. Few could imagine (outside a comic book) the integration of computers and video...
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A Journey Through The Golden Age of Arcade Games If you were lucky enough to experience the heady days of the late '70s and the '80s in an arcade, you'd know it was not just about gaming. It was a cultural phenomenon—a rite of passage for many. Arcades weren't merely dim-lit rooms filled...
Brad Bartlett
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Decoding 80s Slang: Rad, Tubular, and Totally Awesome Expressions The 1980s wasn't just about glam rock and blockbuster movies; it was a time when youth culture reigned supreme. Youngsters found unity in a shared language, rich in colorful slang that was as vivacious as the era itself. And...
Brad Bartlett
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The Breakdance Revolution: The Rise of Hip-Hop Culture in the 80s Ah, the 1980s—a decade filled with vibrant colors, radical fashion, and groundbreaking music. But let's not forget one of the most electrifying cultural phenomena that emerged during this era: breakdancing. From the streets...
Brad Bartlett
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The Berlin Wall – The Fall of the Decade The 1980s was quite the decade. Not only did these years see the rise in neon, punk rock music and the introduction of the VCR to the world, but it also marked a seismic shift in global politics. Namely, 1989 saw the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the...
Brad Bartlett
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The Ten Most Iconic Movies of the 1980s: A Cinematic Journey Through The Decade Ah, the 1980s - a time of big hair, neon colors, and some of the most unforgettable films in cinema history. The 80s was a decade that saw the birth of franchises that have lasted well into the 21st century...
Brad Bartlett
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Synth, Pop, and Rebellion: The Evolution of Music in the 1980s In the panorama of cultural history, the 1980s stands out as a decade of bold expression and radical change, particularly in music. The sonic landscape was reshaped with the emergence of various genres, each leaving an indelible...
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80s Pop Culture: The Birth of MTV The 1980s was a decade of bold style, electrifying music, and dramatic shifts in popular culture. Amidst the kaleidoscope of neon fashion and iconic synth beats, one platform emerged that not only encapsulated the spirit of the decade but helped shape it...
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Exploring the Dark Side of the 80s What springs to mind if you conjure up an image of the 1980s? Perhaps it's a vibrant splash of neon colors, the catchy synths of a pop song, or the carefree glam of iconic movies and TV shows. The 80s are often portrayed as a decade of fun, innovation, and...
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A Look Back at 80s Fashion Trends: Neon, Legwarmers, and Shoulder Pads The 1980s: a decade known for big hair, bigger dreams, and the biggest fashion statements you could imagine. It was a time of extravagance, flamboyance, and unabashed self-expression. After all, if we talk about fashion...
Brad Bartlett
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80s Icons: From Madonna to Michael Jackson Ah, the 1980s! A time of audacious fashion, larger-than-life personalities, and music that continues to resonate across the decades. The 80s was an era that birthed some of pop culture's most unforgettable icons figures who transformed the music...
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