Author: Matt Parker

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22 Outstanding 80s Hairstyles That Have To Be Seen To Be Believed

22 Outstanding 80s Hairstyles That Have To Be Seen To Be Believed

We’re not here to make fun of the way people used to present themselves in the 1980s, as no doubt in 30 years time people will look at us and wonder w ...
18 Cartoons That Will Take You Right Back To Your Childhood

18 Cartoons That Will Take You Right Back To Your Childhood

We’re not here to criticise the children’s TV of today, but we can probably agree that we were very lucky growing up in the 1980’s with so many amazin ...
15 British Sporting Personalities We Fell In Love With

15 British Sporting Personalities We Fell In Love With

Growing up we always need people to look up to, and for us Children of the 1980’s, some of that need was fulfilled by watching the latest big sporting ...
14 Facts About The Terminator Films That May Surprise You

14 Facts About The Terminator Films That May Surprise You

As you may know, 'Judgement Day' was on 29th August 1997, when 3 billion human lives ended. Luckily, despite what you may have seen on the news recent ...
12 Legendary And Bizarre Top Of The Pops Performances

12 Legendary And Bizarre Top Of The Pops Performances

Top of the Pops was an incredibly important show for many of us Children of the 1980’s, allowing us to see many (usually mimed) performances by our fa ...
10 Of The Best Kinder Surprise Toys

10 Of The Best Kinder Surprise Toys

There’s few more joyful things we experienced growing up than the delight of receiving a Kinder Surprise Egg. The chocolate itself was wonderfully del ...
Amazing Portable Computer Games From The 1980’s

Amazing Portable Computer Games From The 1980’s

Back when we'd spend an hour and a half each and every weekday on the school playground, there was always the ‘cool kid’. This ‘cool kid’ would always ...
12 Classic Gory Film Scenes That Will Still Gross You Out

12 Classic Gory Film Scenes That Will Still Gross You Out

Please note this post contains all kinds of video nastiness and gore. But that’s why you clicked on it right? I’m sure our parents brought us up in ...
12 Wild And Controversial Facts About Madonna

12 Wild And Controversial Facts About Madonna

Although Madonna’s popularity has faded somewhat, during the 1980s she was sat proudly atop her throne, without rival. She also knew how to have a goo ...
The 12 Most Beautiful Supercars Of The 1980s

The 12 Most Beautiful Supercars Of The 1980s

The 1960s saw the birth of the supercar as we know it today, beginning with the Ford GT40 and Lamborghini Muira, and paving the way for the 1970s whic ...
14 Toys That Really Excited Us As Children

14 Toys That Really Excited Us As Children

Is it actually true that they don’t make toys like they used to, or is it simply that our minds are so clouded with nostalgic joy that we can’t accept ...
Our 8 Absolute Favourite Events From Gladiators

Our 8 Absolute Favourite Events From Gladiators

“Contender ready! Gladiator ready! 3, 2, 1…” Gladiators was aired from October 1992 until January 2000, and we absolutely loved it. We all had our ...
Which Of These 11 Wacky Races Contestants Did You Always Want To Win?

Which Of These 11 Wacky Races Contestants Did You Always Want To Win?

Many of us enjoy watching races, whether it be Lewis Hamilton burning up the opposition in Formula 1 or Mo Farah winning the hearts of the nation at t ...
How Many Of Bon Jovi’s 13 Albums Did You Buy?

How Many Of Bon Jovi’s 13 Albums Did You Buy?

I remember being at school aged about 8, and some of the cool boys were singing a song from the charts that sounded absolutely amazing... It was somet ...
Ever Thought You Could Do Better At The Crystal Maze? Here’s Your Chance To Prove It

Ever Thought You Could Do Better At The Crystal Maze? Here’s Your Chance To Prove It

We’ve all watched the Crystal Maze and thought “I could do better than them”. You know the scene; someone is in a room with a time limit, fumbling aro ...
10 Of The Craziest Facts About Tom Cruise

10 Of The Craziest Facts About Tom Cruise

Whatever you think about Tom Cruise’s personal life, he’s without doubt one of the greatest actors of our generation. From his many amazing action rol ...
8 Mr Blobby Free Reasons We Loved Noel’s House Party

8 Mr Blobby Free Reasons We Loved Noel’s House Party

1) It Was Perfect Saturday Evening Television Noel's House Party was broadcast on Saturday evenings on BBC1 and hosted by Noel Edmonds. The show wa ...
Images From The New Tomb Raider Film Have Been Released

Images From The New Tomb Raider Film Have Been Released

For many of us who are computer game players, Tomb Raider and its sequels were some of the most important gaming experiences we had when growing up. T ...
Stephen King’s It Breaks Box Office Records

Stephen King’s It Breaks Box Office Records

How many of you have been to the cinema to see It? To see what, you may say? It, the one about the scary clown for goodness sake! Despite only ...
20 Of Our Favourite Commodore Amiga Games

20 Of Our Favourite Commodore Amiga Games

The Amiga is a family of personal computers sold from 1985 by Commodore. But today we’re not going to spend much time talking about the hardware, as w ...
The Flintstones’ 10 Greatest Prehistoric Contraptions

The Flintstones’ 10 Greatest Prehistoric Contraptions

Despite being first broadcast in the 1960’s, The Flintstones was a definite favourite of us Children of the 1980’s. The facts back this up, as it was ...
18 Of Our Favourite Teen Magazines

18 Of Our Favourite Teen Magazines

Unless we were wrapped in some severely thick cotton-wool by our over-protective parents, most of us Children of the 1980’s enjoyed reading a magazine ...
8 Classic Blue Peter Moments

8 Classic Blue Peter Moments

Was there anyone who grew up during the 1980’s and didn’t at least half watch Blue Peter? No? We thought not. Believe it or not Blue Peter is n ...
An L.A. Confidential TV Series Has Been Announced

An L.A. Confidential TV Series Has Been Announced

Many of you will have seen the brilliant 1997 film ‘L.A. Confidential’, based on the novel by James Ellroy, so it will either be with delight or trepi ...
8 Of Our Favourite 1980’s Pop Music Duos

8 Of Our Favourite 1980’s Pop Music Duos

With the 1980’s came many of the best and most popular pop music duos of all time, and we’ve compiled a list of 8 of our very favourites. Please feast ...
The Top 10 Highest Grossing Films Of The 1980’s

The Top 10 Highest Grossing Films Of The 1980’s

I’m sure we can all agree that the 1980’s was a fabulous decade when it came to the silver screen, but do you know which films made the most money? ...
How Many Of Roald Dahl’s 34 Books Have You Read?

How Many Of Roald Dahl’s 34 Books Have You Read?

If we were to put 100 of us ‘Children of the 80’s’ into a room, and we asked any that had never read a Roald Dahl book to leave, how many do you think ...
The 25 Biggest Selling Arcade Games Of The 1980’s

The 25 Biggest Selling Arcade Games Of The 1980’s

Most of us ‘Children of the 1980’s’ remember the ‘one more go’ feeling of inserting our hard earned coins into our favorite arcade cabinets. Or maybe ...
10 Xtreme Reasons We Loved The Centurions

10 Xtreme Reasons We Loved The Centurions

“PowerXtreme!” We recently published a list of ‘The Top 10 Greatest Cartoons Of The 1980’s’, and many of you bemoaned the exclusion of ‘The Cen ...
10 Of Our Favourite Beautiful Baywatch Characters

10 Of Our Favourite Beautiful Baywatch Characters

1) Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff, seasons 1-9) David Hasselhoff was the only one who saw the potential in Baywatch. It was cancelled in 198 ...
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