80s Pop Culture

TDK survives ’80s, rekindles boombox wars

Before today, the TDK brand meant only one thing to me: mixtapes. Just the mention of it makes me nostalgic for peeling the cellophane off a 5-pack of cassettes, like a fresh pack of cigarettes. It’s been at least 15 years since I dubbed a tape, and honestly, TDK has been off my radar ever since. That is, until today, when they dropped by CNET to show off the coolest-looking

New TV show ‘Glory Daze’ takes you back to the ’80s!

Tim Jo’s role in Glory Daze, a comedy about college fraternity life in the 1980s, has the Dallas-born actor feeling nostalgic for the decade of the Walkman, “Brat Pack” flicks and Miami Vice menswear. He was just a child during that decade. “But that time really hits home with me and just about everyone my age,” Jo says. “The music, the movies, the clothes, everything. Pop culture now is so

The Last Remnants of the 80s are Going Away: Sony to Stop Producing the Walkman

  Time to retire those tapes. Sony has said that it’s stopping production of the Walkman, due to lackluster sales of the outdated music player. According to the company, the last round of the portable cassette player was produced in Japan in April, and once that batch sells out, the Walkman is history. Some production will continue via a Chinese company for the few people who still rock out with

How to Make a Rubik's Cube Cake for your 80s Party

We’ve seen a lot of great food ideas for an 80s party, but this one takes the cake (pardon the pun).  Somone has put together a “how to” video on building a cake in the shape of a Rubik’s Cube on the Instructables website.  This really would be a great idea for anyone planning food for an 80s Party.  Personalized cakes are all the rage nowadays with all of the

The Rubik's Cube Joins the Electronic Era!

  The Rubik’s cube has been updated to become the ultimate geek’s toy.  The Rubik’s TouchCube by Technosource seamlessly blends cutting edge technology with the world’s #1 puzzle to create the first completely electronic, solvable Rubik’s Cube. Featuring touch sensor technology on all 6 sides and lights in every square, slide the lights with a simple swipe of your finger to mimic the moves of the original Cube. To eliminate

GameSpy’s 50 Favorite Console Games of the ’80s

Nintendo ruled the ’80s — let’s get that fact out in the open right away. Yes, Atari had its moments (including a central role in the videogame crash of 1983), Sega was on the cusp of something great with the Genesis in 1989, and even NEC had a few rough gems with the fledgling TurboGrafx-16. But — by and large — this was the decade when Nintendo came to power

Halloween costumes have an ‘80s feel this year

From The Patriot Ledger: Darth Vader, Batman, and Harry Potter are perennial favorites for trick-or-treaters. This year, however, nostalgia for the 1980s – that bygone age of leggings and big hair – will unleash an army of Material Girls and Gloved Ones on Halloween, according to costume store owners. “We’re selling lots of headbands and bright colors in that retro ’80s theme,” said Dorice Dionne, senior vice president of merchandising

Remembering Opus and Bloom County

If you were like me in the 80s,  you would wake up Sunday morning, grab the paper, and skip directly to the comic strips to get your Bloom County fix.  What predicament was Opus the penguin going to get himself into this time?  Did Bill the Cat win the election?  What scheme is Steve Dallas running?  Bloom County was the top comic strip of the 80s.  Berkeley Breathed started the comic