The 80s Weekly - Issue 29
First look at Disney+ Series 'Muppet Mayhem,' 'Beetlejuice' Turns 35, and a Vintage Trading Card Giveaway.
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My Week in the 80s
A few nights ago I was watching Rocky IV and my oldest son, who is 18 and never seen a Rocky movie, sat down and started asking me questions. It hit me that he’s now at the age I was when I began discovering more adult-oriented movies. Of course, the Rocky films aren’t too extreme as far as violence or language but it got me thinking about franchises like Rambo, Die Hard, and Terminator.
I remember when I was old enough in the early 90s to rent films that I had missed from the 80s because I was too young to watch. Honestly, it wasn’t about hearing more curse words or seeing more blood-n-guts, but that I was becoming an adult and my parents rule over me was beginning to lessen.
Hopefully my son doesn’t feel like I’ve created too many rules, but the mere fact that he’s now technically old enough to watch some of my favorite action movies has me excited. I still have younger ears in the house, so I’ll have to be selective on viewing times, but I can’t wait to share more 80s films with him.
That was my week in the ‘80s. Enjoy this week’s newsletter and stay rad, everyone! - Jason
Rediscover '80s Pop Culture
The two winners for the Ultimate Mix Tape Giveaway from Issue 28 are Rachel M. from Knightdale, NC and Mark S. from Newark, NJ. Purchase your copies of Ultimate Mix Tape and the Ultimate Mix Tape Side B now on Amazon with music quizzes that will take you back in time for hours of fun.
Wax Pack Attack! The giveaway for Issue 29 is a Trading Card Prize Pack containing 20 vintage packs! You’ll find various cards from the 80s, 90s, and 00s including Michael Jackson, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, 21 Jumpstreet, Elvis, Beverly Hills 90210, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, DC Cosmic Cards, McDonald’s, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and more! Just do me a favor and don’t eat any of the bubble gum inside. Good luck!
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