Like, gag me with a spoon! The '80s are, like, totally back!
The 1980s gave birth to video games and the modern slasher film. Its sci-fi and fantasy films were wacky, unique, and often populated by Muppets. Sure, it wasn't all great — there were lots of hair bands and neon outfits — but we even look back on those fondly now.
For those of you who didn't get to live through the glory of the 1980s, we have compiled a list of some of the best goodies from the 1980s, about the 1980s, or inspired by the 1980s. It's the perfect way to have a totally tubular holiday season!
Nightmare on Elm Street bath bomb set
Styled after one of the best slasher films of all time, these scented bath bombs include The Woken (for those who have stayed awake for three days straight); The Freddy (pizza-patterned skin); and The Slashed (for those who weren't able to avoid Freddy's grasp).
Lost Boys enamel pin
Enamel pins have become the best collectible. They are inexpensive and can be worn on anything. This one, featuring David of The Lost Boys, is unique and subtle. Only the cool kids will recognize which movie this comes from.
8-bit game cartridge soap
Nintendo's first console was the Nintendo Entertainment System, released in the US in 1986. The graphics were crude and blocky; the games were simple, and the cartridges didn't always work. You could often find a kid blowing into the cartridge to clear it of dust. But with soap, it's always clean, right? This mockup of an old Nintendo cartridge shouldn't need any extra cleaning.
Tron Funko Pop! figure
It's Tron. It's Funko. It glows in the dark. It is on every nerd's wishlist. It's the perfect gift.
Labyrinth art print
The Gorgonist creates this beautiful art print representing David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly in Labyrinth.
Silent Night, Deadly Night on Blu-ray
This 1984 slasher film is destined to become a Christmas tradition in your house. A young boy is traumatized when he watches his parents get murdered by a psychopathic Santa. As he grows up, he starts to develop similarly psychopathic tendencies. It's silly, it's bloody, and it will have you chanting "Naughty" before you know what hit you.
Star Wars Viewmaster gift set
Way back in the day, Viewmaster was the toy. We didn't have video games or virtual reality, but we had Viewmaster, a set of plastic "goggles" that would show 3D images that told a story. This set includes a Darth Vader-shaped Viewmaster, as well as three image discs and a storage case.
Born in the Eighties t-shirt
Just because this is written in Stranger Things typeface, don't think that just anyone can wear this T-shirt. You have to be born in the 1980s to pull this off. Do not buy for anyone under the age of 28!
Campers Never Say Die t-shirt
The perfect blend of two beloved 1980s films: Friday the 13th and The Goonies. Campers never say die! Unfortunately, for counselors like Jack, Annie, and Marcie, it doesn't matter what you say... Jason's going to kill you.
Back to the Future enamel pin set
This set of five enamel pins includes imagery from the first two Back to the Future movies: Doc, the DeLorean, the OUTATIME license plate, a Hoverboard, and self-lacing sneakers that light up. All that's missing is a flux capacitor and Einstein the dog.
Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History book
This huge volume includes behind-the-scenes tales, concept art, photos, exclusive interviews, and more. Covering Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, the animated Ghostbusters TV series, as well as sections on comics, video games, merchandise, and fandom.
Blade Runner Origami Unicorn
Sure, you could learn how to fold your own origami unicorn like the one Gaff left as a clue for Deckard, but this one is made of steel, so you won't accidentally crumple it up on your desk.
Gremlins Christmas Sweater
People often forget that Gremlins was a Christmas movie. Billy gets Gizmo as a Christmas gift. So that makes this Gremlins Christmas sweater perfectly appropriate for the holidays.