Did You Actually Grow Up In The ’80s?

Can you prove you were raised in the greatest decade to be a kid: the ’80s?!

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    1. ✓ The greatest cartoon of all time.
    2. ✓ The best treat you could have on a hot day.
    1. Via scaryforkids.com ✓ A more horrifying image than this.
    2. Walt Disney Pictures ✓ Or a more traumatizing movie moment.
    1. NBC ✓ This was must-see TV.
    2. Image Entertainment ✓ The best reason to get up early on Saturday mornings.
    1. Via jostweb.com ✓ Your first iPad.
    2. Warner Bros. ✓ Wanting a Mogwai as a pet, because you knew you could totally take care of one.
    1. Via forums.doyouremember.co.uk ✓ A more refreshing soda.
    2. Viacom ✓ The deep-down feeling you had that you could totally beat the obstacle course on “Double Dare.”
    1. Via imremembering.com ✓ The joy of biting into the greatest cookie ever made.
    2. Via Facebook: ClearlyCanadian ✓ Feeling fancy while drinking Clearly Canadian.
    1. Universal Pictures ✓ Believing the urban rumor that hoverboards were real and that parents were keeping them out of the market for fear kids would get hurt.
    2. Via foodiggity.com ✓ The deliciousness of Ecto Cooler.
    1. Via stackingbooks.com ✓ The fear that one day you might get a substitute teacher like Miss Viola Swamp.
    2. ✓ Somehow finding ALF both funny and terrifying.
    1. Via collectingcandy.com ✓ Seeing how much gum you could stuff in your mouth at once.
    2. ABC ✓ Quoting Cousin Balki in his accent, of course.
    1. Via dollinfo.com ✓ Being able to sing along to the My Buddy and Kid Sister commercial.
    2. pinterest.com ✓ The greatest toy store ever.
    1. Via paddle8.com ✓ Never having enough Swatch Watches. NEVER. ENOUGH.
    2. Via womansday.com ✓ The importance of getting the perfect peg on your jeans.
    1. Via etsy.com ✓ All the amazing art you created with this.
    2. Via jeffreysgrovepta.org ✓ Having to convince adults to buy these little guys.
    1. NBC ✓ How you got goosebumps every time you heard this theme song.
    2. Via theknurd.com ✓ Having to blow into your NES cartridges in order to get them to work.
    1. Via wordpress.com ✓ The demonic voice Teddy Ruxpin made when his batteries were low.
    2. Via mentalfloss.com ✓ The hard work that went into getting your Popple into his ball shape.
    1. Via NBC ✓ Wanting to be as cool as Punky!
    2. NBC ✓ And to have an awesome treehouse like her.
    1. Via static.squarespace.com ✓ Skipping to the end of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book to make sure you made the right decision.
    2. Walt Disney Television ✓ A reason why you looked forward to Sundays.
    1. Via collectingcandy.com ✓ You made this part of your nutritious breakfast.
    2. Via rediscoverthe80s.com ✓ Showing off your sticker collection book.
    1. Via thinkofthat.net ✓ The excitement you got whenever you saw this sight…the HOLY GRAIL of shopping destinations.
    2. Via lobablanca.com ✓ Your first big kid toy!
    1. ls1gto.com ✓ Crashing into everything while riding this.
    2. Via underscoopfire.com ✓ Almost breaking your ankles while jumping on this.
    1. Nickelodeon ✓ A more awesome way to learn about science.
    2. Children's Television Workshop ✓ Or a more awesome way to learn math.
    1. Via edgaps.org ✓ Having to decided whether to be a banker or a farmer.
    2. Via pinterest.com ✓ The endless amount of fun you had with your farm.
    1. Via etsy.com ✓ This was the best thing to listen to your book and tapes on.
    2. Via askmehelpdesk.com ✓ The toy that also doubled as a sponge.
    1. Via etsy.com ✓ Boots not only fit for snow, but also the moon.
    2. Via wordpress.com ✓ The coolest gloves you ever owned. THEY CHANGED IN THE COLD!
    1. Via vaultsofgrayskull.co.uk ✓ The most badass castle ever created.
    2. Via collectingcandy.com ✓ Gum that made you instantly thirsty.
    1. mustardseeds.typepad.com ✓ The perfect magazine to pass the time with.
    2. Via pinterest.com ✓ The magazine that made you feel like a cool kid.
    1. Via muppet.wikia.com ✓ A more enjoyable group of friends.
    2. Via artskooldamage.blogspot.com ✓ Playing on one these bad boys.
    1. Sony Pictures ✓ A villain you couldn’t help but love.
    2. Columbia Pictures ✓ And villain you wanted to punch in the face.
    1. Via wordpress.com ✓ The ugliest doll you learned to love.
    2. Marvel Productions ✓ Jem, the ultimate rockstar.
    1. Via epguides.com ✓ Wanting to have powers like Evie.
    2. Via icecreamsource.com ✓ Eating ice cream at school with a wooden spoon thing.
    1. Via ioffer.com ✓ The perfect sleeping companion.
    2. Via rhymeswithnerdy.com ✓ The only reason you ate raisins.
    1. Via planetpm.webring.com ✓ The most epic board game ever.
    2. Via etsy.com ✓ Pocket Rockers: The original iPod.
    1. Via themoatblog.com ✓ Remembering to “just say no.”
    2. 20th Century Fox Television ✓ Imitating Vicki’s robot voice.
    1. Via imisstheoldschool.com ✓ Your most prized collection.
    2. Via imremembering.com ✓ The perfect marriage between books and pizza.
    1. ✓ The perfect marriage between books and TV.
    2. Via i.imgur.com ✓ The worst roller skates to learn to skate on.
    1. Via sirthriftalot.blogspot.com ✓ The rubbery smell of your eraser collection!
    2. Via parentpretty.com ✓ The plasticky feel of puffy stickers.
    1. Via mrcenterswall.blogspot.com ✓ Getting lost in the world of “Sweet Pickles.”
    2. Via brandedinthe80s.com ✓ Your first spell check.
    1. Via urlesque.com ✓ Troll and Scholastic book order forms: The original Amazon.
    2. 20th Century Fox Television ✓ The power of the Care Bear stare.
    1. Via Entertainment Rights ✓ Even though they were brother and sister, you thought He-Man and She-Ra made a hot couple.
    2. Warner Bros. ✓ The greatest adventure any group of kids could have.
    1. Via x-entertainment.com ✓ That Shrinky Dinks were a quintessential rainy day kids craft project.
    2. Via liketotally80s.com ✓ Two words: Trapper Keeper.
    1. Via imremembering.com ✓ Using your slap bracelet as both a fashion accessory and a weapon.
    2. Via genxtinct.com ✓ The heavenly smell of a freshly scratched Scratch ‘n Sniff sticker.

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