Sunday, August 30, 2020

I Love The 80s: A Real Kick to the Head Regarding 1984

Last year I celebrated most of the week leading into my birthday on this blog with a look back at the 1980s.  I was born in the 80s and had a lot of fun with those posts.  You can revisit any "80s week" post here.

While my most influential years of my life were the 90s, I actually prefer all things 80s compared to the 90s.

Give me Thundercats over Ren & Stumpy
Give me Motley Crue over Foo Fighters

And give me Karate Kid over Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Karate Kid is a top 10 movie of mine.  I always viewed Daniel Larusso as the film's hero and Mr Miyagi as a spiritual instructor who looks to bring inner peace. 

A video and article made 5 years ago could make you rethink that logic.

This analysis of the movie directly leads into the newest incarnation of the franchise, Cobra Kai.  

Cobra Kai was initially a YouTube streaming show, but has since moved to Netflix where it was just revealed a 3rd season will be released next year.  In the meantime you can get caught up on the original movie and the first two seasons that directly follows up on the first movie 30+ years later.

Cobra Kai is amazing and I plan to binge watch the second season this week!  

Here is the scan of a card that ties the original Karate Kid released in 1984 to the latest season of Cobra Kai released in 2019.
I have had this card forawhile but just got around to scanning it this week.  The shine and design really pop with all the primary colors on it.
The back design features the same context all other 1984 cards have from the 2019 Silver Packs, but this also has the fine print about the signing of all Topps products.

I put it in a one touch and what a beauty

What is your favorite movie from the 80s that has seen an extension to the mythos in recent years? There's been lots like Terminator, Rambo, all the toy selling cartoons (TMNT, Transformers, Ghostbusters, GI Joe), or maybe something?


  1. Another fine card! Not sure it qualifies, but Ferris Beuller's Day Off. Best movie of the 80s, hands down.

  2. That is one pretty card.

    '80s over '90s forever!

    I'm not much into "movie franchises" movies. My favorite '80s movie is probably "After Hours" and that's nothing that will ever be a sequel.

  3. Really like that Cutch. Also I had no idea that Cobra Kai was on Netflix.

    Your question made me think of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, which is about to get a reboot.

  4. Does Empire Strikes Back count? I'm totally into the Terminator movies too. I saw Cobra Kai on Netflix yesterday and added it to my list. I'll watch it eventually.

  5. "Give me Motley Crue over Foo Fighters"... I'll take just about anything (except country) over the Foo Fighters, they really are one of my least favorite bands.