You’ve probably noticed that wearing retro shirts is the latest thing. Everywhere you look you will see someone wearing one of those shirts. It might be a Batman shirt, a Mario Brother shirt or one of many many other ones. It seems if it was a TV series that lasted more than 10 minutes, it’s now on a shirt. A band that had a 1 hit wonder in the 80s, now has a shirt. Some silly catch phrase from the 80’s… yes you guessed it, it’s on a shirt! I have no doubt the reason for this is because they are trying to cash in on what they probably thought was already cashed out. Why not squeeze a few extra dollars out of the franchise.
Now you may think I’m making fun of them, but that isn’t true. I own a couple. They are generally pretty cheap, easy to find and all in good fun. They aren’t ones that you will keep for years and years, but are great just to throw on and enjoy.
Here are some of my favorites that I’d love to add to my collection…
He-man was the first cartoon I remember loving. I had his poster on my wall and I remember buying the He-man show bag at the show. I use to carry around his sword yelling out “I have the power!”. Ahhh memories…
My favorite wrestler of all time – The Ultimate Warrior. When he ran to the ring I was bouncing around my living room as excited as I could be. When I see that war paint it takes me back to that time. His finishing move, the gorilla press, was pure strength. I don’t know how many times I tried it on my younger brother! Unfortunately the Ultimate Warrior is no longer with us as he passed away last year.
My first “favorite movie”. What’s not to love about a kid morphing into a teen wolf and no one seeming to really care. He could play some great basketball too (my favorite sport). It was the start of Michael J Fox’s career. He had one of my other “favorite movies”, with Back to the Future. I would have picked that if this post was the “90s Retro Shirt”.
That’s just three out of many many different retro shirts you can buy with an 80s theme. The decade really did have some incredible things about it. Probably more than any other decade.