I grew up watching superhero cartoon shows. I’m sure I’m not alone here.
We lived our childhood in the imaginary world of our cartoon characters. I know you dreamt of becoming a superhero too, at one point in your life.
But time flies so fast. Kids of the 80’s are now all grown-ups (Oh, I really wanted to write ‘old’ but ‘grown-up’s’ would hurt less.)
I’m pretty sure you’ve realized how much things have changed. From playing with cool toy cars, we’re now driving real ones; dollhouses have become real homes; and toy guns have been replaced by the latest air rifles. I realized this while I was checking for the specs of my air rifle at RifleJudge.com. It’s quite nostalgic when we remember our childhood days, and how our imaginary world has become real in so quick time.
Looking back, it’s pretty much easy to see the things we‘ve outgrown. But there are five cartoon characters that every kid can’t seem to outgrow. Take a look at this list.
- He-Man and She-Ra
These burly, muscled superheroes have fascinated our imagination. And so I won’t wonder why many guys and gals are so obsessed with working out. Well, I guess, fitness gyms should give credit to these two superheroes.
It’s just amazing how they could slay hideous monsters. I don’t really recall much of their story now but I just know they’re there to defend the universe.
- Inspector Gadget
I think our fascination for gadgets and tech stuff is because of this uncanny inspector. Kids of the 80’s surely have lots of gadgets strapped around their body – mobile phones, headsets, tablets, tech eyeglasses, and many more.
At one point, I told my mum I wanted to join the police and be detective. I would blame Inspector Gadget had I become a detective. What’s amazing about this superhero is his arsenal of awesome gadgets. I also loved his adventures, especially when he solves a crime.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nope. I won’t say a lot of the 80s kids want to become turtles – absolutely not. But many kids of our generation just love combat sports. Perhaps, you’ve seen how mixed martial arts have become so popular lately. Thanks to TNMT, we’re inspired to get fit and fight!
Probably the longest running of all superhero classics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have defied time. Don’t get this mixed up with the 90’s turtle heroes (named after famous Italian artists) or the 2000’s or even the latest movie. Even before these latter versions, there already was a TMNT cartoon series shown during the 80s.
And one more thing these turtles have taught us – pizza!
- Danger Mouse
This superhero classic may be the coolest British white mouse to we’ve seen on TV. This clever, tiny superhero got to bust crime across the world. Danger Mouse is the James Bond version in the kingdom animalia. He was a great secret agent who fought crime with his clever ways.
And what’s the one thing he’s influenced us? Well he’s a jetsetter who travels around the world. And many of the 80s kids love to roam the world.
- The Transformers
It’s quite obvious why many of us love cars and burly vehicles. Many of us are willing to pay huge amounts to get the latest cars. And who’s to blame? I’m pointing my fingers to Bumble Bee. Probably, this 80s cartoon show has embedded in our subconscious how cool it is to have a car.
Did I miss out on your favorite superhero?