Messed Up Era

Here’s something I never really gave much thought to until I saw it mentioned on social media recently, but the 1980’s was really a messed up decade filled with mixed messages. I think we can all agree that just about every good cartoon worth watching were pretty much 30 minute toy commercials. Don’t know any cartoon from the 80’s or 90’s that didn’t have toys and other merchandise. I don’t have much of an issue with that because I live in a capitalist nation who tries to make every penny they can off of anything. But here’s what I find weird. It has been pointed out that there were some toys marketed to children based on “R” rated movies. Movies that any child under a certain age should not see due to their graphic nature. Movies like “Alien”, “RoboCop”, “Terminator”, “Predator”, Rambo” and a bunch of other hot movies of the day. Good films the lot of them, but why market toys based off of these decidedly adult films to children? I’m not calling into question whether or not children should see the movies as many of them I saw by the time I was 10 years old or so with parental supervision (and parental pre-screening) but they were obviously not made with children in mind. To make it even more odd, some of these “R” rated movies ended up getting cartoon versions made for children to watch. Kinda makes you laugh looking back at it all.

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