In my quest to document some of the awesome kid’s bedrooms from 80s flicks I’ve been kind of bummed that some of my favorite flicks don’t really have any bedroom scenes, or if they do they’re super abbreviated. A movie like SpaceCamp only features the communal bunks at, er, Space Camp, while films like Wargames, The Wizard, and Little Monsters have super boring rooms with little to nothing to really comment on. There are also some that are featured so quickly that it’s hard to really get a good look at anything. Today’s awesome 80s bedroom, Mikey’s room from The Goonies, fits in that latter category, even though it’s a brief appearance there are still a handful of fun things to be spotted…
This main shot has the bulk of the fun junk (even though there is a second shot as Mikey walks out of the room where you can see his work bench, there’s not a lot to comment on…)
The Jacksons Poster clipping (most likely from their 1984 tour) *Corrected* Prince and the Revolution! Dude, the white glove tricked me!!! Thanks to The Navigator (as in Flight Of) for pointing out this poster clipping error!
2). MSA All Service Gas Mask Model S.
3). 1984 LJN Gremlins PVC figures (featuring the Gizmo and Stripe Mogwai)
4). Tomy Zoids ZRK model
5). 1978 Superman Sheets
So there’s a handful of fun stuff in this shot. I was really happy to spot the Zoids toy as well as the Gremlins Mogwai figures (a nice nod to Spielberg), but also the ’78 era Superman bed sheets! Richard Donner having a past film in the set dressing is pretty rad. There’s a bunch of magazines and comics on the dresser that are impossible to identify, as well as an interesting looking pink book that I have no idea what it is. Also, I love the skull light on the bed post! Speaking of magazines though…
6). Coconut Pirate Head
7). Mad Magazine issue 227
This isn’t the only Mad magazine in the flick. Though Mikey is looking at this issue in his room, in a moment, after he walks out and gets a pep talk from Bran, he throws himself on the couch where he picks up another issue, again making reference to Donner’s 1978 Superman film…
8). Mad Magazine issue 208
So, even though this was a really quick sequence, it illustrates that Mikey still had a pretty awesome bedroom!
So, did I miss anything?
Other Awesome Bedrooms I’ve covered…