This month we are not going to review a single item, but rather we will review an entire era: the 1980s – yes, we went there. You may ask how we accomplished this feat of time travel? Was it Police Box, Delorean or a hot tub? No, we stepped through the threshold of a magical emporium called Fifty Two 80’s: a totally awesome shop.
Fifty Two 80s a Totally awesome Shop!
What it is:
A store entirely dedicated to items right out the 80s and early 90s. These good people stock mostly toys, but also have some clothes and iconic posters from that era. Here’s just a short list of items I found of interest: Voltron with all the Lions, Garbage Pail Kids collector cards, GI-Joes from 84-89, a Captain America poster from the 80’s TV show, PeeWees Playhouse toys/videos, Plush Gizmo from Gremlins, WWF actions figures, and a full sized Chewbacca cardboard cutout. You can see many more of these items in the video above and the pictures below.
How Much it Costs:
The cost is so affordable you can’t miss the opportunity to go to this store and step back in time. Items range in price from a few dollars to around a hundred dollars. Most items I saw were under twenty bucks. These items are not in perfect or A+ condition and might be missing a few parts. That’s what makes this store special. Everything is meant to be enjoyed without having to spend a fortune to relive your childhood. This isn’t a thrift store either! All the items are laid out and displayed with care. If you are looking for something specific and they have it, you will find it. You don’t have to dig through bins or shelves of random brick-a-brack to find that special item that will trigger those joyous memories of your childhood.
Is It Worth It?:
This store is beyond worth it – from the casual to the hardcore collector and everyone in-between. I’m a casual collector and have some nearly mint items that could go for hundreds of dollars. The down side is, neither myself nor my kids really get to enjoy my collectable toys anymore because I’m trying to retain their value. Fifty Two 80’s gives you and your kids a chance to enjoy toys from the 1980’s and 90’s. These vintage toys are very inexpensive and in a condition that begs to be played with. While I was at Fifty Two 80s my eight year old son ran around this store discovering a whole new world of toys he’s never seen. We ended up getting three GI-Joes and a couple of loose Star Wars Micromachines for fifteen bucks! These prices will blow away any bargain you find on ebay. They do have some better condition items that go for more and even those are set at amazingly low prices. If you happen to be in south Denver, stop by Fifty Two 80s a Totally awesome shop. Talk to Tony or DeDe, the co-owners, about any item you find. They are very knowledgeable and totally awesome people!
5280s a Totally Awesome 1980s shop:
1874 S. Broadway, Denver CO 80210
Wednesday – Friday from noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday- noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday – noon to 4 p.m.
2 thoughts on “Fifty Two 80’s: A Totally Awesome Shop!”
When I started reading this article, I thought “I bet this store is on South Broadway.” It came to no surprise to me that it was. South Broadway is possibly the greatest street in Denver. I grew up just a few blocks from it where it is affectionately named “Antique Row.” I’ve spend more time on that street than anywhere else and I have always gone away with a really great find, antique or not. I’ve never heard of Fifty Two 80s but it sounds great! I don’t live near South Broadway anymore, but when I’m down there again, I’ll definitely check the place out. There’s another amazing shop there called “Arts Myths” that sells handmade leather masks and costumes. Really wonderful shop that I’ve gone to for a fair amount of my cosplay. You should check it out! The owners are great!
Thanks Charlotte! I grew up in Englewood, that whole strip there used to be antiques and secondhand clothing stores.