11 Amazing Retro Pop Culture T-Shirts You Can Buy Right Now

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If your sartorial choices run toward novelty t-shirts but you’re fresh out of options, take heart. We’ve got a cool assembly of retro tees that are perfect for most any non-formal occasion, from exercising to sleeping to hitting up a summer comic convention. Check out 11 of the coolest cotton threads you can buy right now.

1. The Fly; $28


Do you like Jeff Goldblum? Do you like Jeff Goldblum’s stellar portrayal of scientist-turned-fly Seth Brundle in the 1986's The Fly? Then you’ll enjoy this spare portrait of Goldblum as Brundle, giving a wide-eyed look askance at your traveling companion.

Buy it: Fright Rags (Men’s); Fright Rags (Women’s)

2. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn; $28


Oh, Linda! Give yourself a hand with this original art composition paying homage to 1987’s Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, highlighted by beleaguered hero Ash (Bruce Campbell) standing tall over the world's least cozy cabin.

Buy it: Fright Rags

3. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure; $42


Be excellent to each other with this souvenir shirt—with dates on the back—from the world tour undertaken by Wyld Stallyns, the bodacious band formed by Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) in the Bill & Ted franchise. You’ll have the perfect attire for the summer 2020 premiere of Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third film in the series.

Buy it: 80sTees.com

4. The Karate Kid; $36


The climactic bout between Cobra Kai’s Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and upstart Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) from 1984’s The Karate Kid gets the 8-bit treatment in this mash-up tee. Press the "B" button to activate the crane kick and send poor Johnny on a downward spiral of odd jobs and functional alcoholism.

Buy it: 80sTees.com

5. Say Anything; $36


The wisdom of Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) in 1989’s Say Anything is represented as an eye chart in this winning recitation of his life philosophy. Remember: Kickboxing is the sport of the future.

Buy it: 80sTees.com

6. Kool-Aid Man; $29


Burst through any wall with this graphic depiction of the Kool-Aid Man, the liquified mascot of the Kool-Aid powdered drink mixes. Just be prepared to have strangers randomly shout, "Oh, yeah!" at you all day long.

Buy it: Urban Outfitters

7. Jaws; $34


It is absolutely safe to go into the water with this striking blue tee featuring the poster art for 1975’s killer shark feature Jaws.

Buy it: Urban Outfitters

8. MTV; $25


Remember when MTV played music? Neither do we. But maybe this retro channel logo shirt will help jog your memory.

Buy it: Amazon

9. National Lampoon’s Vacation; $21


Set a course for Wally World, the fictional amusement destination of the Griswold clan in 1983’s National Lampoon’s Vacation. The park will almost certainly be closed, but you can probably still score a t-shirt featuring mascot Marty Moose.

Buy it: Hot Topic

10. Cheers; $41


Announce your intentions to abandon all familial responsibility and hang out with the gang of barflies that populated NBC’s 1982-1993 sitcom Cheers.

Buy it: 80sTees.com

11. Three Stooges; $41


Pay tribute to key Stooge Curly Howard, aka Jerome Lester Horwitz, with this tee that features his handsome mug.

Buy it: 80sTees.com

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Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Digital Projectors, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and Speakers

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10 Harry Potter LEGO Sets to Get Fans This Holiday Season

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The magic of Harry Potter continues to amaze children all over the globe, especially when the cherished series is combined with the LEGO brand. And if you have a builder on your list who's obsessed with the series, we've compiled a list of 10 great sets you can pick up for the holidays.

1. Diagon Alley; $400

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This set includes more than 5000 pieces to use to build storefronts, props, and the interiors of Diagon Alley. From Flourish and Blotts to Fred and George Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, you’ll be able to go shopping here every day.

Buy it: LEGO

2. Attack on the Burrows; $100

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Many fans will remember when the Death Eaters attacked the Weasley home in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). This set helps fans build their topsy-turvy house just before Bellatrix arrives to destroy it all.

Buy it: Target

3. Hogwarts Astronomy Tower; $100

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The Hogwarts Astronomy Tower is a truly iconic location. Just below the top of the tower, fans can build the Ravenclaw dormitories and common room. Below is Professor Slughorn’s potions office, where he keeps many secrets.

Buy it: LEGO

4. Quidditch Match; $40

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Throughout Harry’s time at Hogwarts, not only has he managed to save the school every year, but he also carved out plenty of time to play Quidditch. This set lets fans build the pitch, complete with viewing stands for each house; three goal posts; and all the tools needed to play the game, like a Quaffle, a Bludger, and, of course, a Golden Snitch.

Buy it: LEGO

5. LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar; $40

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As we start to inch closer to Christmas day, many like to celebrate with Advent calendars. This Advent calendar made by LEGO features elements from the Potter films, including minifigures and props.

Buy it: LEGO

6. Hogwarts Castle; $400

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For the ultimate LEGO Harry Potter experience, building the Hogwarts Castle is a must. With over 6000 pieces, fans can build each area the castle has to offer, from the Great Hall to the Chamber of Secrets deep below.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Hogwarts Express; $64

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So many great memories have happened at Platform 9¾, and now, fans can make the journey themselves with this 801-piece set, complete with platform, train, and a wall to go through. There might even be an enemy aboard, but you’ll have to find them.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue; $60

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Hagrid is the honorary fourth member of the gang, and by proxy so is Buckbeak, his Hippogriff. The pivotal moment when Hermione and Harry go back in time to save Buckbeak has now been transformed into a set for fans to build.

Buy it: LEGO

9. Hogwarts Clock Tower; $90

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This 922-piece set shows fans everything that goes on inside the clock tower, from the Prefects' bathroom to Dumbledore’s office to the Hospital Wing. Reenact the Yule Ball with all the icy decorations and minifigures of Madame Maxime, Fleur Delacour, and Viktor Krum.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Beauxbatons' Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts; $50

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If you are going to build the Hogwarts Express, it seems fitting to also build another iconic mode of transportation: the Beauxbatons' carriage. In the Goblet of Fire, the all-girls French wizarding school decided to arrive at Hogwarts in style with this flying carriage. The carriage even has some secret compartments that will make the journey even more fun.

Buy it: LEGO

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