Movie 'Remake' Trend Continues in Full Force: Live Action Remakes of 80s Cartoons are the 'Next Big Thing' According to 80sTees.com Poll, G.I. Joe Should be the Next 80s Live Action Movie

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80sTees.com, the leading online retailer of nostalgic licensed pop culture T-shirts, today announced the results of their latest online poll where they asked their loyal fans to select the 80s cartoon that should be produced into a live action movie.

80sTees.com, the leading online retailer of nostalgic licensed pop culture T-shirts, today announced the results of their latest online poll where they asked their loyal fans to select the 80s cartoon that should be produced into a live action movie.

The candidates were He-Man, She-Ra, G.I. Joe, ThunderCats, Jem and the Holograms, Voltron, Rainbow Brite, Strawberry ShortCake and Care Bears.

According to Kevin Stecko, owner of 80sTees.com, they posted the poll because they were "inspired by the buzz around this summer's release of the Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie."

The winner was G.I. Joe with 26.8% of the vote. The Hasbro property has been around for a long time and in many incarnations. Judging by the comments, the fans most want a series that would be very loyal to the 80s cartoon and any live action movie would have to feature Cobra Commander as the bad guy. If Transformers turns out to be a huge hit, the momentum will most surely result in a G.I. Joe movie being discussed. Fans can show their support by wearing the "Distressed GI Joe - Real American Hero" T-shirt, soft 52% cotton / 48% polyester, heather charcoal color, $24 available at http://www.80sTees.com

The lowest vote-getter among boy-themed cartoons was Voltron, with just less than 10% of the vote. Until studios decide to make a Voltron movie, his fans will have to show their support by sporting the "Complete Me Voltron" T-shirt. This awesome shirt features all of the pieces coming together to form Voltron and the phrase "You Complete Me" beside the mostly assembled robot. The $22.00 shirt is light heather blue and is composed of a soft 60% cotton / 40% polyester blend available at http://www.80sTees.com.

One rung above Voltron was He-Man and the Masters of the Universe with almost 12.4% of the vote. Many voters correctly pointed out that He-Man was already made into a live action movie in 1987 with Dolph Lundgren, and thus should not be considered. 80sTees.com did not share this opinion because the Masters of the Universe movie from was neither true to the cartoon, nor properly budgeted. Rather than build sets to represent Eternia they brought the action to Earth. The new moviemaking trend is the "reboot" of a franchise, and the folks at 80sTees.com would like to see the same happen for He-Man that has happened recently for Batman and James Bond. Anyone who agrees with this sentiment needs to wear a He-Man is the Coolest T-shirt. Only $20.00, composed of 100% pre-shrunk cotton, the print is a yellow silk screen of He-Man and the supportive words He-Man is the Coolest.

The runner up with almost 23.8% of the votes was the ThunderCats. In 2006 Warner Brothers announced that the ThunderCats are being remade into some sort of rock band / crime fighters who will live on Earth. The new format will be a cartoon. Hopefully the powers that be at WB come to their senses and will not follow through with this plan. The fans want a movie that is loyal to the cartoon. Hopefully that's what they will get along with the old school distressed Thundercats Logo t-shirt from 80sTees.com -- $24.

Alas, cartoons for little girls did not fare well in the poll. 80sTees.com offered 5 such choices and they finished as the bottom 5 choices. The top finisher among the girl themed cartoons was Jem and the Holograms with slightly more than 9.1% of the vote. Next were Care Bears (6%), She-Ra (5.5%), Rainbow Brite (4.4%) and Strawberry ShortCake (2.3%).

For more information visit -- http://www.80stees.com

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