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On this page we're going to jog your memory with some 80s cartoon T-shirt ideas. Of course, you probably won't have watched every cartoon or advert featured here, but I hope you will find at least one or two that you will have enjoyed watching back in the day.

Why not celebrate your childhood with one of these retro T-shirts?

P-P-Pick Up A Penguin T-shirt

Okay, so this wasn't actually a cartoon, but we all remember this TV advert don't we? This fine-looking tee features the old school imagery from back in the day and is available for both men and women.

Um Bongo Fruit Drink Hippo T-shirt

"Um Bongo, Um Bongo, they drink it in the Congo!" Yes, if you're of a certain age then you will remember the Um Bongo TV adverts that were a regular feature on our TV screens back in the 1980s. Two tees are availabale featuring the classic logo.

Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine T-shirt for Men

Officially Licensed Hanna Barbera cotton tee featuring the the retro kids TV character Scooby-Doo with the mystery machine. Just make sure you have plenty of scooby snacks to feed that hungry mouth!

Scooby Doo Shaggy T-shirt

Zoinks! This official tee features the petrified face of the cowardly character Shaggy, whose antics gave us many laughs back in the day!

MASK T-Shirt (Ladies and Gents)

M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand) was an action-packed cartoon series that originally aired for two season from 1985 to 1986, with 75 episodes in total. The storylines revolved around a law enforcement task force taking on a criminal organistation called V.E.N.O.M.

This T-shirt is available in no less than 14 colours and is 100% cotton.

The Trap Door Cartoon T-Shirt

Okay, so this wasn't actually a cartoon, but an animated series featuring clay models. Each story followed the adventures of a group of monsters who lived in a castle. 40 episodes were created and each one lasted for five minutes. You may also remember the voices for the characters which were provided by Willie Rushton, and it just wouldn't have been the same without him!  

The Trap Door is now considered a cult classic, and, thankfully, a well-designed T-shirt is available to celebrate the series. Once again, a huge choice of colours and sizes are available, with the design printed onto a pre-shrunk, 100% cotton Tee.

SuperTed Cartoon T-Shirt

This was a Welsh 80s cartoon (very different to the more gentile Ivor The Engine, though) that originally ran from 1983 until 1985 on S4C and then BBC1.
The animated series followed the adventures of a superhero teddy bear and his bumbling friend Spotty.

This authentic design featuring both Ted and the cartoon logo is printed onto a pre-shrunk, ringspun, 100% cotton T-shirt to avoid shrinkage, and is 100% cotton.

Jamie and the Magic Torch T-Shirt

Transport yourself back to Cuckoo Land with one of these retro cartoon T-shirts. Although regarded as an 80s cartoon, the series originally aired on ITV from 1976 to 1979, but was repeated during the 80s. Best memories for me are Jamie's pet dog Wordsworth and his mother saying "sleep well, Jamie" at the start of each episode.

There are a number of T-shirts available for both men and women.  

Captain Caveman T-Shirts

Remember this prehistoric superhero? Perhaps, one of the best-remembers features was his batlle cry where he called out his own name. Captain Caveman and The Teen Angels was aired from the late 70s and into the 80s and was created by Hanna-Barbera.

There are a number of T-shirts available celebrating the series in many colours and for both Men and Women.

Thundercats T-Shirts

So, what were Thundercats exactly? I can only describe them as part human, part cat aliens. Originally a Japanese animation, the cartoon was adapted for an American audience and originally aired from 1985 to 1989. A comic book by Marvel was also produced.

A wide range of T-shirts are available in many sizes, colours and styles.

The Raggy Dolls T-Shirt

You had to feel sorry for these poor dolls who lived in the reject bin in Mr. Grimes toy factory. However, the cartoon portrayed a very positive message for children regarding imperfections/disability. This British cartoon was produced for Yorkshire Television and ran for nine series until the end of 1994, so it had a pretty long run.

There are several choice of T-shirt design available, but the one featured here is my personal favourite.

Barbapapa T-Shirt

This unusual cartoon was aired in the 1970s and featured a family of shape-shifting, blob creatures with no legs. They were thoughtful of the environment and tried to educate kids to be environmentally aware. There are a couple of top quality T-shirt designs available which are both available in many colours and sizes for both Men and Women.
The other design is featured below.
Barbapapa T-Shirt (alternative design)

Another very nice-looking tee and the design is printed onto a 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, ringspun T-Shirt. This would make a lovely gift idea for fans of the retro cartoon.

Transformers Cartoon T-Shirt

There are actually dozens of designs available with a Transformers theme, and the one shown is a cybertron contrast design.

The first toys started to appear around 1984 with the TV series and movie quickly following. TV ads for the transformer toys (I can still remember the "robots in disguise" song in the ad) were regularly shown during the 1980s.

Count Duckula 80s Cartoon T-Shirt

This horrifying British cartoon series was a spin-off from Danger Mouse and ran for four series, starting in the Autumn of 1988. Count Duckula lived in a Dracula style, scary-looking castle with Igor the butler and his over-sizes nanny.

There are several designs of T-Shirts available for both men and women, and my personal favourite is the grey one shown here.

Here Comes Bod T-Shirt

There were just 13 episodes of Bod which was originally shown in 1975 on BBC TV. The cartoon was repeated until 1984 and featured the voices of Dad's Army's John Le Mesurier, and Kids TV presenters Derek Griffiths and Maggie Henderson.

Mr Benn T-Shirt

This cartoon was one of my favourites from my childhood, and I always used to get excited about what character Mr Benn was going to transform himself into in the fancy dress shop. There were only ever 13 episodes, but one extra episode was shown in 2005 entitled Gladiator.

This tee is eco-friendly and fair trade.

Men's Mr Benn "as if by magic the shopkeeper appeared" T-shirt

Available in a range of colours and sizes.

Mr Benn "You can be anything you want to be" T-shirt

Men's tee available in sizes Small to XXL in colours brown, athletic grey and black.

Mr Stardust T-shirt

Mr. Stardust T-shirt for Men

Inspired by the Mr. Men and David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust character,  this fantastic tee has been designed exclusively by Jonny Cotton. It's available in three colours and for all sizes.

Sesame Street T-shirt

An incredible 4385 episodes of the American kid's puppet show produced and is still going strong! You may remember Oscar the grouch who lived in a trash can and was actually orange in the first season before turning green!

There is a huge range of Sesame Street tees available at
Mr Men T-shirt

Arthur Lowe was the perfect choice for narrating the original Mr. Men cartoon series, and the wide array of characters was fascinating to young children, including myself! There are many tees available and our favourite is this amusing "Bend it like Bump" design.

More amusing Mr. Men parody 80s themed Tees
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