There are some people who love the 80s, and then there is John-Paul Annuziato. Some may say that he is completely obsessed. His collection of 80s memorabilia has more that 30,000 items from the decade, valued at over $100,000!
Annuziato says that, “my goal initially was to bring back the 80s — the culture and the style. There was no political correctness. No censorship. The clothes, everything was a statement piece… The 80s was a wild time.”
He has turned his entire apartment into a shrine to the 80s, with everything from Care Bears to video games stacked all over the place. He started collecting his treasures back in 2009, when both of his parents passed away. The obsession only grew when he was in two different car accidents in 2014 that made it impossible for him to leave his home.
All he could do was scavenge the listings on eBay, and this is what he found…
His collection eventually became so huge that he realized that he should actually do something with it. “This needs to have some sort of showcase,” he said. “This needs an audience.” And that’s how he got the idea to launch a website called “80s Then 80s Now” where he can show off his impressive collection.
He’s got toys, games, clothes, electronics, books, and even school supplies! Check out some of his incredible collection below.