Must Haves

Must Haves

Must Haves

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We all miss the old MTV when they actually played music videos and jocks like Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, and so many others interviewed musicians. So, we’re taking you on a trip, right down memory lane, to give you all the nostalgia with 13 MTV items that will have you wishing you were in the 80s again.

  • Furry MTV Logo Sweatshirt

    Let’s kick this list off with a few cute MTV logos. This furry MTV logo sweatshirt is great for lounging around in. If you want it a little baggier, IWOOT recommends sizing up! 

    Get It Now From IWOOT
  • MTV Heart Logo Tee

    Here’s a cute logo! This heart MTV logo against the white tee is a great casual tee to have in your arsenal. This is available in sizes XS to XXL. 

    Get It Here On IWOOT
  • MTV Logo Tote Bag

    I’m all for a tote bag. If you’re an MTV fan, this could be a great collector’s item or perfect for carrying things around. 

  • MTV Fleece Blanket

    Cuddle up with these cute MTV fleece blankets. The blanket is perfect for getting comfortable while watching some TV. 

    Get It Now From On IWOOT
  • Light Up MTV Sign

    Okay, collectors, here’s something I know you’re going to love. This is a handmade MTV light up sign. It will go perfectly among music lovers’ desks or shelf collections. 

    Score Yours Now On Etsy
  • MTV 80’s Retro Enamel Pin

    Did y’all know that enamel pins are back in? This retro 80s-inspired MTV logo pin would be a great addition to music lovers’ collections. Heck, you can even break out your old jean jacket and the pin to it! 

    Snag One Here From Etsy
  • MTV Rubik’s Cube

    What goes better together than Rubik’s cubes and MTV? This is a fully functional MTV-style Rubik’s cube. It works like a normal Rubik’s cube, but with cool 80s screen-printed images. 

    Get One Here On Etsy
  • MTV Trucker Hat

    We like to wear MTV merch, so this trucker hat is perfect for us. These handmade hats come in a variety of color choices too. 

    Get Yours Now From Etsy
  • MTV Retro Logo Tee

    We all love the retro logo look. You can grab this shirt in five different colors and a plethora of sizes.  

    Get It Now From Amazon
  • VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave

    Do you ever wonder about some of the cool things the original VJs on MTV heard and saw when they were interviewing some of the most influential people in the music industry? You can read about them in their autobiography! This book gives you a “behind-the-scenes oral history of the early years of MTV, 1981 to 1987, when it was exploding, reshaping the culture, and creating the MTV generation.’” 

  • I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

    Wanna do a little bit more reading on the phenomenon that was MTV? “I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV’s programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties.” 

  • MTV Sugar Cookies

    How about some yummy treats? These beautiful, handmade 80s MTV sugar cookies from SugarworksByMary on Etsy can be yours now! 

    Get Yours Now From Etsy
  • Bonus Item: MTV Welcome To My Crib Doormat

    Ooooh! A bonus item you say? Now, this is definitely not from the 80s, but you probably still know about MTV’s Cribs all the same. You can grab this doormat right now on Etsy. 

    Get One Here On Etsy

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