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Bueller, Bueller? Where would Ferris be today?

With the 25th anniversary DVD of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” hitting stores this week, there’s a renewed focus on the John Hughes classic. But forget about looking back. The real question is, what are those characters up to now? Here's one take on where they might be.

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick)
Ferris complained that his parents bought him a computer instead of a car, but that proved to be a brilliant move. He turned his keen innate knowledge of social networks to form Ferrisbook before Mark Zuckerberg ever even got into Harvard. He used his windfall to buy the Cubs, and his shrewd management revived the franchise and led to a victory in the 2008 World Series. So in this alternate universe, at least, Cubs fans have reason to celebrate.

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    '80s heartthrobs, then and now

    From John Cusak to Rob Lowe to Tom Cruise and Andrew McCarthy, these stars left plenty of teens weak in the knees in the ‘80s.

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    His sister, Justine Bateman, rose to fame as Mallory on "Family Ties," but her little brother didn't need long to catch up. Jason Bateman starred on Valerie Harper's sitcom "Valerie" in the late 1980s after starring as a teen scam artist on "It's Your Move." He staged a comeback in the 2000s, winning awards for his role as Michael Bluth on "Arrested Development" and going on to star in "Juno," "The Switch," "Horrible Bosses" and "The Change-Up."

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    Matthew Broderick’s career began on the stage, with leading roles in plays such as "Torch Song Trilogy" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs." He made his first move to the big screen in 1983 in "Max Dugan Returns." That same year, he played teen hacker David Lightman in "WarGames." In 1986, he took on the iconic role of Ferris in "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off," which remains one of his best known roles. He married Sarah Jessica Parker in 1997, and has continued to star in roles both in film and on the stage, most notably as Leo Bloom in the musical "The Producers."

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    John Cusack began his film career as a member of Farmer Ted’s nerd posse in “Sixteen Candles” in 1984. The following year he moved into a starring role, making a cross-country journey with Daphne Zuniga to meet “The Sure Thing.” But it was his role as lovelorn Lloyd Dobler in 1989’s “Say Anthing” that gained him lasting fame. He has since gone on to star in such films as “Grosse Point Blank,” “High Fidelity,” “Serendipity,” “2012” and “Hot Tub Time Machine.”

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    Denzel Washington got his early start to superstardom playing Dr. Philip Chandler for six seasons on the hospital drama "St. Elsewhere." He gained big-screen fame in 1984 for his work in “A Soldier’s Story,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He received his first Oscar in 1989 for his supporting role in “Glory.” He went on to receive a best actor Oscar in 2001 for “Training Day.”

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    Long before he became Willy Wonka and Captain Jack, Johnny Depp began his career on the teen TV drama “21 Jump Street,” a show which made him a teen idol. Uncomfortable in the role of entertainment “product,” Depp left the show and opted instead to accept only film roles that felt like a good fit for him. His first step into that arena was playing “Edward Scissorhands” in 1990. And the rest is history.

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    Primarily a stage and film actor in the '70s, Don Johnson soared to Versace-clad stardom in 1984 playing Det. Sonny Crockett on the hit series “Miami Vice.” The show, which partnered him with Philip Michael Thomas, ran until 1989. During the '80s, Johnson also released two albums. The title single to his album “Heartbeat” reached No. 5 on the Billboard charts in 1986. He went on to star in the series “Nash Bridges” in the '90s. He recently had a recurring role on the HBO comedy series “Eastbound & Down."

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    Fred Savage -

    Fred Savage is best known for playing Kevin Arnold on the hit TV series “The Wonder Years.” During his run on the show, he earned two Emmy nominations for best actor in a comedy series, becoming the youngest actor to receive the honor. In 1987, he played the ailing grandson opposite Peter Falk in the movie “The Princess Bride.” Since the end of “The Wonder Years” in 1993, Savage has appeared in largely guest and supporting roles.

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    Harrison Ford -

    While Harrison Ford reached star status in the late 1970s for playing space hero Han Solo in “Star Wars,” he gained superstar status in the 1980s playing swashbuckling archeologist Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” He also starred in the sci-fi classic “Blade Runner” (1982) and “Witness,” (1985) for which he received an Oscar nomination for best actor.

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    While his first major film role was playing Brooke Shields’ brother in “Endless Love” in 1981, James Spader became a teen-age household name in 1986 playing Steff, Molly Ringwald’s foil, in 1986’s “Pretty in Pink.” He went on to appear in “Mannequin” and “Less Than Zero” before his breakthrough performance as a sexual voyeur in “sex lies and videotape” in 1989. He continued to enjoy success in various film roles in the '90s before gaining small-screen stardom as lawyer Alan Shore in the series “Boston Legal,” a role that earned Spader an Emmy Award. In 2011-12 he had a recurring role on "The Office."

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    John Stamos found early heartthrob fame playing Blackie Parrish on TV’s “General Hospital” before being cast as Uncle Jesse on the comedy “Full House.” Although the show was cancelled in 1995, he remains close the his series co-stars, including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jodie Sweetin and Bob Saget. He went on to star as Dr. Gates on “ER” in the '90s and recently recurred on “Glee.”

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    A member of the “Brat Pack,” Judd Nelson rose to fame playing Bender in 1984’s “The Breakfast Club.” He also starred with other “Brat Packers” in “St. Elmo’s Fire.” However, following his early fame, his career failed to take off until being cast in the TV sitcom “Suddenly Susan” in 1996.

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    Keanu Reeves began his career in a small role opposite Rob Lowe in the teen hockey drama “Youngbloods” before getting his first major role in 1986’s “The River’s Edge.” From there he was cast as airhead Ted in the teen comedy “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” an unexpected box office success. The film spawned the sequel “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.” He spent the '90s trying to break free of teen-film casting, earning roles in “My Own Private Idaho” and “Point Break” before starring opposite Sandra Bullock in “Speed” in 1994 and 1999’s hit “The Matrix.”

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    Kirk Cameron began his career doing commercials at age 9 before being cast on the TV series “Two Marriages” at age 10. He rose to fame in 1985 playing smart-aleck Mike Seaver on “Growing Pains,” a role that made him a cover favorite on teen magazines Tiger Beat and 16. He enjoyed some film success in the late '80s in movies such as “Like Father Like Son” opposite Dudley Moore. He now works primarily on Christian-themed productions.

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    Matt Dillon came to fame in prominent roles in the film adaptations of S. E. Hinton novels “Tex (1982), “The Outsiders” (1983) and “Rumble Fish” (1983). His next film was 1984’s “The Flamingo Kid” before playing a drug addict in 1989’s “Drugstore Cowboy.” He continued to enjoy success in the '90s in films such as “Singles,” “To Die For,” “Wild Things” and “There’s Something About Mary.”

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    Andrew McCarthy gained fame in the '80s as a dreamy teen leading man in films such as “Class,” “Pretty in Pink” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.” Even Molly Ringwald, his “Pretty in Pink” co-star, claimed to have a crush on him. He starred in the film “Fresh Horses” and the comedy “Weekend at Bernie’s.” He is ranked No. 40 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

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    Philip Michael Thomas gained fame as Don Johnson’s partner, Ricardo Tubbs, in the hit TV series “Miami Vice.” He later reunited on screen with Johnson on “Nash Bridges.”

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    Michael J. Fox became an instant fan favorite in 1982 playing young conservative Alex P. Keaton in the hit comedy “Family Ties.” He won three Emmy Awards (1986-88) for the role. During the peak of his “Ties” fame, Fox took on the role of Marty McFly in the movie comedy “Back to the Future,” which spawned two sequels. In 1991 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and is semi-retired from acting now, but he does have a recurring role on TV drama "The Good Wife."

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    Ralph Macchio’s first major role was playing Jeremy on TV’s “Eight Is Enough.” He also was among the stellar cast of “The Outsiders,” playing Johnny Cade in 1983. The next year, he became a star playing Daniel LaRusso in “The Karate Kid.” His first significant adult role didn’t come until 1992 when he played incarcerated “yoot” opposite Joe Pesci in “My Cousin Vinny.” In 2011, he tripped the light fantastic on "Dancing with the Stars."

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    Rob Lowe rose to fame as a member of the “Brat Pack,” co-starring in movies such as “The Outsiders,” “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “About Last Night.” In 1988, a videotape of him having sex with two women, one underage, was leaked to the media. The tape derailed his career but after entering rehab for alcohol and sex addiction, he rebounded and enjoyed success in the 1990s series “The West Wing.” He currently appears on the sitcom "Parks and Recreation."

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    Sean Penn began his extensive film career in the 1981 teen drama “Taps,” in which he played a military school cadet opposite Tom Cruise and Timothy Hutton. One year later, he became the standout star of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” playing surfer-stoner Jeff Spicoli. From there, he took on dramatic roles in “Bad Boys” (1983) and 1985’s “The Falcon and the Snowman.” He went on to receive two Academy Awards for his work in “Dead Man Walking” and “Milk.”

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    Kiefer Sutherland, the son of actor Donald Sutherland, started his career as menacing bully Ace in the 1986 film “Stand By Me.” He went on to play David in the teen vampire hit “The Lost Boys” in 1987, and opposite Emilio Estevez in “Young Guns.” He found breakout fame, however, in 2001 playing Jack Bauer in the hit series “24,” for which he won an Emmy Award in 2006. His latest TV series, "Touch," premiered in 2012.

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    Timothy Hutton began his movie career in a big way, playing suicidal teen Conrad Jarrett in 1980’s “Ordinary People,” a role that earned him a best supporting actor Oscar. From there he starred with Sean Penn in “Taps” in 1981 and in “The Falcon and the Snowman” in 1985. He is currently starring in the TV series “Leverage.”

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    Tom Cruise began his meteoric rise to superstardom in the '80s, beginning in teen films such as “Endless Love” and “Taps” in 1981. In 1983, he had his first starring role in “Losin’ It” before taking the career-changing role of Joel in “Risky Business.” In 1986, his career took off -- literally --in “Top Gun.” That same year, he starred in “The Color of Money” with Paul Newman. Two years later, he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man” and finished the decade with “Born on the Fourth of July.”

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    Val Kilmer gained fame playing a rock 'n' roll star in 1984’s “Top Secret!” In the film, he sang all the songs. In 1985, he starred in “Real Genius” before playing Tom Cruise’s nemesis, Iceman, in “Top Gun.” He starred as Madmartigan in “Willow” in 1988. He went on to play Jim Morrison in 1991’s “The Doors,” Doc Holliday in 1993’s “Tombstone” and The Caped Crusader in “Batman Forever” (1995).

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Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara)
Now Sloane Peterson-Bueller, she’s found life as a society wife challenging at times. She formed her own cosmetics company and started a charity that brings children from the inner-city into downtown Chicago to see the Art Institute, but she also developed a taste for the finer things in life. This earned her a starring role on “Real Housewives of Chicago.” She’s the grounded one who spends most of her time mocking the rest of her castmates, though she took center stage in an episode when she fantasized about that day Cameron Frye saw her naked.

Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck)
Cameron didn’t get a chance to have any more afternoons on the town with his best friend. After his father found the wreckage of his Ferrari, he sent his son off to military school. The added discipline helped Cameron excel on Wall Street, while his risk-averse nature caused him to avoid the recent meltdown. Now, he’s a leading financial magnate, having avoided the housing bubble and made a fortune shorting overvalued stocks.

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    'Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?'

    A book co-written by a TODAY.com producer looks at the lost toys, tastes and trends of the 1970s and 1980s. Where are you, Quisp cereal, Malibu Barbie, and Dynamite Magazine?

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    Forget Highlights -- the cool preeteen read in the 1970s and 1980s was Scholastic's Dynamite Magazine. Sure, there were celebrity features, but fans also recall the Dynamite Duo superhero stories, cartoon vampire "Count Morbida," "Foxy Fiddler" the colt and kid-submitted "Bummers," which paid a whopping $5 per selected gripe. It's just one of 200 items from the 1970s and 1980s fondly remembered in the new book, "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?"

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    Today, it's easy for Xbox aficionados to sneer at the simplistic graphics of the Atari 2600. But few gaming consoles have been as beloved. "Pac-Man" and "Frogger" were favorites, but fans also remember bizarre games like "Journey Escape," in which gamers tried to guide the band Journey to their spaceship. Don't stop believin'! Now new versions have been released, complete with the same cheesy fake-wood paneling.

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    The original Malibu Barbie came out in the early 1970s, but she was so beloved that multiple reproductions have been issued. This 2001 edition came with something the '70s original would never have dreamed of -- a bottle of sunscreen. Once more unto the beach!

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    Barrel of Monkeys may have been one of the most low-tech toys ever made, but we loved them anyway. They're still around, and even made an appearance in the "Toy Story" movie series, where at one point the toys chain them together to try and rescue a fallen Buzz Lightyear.

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    Boys had baseball cards, but girls fell for "Charlie's Angels" trading cards, issued in 1978 to capitalize on the hit show. The packs included stickers and that horrible dusty gum, and you were encouraged to collect them all and flip them over to assemble an enormous puzzle. No one ever did that.

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    There's always a rumor that candy cigarettes have been made illegal in the US, but it's not true. However, many brands have relabeled them "candy sticks" or simply "candy," and they're harder to find. Check the bottom shelves of your favorite gas-station snack department, and smoke 'em if ya got 'em.

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    Love's Baby Soft was practice perfume, and even strict moms often gave their OK. Many an impassioned Oscar acceptance speech was delivered into a bottle of Love's, clutched firmly in a 12-year-old's hands. Need to reacquaint yourself with this sweet scent? We found it still being sold at Sears.

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    Dapper Dan had his cotton-stuffed finger on the fashion pulse of the '70s. He was supposed to teach kids to snap, button and zip, but really, he taught us a lot more about what colors do NOT go together. Dapper? Not so much.

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    A boy who loved his doll, a girl getting chomped by tigers, and a dog fixing a sink? They all lived together happily inside the pages of "Free to Be ... You and Me," which was also a record album and a TV special. A 35th anniversary edition of this inspiring Marlo Thomas project was released in 2008, and in 2010, Target used the main song in a TV commercial.

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    It wasn't Kool-Aid, but Funny Face drink mix was beloved by tribes of thirsty kids in the 1970s. Jolly Olly Orange, seen here, wasn't that flavor's original name. It started out life as Injun Orange, which was quickly yanked. Chinese Cherry was also hastily redubbed Choo-Choo Cherry, thanks to stereotypical drawings on the original packages. The drink is gone, but the plastic mugs live on in many a thrift store.

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    Hugo, Man of a Thousand Faces was also the man of a thousand nightmares. He was kind of the boy equivalent of the Barbie Styling Head. You could affix any number of provided disguises on him, including a scary scar, a wig, glasses and a goatee. There's now an online version, of course.

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    Some metal lunchboxes can still be purchased, but most stores sell softer meal containers now, which makes you much less likely to crown your playground rival over the head. Still, the designs on these retro boxes make our mouths water..."The Fall Guy"! "Starsky and Hutch"! "Holly Hobbie"!

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    Holy enduring memories! The Mego Superheroes were only 8 inches high, but they were super-powered in any kid's play arsenal. The female heroes, dubbed the "Super Gals," had bouffants that put the Ronettes to shame. Mego filed for bankruptcy in 1982, but the figures remain beloved.

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    Open the door ... for your Mystery Date! This is the 1972 version, but this goofy game lives on today, as there is reportedly even a "High School Musical"-themed version. You try to collect the three cards required for each themed date, from skiing to a formal dance. If you opened the door to the Dud, the brainy dude with glasses, you lose your cards! We're pretty sure the Dud was Bill Gates.

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    The time is right! For Pepsi Light! At first, this lemony cola took out only half the calories, but eventually it moved to a one-calorie version. Its light burned out around 1986, but don't give up hope. Pepsi tried another lemon cola , Pepsi Twist, in the 2000s.

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    Transistor radios came in all shapes and sizes in those days before iPods. This one's the Panapet, which was hauled around on a chain leash, a futuristic dog that barked staticky Barry Manilow songs.

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    G.I. Joe first invaded toyboxes in 1962, but in 1975, he was relaunched as part of an "Adventure Team." Kids fell for his Kung Fu grip, even though all it did was replace his hard-sculpted hands with soft rubber. That phrase lives on: In the 2009 movie "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," Marlon Wayans' character comments that another character has a "kung fu grip."

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    Pop Rocks were the candy that fought back while they were inside your mouth. Eventually they spawned a glorious urban legend about Mikey from the Life cereal commercials chowing down on Pop Rocks and Coke and exploding. Not true, but still fun to torment your little sister with. Pop Rocks live on, and there's even a chocolate-dipped version.

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    Pudding Pops is actually a generic term, and more than one company make them. But the most famous variety came from Jell-O, and Bill Cosby made their ads ubiquitous in the 1980s. They melted away in the 1990s, but returned around 2004, when Jell-O licensed the name to Popsicle. True fans complained that the shape and the recipe were different. We're not finding the Jell-O brand on shelves now, but depending on where you live, there may be other varieties.

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    Quisp and Quake cereals were released in 1966, and went to war in 1972 via a memorable ad campaign. There was a vote, and goofy alien Quisp beat out muscly miner Quake. You can still buy Quisp today, in certain stores and online.

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    Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo stood out by its name alone. There was no Gee, I Think Your Butt Looks Smaller jeans, or Gee, Your Breath Doesn't Smell Quite So Rank mouthwash. We loved the pop-art packaging and the sweet '70s scent. You can still buy this shampoo online at the Vermont Country Store.

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    Scratch-n-sniff stickers are still around, of course, but they exploded like a sneeze in the '70s and '80s. Sweet scents dominated, but daring kids were drawn to the savory stickers, even though "pizza" smelled less like tomatoes and pepperoni, and more like a late-night burp.

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    Few action figures were cooler than Steve Austin from "The Six Million Dollar Man," who came complete with a huge eye to look through and peel-back rubber arm skin that revealed his bionics. Bionic Bigfoot was his worthy adversary, but really, who wanted his boring boss, Oscar Goldman? Truly, the world's first inaction figure.

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    There were approximately 50 jillion "Sweet Valley High" books in the 1980s. Liz was always a goody-goody, Jessica always a bit of a brat, and their sunny California town was teeth-shatteringly perfect. There's been renewed interest in the Wakefield twins lately. A new book, "Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later," came out in spring 2011, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is working on a "Sweet Valley High" movie.

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    Fisher-Price Little People aren't so little any more. That crabby bully in the middle is an original, but he's surrounded by newer versions. They may be less likely to become choking hazards, but kids of the '70s and '80s still prefer the originals, which can be found easily at thrift stores and online.

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    We're not claiming View-Masters are a 1970s original -- they first surfaced in the 1930s. But it did seem as if there was one at the bottom of every 1970s toy chest. And we all had a haphazard collection of reels, from favorite TV shows to tourist destinations. Get this: There is even talk now of a View-Master big-screen movie from DreamWorks.

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    Wacky Packages combined three of kids' favorite things: goofy commercial mascots, paint-peeling stickers and really lame jokes. Topps started cranking out new ones recently, and even paying homage to their retro legacy with stickers that parody classic 1970s products.

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    You know what they say about Weebles: They wobble, but they don't fall down. For a while there, Playskool cranked out even weirder Weebles -- with arms! But in 2010, the original little ovals returned. Check out the new book, "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?" for dozens more lost items from the 1970s and 1980s.

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Jeanie Bueller (Jennifer Grey)
Unable to get her brother in trouble, Jeanie Bueller turned to journalism with the goal of becoming an investigative reporter. She didn’t win a Pulitzer, but her hot temper proved to be a natural fit for the emerging landscape. She’s currently got the highest-rated cable TV news show, and a radio program that’s made her among the most influential media members in the country. But she still has yet to bust her brother.

Guy in Police Station (Charlie Sheen)
Being busted was a great thing for this guy initially, as he and Jeanie Bueller dated briefly when they both were released from jail. Once Jeanie moved on, however, this guy couldn’t take the pain of his broken heart. He delved deeper into alcoholism, drugs and women to ease his pain. Hmmm, sounds familiar.

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    Charlie Sheen

    The actor’s found success in films like “Wall Street” and TV shows like “Two and a Half Men,” but his off-screen life hasn’t been as smooth.

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    Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen's real-life father plays Martin, on Charlie's show "Anger Management."

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    Sheen, left, holds a necrotic lung affected by tobacco use and a healthy lung as he talks to Dr. Oz during a taping of "The Dr. Oz Show," in New York. Sheen, who is a heavy smoker, also discussed his manic behavior and anger issues in the January 2013 episode.

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    Sheen, left, speaks as former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 10, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif.

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    Sheen acknowledges the fans before throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on July 7, 2012 in San Diego.

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    In the hot seat -

    Comedy Central roasted Sheen in one of their infamous specials on Sept. 10, 2011.

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    Enter the Warlock -

    Sheen shows off his Detroit Tigers jersey during his performance at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Promising "the real story," the 45-year-old former "Two and a Half Men" star hit the road for a month-long, 20-city variety show tour, with the first stop a sold-out show in Detroit.

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    Thumbs down -

    A Sheen fan offers her review while leaving the Fox Theatre in Detroit on April 2, 2011.

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    The gang's all here -

    Sheen, second from left, is joined by Joey Scoleri of Live Nation, left, and "goddesses" Bree Olson and Natalie Kenly, right, at the after party for his Chicago tour stop at Enclave on April 3, 2011.

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  • Celebrity Sightings In Los Angeles - March 7, 2011

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    Blood thirst -

    Charlie Sheen is seen on the rooftop of the Live Nation building drinking "Tiger Blood" in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 7, 2011. The "Two and a Half" men star was fired from the show earlier in the day by Warner Bros.

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    Two for one -

    Sheen poses with the two women he refers to as his "goddesses" in the kitchen of his Los Angeles home during the first week of March 2011. Natalie "Natty" Kenly, left, a model, and Rachel Oberlin, aka porn star Bree Olsen, gained fame during the actor's media blitz over his fight with CBS and Warner Bros. television.

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  • Capri Anderson First Network Television Appearance On ABC's Nightline

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    Plenty to say -

    Adult film star Capri Anderson, the woman who was in Charlie Sheen's hotel room the night he allegedly trashed his suite, talks with ABC about the incident. Claiming to have feared for her life upon being locked in the bathroom, Capri said, "I'm not going to stand down and be completely be walked over." Anderson filed a harassment lawsuit, Sheen then countersued for extortion, and the case was dropped.

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  • Exclusive - Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen Take Their Girls To The Museum Of Natural History

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    Before the storm -

    Sheen joins his ex wife Denise Richards and their daughters Sam and Lola in a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Oct. 25, 2010. Their museum visit ended a weekend together in which the four of them went shopping at an American Girl store, dined at Serafina Broadway and took in the Broadway show Mary Poppins.

    Sheen was later hospitalized after he was found drunk and naked with an alleged escort in his trashed room at The Plaza hotel. Damages to the room reportedly totaled $7,000. The actor's rep later said Sheen had had an allergic reaction to medication.

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  • Image: Actor Charlie Sheen arrives with his attorney Richard Cummins at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen

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    Back to rehab -

    Sheen, second from right, arrives with his attorney Richard Cummins, second from left, for a sentencing hearing at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo., on Aug. 2, 2010. Sheen was sentenced under a plea deal to get a 30-day sentence to be "administered and executed" at Promises rehab facility in Malibu, Calif., for assaulting his wife Brooke Mueller during an alcohol-fueled Christmas Day quarrel in Aspen.

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    See you in a month -

    Sheen, right, leaves the Pitkin County Courthouse with his attorney Richard Cummins in Aspen, Colo., on Monday, June 7, 2010. A sentencing hearing for the actor in his domestic assault case against wife Brooke Mueller was continued until July 12.

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    More troubles -

    Sheen's Mercedes was apparently stolen from his Shermon Oaks, Calif., home in early 2010. It was found overturned hundreds of feet down a nearby cliff. On June 15, 2010, police reported a second Mercedes suffered the same fate.

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    Not-so-merry Christmas -

    Brooke Mueller Sheen called police on Christmas Day, 2009, reporting that Sheen attacked and threatened her.

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  • MAGIC Convention

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    Got my designs on you -

    Sheen has collaborated with the owner of the Rock & Roll Religion clothing line to create a line of shirts called the DaVinci Collection by Charlie Sheen. Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" character wears similar shirts.

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  • The 2008 ALMA Awards - Portraits

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    Viva ALMA! -

    Sheen, born Carlos Estevez, captured the outstanding male performance in a comedy TV series award at the 2008 ALMA Awards. The honors are given to Latino performers who promote positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field. Sheen's paternal grandparents were Spanish, his maternal grandparents Irish.

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  • Art of Elysium Benefit at the French Connection Beach House Hosted by Brooke Shields

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    Trying marriage again -

    In 2008, Sheen married real-estate investor Brooke Mueller, seen here with Sheen and his daughters, Sam and Lola. The couple's twins, Bob and Max, were born on March 14, 2009. A Christmas Day fight that same year has sent Sheen's latest round of marital woes back into the tabloids.

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  • Sheen Kidz Launch Party Tea and Fashion Show

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    Play clothes for the posh -

    Fashion executive Michael Berens, Sheen and clothing designer Suzanne Ciulla pose with children wearing clothes from Sheen Kidz, a couture children’s sportswear inspired by Sheen’s daughters, Sam and Lola.

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  • FRA: Cannes - 'Platoon' Screening

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    A 'Platoon' reunited -

    Actor Willem Dafoe, director Oliver Stone, an unidentified guest, Sheen and Tom Berenger reunited for a screening of their classic film "Platoon" at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in France.

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    'Bounce' back -

    Sheen starred in "The Big Bounce," a critical flop, in 2004. Although the film was based on a novel by Elmore Leonard and features Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman in addition to Sheen, it was a disaster, and cost $50 million to make. It earned back only $6 million.

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    Men, men, men, men, manly men -

    Sheen and Jon Cryer play brothers with opposite temperaments in the CBS hit comedy "Two and a Half Men." Sheen reportedly earns $825,000 per episode on the show.

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  • World Premiere Of Undercover Brother

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    Till divorce do us part -

    Sheen married actress Denise Richards in 2002, and they had two daughters, Sam and Lola. Richards filed for divorce in 2005, and the details of their marriage, estrangement and custody battle quickly became tabloid fodder. Richards accused Sheen of abusing drugs and alcohol, and threatening her with violence.

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  • US actor Charlie Sheen poses with his Golden Globe

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    Keep the Globe spinning -

    In 2002, Sheen won the Golden Globe Award for best performance by an actor in a television comedy or musical series for his role in "Spin City."

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    Putting a 'Spin' on things -

    Sheen, shown with Barry Bostwick and Heather Locklear, played Charlie Crawford on "Spin City" from 2000 to 2002. As he does in "Two and a Half Men," Sheen played a character with the same first name as himself. Tony Danza Syndrome, perhaps?

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    X marks the film -

    Sheen teamed again with brother Emilio Estevez to play real-life brothers Jim and Artie Mitchell in 2000's "Rated X." The Mitchells were pioneers in the pornography and strip-club industries in San Francisco in the 1970s and '80s.

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    In court -

    Drug issues have troubled Sheen for years. In 1998, he appeared in a Malibu, Calif., courtroom, where a judge ruled that the actor, who nearly died of a drug overdose five months before, could be released from his rehabilitation facility.

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  • Friends

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    He'll be there for you -

    Sheen kisses Lisa Kudrow in his appearance on the hit show "Friends" in 1996.

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  • Terminal Velocity (1994)

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    Geronimo! -

    In 1994's "Terminal Velocity," Sheen starred with Nastassja Kinski in a film about a skydiver who apparently dies on her first jump, but turns out to have faked her death.

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  • Charlie Sheen Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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    Family of stars -

    Sheen, father Martin Sheen and brother Emilio Estevez unveil Charlie's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.

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    All for one, and one for all -

    Sheen played Aramis, one of "The Three Musketeers," in the 1993 film version of Alexandre Dumas' classic story. Kiefer Sutherland played Athos, Oliver Platt played Porthos, and Chris O'Donnell played D'Artagnan, who longs to join the trio.

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  • "The Mighty Ducks" Los Angeles Premiere

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    Daddy and daughter -

    Sheen and his daughter, Cassandra Jade Estevez, attended the 1992 premiere of "The Mighty Ducks." Sheen was just 19 when Cassandra was born.

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    Mullet man -

    In the comedy spoofs "Hot Shots" and "Hot Shots Part Deux," Sheen plays Navy pilot Topper Harley. "Part Deux" parodies the action-movie genre, particularly the Rambo films.

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    Brothers at work -

    Sheen and brother Emilio Estevez teamed up in 1990's "Men at Work," about two garbage collectors who discover a corpse.

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    Three strikes, yer out -

    Sheen, right, and Tom Berenger starred in 1989's "Major League," a comedy about a fictionalized version of the Cleveland Indians. Sheen played Ricky Vaughn, an out-of-control pitcher who improves once he gets glasses.

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    Bang, bang, my baby shot me down -

    In 1990, before Kelly Preston wed John Travolta, she was engaged to Sheen, who gave her a 2.5 carat pink diamond engagement ring. The engagement ended shortly after he accidentally shot her in the arm, causing a wound that required stitches.

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    Guns blazing -

    Sheen, middle right, and Emilio Estevez, front, starred with Lou Diamond Phillips, Kiefer Sutherland, Casey Siemaszko and Dermot Mulroney in 1988's Western, "Young Guns."

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    Greed is good -

    Sheen starred in 1987's "Wall Street," where he plays Bud Fox, a young, ambitious trader who falls under the spell of ruthless millionaire Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas. Reportedly Sheen and director Oliver Stone parted ways after Stone approached Sheen to star in "Born on the Fourth of July," but then cast Tom Cruise without telling Sheen.

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    Fighting the war outside and the war inside -

    In 1986's "Platoon," Sheen, center, starred with Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger in Stone's critically lauded Vietnam War movie. The film was based on Stone's own war experiences, and is regularly listed by critics as one of the best war films ever made.

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    Putting the moves on Ferris Bueller's sister -

    Sheen and Jennifer Grey starred in 1986's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," with Grey playing Ferris Bueller's snotty sister Jeanie and Sheen a rebel she meets at the police station.

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    WOLVERINES! -

    Sheen got his movie start in 1984's "Red Dawn." His fellow young stars included Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson and Jennifer Grey.

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