Childhood Crushes: Atreyu vs. Rufio

Today at work, I got the theme song to The Neverending Story stuck in my head, which reminded me of an old childhood crush… Atreyu. After some curious googling, I’m afraid I have some bad news for all of the ladies of the eighties. Atreyu is no longer hot.

Atreyu before

Atreyu after

On a happier note, Rufio (Ru-Fi-OOOOOO) is looking as cute as ever!

Rufio before

Rufio after

15 thoughts on “Childhood Crushes: Atreyu vs. Rufio

  1. Sadly Atreyu didnt age well, but Rufio did, however sadly ladies Im here to inform you that Rufio is Gay though. So bummer there. lol— why is it always the hot ones. lol

  2. To say Atreyu did not age well is a serious understatement. Sadly, it looks like he did a lot of the damage himself (the tan, the weird blonde hair, the excessive tattoos).

    If Aida is to be believed and Rufio is gay – does it really matter how well he aged? 🙁

  3. Thank you for this post. It inspired me to look up my first crush from back in the 1950’s – Tommy Rettig who starred on the TV show “Lassie.” I found out that later in life he was one of the designers of DBase III and was extremely well-loved by his co-workers. Of course, he was always irresistible.

    As for your guys, one out of two isn’t too bad.

  4. I’m glad I never watched Neverending Story *ducks* so haven’t lost a childhood crush in him.

    Rufio on the other hand? Hubba hubba hubba! 😀

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