Childhood Crushes: Atreyu vs. Rufio

27 Jan

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 Responses to “Childhood Crushes: Atreyu vs. Rufio”

  1. Catie January 27, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    That makes me very sad for Atreyu. At least Rufio aged well and is still a hottie.
    P.S. I greatly enjoy your blog!

  2. Noelle January 28, 2010 at 2:56 am #

    Atreyu NOOOOO! I’m so depressed now.

  3. Julie February 8, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Atreyuu… no please… Is he GAY??? OMG!! I’m in shock :S haha

  4. Aida April 6, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    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

  5. Tiffany April 23, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    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? 😦

  6. Terrah May 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Ru-Fi-OOOOOOOO!!!!! haha, love it!

  7. Refried Dreamer June 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    haha….. we just saw the movie Hook and was just tell my kids how i used to have a crush on Rufio. Still a hottie!

  8. liz June 30, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    Rufio is not gay. He just played gay in a couple movies. My husband knows him and he’s engaged…to a WOMAN.

  9. Pink Tulum July 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Atreyu looks rough now!

  10. Mary C August 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    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.

  11. Me and the Mexican March 9, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    LOL ahahahaaa great post! LMAO!

  12. Sal April 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Oh, Rufio! 🙂
    How I LOVED him when I was 13.

    I wore black and red today and thought of him. 😉

  13. Ceri May 11, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    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! 😀

  14. GRRRL TRAVELER September 21, 2011 at 2:55 am #

    Rufio definitely pulled out a lot better than I thought!

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