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Natetan
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(01-14-2012, 03:13 AM)
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lol, they just nudged in the poindexter (or whatever his name was) picture
Dr. Feel Good
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(01-14-2012, 03:20 AM)
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bengraven
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Originally Posted by Dr. Feel Good







Man, what was it about tiny collectable sets that was so fucking awesome?

MUSCLE Men, Monster in my Pocket, Army Ants, those little rubber ninja things...


Originally Posted by Teh Hamburglar

These were back briefly a few months ago. Only instead of being a piece of sharp metal covered in cheap plastic, they're now covered in a thick rubber for "safety".
truly101
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(01-14-2012, 03:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by RSLYG

My fave book back then.

I love these threads and loved Choose Your Own Adventure back in the day. I'd always look through the book to see the most interesting ways to die and what led to the death.
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(01-14-2012, 03:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nappuccino

That was the best kind of pizza

We had that and the "stopsign" shaped that had a sort of mexican flavor to it.
Javaman
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(01-14-2012, 04:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by bengraven



The popcorn and skunk immediately come to my sense of smell just looking at these. Despite having not smelled one in almost 30 years.

Edit: oh man and the ice cream and watermelon one and the PIZZA one that smelled more like fruity pizza grease...

Holy shit the memories of that hit me like a lightening bolt.

I had one of these bad boys...



My older brother had...


I never knew how to play the game, but I loved hitting the buttons.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X70zhwB9h0M
Duane Cunningham
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(01-14-2012, 05:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Satyamdas

I'm surprised no one's linked the classic McDLT commercial starring Jason Alexander.

And yeah, Transformers were the shit as a kid. Back when they were die-cast metal and could take a ton of abuse. Everyone usually posts the same ones but one of my favorites was this guy:

Originally Posted by Natetan

Holy crap, that ad is amazing. I probably remember it, but seeing Jason Alexander, it's hilarious. The fact that it's not a parity but feels like it almost has to be is even more amazing.

I was big into the transformers, especially the ones you could assemble voltron style like the constructobots and insecticons. and shockwave was the holy grail number 3 outside of a few others. one of the guys turned into a jet, and that was also the envy of the neighborhood.

Hey!

Originally Posted by Duane Cunningham

So, the McD.L.T. came in a Styrofoam box with two burger sized compartments. One half had the top bun, lettuce, tomato, pickles, etc and the other half contained the bottom bun, the burger patty and the cheese. So you opened it, slapped the sandwich together, and enjoyed a fresh burger where the hot stuff was still hot and the cold stuff was still cold! Then the world got uptight about the ozone layer, and McDonalds stopped using Styrofoam and axed the McD.L.T.

Here's George Costanza singing about it when he was still young with a full head of hair: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTSdUOC8Kac


Also, the Insecticons didn't combine, but there were a ton of others that did.
Satyamdas
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(01-14-2012, 05:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Duane Cunningham

Hey!

Whoops! My bad. Dunno how I missed that.



B.K.
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(01-14-2012, 05:47 AM)

Originally Posted by bengraven

Too much:

Bonkers! I've been trying to remember the name of a candy I used to eat when I was a kid for weeks. It was Bonkers! They don't make them anymore. I'll never get to have another one. :(

My dad used to get these for my sister and me all the time. I'm tempted to buy some.



I miss 80s/90s candy.
mf.luder
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(01-14-2012, 05:52 AM)
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I need help. Was browsing this thread and it brought back memories of this one TV show. The premise was similar to Power Rangers and they had robots that transformed. From what I recall, and it's limited, there were 2 guys and 1 girl.

I remember playing with the toys at a friends house and was always jealous because my anal parents would never buy me a fighting toy. Help me relive those days!
bengraven
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(01-14-2012, 06:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by truly101

I love these threads and loved Choose Your Own Adventure back in the day. I'd always look through the book to see the most interesting ways to die and what led to the death.

Your post inspired me to look for something.

I've searched for this for over 10 years on the internet, but was never able to find it. In the late 80s I read a CYOA-style book and all I could remember was a guy on a horse in the center, with a sword held up or firing up at something above him. It was incredibly difficult and you died constantly. I remember it was a desert or waste planet and had a map and I could never get beyond the first area of the map.

I could never find the book.

Then inspired by your post I looked again, searching every single "gamebook" series I could find and this time, the ones that I overlooked.

Including the R.L.Stine ones, which I assumed were Goosebumps CYOA.

And fuck me, here it is! Apparently Stine got his start in game books!

My heart trembled because a book I borrowed from the library for two weeks over 20 years ago, surely I would remember it better and this was it. It wasn't exactly what I remembered, but seeing the beast made me realize I was remembering the wrong parts.

And this is why it was so fucking hard:

It has 250 sections and 79 different endings.



And the map that solidified that this was the book I was thinking of:



I got through the marshlands ONCE by not cheating, but still couldn't keep track of myself enough to get past the petrified forest.
BFIB
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(01-14-2012, 06:15 AM)
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7th grade all over again. Made me beg my parents for a puppy. Until the end, that is.

DarkKyo
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Brazil
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(01-14-2012, 06:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jason Raize '75 - '04

Yes! I had this sword too.

The noises were terrible.
Devil Theory
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(01-14-2012, 06:47 AM)
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Also, can anyone can think of a children's book that involves two young brothers who end up living in a trolley, and steal (or possibly) work for a bakery? I remember this book distinctively but can't find it online.
PhoncipleBone
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(01-14-2012, 06:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Satyamdas

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And yeah, Transformers were the shit as a kid. Back when they were die-cast metal and could take a ton of abuse. Everyone usually posts the same ones but one of my favorites was this guy:

Astrotrain was cool. And an awesome name.

I was a big fan of Sixshot though.
DarkKyo
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(01-14-2012, 06:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brazil

Yes! I had this sword too.

The noises were terrible.

Talk about terrible noises...
mac
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(01-14-2012, 06:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by nemss

7th grade all over again. Made me beg my parents for a puppy. Until the end, that is.

Why were kids reading Goosebumps when they could be reading this stuff?
Einbroch
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(01-14-2012, 06:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by SaskBoy

I had this too!

Anyone have this? It was one of my favourites.

Favorite toy of all time. The battles. They were so epic.
Duress
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(01-14-2012, 07:34 AM)
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Anticitizen One
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Originally Posted by Heel

Holy shit I had those!
Zekes!
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(01-14-2012, 07:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by SonicMegaDrive

I actually still have this.



It was the stocking I had the year I got my Super Nintendo. Christmas 1991.

I have Raphael and I still use mine

Originally Posted by Duane Cunningham


Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

I used to listen to the audio tape of this in grade 1 all the fucking time
Quadrophenic
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(01-14-2012, 08:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Devil Theory


Also, can anyone can think of a children's book that involves two young brothers who end up living in a trolley, and steal (or possibly) work for a bakery? I remember this book distinctively but can't find it online.

Wasnt that a series of books? Like Box Car Mysteries or something?
Devil Theory
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(01-14-2012, 08:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Quadrophenic

Wasnt that a series of books? Like Box Car Mysteries or something?

Ohh yes, that was it. I didn't think it was a series at first, but I never read more than one book to begin with.

Thanks.

adamsappel
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(01-14-2012, 08:08 AM)
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I'm 45 years old, many of these toys were after my time, and I was raised by hippies besides, I would have never received anything like them, so I am extremely jealous of you guys! I did have Lincoln Logs (at my grandmother's) and Tinker Toys, lots of art stuff and books.

Originally Posted by smurfx

I have a collector friend who has an anatomically-correct Stretch Armstrong.
mac
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(01-14-2012, 08:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dechaios

Talk about terrible noises...



It even had it's own show that nobody watched.



Originally Posted by adamsappel

I'm 45 years old, many of these toys were after my time, and I was raised by hippies besides, I would have never received anything like them, so I am extremely jealous of you guys! I did have Lincoln Logs (at my grandmother's) and Tinker Toys, lots of art stuff and books.



I have a collector friend who has an anatomically-correct Stretch Armstrong.


Tell me more
PhoncipleBone
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(01-14-2012, 08:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Heel

Turtle gangbang?
Cousteau
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Anteater
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Originally Posted by xxracerxx



Man I have all of those when I was little.

and this

PhoncipleBone
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(01-14-2012, 08:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cousteau

I fucking loved and hated those things. I loved the challenge of it all, but damn was it annoying when you were trying to get that last ring to go when the water bubble would shoot the few off the spoke.
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adamsappel
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(01-14-2012, 08:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by mac

Tell me more

Stretch is pretty impressive under those shorts.
RyanardoDaVinci
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(01-14-2012, 08:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kukuk

Found this picture the other day:



I remember choking on the little top thing that keeps it sealed. Good times.

Hahaha, me too!
Brazil
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(01-14-2012, 08:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dechaios

Talk about terrible noises...

Yup. Had those too, hahaha.
Satyamdas
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Millenium Falcon was the fucking holy grail. My brother and I never got one but a friend of ours had one and it was the shit.
PhoncipleBone
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(01-14-2012, 08:56 AM)
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Oh, yeah. I loved toy guns in the 80s.



Higher quality models showing off the gun. God, I love the design on the weapons from V.


From V. I loved how it was the pistol, but you could add the pieces to make it the rifle.















None of this bullshit about painting the tip or any part of the gun bright colors. I had so many toy guns when I was a kid. Loved having wars in my backyard with neighbors. Recreating Rambo or Commando.
vagabondarts
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(01-14-2012, 09:03 AM)
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This thread...

TT___TT





Before gameboys I played these







sf2fanatic
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(01-14-2012, 09:07 AM)
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I remember reading them Highlights magazines....

I miss the People Mover @ Disneyland
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(01-14-2012, 09:12 AM)
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There isn't much that tickles my nostalgia bone more than old 80's clips from 'The Disney Channel'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3jyk...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UteXH...eature=related
Satyamdas
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(01-14-2012, 09:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by vagabondarts



Oh wow. I remember these but I've never seen anyone post them in nostalgia threads. Nice one.

Originally Posted by SonicMegaDrive

There isn't much that tickles my nostalgia bone more than old 80's clips from 'The Disney Channel'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3jyk...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UteXH...eature=related

The VCR tracking on these clips really gives it that extra nostalgia kick. I used to love the DTV and Donald Duck Presents intros too. Man that channel used to be so good.
Ryaaan14
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(01-14-2012, 09:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by SonicMegaDrive

I actually still have this.



It was the stocking I had the year I got my Super Nintendo. Christmas 1991.

What the fuck is this sorcery...I had this exact same one and completely forgot about it until just now...

That thing was soft as fuck and felt great against my face
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(01-14-2012, 09:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Satyamdas

Oh wow. I remember these but I've never seen anyone post them in nostalgia threads. Nice one.


The VCR tracking on these clips really gives it that extra nostalgia kick. I used to love the DTV and Donald Duck Presents intros too. Man that channel used to be so good.

Oh, man, Donald Duck Presents. Gotta love that 80's bass.

In the early 80's, my mornings generally consisted of Mousercize, Good Morning Mickey, The Raccoons, Welcome to Pooh Corner, Dumbo's Circus, and Donald Duck Presents.

I'd usually switch it over to Nickelodeon as soon as the non-cartoony stuff came on, though. Hah.
MikeOfTheLivingDead
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(01-14-2012, 09:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by smurfx

My cousins had him and Stretch X-Ray. This dude was awesome

vagabondarts
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(01-14-2012, 10:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Satyamdas

Oh wow. I remember these but I've never seen anyone post them in nostalgia threads. Nice one.

My parents bought me the motocross game on my birthday at Knott's Berry Farm. Must have been 6 or 7. I'll never forget it
DigitalDevil
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(01-14-2012, 02:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ricky_R





BAMMM

I had like two hundred M.U.S.C.L.E. dudes. They were so much fun. Ironically, I hate professional wrestling.

And I still remember clearly pulling one of those octopus "wall walkers" out of a box of apple jacks. I remember being at a friend's house for a sleepover and commenting about my mom not letting me eat anything except cheerios for breakfast. Then I pulled that toy out of the box and was like, "WHY DOES MY MOTHER HATE ME?"

LOL. kids are funny.
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(01-14-2012, 02:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by JumpingTheGun

fuck yeah



They did a re-release of the super soaker 50 a couple of years ago. I bought five.
DigitalDevil
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(01-14-2012, 02:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by joeyjoejoeshabadoo

I really need to search my mom's house for this game. I remember loving this game when it came out. Hell, I still remember when I went to Toys R Us to buy it with my grandmother.

Pro-tip:

If you find it, keep it. It's value has increased much more than other board games from the same time, and as a bonus it's still an awesome game.
DigitalDevil
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Originally Posted by Satyamdas


How many kids burned the shit out of their hands on those bars on a hot day? How many?

These kids and their new fangled "plastic"...

*yells at cloud*
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Originally Posted by Dr. Feel Good

ZBOTS!
They were the perfect size to hide in your desk and play with while the teacher was babble'n about long division or some shit. Man these rocked.

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