Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....

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by Errkal » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Ironhide wrote:Space Raiders
Pogs
McDonald's rootbeer
Pyramints
Really ruthless crisps (only ever saw these in pubs but they were superb, and spicy)


Space raiders still exist I think I'm sure I have seen them, I was more a transformer snack fan.

Pogs were good along with Tazzos.

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by Lotus » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:35 pm

Errkal wrote:Space raiders still exist I think I'm sure I have seen them, I was more a transformer snack fan.

I never got the love for Space Raiders, but Transform-a-Snacks were great. As were Tangy Toms and Quarterbacks. All for 10p a bag. :datass:

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by rinks » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:37 pm

Gemini73 wrote:The arcades. As a young gamer trips to Weston-super-Mare in the 80s were to be savoured.

Ha, we may have crossed paths!

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by rinks » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:39 pm

Proper solvent-based Tipp-Ex.

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by Vermilion » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:45 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:Just free things in cereal boxes/crisps in general


Did you collect the mini boglins which were added to kelloggs boxes? I never did get the gold one.

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Moggy wrote:Buying games on cassette tapes for £1.99 at the local newsagent.


Oh god yes, though in my case it was a local toy shop that sold them.

I still remember going into the store and seeing Magicland Dizzy on sale for the first time.

Gemini73 wrote:Mastertronic. 8-)


For me it was mainly Codemasters, they did some amazing budget releases.

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by Ironhide » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:46 pm

rinks wrote:Proper solvent-based Tipp-Ex.


That smell :datass:

Never sniffed it or anything that stupid but still liked the smell of it (and whiteboard markers).

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by Gemini73 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:50 pm

rinks wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:The arcades. As a young gamer trips to Weston-super-Mare in the 80s were to be savoured.

Ha, we may have crossed paths!


Maybe even fought side by side on Gauntlet. :toot:

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by rinks » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:51 pm

Ironhide wrote:
rinks wrote:Proper solvent-based Tipp-Ex.


That smell :datass:

Never sniffed it or anything that stupid but still liked the smell of it (and whiteboard markers).

I was going to name UHU glue for the same reason, but it seems you can still get that. Ah, the chemicals of our youth. The kids these days are missing out. Never did us a

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by rinks » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:52 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
rinks wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:The arcades. As a young gamer trips to Weston-super-Mare in the 80s were to be savoured.

Ha, we may have crossed paths!


Maybe even fought side by side on Gauntlet. :toot:

OMG, definitely a possibility!

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by Vermilion » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:53 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Maybe even fought side by side on Gauntlet. :toot:


I always sucked at Gauntlet, that's why my brother never wanted to play co op with me.

I was also terrible at the Amiga game 'escape from the planet of the robot monsters'

The fact that i was under 10 didn't seem to matter.

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by rinks » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:53 pm

ny harm.

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by Rex Kramer » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:57 pm

Proper manuals with games.

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by KingK » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:01 pm

Time to myself during normal waking hours.
I miss just wasting hrs doing nothing of any importance

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by Death's Head » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:12 pm

Someone else having to sort out family finances

Yes?
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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by Moggy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:19 pm

Vermilion wrote:Oh god yes, though in my case it was a local toy shop that sold them.

I still remember going into the store and seeing Magicland Dizzy on sale for the first time.


It wasn’t my first ever game, but Magicland Dizzy was the first game I ever bought with my own money (and it was indeed from the local newsagents!).

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by Squinty » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:05 pm

Holy gooseberry fool Boglins! Forgot about those. I used to have one that shot its eye out as a projectile if you pushed down on the Boglin.

I was in and out of hospital as a kid, I let some other fella play with the toy, he ended up hitting the nurse in the eye with it, gave her a black eye.

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by Tragic Magic » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Anyone remember these little characters that were like pogs but they were marble sized and each one was shaped differently and was a certain character? You had to throw them at each other to knock your opponent's ones away. I can't for the life of me remember what they were called but I had a plastic bag full of them.

Also does anyone remember these freaky, plastic made monsters that were like playing with conkers? As your monster took his the plastic pieces would drop off until you were just left with its innards and it was game over.

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by Tragic Magic » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:25 pm

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Crazy Bones! gooseberry fool, I loved them so much. The excitement of opening a packet and seeing which ones you got. Some were sparkly and multicoloured as well.

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by NickSCFC » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:38 pm

Gemini73 wrote:The arcades. As a young gamer trips to Weston-super-Mare in the 80s were to be savoured.


Still plenty of these in Blackpool with a mix of late-90s games and current games.

Unlike Japan, though, you only ever see racers and lightgun shooters.

The ratio of gambling machines and strawberry floating Minion grab games seems to be growing, and who the strawberry float wants to play Crossy Road on a 40 inch screen!

Can't remember the last time I saw a traditional joystick and 3 button cabinet outside the X-Men machine in a rock bar in my town.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:50 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:
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Crazy Bones! gooseberry fool, I loved them so much. The excitement of opening a packet and seeing which ones you got. Some were sparkly and multicoloured as well.

gooseberry fool, I remember those but I think they were called "go-gos".

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