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

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by OrangeRakoon » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:00 pm

There are plenty of similar things, I had crazy bones but never had go-gos.

Recently there are Star Monsters and Zomlings

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by Vermilion » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:50 pm

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


When i used to go to a Haven holiday park (around 1991-3), there was an arcade there which featured a game called Rad Mobile, used to play on that all the time, especially as the in game dashboard had a dangling sonic the hedgehog.

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by Ad7 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:09 pm

Boglins :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

I had this one:

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Genius packaging on these. When we cleared dad's house this was still in the loft, in its packaging but the rubber had perished to the point where the face had collapsed and bonded to itself so there was no point in keeping it.

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by Vermilion » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:18 pm

I never had any of the big boglins, for me it was minis all the way.

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by Gemini73 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:27 pm

Ad7 wrote:Boglins :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

I had this one:

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Genius packaging on these. When we cleared dad's house this was still in the loft, in its packaging but the rubber had perished to the point where the face had collapsed and bonded to itself so there was no point in keeping it.


The wife still has one of those. Freaked our daughters out. :lol:

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by OnlyShallow » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:06 pm

Nostalgia. It’s not the same as it was when I was a kid.

Being able to sing Gary Glitter songs.

White dog shite.

10p mixtures.

Buying rolls of caps and all the ensuing gunpowder shenanigans to be had.

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by Ironhide » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:17 pm

OnlyShallow wrote:Buying rolls of caps and all the ensuing gunpowder shenanigans to be had.


I used to scrape a stone or coin along the strip to create a rapid fire effect, or failing that just hit them with a hammer.

Simple times.

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by OnlyShallow » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:24 pm

Ironhide wrote:
OnlyShallow wrote:Buying rolls of caps and all the ensuing gunpowder shenanigans to be had.


I used to scrape a stone or coin along the strip to create a rapid fire effect, or failing that just hit them with a hammer.

Simple times.

The coin technique was a good one.

I also used to enjoy buying a box of matches and a packet of polos, then creating match rockets. A lost art. I’ll have to teach my kids how to do it this weekend. The perfect birthday present for a ten year old!

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by Ad7 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:35 pm

Rolls of caps :wub:

We used to carefully unfurl the roll, then fold it lengthways so the red side was out, thus slightly cracking all of the caps open. Then tightly rolled it, still folded into a small ball, leaving a fuse of sorts of the end without bangy bits on (was always a few cm of that). Then light the fuse and watch the whole thing go boom at once :datass:

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by Death's Head » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:47 pm

Rolls of caps were amazing. That delicious gun powder smell! Toy guns where the caps didn't line up properly and you had to keep faffing about to get them to line up.

Keeping with the gun theme, spud guns that came free with comics.

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by Errkal » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:32 am

I still enjoy a box of snaps, I usually get some in my stocking at Christmas.

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by Squinty » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:39 am

OnlyShallow wrote:White dog shite.


Wow. I remember this. Still none the wiser as to why it was white.

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by Bunni » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:44 am

Those yoghurts with a pot of sprinkles to throw in. Also those yoghurts with a rubber flippy thing as a toy.

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:48 am

Squinty wrote:
OnlyShallow wrote:White dog shite.


Wow. I remember this. Still none the wiser as to why it was white.

Wasn't it down to the piss poor quality of dog food back in the day? Loaded with ground up bones and stuff.

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by Ad7 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:48 am

Squinty wrote:
OnlyShallow wrote:White dog shite.


Wow. I remember this. Still none the wiser as to why it was white.


Iirc it was some sort of spray you'd put on the gooseberry fool to make it break down. This was before the days where people realised you should just pick the gooseberry fool up.

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by Squinty » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:05 am

The more you know!

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by <]:^D » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:10 am

pogs!
had loads of them including a make-your-own-pogs machine
must have thrown them all away :(

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by Vermilion » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:43 pm

<]:^D wrote:pogs!
had loads of them including a make-your-own-pogs machine
must have thrown them all away :(


There was a similar thing called Tazos, you'd get them in packs of Quavers and the like.

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by Frank » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:57 pm

Tazos :datass:

I've still got a complete collection of these on my shelf:

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Including the Doritos exclusive Tazos. I don't even like Doritos.

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by Errkal » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:58 pm

How can you not like Doritos you sick freak!


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