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PostPost old stuff you used to own.
by Vermilion » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:49 pm

Simple nostalgia thread this, post pics of stuff you owned and used once upon a time.

I shall start by introducing my first radio which i received for christmas when i was 8, a Hitachi 3D Super Woofer! It had 60 watt output (even now i don't know what that means other than it's quite loud), a graphic equaliser (all i knew was turning them up made things louder), two tape decks, and lots of other random bells and whistles.

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Next up, my first Matsui VCR, also a christmas gift in 1992, and i was still using it in 2001.

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Anyhow, now it's your turn, go.

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by pixelwinx » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:11 pm

Vermilion wrote:Simple nostalgia thread this, post pics of stuff you owned and used once upon a time.

I shall start by introducing my first radio which i received for christmas when i was 8, a Hitachi 3D Super Woofer! It had 60 watt output (even now i don't know what that means other than it's quite loud), a graphic equaliser (all i knew was turning them up made things louder), two tape decks, and lots of other random bells and whistles.

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Next up, my first Matsui VCR, also a christmas gift in 1992, and i was still using it in 2001.

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Anyhow, now it's your turn, go.


Chrome tape selector and Hi Speed dubbing FTW.

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by Dowbocop » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:38 pm

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My mum used to use this to dry my hair. Looking back it's probably why I strawberry floating hated my childhood hair and shaved it off at the first opportunity (got a ponytail now so got over it!)

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by RichardUK » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 pm

One of my favourite childhood gadgets was the gameboy camera and printer, my parents got in me from a Dixon’s while we were on holiday along with a red gameboy pocket and I absolutely loved it, I still have it somewhere in storage at my parents so this is a google image sadly

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by Lex-Man » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:24 am

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My first phone. I kind of miss it, even though it's not that great by today's standards.

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by Tomous » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:39 am

RichardUK wrote:One of my favourite childhood gadgets was the gameboy camera and printer, my parents got in me from a Dixon’s while we were on holiday along with a red gameboy pocket and I absolutely loved it, I still have it somewhere in storage at my parents so this is a google image sadly

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Loved the Game Boy Camera back in the day! Barely any quality to the photos whatsoever but great fun. My mate and I used to make comic strips using the camera and printer.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:14 am

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by Vermilion » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:00 am

lex-man wrote:Image

My first phone. I kind of miss it, even though it's not that great by today's standards.


I almost ended up with one of those for my first phone as it was one of two possible choices at the time, in the end though, i chose this instead...

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On a separate note, this was my first ever walkman, though it's a shame i can't find a better pic...

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My 7 year old self listened to many classics on this, including Midnight Oil: Beds are Burning, and Queen's I Want It All.

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by Moggy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:08 am

Vermilion wrote:On a separate note, this was my first ever walkman, though it's a shame i can't find a better pic...

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It looks like an accessory for an Action Man.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:35 am

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My first mobile phone. It was a hand-me-down from my father.

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by Vermilion » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:09 am

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:On a separate note, this was my first ever walkman, though it's a shame i can't find a better pic...

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It looks like an accessory for an Action Man.


That may be, but it was also tough as old boots, didn't matter how much punishment the little walkman was subjected to, it still carried on working.

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by Moggy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:15 am

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:On a separate note, this was my first ever walkman, though it's a shame i can't find a better pic...

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It looks like an accessory for an Action Man.


That may be, but it was also tough as old boots, didn't matter how much punishment the little walkman was subjected to, it still carried on working.


I meant the size, that photo makes it look tiny.

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by jawafour » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:51 am

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My first mobile phone was the Motorola StarTac in 1996. It was amazing tech at the time; phones were still, generally, huge at that point and the StarTac was relatively tiny. My phone provider was One-2-One and the contract included a MIGHTY thirty minutes of phone calls per month :wub: :lol: .

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by jawafour » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:01 am

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Oh! I just remembered the incredible Steer 'n Go! This was a vehicle-driving toy from the 1970s; you placed a small magnet onto the base of a Matchbox car and then placed the car onto the large, plastic driving course disc. The disc was spun by a battery-powered motor device and the steering wheel moved a magnet underneath the disc; allowing you to "steer" the car as the disc moved round. It was fantastic fun!


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by NickSCFC » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:35 am

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These things were utter trash.

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by RichardUK » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:53 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Image

My first mobile phone. It was a hand-me-down from my father.


My first mobile was that exact one but in blue, it was from Woolworths and it was around £100, I was the one of, if not the first in my school to have a mobile

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Then the next one I had I think was the one below, it was on BT Cellnet "U" and I'm sure because my friends had them we got free calls and texts to each other

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it seemed like from then I would get a new phone every month as things started changing really quickly and they had rapid improvements, two of my favourites were the Nokia 7600 and 5510

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There were loads more like the N Gage and a flip phone that was my first full colour phone that had a really good shooting game on it

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by Pedz » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:55 am

Can't remember what my first phone was, but I think my 2nd or 3rd was

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The Nokia 7110.

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by Alvin Flummux » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:01 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Image

These things were utter trash.


This one was my very first videogame of any kind. We got it about 6 months to a year before the family's first console (a MegaDrive):

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I never did get very far with it. Useless garbage.

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by Vermilion » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:12 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Image

These things were utter trash.


They were everywhere at one time, i would often play on display ones in the shops.

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by Drumstick » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:32 pm

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