Things you remember from back in the day?

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  1. Nick

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    I was talking to a mate in the pub about random things that we had when we were younger.

    A couple of good random ones were:

    Lucky Charms Cereal
    Barcode Battler
    Pogs
    Those Roller Skates that went over your shoes
    A couple of YoYo Phases
    Those little furry snake things with wire that you ran between your fingers to pretend they were real

    Can anybody think of some other decent ones?
     
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    Pokemon
    Dragonball Z
    Yu gi oh Cards and Pokemon Cards.
     
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    You can tell you are younger than me, that is well after my time! ha!
     
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    I remember Pogz and later Tazzo's I thinks lol I used to have tonnes.

    Other things that come to mind:
    - Sega !
    - A Roland Rat teddy
    - Slap Bracelets
    - The Brick Gameboy !
    - And Transformer Toys
     
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    The Commodore 64
    Atari Lynx

    There's loads of stuff I can't think of at the moment!
     
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    Bon Bons, Ra Ra Skirts, Bay City Roller Jeans/Socks/Scarfs :o
     
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    OMG! :D

    Alex the Kid game, Sonic, Bros, New Kids on the Block, Thundercats, He-Man, Moon boots, 10p mix and the Roundabout in town

    Happy Days
     
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    Sonic, Pacman, pogs, yoyo's, sega megadrive, gameboy, pokemon and pokemon cards.
     
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    i notice alot of sega stuff mentioned

    has anyone seen the new sega game out on the 360?
     
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    Cinamon Grahams
    Atari

    more to follow
     
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    They have remade Golden Axe on PS3 and 360 = )
    Maaan I used to love that game on Sega.

    Oooh and Cinamon Grahams.... Yummm

    Oooh I got another one..... The Crystal Maze on TV
     
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    Time to revive a post from 10 years ago. Not many of those posters still around ...

    Things I remember that I don't think exist any more:
    Sweet shops with the loose sweets in big glass jars.
    Homebrew shops that sold supplies to make your own wine.
    Photo shops that sold film and developer.
    Joke shops that sold stink bombs and fake poo.
    Woolworths.
    That yellow powder they sold in Woolies that you dissolved in water to make lemonade.
    Owen Owen.
    Zubes - they were cough drops that came in a metal tin.
    Liquorice pipes - haven't seen them in ages.
    Caludon Castle school being just boys.
    The 'Pink'
    45's (records)
    Zubes.jpg
     
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    KP peanuts 2p a pack, imps, potato puffs,Aztec bars
     
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    Do they still sell those packs of crackers and cheese in pubs
     
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    Spangles, party severns
     
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    I could write a book lol
     
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    Walters Potato Puffs, something like 3d a bag sold during primary school morning break......along with the free school milk in the glass bottles from Midland Dairies.
     
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    1p sweets
    Raleigh Chopper
    The Pink
    Snow in the winter
    Driving a car with a choke, no power steering or air con
    The polystyrene type planes that came in a pack
    Asteroids on Atari
     
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    Try explaining this game to someone whose never seen it before! There's nothing actually pulling the horses, it's the vibration of the mat which is propelling them forwards.
     
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    Joe bloggs jeans

    Naf naf jackets

    Global hypercolour t shirts

    Caffreys
    Loom bands from a year or 2 ago
     
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    Ceefax and waiting the page to turn to see the score
     
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    Fruit Salad and Blackjacks - 8 for a penny
    Saving old sixpences in a Dimple whisky bottle
    Sliding front windows on a Mini
    Grandad's flake pipe tobacco and the ritual involved
    Letting off stink bombs in the subway by Owen Owens
    The Sky Blue Pool
    Paper pools coupons
    Football rattles
    Buying 20 Consulate as a 13 year old for 27 pence thinking the menthol would fool my parents
    Players No 10 cigarettes - 3 drags and they were gone
    Corona pop van
    Electric milk floats
    Sterilised milk (ugh!)
    Double Diamond
    Subbuteo
     
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    The Talkies.
     
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    Lunchables
    Dairylea dunkers
    Tazos
    Pokemon cards
    Ball-bearing Yo-yos
    Saying 'wicked'
    Garage music



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    Tracker shoes were the must haves of the late 60's early 70's.
     
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    Were they the ones with a compass in the heel
     
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    That's a very comprehensive list and nice Observations Ranjit.
    Was your Grandads tobacco St Ogdens by any chance?
    Your memories tie into my era.
    As abominable as smoking is /was, the residual smell of dad's pipe smoking in his old Ford Zephyr was comforting in some way for the year my brother owned it after he passed.
     
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    Yep and had little animal footprints embossed into the sole.
    Amusing to leave a trail through the snow when we got it.
     
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    Clackers, Deeleyboppers, Spacehoppers Pogo poles.
     
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    Mark keen on Mercia
     
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    Yes. Bloody things never worked properly.

    I went down the shops just to buy my mum a pint of milk one day and ended up in Water Orton.
     
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    Pubs with off licenses attached to them

    I remember my mum sending me up to the whitmore to buy her fags when I was about 5 when we lived in Chesterton road
     
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    Keenan and Kel and Sabrina the teenage witch were my favourites with saved by the bell. All on nicklelodeon. Class.

    I'm 28 btw so that's was my generation. I grew up with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilara in 1999 their first hits in believe.
     
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    Cheers Wingy, sorry can't remember the brand but it might have been Players. It was in a small rectangular shaped packet with the flake tobacco compressed inside and each flake was then rubbed between the palms in a circular motion before packing it into the pipe.
    He didn't smoke it in the car but from the Sky Blue stand, Dad and I could just about see the cloud of smoke from his seat in the Main Stand, a bit like new Pope time at the Vatican.
    I'm now an old goat of 56 so possibly similar era to you? Certainly remember the Zephyr 4 and 6 models and also the Zodiac.
     
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