Products from when I was younger hard to find now

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  • Reply 21 of 68
    iposteriposter Posts: 1,560member




  • Reply 22 of 68
    spindlerspindler Posts: 713member
    I remember in the back of comic books they had ads for stuff that seemed to good to be true. Glasses that could look through people's clothes. This submarine thing that you could put under water and have it travel by itself and really cool rockets. I never ordered one but I am sure I would have been disappointed as they **still** don't have those X-ray sunglasses I always wanted.
  • Reply 23 of 68
    shawnjshawnj Posts: 6,656member
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    Originally Posted by MissKitty View Post


    I'm not exactly old yet, but I remember I used to be able to buy a certain kind of gum that I can't find anymore:





    The flavor only lasted for a minute and a half, but darn, it was good.



    Check Toys R Us.
  • Reply 24 of 68
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    Originally Posted by iPoster View Post






    but that hardly counts as hard to find.... you can still buy them, 'cept now a box of 50 costs about 99 cents !



    now... finding these (and unfortunately, i can remember when they were NEW!...





    now... that is an EIGHT INCH floppy, and held a whopping 500K bytes (used them with my TRS-80.)
  • Reply 25 of 68
    tulkastulkas Posts: 3,754member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post


    but that hardly counts as hard to find.... you can still buy them, 'cept now a box of 50 costs about 99 cents !



    now... finding these (and unfortunately, i can remember when they were NEW!...





    now... that is an EIGHT INCH floppy, and held a whopping 500K bytes (used them with my TRS-80.)



    And with the Apple II



    I remember cutting the notch out of the side to make them double sided.
  • Reply 26 of 68
    dmzdmz Posts: 5,775member
    Yeah let's not forget the breakneck throughput of the Commodore 1541 disk drive! wooo hoooo!







    Haven't seen one of these in awhile:



  • Reply 27 of 68
    mydomydo Posts: 1,888member
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    Originally Posted by iPoster View Post










    I still use those. I used on today. I had to use it today.
  • Reply 28 of 68
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
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    Originally Posted by tonton View Post


    Ocean Pacific surfwear?

    Jordache Jeans?

    Vuarnet sunglasses?



    It's not a product, but one thing I certainly miss from when I was a kid was very few guys giving a damn about the brand name of much of anything they wore.
  • Reply 29 of 68
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
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    Originally Posted by JupiterOne View Post


    Ah, the hours I wasted on this game.













    .....yes, *hours*



    I had this one:



  • Reply 30 of 68
    galleygalley Posts: 971member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by shetline View Post






    I've got some Teaberry gum in my kitchen cabinet right now. We have a Mast General Store that sells hundreds of types of old-time candy by the pound.
  • Reply 31 of 68
    the old certs are usually at gas stations. The one candy we can always count on however those is hersheys
  • Reply 32 of 68
    iposteriposter Posts: 1,560member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post


    but that hardly counts as hard to find.... you can still buy them, 'cept now a box of 50 costs about 99 cents !



    Hence the wink, but they aren't nearly as common as they once were. BTW they have reproductions of the old Mattel games out now, I have the football one!!



    I was going to post Bazooka Joe gum, but apparently it's still around in some form.



    Quote:

    now... that is an EIGHT INCH floppy, and held a whopping 500K bytes (used them with my TRS-80.)



    Heh, my Dad has some of those, plus one of the metal boxes they used to carry around punch card programs in.
  • Reply 33 of 68
    mydomydo Posts: 1,888member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by midwinter View Post


    I had this one:







    Oh yea. I played that until I "beat it". All you had to do was back up a bit, wait for the "defense" to get "out of position" and then run for the end zone. It stopped being fun after that.
  • Reply 34 of 68
    tulkastulkas Posts: 3,754member
    Merlin

  • Reply 35 of 68
    scottibscottib Posts: 381member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tulkas View Post


    Wacky Packages...but I am old





    I remember these. My folders and lunch box in elementary school were covered in those stickers.
  • Reply 36 of 68
    jabohnjabohn Posts: 533member
    We have those multi-colored rolls of lifesavers here in Canada. Someone was handing them out this year at our New Year's Eve party.
  • Reply 37 of 68
    scottibscottib Posts: 381member
    Hope this image isn't too large:







    The game (javelin darts) happens to be banned now.
  • Reply 38 of 68
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,045member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by scottiB View Post


    Hope this image isn't too large:







    The game (javelin darts) happens to be banned now.



    I had this game. No one died.
  • Reply 39 of 68
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by scottiB View Post


    Hope this image isn't too large:



    The game (javelin darts) happens to be banned now.



    That game was a BLAST! By age 10 or so, we were throwing them overhanded at a target tacked to hay bales.... I think I'm gonna have to make a set of those for my kids this summer.
  • Reply 40 of 68
    dmzdmz Posts: 5,775member
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    Originally Posted by Tulkas View Post


    Merlin





    OMG!!



    I had completely forgotten about those.
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