Do you remember any of this stuff?
I loved this game. It may have been from the 70s – probably. It was the pre-cursor to Pole Position. It had a working steering wheel and gas pedal. You pushed the pedal and steered your magnetized car around the streets with your steering wheel, trying to drive under bridges, avoiding pylons and stuff. Sometimes I would slam on the gas and my car would fly off the map across the room. That was fun.
I think they still make these, maybe. But I remember them in the clear wrapper on the bottom. Yum! Ten cents at High’s Dairy Store.
My sister had these and I would play with them too. I was a teenager.
This was big when surfing was everything even though we lived a good three hours from the coast. It’s a puck of wax you rub on the surface of a surf board to give traction to your feet. We bought it and chewed it because it was flavored. It was like chewing flavored wax lips. We felt like chewing it made us cool because it had the word sex in it. I don’t think our parents approved of this, both because it had the word sex on it and because we were chewing who knows what.
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
I totally had this. I remember begging and begging for it. I think I used it twice. It involved a lot of turning the crank. In no way was I spoiled.
Waterful Ring Toss
Here’s me in my Holly Hobbie t-shirt, ticked off at my mom because she made me look at the camera while playing Space Invaders or Demon Attack. The nerve of her. I just know I got destroyed.
I’ve looked for one of these sets for my kids (and me), and thought we had one, but it turned out to be some cheap, dumb thing that didn’t make anything as glorious as the spirals on this page.
(The Original) Star Wars Action Figures
My husband made me put this one in. The only time I played with them was at my babysitter’s house when her grandson had them around. I only really liked RD-D2. I pretended like he was my Barbie’s robot maid, like Rosie from the Jetsons.
(The Original) Strawberry Shortcake and Friends
Sadly, I was too old for Strawberry Shortcake by the time she came out. But my sister wasn’t! So, like Dolly Pops, I secretly played with these as a teenager too.
What do you remember or like best from this page? Tell me in the comments.
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