There’s nothing like a little walk down memory lane to make you feel all the feels from your childhood.
The 80s and 90s may have been a time of bad hair and bright clothes, and all the plastic you could possibly consume, but man, there was some great stuff too.
These 19 blasts from the past will leave anyone over 30 feeling nostalgic:
1. Ballerina jewellery box
I had one. You had one. We all had one. The nice thing is they still make them today, but a little more inclusive versions.
— Dipti the Hypnotherapist (@Dipnotherapy) December 17, 2018
2. Bath beads
As someone who LOVES baths, I had all but forgotten about these! And I don’t remember any kids ever being tempted to try eating them…
3. The fishing game
Possibly as boring and tedious, but more anxiety laden, than actual fishing.
Apparently it’s still a thing. I have vivid memories of getting lost in a very fancy neighborhood because of bad MapQuest directions.
2001 Mapquest > Apple Maps pic.twitter.com/qjyGKVNfle
— Exodus de Alexandria (@ExodusdA) March 6, 2021
5. Trix fruit shapes
I didn’t know they stopped being shaped like real fruit. Was it to stop giving the illusion that there was anything healthy about this sugar-cereal?
— Caleb Danger Spacht (@dangersp8) July 14, 2015
6. Corduroy bear
Who didn’t love him to bits?
anyone else remember that cute little bear named corduroy pic.twitter.com/dQZS8frAL3
— spoons ?? (@spoonnsie) December 21, 2019
A catchy tune. Kids having fun. I wanted in! Does anyone suddenly feel tricked into exercising?
8. Crossfire game
I didn’t have one, but I’m willing to bet my husband did.
— Retro Toys and Cartoons (@toys_retro) January 7, 2020
9. Duracell Power-Check batteries
That made you go “oh wow, I remember those” didn’t it?
10. The Brave Little Toaster
Haunting your nightmares and making you anthropomorphize your belongings for decades.
11. Pull Toys
Also known as “the creepy weird telephone pull toy” that everyone had.
12. Book It!
For a kid who loved to read, an award for reading was the best thing ever. And don’t forget that personal pan pizza you would earn!
13. Scratch ‘n Sniff stickers
Normalizing huffing since sometime in the 60s.
The comic book. The cartoon show! Would kids today even get my references about scarfing lasagna?
15. You Can’t Do That On Television
And yet they did. (I was forbidden to watch them do it.)
16. Don’t Wake Daddy
Because apparently all of our board games were anxiety provoking and full of trauma.
1992 Parker Brothers Catalog:
— New ‘Don’t Wake Daddy’ Board Game pic.twitter.com/kTCm8PclJn
— RetroNewsNow (@RetroNewsNow) July 3, 2019
If I’m being honest, I learned a lot of the classics from Wishbone. He was my first introduction to Mr. Darcy. He was the reason I read the Count of Monte Cristo.
— Edna Wong (@EdnasPetHacks) May 20, 2021
18. Orange Nickelodeon tapes
And OMG Harriet the Spy! Am I the only one who grew up to watch Harriet’s buddy Sport in Rookie Blue? I can’t be the only one.
19. The Y2K Panic
Remember how people thought everything was just going to shut down. Where is this same fear about cyber hacking today??
— Chris Bennett (CB) (@chrisgb002000) December 31, 2020
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling extremely nostalgic.
What’s your favorite childhood memory that most people have long-forgotten? Tell us in the comments.