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Googleshng
05-01-2012, 03:57 AM
Ever just suddenly remember that something was a thing, and you were so mortified that your brain elected to retain that knowledge your only real recourse is to publicly mention it and share your pain with others?

Radiskull.

You saw the title on the thread. You have only yourselves to blame.

Ample Vigour
05-01-2012, 07:25 AM
no i'm afraid that word is meaningless to me

upupdowndown
05-01-2012, 07:35 AM
no i'm afraid that word is meaningless to me

Me neither, but apparently it was a thing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Sparks)back in 2000.

Glass Knuckle
05-01-2012, 07:36 AM
http://i.imgur.com/L0jJA.jpg

Wait...that's still a thing.

Why is that still a thing.

Olli T
05-01-2012, 07:48 AM
http://i.imgur.com/BspwD.jpg

Dizzy
05-01-2012, 07:51 AM
You saw the title on the thread. You have only yourselves to blame.

You created this dumb thread. Go to hell.

ajr82
05-01-2012, 08:34 AM
http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Orbitz-orbitz-drink-659094_307_400.jpg

Ample Vigour
05-01-2012, 09:15 AM
lazer time boyeeeeeeeeeee

Wolfgang
05-01-2012, 09:18 AM
http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Orbitz-orbitz-drink-659094_307_400.jpg

What, those were great!

Ample Vigour
05-01-2012, 09:41 AM
high-waist thongs + low-waist jeans

Wolfgang
05-01-2012, 09:42 AM
high-waist thongs + low-waist jeans

What, those were great!

Ample Vigour
05-01-2012, 09:59 AM
What, those were great!

wait, you're right

i respectfully retract my statement

Red Hedgehog
05-01-2012, 12:41 PM
Photon: Competitor to Laser Tag (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqDBAsAhRtY&noredirect=1)

namelessentity
05-01-2012, 01:29 PM
high-waist thongs + low-waist jeans

You are a terrible person for reminding me of that and I hope you have to live with yourself for a very long time.

Wolfgang
05-01-2012, 01:57 PM
Photon: Competitor to Laser Tag (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqDBAsAhRtY&noredirect=1)

Shit, we had the off-off-off brand store version, where the "light sensors" were a vest with reflective mirror panels that supposedly let the guns register shots. Three guesses as to how well it worked. Photo's toy guns looked cooler to me when I was a kid, but now Laser Tag's official stuff looked more like props from Star Trek TNG. So maybe it's a wash?

Don't click: Also, I think thongs with lo-rise jeans are still a thing, depending where you are, so there's that, too. I know they occupy a subsection of porn for dudes who like "whale tail" lol.

Sanagi
05-01-2012, 02:02 PM
"Sagging"

Wait... It never went away.

Ample Vigour
05-01-2012, 06:00 PM
"whale tail" lol

i'm spoutin

i'm spoutin

Googleshng
05-01-2012, 06:28 PM
Hey now! I made this thread to crush souls and feed my dark powers, not to discuss wacky fashion trends! Come on, let's revive some memories that should have stayed buried forever!

Like hey! Who here remembers Mummies Alive!?

Or perhaps you're old enough to recall the Sweet Pickles Bus? Perhaps you even know first-hand the childhood trauma that your flash cards were never actually to be delivered by outlandish mascots! BEHOLD, ONCE MORE, THE HORRIBLE LIE OF YOUTH! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGfa3RtqPD4)

Karzac
05-01-2012, 06:35 PM
I remember Mummies Alive!

MagFlare
05-01-2012, 06:41 PM
And, cripes, the Western Darkstalkers cartoon. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiHRLUIZzs4)

mopinks
05-01-2012, 06:48 PM
Sonic the Hedgehog

blinkpen
05-01-2012, 06:53 PM
high-waist thongs + low-waist jeans

I am so guilty of contributing to that fashion trend in webcomic character designs. I will shamefully be spending an extra hundred years in purgatory as penance.

Octopus Prime
05-01-2012, 07:13 PM
And, cripes, the Western Darkstalkers cartoon. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiHRLUIZzs4)

Godawful animation aside, at least the Darkstalkers cartoon was aware of how stupid its premise was and embraced it.

The Nightwarriors anime, however, had the exact opposite problem and had most of its conflicts being resolved by having a villain be so confounded by the heroes that they simply die on the spot.

Lady
05-01-2012, 08:09 PM
http://i.imgur.com/XxmIH.jpg http://i.imgur.com/53lZy.jpg http://i.imgur.com/bZ9ky.jpg http://i.imgur.com/x5Apb.jpg http://i.imgur.com/3TS2N.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pGV0v.jpg http://i.imgur.com/XoZrI.png















































http://i.imgur.com/tUWec.png

Rosencrantz
05-01-2012, 08:35 PM
Or perhaps you're old enough to recall the Sweet Pickles Bus? Perhaps you even know first-hand the childhood trauma that your flash cards were never actually to be delivered by outlandish mascots! BEHOLD, ONCE MORE, THE HORRIBLE LIE OF YOUTH! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGfa3RtqPD4)

My parents ordered that for me when I was in Kindergarten. It arrived broken, though, and my mom was angry and sent it back. She didn't request a new one, just her money back. That was a big letdown.

Wolfgang
05-01-2012, 09:25 PM
We just got the books. They kinda weirded me out. All the characters looked like they were melting.

Googleshng
05-01-2012, 09:33 PM
My parents ordered that for me when I was in Kindergarten. It arrived broken, though, and my mom was angry and sent it back. She didn't request a new one, just her money back. That was a big letdown.

It really was a pretty horrifying business model. Toss like a set of alphabet flash cards in cheap flimsy plastic box, charge through the nose for it, and then tell four year olds point blank that if they order it, it will be hand-delivered to their house by muppets.

Come to think of it though, if you actually had a business model where you had... anything really, delivered door to door by people in cartoony mascot costumes, you would make a freaking fortune. Heck. Do it as an actual delivery company. You'd have a slight problem to work out in how to make sure no kids see you putting your giant duck head on before getting out of the truck (because you can't really drive around like that) but... instant smiles on any young children any time you get a package. Also stoners.

http://i.imgur.com/x5Apb.jpg

Yes.

http://i.imgur.com/XoZrI.png

YEEEEESSS!

http://i.imgur.com/tUWec.png

SWEET DELICIOUS AWKWARD RECOLLECTIONS!

blinkpen
05-01-2012, 09:52 PM
http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/greaysaxman.gif

Sir Sly Ry
05-01-2012, 10:17 PM
Um, Blinkpen, greased up saxophone guy from Lost Boys is nostalgia I want.

Wolfgang
05-01-2012, 10:49 PM
Um, Blinkpen, greased up saxophone guy from Lost Boys is nostalgia I want.

Right?

upupdowndown
05-02-2012, 05:13 AM
Um, Blinkpen, greased up saxophone guy from Lost Boys is nostalgia I want.

Plus how fabulous is Fro Guitar Lady With Armband??

mr_bungle700
05-02-2012, 05:48 AM
Pretty darn fabulous!

teg
05-02-2012, 10:13 AM
wait wait wait hang onhttp://i.imgur.com/XoZrI.pngThis thing right here.

This thing actually fascinates me. It's often known as the "Super S" or "Stussy S" (though the Stussy brand never used this font), but its origins are completely unknown. Anecdotally it can be traced back generations and across all cultures, always being drawn by kids around 10-15 or so for no discernible reason. It's this weird mysterious cultural meme (in the actual sense of the word and not the internet sense) and we have no idea how it started or what it means. How cool is that?

namelessentity
05-02-2012, 10:39 AM
wait wait wait hang onThis thing right here.

This thing actually fascinates me. It's often known as the "Super S" or "Stussy S" (though the Stussy brand never used this font), but its origins are completely unknown. Anecdotally it can be traced back generations and across all cultures, always being drawn by kids around 10-15 or so for no discernible reason. It's this weird mysterious cultural meme (in the actual sense of the word and not the internet sense) and we have no idea how it started or what it means. How cool is that?

All I can remember is that suddenly it was on everyone's binders, and I asked what it was about and was scuffed at. Then it was gone.

Behemoth
05-02-2012, 11:17 AM
wait wait wait hang onThis thing right here.

This thing actually fascinates me. It's often known as the "Super S" or "Stussy S" (though the Stussy brand never used this font), but its origins are completely unknown. Anecdotally it can be traced back generations and across all cultures, always being drawn by kids around 10-15 or so for no discernible reason. It's this weird mysterious cultural meme (in the actual sense of the word and not the internet sense) and we have no idea how it started or what it means. How cool is that?

It blew my mind that this thing showed up in here. I went to Skyline high school, and kids would always write the "S" in Skyline that way. I had always assumed that was the sum total of its significance, and that it was limited to my high school.

Glass Knuckle
05-02-2012, 11:51 AM
It was popular in my school as well, and I hear it's still showing up now and then. Part of the reason might be that it's easy to draw but the trick to it makes it feel special, like when you first learn to draw a cube, or that box with an X in it brain teaser thing. It also looks like something out of the 90's skater/punk/graffiti culture, so that would explain why kids thought it was cool here. However, the former isn't reason enough why this one in particular is so popular, and the latter wouldn't explain the worldwide appeal.

I think it's been confirmed that Stussy never had this as a logo and that it predates Stussy anyway. It has a small entry on Know Your Meme, but there's not much info out there aside from the constant stream of forum conversations.

Adam
05-02-2012, 12:43 PM
I had never seen that thing until someone brought it up on TT last year.

christoffing
05-02-2012, 01:27 PM
wait wait wait hang onThis thing right here.

This thing actually fascinates me. It's often known as the "Super S" or "Stussy S" (though the Stussy brand never used this font), but its origins are completely unknown. Anecdotally it can be traced back generations and across all cultures, always being drawn by kids around 10-15 or so for no discernible reason. It's this weird mysterious cultural meme (in the actual sense of the word and not the internet sense) and we have no idea how it started or what it means. How cool is that?

Oh dang, I had no idea. I just thought it was a thing around here that the cool kids got from some hiphop band or something. This changes everything.

Kirin
05-02-2012, 01:50 PM
OP is still the worst. I can hear that stupid Radiskull theme song in my head right now.

But runner up to Lady's paper things / mash / slap bracelet / tamagotchi / day-glo fashions.

upupdowndown
05-02-2012, 01:52 PM
wait wait wait hang onThis thing right here.

This thing actually fascinates me. It's often known as the "Super S" or "Stussy S" (though the Stussy brand never used this font), but its origins are completely unknown. Anecdotally it can be traced back generations and across all cultures, always being drawn by kids around 10-15 or so for no discernible reason. It's this weird mysterious cultural meme (in the actual sense of the word and not the internet sense) and we have no idea how it started or what it means. How cool is that?

If this turns out to be Skater Uzumaki i'm going to be really, really pissed.

BEAT
05-02-2012, 02:08 PM
Oh man I remember cool S.

Cool S was cool as hell.

Büge
05-02-2012, 02:22 PM
How odd. That logo completely bypassed my childhood.

Dart Zaidyer
05-02-2012, 02:54 PM
I'm pretty sure that S is actually a remnant of the Ancient world, where there was no such thing as copyright or trademark and everything just sort of spread that way with no attribution, and eventually they just pass into legend and the general cultural subconscious. Whoever drew the first S has such a small voice and nary a penny to his name that we can never know for sure.
See also Candle Cove, a budding new example of this effect; widespread enough to make everyone think it has no origin or it's some kind of urban legend or something, but it was really a short story by Kris Straub that just happens to get his name lopped off and pieces of it changed for no reason. But thanks to the Memes of the Ancients effect, in a few more years you can be sure nobody will ever know he did it.

Lady
05-02-2012, 06:51 PM
my friends always used to write "mile" (in bubble letters) after the cool S for Smile, but I couldn't find a picture of that, so I assume that usage was localized. it always made me think of the price is right, but googling that shows that it is completely different anyway. oh well!

oh yeah nostalgic trend: bubble writing

Issun
05-02-2012, 07:01 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Pan_and_the_Pirates

Ghost from Spelunker
05-02-2012, 07:35 PM
Oh yeah, that "S" thing. I refused to draw it myself until I knew what it was, but I didn't care enough to ask anyone.

Also from the early 90's:
TROLLS EVERY-DAMN-WHERE!
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh314/naivetotodile/StoneProtectorsVHS.jpg

Ample Vigour
05-02-2012, 07:42 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Pan_and_the_Pirates

that show owned

Wolfgang
05-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Oh yeah, that "S" thing. I refused to draw it myself until I knew what it was, but I didn't care enough to ask anyone.

Also from the early 90's:
TROLLS EVERY-DAMN-WHERE!
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh314/naivetotodile/StoneProtectorsVHS.jpg

Ugh (http://www.flickr.com/photos/everquestdragon/5592780579/)

Googleshng
05-02-2012, 10:11 PM
http://www.kekkai.org/google/random/OZYMANDIAS.png

Sir Sly Ry
05-03-2012, 05:47 AM
Where I was from it was called the Stussy S.

Also:
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/3743492/2007/9/2/VR_BATTLE_TROLLS_7700.jpg

Pretty sure at one point I had this one...
http://s.ecrater.com/stores/225455/4e7ed95502f40_225455n.jpg

I might have had this one too.
http://s.ecrater.com/stores/225455/4e7ed94bd9194_225455n.jpg

Because young boys love to BATTLE!@!!!

dhawks
05-03-2012, 01:36 PM
BATTLE BEASTS!

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd51/jonsellner/IMG_0334.jpg

JDS
05-03-2012, 01:39 PM
that show owned

all i remember is that there was one episode where peter pan visits an alternate universe where the lost boys have been enslaved, tootles was eaten by the alligator and everyone else has been murdered by pirates.

that shit is pretty metal.

Glass Knuckle
05-03-2012, 02:08 PM
Why are you posting awesome things in here?

blinkpen
05-03-2012, 02:32 PM
Um, Blinkpen, greased up saxophone guy from Lost Boys is nostalgia I want.

Plus how fabulous is Fro Guitar Lady With Armband??

Pretty darn fabulous!

In truth, Greasy Saxaphone Man is one of the most polished and cherished memories in my heart.

But I have a feeling many of us have more affection for the things we post in this thread than its modus operandi implies.

Adam
05-03-2012, 03:05 PM
all i remember is that there was one episode where peter pan visits an alternate universe where the lost boys have been enslaved, Seltoot was eaten by the alligator and everyone else has been murdered by pirates.

that shit is pretty metal.

Googleshng
05-03-2012, 03:34 PM
BATTLE BEASTS!

I think at one point I owned all of those. Poor Lil' Google all suckered in by something resembling a game mechanic...

Kfroog
05-03-2012, 03:38 PM
Anecdotally it can be traced back generations and across all cultures, always being drawn by kids around 10-15 or so for no discernible reason.

Isn't it more 7-9? That's the way I remember it, at least.

Octopus Prime
05-03-2012, 03:45 PM
BATTLE BEASTS!


The best thing about them was the comic where the Transformers teamed up with G.I. Joe to fight Unicron and, it turned out that all of Unicrons bodily functions were performed by the Battlebeasts.

...and then Flint and Cosmos killed Unicron by covering his brain with mushrooms from Cobra-La. (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Black_Horizon%2C_Part_2_of_2)

Wolfgang
05-03-2012, 03:54 PM
Why are you posting awesome things in here?

Battle Beasts were the greatest. If you felt like you were "suckered in" by them, I assume you also feel like you're "suckered in" by hot pizza and roller coasters and Christmas vacation.

Sanagi
05-03-2012, 04:09 PM
Battle Beasts were probably my favorite "other" toy. You know, other than Nintendo, Lego, and Transformers.

dhawks
05-03-2012, 04:13 PM
Why are you posting awesome things in here?

I think I missed the point of the thread. :-(

I saw the Troll things upthread, and my mind immediately went to Battle Beasts. Rest assured, I think they were/are awesome.

Wolfgang
05-03-2012, 04:24 PM
Battle Beasts were probably my favorite "other" toy. You know, other than Nintendo, Lego, and Transformers.

They're so versatile! They went with everything: Transformers, He-Man, Sectaurs, whatever. You could form them up into whatever factions you wanted and they worked on their own. Being one of two boys growing up in the 80's, we ended up with a bunch of random discount-store stuff, like the D&D Fortress of Fangs (http://toyfinity.com/tfdisplay.php?itemID=103) and the Wheeled Warriors Battle Base (http://theredwoodconnection.com/?page_id=384) (Come on, it was called the Battle Base) playsets that were indistinct enough to be perfectly neutral, as well as being the perfect size for the little Battle Beast guys.

Torzelbaum
05-03-2012, 04:56 PM
BATTLE BEASTS!

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd51/jonsellner/IMG_0334.jpgHey I also had some of those!

The best thing about them was the comic where the Transformers teamed up with G.I. Joe to fight Unicron and, it turned out that all of Unicrons bodily functions were performed by the Battlebeasts.

...and then Flint and Cosmos killed Unicron by covering his brain with mushrooms from Cobra-La. (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Black_Horizon%2C_Part_2_of_2)I'd like to say that story seems unusually odd for those comic books but I know I'd be lying.

Other examples:
The Decepticons come up with a plan to steal gasoline from cars to form Energon by deploying a series of rock and roll car washes which hypnotize the drivers.

Storm Shadow gets betrayed, shot in the back and left for dead by the Baroness. Dr. Mindbender throws him in the vat of stuff they're using to make Serpentor and he gets resurrected.

Ample Vigour
05-03-2012, 05:11 PM
all i remember is that there was one episode where peter pan visits an alternate universe where the lost boys have been enslaved, tootles was eaten by the alligator and everyone else has been murdered by pirates.

that shit is pretty metal.

another one had capt. hook's guys fighting a ghost ship that could only be killed if you shot it with treasure. that was basically the best thing to my eight-year-old self

Lady
05-03-2012, 07:00 PM
Why are you posting awesome things in here?

my post was also made up of things I still think are pretty cool

Glass Knuckle
05-03-2012, 08:35 PM
Well, if Battle Beasts got in here than I might as well post my favorite tiny soldier dudes (Z-Bots), though a lot of kids probably did think these were lame compared to all the other cool robot stuff out there.

http://i.imgur.com/2rM7F.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fvFs0.jpg

Come to think of it, having to put separate pilots in the arms just to fire the missiles might have been kinda dumb.

Wolfgang
05-03-2012, 08:46 PM
(Z-Bots)

Fuck you, hipsters. (http://www.etsy.com/listing/84361310/vintage-z-bot-wine-glass-charms?utm_source=googleproduct&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=GPS)

Oh, wait, he invented Zbots? Oh, ok, cool. That also explains why he's the only person who still has some.

MagFlare
05-03-2012, 08:56 PM
Well, if Battle Beasts got in here than I might as well post my favorite tiny soldier dudes (Z-Bots), though a lot of kids probably did think these were lame compared to all the other cool robot stuff out there.

Thanks, Knuckle! You've just solved a minor mystery for me.

Turns out a couple of weird combining robot toys I've got lying around somewhere are, in fact, Konstruktor and Skrapheaper.

Zeroneight
05-04-2012, 12:54 AM
I used to have tons of Z-Bots, but then my brother and I decided that it would be a good idea to give them all new paint jobs with enamel paint and, uh... candle wax.

Brickroad
05-04-2012, 04:52 AM
http://i.imgur.com/2rM7F.jpg

I recognize all of these.

Sir Sly Ry
05-04-2012, 09:44 AM
Since we're all about toys in this thread, did anyone else here have any of these guys?

http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/200604/20/65/f0000065_12362081.jpg http://paperspaceships.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/exosquad.jpg http://tfarchive.com/Exosquad/phaeton.jpg

Wolfgang
05-04-2012, 12:35 PM
We never had any of the Centurions toys, but for some reason we had the shitty board game. (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6632/centurions-jake-rockwells-battle-to-stop-dr-terro)

Or wait, are those Exo-squad?

Red Hedgehog
05-04-2012, 01:33 PM
Those are totally Exo-Squad, which makes me wonder why Sir Sly Ry posted them.

Behemoth
05-04-2012, 01:42 PM
Hopping on the toy bandwagon: this is going back a little further, but did anyone else play with these strange pink M.U.S.C.L.E. guys?

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9572/bs1cibwcgkkgrhgohdoejll.jpg

http://cinegeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Muscles1.jpg

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/rng7NfdS-bY/0.jpg

Wolfgang
05-04-2012, 01:45 PM
In my Great Toy Pantheon, MUSCLE guys doubled as Battle Beast worker/slaves and Ghostbusters bad guys. Because they were so cheap/plentiful/tradeable, I ended up with a half a big paper grocery bag full of them. We had train tracks running at the end of our street, and I'd put them on the tracks to make Battle Damaged MUSCLE guys, who were both battlefield casualties as well as ghosts of people that had met particularly gruesome ends.

Brickroad
05-04-2012, 01:51 PM
http://cinegeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Muscles1.jpg

I recognize all of these guys too! The inexplicable bumpy hand guy was my favorite.

Glass Knuckle
05-04-2012, 01:57 PM
I've got somewhere between 30 and 50 of those guys that I picked up at a flea market as a kid. I love the crazy variety of forms they come in, and I'll still buy one now and then when I find them. My most common use for them was as soldiers in Crossbows and Catapults.

http://i.imgur.com/CENFZ.jpg

The inexplicable bumpy hand guy was my favorite.

I almost posted that as well, but I think he's tied with this guy.

http://i.imgur.com/36nLS.jpg

He's just a building. With a head. And he's totally cool with that.

There's a list here. (http://muscle.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_M.U.S.C.L.E._figures)

dhawks
05-04-2012, 02:06 PM
I liked Muscle Men because you could play with them in the bathtub and they wouldn't get messed up. I ruined so many GI Joes that way. I also loved the trash cans that the big packs came in.

mr_bungle700
05-04-2012, 02:08 PM
Hopping on the toy bandwagon: this is going back a little further, but did anyone else play with these strange pink M.U.S.C.L.E. guys?

YES

It wasn't until many years later that I found out where they actually came from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinnikuman).

Ample Vigour
05-04-2012, 02:17 PM
YES

It wasn't until many years later that I found out where they actually came from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinnikuman).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7Q05wOLMhhQ#t=31s

Googleshng
05-04-2012, 02:18 PM
I recognize all of these guys too! The inexplicable bumpy hand guy was my favorite.

There was this odd accessory that basically amounted to a little plastic wrestling ring with attached claws, so you could do this ultra-primitive Rock'em Sock'em robots sorta deal where you wedge one into each claw, and the jostle about trying to dislodge the other.

The hand was completely overpowered when it came to this. It fit so snugly in that little claw you really had a hard time prying it out when you were done.

http://i.imgur.com/CENFZ.jpg

OK, crossbows and catapults is totally WANTED nostalgia. It was My First Wargame and all.

Kirin
05-04-2012, 02:22 PM
Aw, man, I'm a half hour late to post the M.U.S.C.L.E. = Kinnikuman revelation. Curse you, Bungle! (Good thing I reloaded or I'd have looked dumb.

I always wonder if there's crossovers from some other series of similar vintage in there too, though; I swear one of the dudes looks exactly like Gold Lightarn.

Ample Vigour
05-04-2012, 02:35 PM
its sad but i guess wanderlei's entrance music is gonna be nostalgia material soon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-wCXgS_dYE

Glass Knuckle
05-04-2012, 02:41 PM
OK, crossbows and catapults is totally WANTED nostalgia. It was My First Wargame and all.

It was also perfectly suited for causing damage to the house, as I doubt anyone could resist giving the rubber bands an upgrade.

¡HarlequinPanic!
05-04-2012, 02:48 PM
My childhood toy of choice.

http://www.actiontoys.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/CRTDB-FLIPOVER.jpg

Fun Fact-I had an existentialist meltdown by realizing my mortality while playing the incredible crash dummies SNES game, I cried to my parents for a few hours.

Sarcasmorator
05-04-2012, 03:36 PM
I had some of those M.U.S.C.L.E. guys, too. What weird little toys.

Falselogic
05-04-2012, 04:01 PM
http://origin.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/1a4/d/AAAAC7Yifo8AAAAAAaTYrg.jpg?v=1321826549000 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlRgbU3ZJ5g)

Torzelbaum
05-04-2012, 05:40 PM
I had some of those M.U.S.C.L.E. guys, too. What weird little toys.Weird? Don't you mean unusual?

I also had them and made up a wrestling league and a "game" where they fought each other.

Sarcasmorator
05-04-2012, 05:46 PM
Weird? Don't you mean unusual?

Not following. The two words are synonyms.

EDIT: Oh, wait, because of the acronym. Heh.

Wolfgang
05-04-2012, 06:51 PM
You know what NES game was almost bearable if your friend only had it, Ice Climber, and Gyromite? MUSCLE.

Behemoth
05-04-2012, 07:13 PM
http://origin.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/1a4/d/AAAAC7Yifo8AAAAAAaTYrg.jpg?v=1321826549000 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlRgbU3ZJ5g)

This was my favorite toy that wasn't a lego set:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3015/3006409390_7a1e9a06c2.jpg

Ghost from Spelunker
05-04-2012, 07:13 PM
I think out of all the toys I've given away I regret those Incredible Crash Test Dummies the most. And most of that is because while I had them it never occurred to me that I could get out the family camcorder, make elaborate disasters and then watch them in slow motion on the VCR. And then later we moved into a house with a pool. Mmmmm...

Fun Fact-I had an existentialist meltdown by realizing my mortality while playing the incredible crash dummies SNES game, I cried to my parents for a few hours.

That sounds about right considering it's a game where you are constantly losing limbs but still alive.

Lady
05-04-2012, 09:02 PM
Alright enough dumb boy toys
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4652367836_4ef01ac3a9.jpg

Sir Sly Ry
05-04-2012, 09:36 PM
Those are totally Exo-Squad, which makes me wonder why Sir Sly Ry posted them.
Why is that?

Büge
05-04-2012, 09:39 PM
So did you really take Polly Pocket everywhere, like in the commercials?

Wolfgang
05-04-2012, 10:54 PM
Why is that?

This thread stopped being about things we don't want to remember a long ways back.

Though, something I loved that nobody else seems to is novelty characters with Saturday morning shows. There's still a lot of people who dislike Pee-wee Herman, and nobody likes Ernest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glZFi5Rj23c) or Ed Grimley. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Ku5ccBCX4) The lack of affection for the latter is especially weird because it's basically animated SCTV.

Most of you are probably more familiar with the Weird Al Show from the 90's anyways.

Sir Sly Ry
05-04-2012, 11:10 PM
This thread stopped being about things we don't want to remember a long ways back.
Oh was it awful or something? I never saw the cartoon, I just thought those toys were rad as hell back in yonder days.

Googleshng
05-05-2012, 12:33 AM
This thread stopped being about things we don't want to remember a long ways back.

Yeah, let's get things back on track.

*Ahem*

There was a saturday morning cartoon based on Back to the Future where the most prominent character was that creepy kid playing with his junk at the end of the third movie.

Wolfgang
05-07-2012, 09:48 AM
There was a saturday morning cartoon based on John Candy

That's it, just John Candy. He would stand there for 22 minutes eating fried chicken and sweating, staring at the camera. Just staring.

Falselogic
05-07-2012, 09:50 AM
That's it, just John Candy. He would stand there for 22 minutes eating fried chicken and sweating, staring at the camera. Just staring.

It was horrifyingly awful.

Daikaiju
05-07-2012, 10:13 AM
I liked the Ed Grimley show... it was kinda of a proto-Spongebob.

Wolfgang
05-07-2012, 10:14 AM
I liked the Ed Grimley show... it was kinda of a proto-Spongebob.

I did too, because it was animated SCTV (which I was watching on Nick at Nite at the time as well)

Wait, you weren't just bringing that up out of the blue, and I posted about it earlier! I forgot because I have brain problems

Googleshng
05-07-2012, 01:28 PM
Odds are good that you watched more Pete and Pete than you should have! I'm not talking about your fully justified time spent watching the early shorts or the first couple of seasons. No, I speak of the Dark Times, when there was no Big Pete, Little Pete was all older and lacking in charisma, there was no Artie, and the show was mainly focused on Dawn from Buffy!

You also may have seen the THIRD SEASON of Gargoyles! Where entire episodes would be spent on things like Goliath going to court to stand for charges of sitting at the front of the bus!

Red Hedgehog
05-07-2012, 01:33 PM
This was my favorite toy that wasn't a lego set:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3015/3006409390_7a1e9a06c2.jpg

I had that!

Oh was it awful or something? I never saw the cartoon, I just thought those toys were rad as hell back in yonder days.

Because back when you posted it, the thread was for things you didn't want to be nostalgic about. And both the Exo-Squad cartoon and toys were amazing and awesome.

You also may have seen the THIRD SEASON of Gargoyles! Where entire episodes would be spent on things like Goliath going to court to stand for charges of sitting at the front of the bus!

It's such a shame, because after Weismann left because they were going to tell him what to do with the show, the execs changed their minds and decided to let the show-runners do whatever they wanted with it. But then the creative people who were left were sooooooo bad.

Glass Knuckle
05-07-2012, 02:40 PM
I swear the third season had an episode where an obviously unstable guy keeps trying to ambush the Gargoyles (or perhaps just Goliath) with a very large gun. At some point it's revealed that by a string of coincidences, a great deal of the collateral damage caused by the Gargoyles affected him directly. At the very end he gets a clean shot at Goliath...and fires a pie into his face. The guy then walks off whistling like the most contented man in the world while everyone else stands around in confusion. I can't find this in the episode list.

I wouldn't blame everything bad about it on the third season though. The second eventually turned into the writers throwing whatever European mythology they thought of at the wall, then sent the main characters on a boat ride through all of it. There were far too many superpowered gods and loose plotlines lying around by the end of it. I actually preferred the third season's focus on the Gargoyles making an attempt to become part of society, but the writing talent wasn't there to support it by then.

teg
05-07-2012, 03:41 PM
I swear the third season had an episode where an obviously unstable guy keeps trying to ambush the Gargoyles (or perhaps just Goliath) with a very large gun. At some point it's revealed that by a string of coincidences, a great deal of the collateral damage caused by the Gargoyles affected him directly. At the very end he gets a clean shot at Goliath...and fires a pie into his face. The guy then walks off whistling like the most contented man in the world while everyone else stands around in confusion. I can't find this in the episode list.

It's a season 2 episode called "Vendettas." It's near the very end.

Büge
05-07-2012, 08:41 PM
http://i.imgur.com/d5fHm.jpg

Dart Zaidyer
05-07-2012, 10:31 PM
Every single device in that picture is a straight-edged box.

...I'm not sure if I should feel nostalgic or ashamed that I remember such a time.

Nobuyuki
05-07-2012, 11:17 PM
If I'm reading his body language right, I think whoever took that picture just pulled a gun on that guy. Maybe he offended the wrong person by wearing two pairs of headphones?

Wolfgang
05-07-2012, 11:22 PM
Someone got caught trying to steal all Jesse Thorn's ironic media equipment.

Googleshng
05-07-2012, 11:23 PM
Those headphones actually look a lot better than mine!

Octopus Prime
05-08-2012, 06:38 AM
If I'm reading his body language right, I think whoever took that picture just pulled a gun on that guy. Maybe he offended the wrong person by wearing two pairs of headphones?

And if I'm reading the body language right, someone is about to learn why you don't pull a gun on a guy wearing two pairs of headphones.

Pheeel
05-08-2012, 06:54 AM
Yeah, let's get things back on track.

*Ahem*

There was a saturday morning cartoon based on Back to the Future where the most prominent character was that creepy kid playing with his junk at the end of the third movie.

The cartoon was pretty forgettable, but there were also live action segments featuring the actual Christopher Lloyd in character as Doc doing actual science experiments, which was cool.

Glass Knuckle
05-08-2012, 07:44 AM
http://i.imgur.com/OniBk.jpg

MagFlare
05-08-2012, 08:12 AM
http://i.imgur.com/OniBk.jpg

This show is like a cynical corporate time capsule.

"So, what are kids into these days? Puerto Rican pop sensation Menudo? E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial? Cheap plastic shit? Have a script on my desk by noon."

Dart Zaidyer
05-08-2012, 09:06 AM
The cartoon was pretty forgettable, but there were also live action segments featuring the actual Christopher Lloyd in character as Doc doing actual science experiments, which was cool.

And most of these experiments were actually performed by Bill Nye, which led to him getting his own show.

Büge
05-08-2012, 09:58 AM
I wouldn't blame everything bad about it on the third season though. The second eventually turned into the writers throwing whatever European mythology they thought of at the wall, then sent the main characters on a boat ride through all of it. There were far too many superpowered gods and loose plotlines lying around by the end of it.

Well, considering that half of them were intended to be backdoor pilots...

JDS
05-08-2012, 10:09 AM
"backdoor" in that all the episodes were shit mate XD

dhawks
05-09-2012, 01:38 PM
Was anyone else majorly underwhelmed by these Zap-It squirt guns that came with disappearing ink?

http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/water-guns/zap-it.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xQLyipZ6P8

Wolfgang
05-09-2012, 02:04 PM
Was anyone else majorly underwhelmed by these Zap-It squirt guns that came with disappearing ink?

NO

Well, except when it was time to change the batteries... and when the ink actually stained... and when you ran out of the expensive refill cartridges (seriously, the idea of having to buy squirt gun refills might look good on paper to the executives, but when you have a sink full of free ammo for your squirt gun...)

Thankfully Super Soakers saved us from ourselves.

MagFlare
05-09-2012, 02:24 PM
Was anyone else majorly underwhelmed by these Zap-It squirt guns that came with disappearing ink?

Yes.

I don't know whether the bottles had been exposed to too much sunlight, or if I just had the misfortune of getting bad batches, or what, but it seemed to me that the "ink" resulted in, at best, sort of a watery sky-blue stain.

Wolfgang
05-09-2012, 02:36 PM
This might come from being really young and confusing two separate things, but I kind of vaguely remember there being a Zap-It movie...? And that I was disappointed because the movie didn't have anything to do with the toys but was just about boring real guns. The two searches I did never turned up anything useful so maybe we can chalk it up to being a fever dream.

Red Hedgehog
05-09-2012, 03:18 PM
This show is like a cynical corporate time capsule.

"So, what are kids into these days? Puerto Rican pop sensation Menudo? E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial? Cheap plastic shit? Have a script on my desk by noon."

And, hey, this Punky Brewster girl is popular with kids. Let's make a cartoon for her with the exact same premise and plots!

Torzelbaum
05-09-2012, 07:53 PM
This might come from being really young and confusing two separate things, but I kind of vaguely remember there being a Zap-It movie...? And that I was disappointed because the movie didn't have anything to do with the toys but was just about boring real guns. The two searches I did never turned up anything useful so maybe we can chalk it up to being a fever dream.Were you maybe thinking of Gotcha! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotcha!_%281985_film%29) (starring Goose)? That's what popped into my head.

dhawks
05-09-2012, 09:58 PM
Were you maybe thinking of Gotcha! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotcha!_%281985_film%29) (starring Goose)? That's what popped into my head.

Also an NES game about paintball:

http://pics.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1264047835-00.jpg

Sir Sly Ry
05-09-2012, 10:02 PM
I missed church on a Wednesday evening once because I was playing that game and lost track of time. My mom was pissed.

Wolfgang
05-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Were you maybe thinking of Gotcha! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotcha!_%281985_film%29) (starring Goose)? That's what popped into my head.

Yup, that was it.

Sir Sly Ry
05-13-2012, 08:47 PM
QP's post in a different thread made me think of this.....
Come on. I know someone else here had this.

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/4a/a/AAAAC2D6rzkAAAAAAEqozA.jpg?v=1242108836000

Destil
05-13-2012, 09:29 PM
The cartoon was pretty forgettable, but there were also live action segments featuring the actual Christopher Lloyd in character as Doc doing actual science experiments, which was cool.

And most of these experiments were actually performed by Bill Nye, which led to him getting his own show.That sounds utterly amazing, what show was this?

Alixsar
05-13-2012, 09:38 PM
QP's post in a different thread made me think of this.....
Come on. I know someone else here had this.

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/4a/a/AAAAC2D6rzkAAAAAAEqozA.jpg?v=1242108836000

OH MAN YES I DID

I totally forgot. I think I had Scary Stories 2, though? I don't remember.

Lady
05-13-2012, 09:49 PM
I believe I had 1 and 3

Büge
05-13-2012, 10:02 PM
That sounds utterly amazing, what show was this?

The Back to the Future cartoon.

Sir Sly Ry
05-14-2012, 12:10 AM
I believe I had 1 and 3
I'm sure I read all three.

Wolfgang
05-14-2012, 12:32 AM
QP's post in a different thread made me think of this.....
Come on. I know someone else here had this.

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/4a/a/AAAAC2D6rzkAAAAAAEqozA.jpg?v=1242108836000

We still have those! There are some amazing illustrations in them. So not appropriate for kids. Well, pussy modern kids, who could use a good shaking up with these books and Grimms fairy tales. Thats why people get so freaked out by dumb creepypasta, because they were never exposed to genuinely frightening stuff as kids. "oh no, my super mario 64 game spelled out some words, oh no".

Pah!

Sir Sly Ry
05-14-2012, 12:37 AM
When I was searching for pics for the book, many of the illustrations from the book showed up. I remembered all of them as I looked at them actually. They ARE actually pretty good. And kind of gross!

I don't actually believe in ghosts/poltergeists by the way. (I may have been more susceptible back then)

Dhroo
05-14-2012, 02:22 AM
We still have those! There are some amazing illustrations in them. So not appropriate for kids. Well, pussy modern kids, who could use a good shaking up with these books and Grimms fairy tales. Thats why people get so freaked out by dumb creepypasta, because they were never exposed to genuinely frightening stuff as kids. "oh no, my super mario 64 game spelled out some words, oh no".

Pah!

I think this has been mentioned elsewhere on the board, but they're actually reprinting the Scary Stories books with new, significantly less creepy illustrations. It's pretty dumb!

Glass Knuckle
05-14-2012, 07:40 AM
The stories were mostly dumb, but nobody bought them for the words. These have some of the best creepy imagery I've seen in anything, much less a childrens' book.

http://i.imgur.com/lua5j.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yijUu.jpg

I wish there was a book with just high quality scans of the art that I could keep on my coffee table.

Wolfgang
05-14-2012, 10:45 AM
I think this has been mentioned elsewhere on the board, but they're actually reprinting the Scary Stories books with new, significantly less creepy illustrations. It's pretty dumb!

WHAT

*research research* Oh, but it's being done by Brett Helquist, who did the illustrations for A Series of Unfortunate Events, who I love, so I can't begrudge him the work. Moral quandary! (not really)

Octopus Prime
05-14-2012, 10:53 AM
And thats when Wolfgang decided to hate everything he loves.

Wolfgang
05-14-2012, 10:56 AM
But I already hate everything you guys love.

Also:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/cf1e3b6b.jpg

Glass Knuckle
05-14-2012, 11:20 AM
It's like an entire dimension made of fog and bleeding cobwebs.

EDIT: I hear there's a Scary Stories collection out there, but does anyone know whether it has all of the art that was in the original three books?

Dhroo
05-14-2012, 01:34 PM
*research research* Oh, but it's being done by Brett Helquist, who did the illustrations for A Series of Unfortunate Events, who I love, so I can't begrudge him the work. Moral quandary! (not really)

Oh, that's not so bad then. It'll just be a different kind of disturbing.

Octopus Prime
05-16-2012, 03:41 PM
I subjected the good people on #talkingtime to this, and felt it was only fair to spread it around;

http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/uP8_g8AQ7X0/0.jpg

MagFlare
05-16-2012, 04:44 PM
Oh, that's not so bad then. It'll just be a different kind of disturbing.

Nope! All disturbing has been excised. (http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/2011/12/18/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-gammell-vs-helquist/)

Compare:

http://i.imgur.com/xTJsC.jpg
Someone get a Kleenex. Catch and release, though; that spider doesn't mean to hurt anyone.

http://i.imgur.com/fdcSa.jpg
AUGH SPIDERS
OH GOD NO
AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Dizzy
05-16-2012, 05:13 PM
WMAC Masters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WMAC_Masters)

Remember?

Check out the martial arts masters training (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR66Fjczwfk) in costume. Note how "The Machine" trains with his boxy cybernetic implants on.

This was like Mortal Kombat, only waaaaay lamer.

Yin Yang Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T85gb7AyavM)!

teg
05-16-2012, 08:15 PM
I subjected the good people on #talkingtime to this, and felt it was only fair to spread it around;

http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/uP8_g8AQ7X0/0.jpg

oh maaaaaan

I grew up in the Pat/Jenny/Hand in the Toilet era, but that doesn't mean I don't remember these dudes.

I retroactively admire how laid-back Phil was compared to later hosts.

Wolfgang
05-17-2012, 01:10 AM
What the hell is going on in Canada?

Alixsar
05-17-2012, 02:18 AM
This is something a Canadian friend shared with me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AuLkMBAFZg). Apparently they show their children stuff like this.

And this how they tell people not to abuse their partners. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZQLeeNo6Qw)

And some of them are kind of French, sort of! It's a weird place.

But, they gave us Tim Horton's, hockey, and Rick Moranis, so they're not all bad.

teg
05-17-2012, 07:16 AM
What the hell is going on in Canada?

It's a screenshot of The Zone, a twenty-year-old interstitial VJ program from YTV, our Nickelodeon equivalent. The hosts change over time, but it's usually one weird-ass puppet and one or two twenty-somethings. They sit around and talk about nothing in particular between shows during the afternoon programming block, as opposed to having commercials run between them.

Here is a sample (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP8_g8AQ7X0).

Nodal
05-17-2012, 07:55 AM
I grew up in the Pat/Jenny/Hand in the Toilet era

I now have a quote I can use whenever I disagree with teg about something.

Elements
05-17-2012, 07:55 AM
I hear there's a Scary Stories collection out there, but does anyone know whether it has all of the art that was in the original three books?

Yup, it's the original art. I have a copy.
http://www.amazon.com/Scary-Stories-Treasury-Alvin-Schwartz/dp/0060263415/ref=pd_sim_b_1

Octopus Prime
05-17-2012, 08:00 AM
It's a screenshot of The Zone, a twenty-year-old interstitial VJ program from YTV, our Nickelodeon equivalent. The hosts change over time, but it's usually one weird-ass puppet and one or two twenty-somethings. They sit around and talk about nothing in particular between shows during the afternoon programming block, as opposed to having commercials run between them.

Here is a sample (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP8_g8AQ7X0).

I love how indignant Snit gets when Phils surprised he had a mother.

Glass Knuckle
05-17-2012, 08:06 AM
http://i.imgur.com/EQKwe.jpg

I have no idea what was going on with these, but here's a few excerpts from the Wikipedia list of characters.

Joe – He is John's best friend. Although he can find the correct answer to arithmetic problems, he does not know how to count, until one day he wakes up to discover he is suddenly able to count. He owns a pet hamster named Mino.

Sammy – This student wore an unusually high number of raincoats on a particularly stormy day and smelled horrible. Mrs. Jewls eventually discovered that he was a dead rat in disguise who had sneaked into her classroom, and promptly disposed of him. Because of his terrible smell and nasty attitude, no one other than Kathy liked him.

Mrs. Gorf – She is the original teacher on the 30th story. She was able to turn the kids into apples, but the students managed to make her accidentally turn herself into one; she was then eaten by Louis. She then appeared on the monkey bars and as a potato salad in the following books. It is rumored that her ghost lives in the basement.

Mr. Gorf – Mr. Gorf is a substitute teacher. The students feared him because of his similarity to their mean teacher's name although he appeared nice. He was in fact her vengeful son, and sucked the kids' voices up a third nostril in his nose in order to avenge his mother. His real voice sounds like a donkey with tonsillitis and a French accent.

...I think I need to read these again.

Lady
05-17-2012, 08:23 AM
Wayside School was the best. I don't remember the part where Joe had a hamster, though...

They referenced Puff the Magic Dragon!

Glass Knuckle
05-17-2012, 12:21 PM
I take it back, Wayside doesn't belong here.

I happened to find the first one at a nearby bookstore and read it over lunch. It was still delightfully surreal.

McClain
05-17-2012, 08:33 PM
For some reason in my head I always want to combine Wayside with the Superfudge line of books. I think they both were around the same time of my life.


And this how they tell people not to abuse their partners. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZQLeeNo6Qw)

That actually seems pretty effective! Not for stopping assholes from hitting their wives, but maybe to get people who witness it to report it more often.

TirMcDohl
05-18-2012, 06:10 AM
Wayside School books, Superfudge, and a Mario-themed CYOA book that starred Luigi. These things made up my 5th grade.

namelessentity
05-18-2012, 08:58 AM
Wayside School books, Superfudge, and a Mario-themed CYOA book that starred Luigi. These things made up my 5th grade.

All the nintendo CYOA books were great. My library had all except I think number 2, which annoyed me to no end because no other book store had even heard of these books.

Now I want to read about how Link escaped a cell using the old newspaper-under-the-door trick.

Karzac
05-18-2012, 09:05 AM
http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/uP8_g8AQ7X0/0.jpg

Jesus, this just reminds me of how much YTV I watched as a kid. Who was the other guy who hosted with Phil? I don't remember his name. Then after that there was Pat, and I think I remember this Jenny that Teg mentioned, and then there was Sugar who was awful.

I was about to mention TVO Kids as well, but then remembered that you guys are from the Maritimes. TVO Kids was awesome though.

This is something a Canadian friend shared with me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AuLkMBAFZg). Apparently they show their children stuff like this.

Dude, this was the best PSA ever. It's still what comes to mind whenever somebody mentions putting things in your mouth. DURR HURR.

I don't recognize the coffee one. Teg, Octo, do you remember the North American House Hippo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TijcoS8qHIE)?

Büge
05-18-2012, 10:35 AM
Teg, Octo, do you remember the North American House Hippo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TijcoS8qHIE)?

I remember that! :D

then there was Sugar who was awful.

I remember that too. D:

Octopus Prime
05-18-2012, 01:43 PM
Teg, Octo, do you remember the North American House Hippo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TijcoS8qHIE)?

More then any other PSA did that one shape my youth;

it told me that Television and, by extension, EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE is a liar