Portable music playing devices are incredibly popular and common in todays society. Smartphones have allowed us to take music with us wherever we go but there once was a time when this was not possible. Portable audio cassette/tape players were first introduced in the late 70s when cassette tapes where popular. When you think of […]
As far as 80s T Shirt go, is there anything more 80s than a D.A.R.E shirt? The campaign stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education started in the 80s and spread into the 90s. The massively expensive national campaign was mostly unsuccessful. Many hipsters and people who grew up the in the 1980s and 1990s would […]
This battery-operated game of physical skill is the ultimate test of hand-eye coordination! Invented in 1964 by John Spinello, an University of Illinois design student at the time. Spinello actually made a deal with the game company Milton Bradley. He sold the rights to the game for a sum of $500 and a promise of a […]
Rest your drink on a piece of nostalgic technology. These floppy disk-inspired drink coasters will look great on your coffee table! Before everybody was using USB drives to store information, they were using CD’s. And before CD’s, people used floppy disk drives to store information and data. Today floppy disks are considered totally worthless and ancient by today’s storage […]
Show off your love for 90s cartoons with this totally rad mashup Nicktoons t shirt! The cartoons include characters from Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, Aaahh! Real Monsters, The Angry Beavers, Rocko’s Modern Life, Ren & Stimpy, The Wild Thornberrys. We just can’t believe that Doug isn’t include on the t-shirt!
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! The 1995 film “Toy Story” became an instant classic and has been seen by every 90s kid. Interestingly when the movie came out in 1995, Disney officials weren’t expecting the movie to generate such a huge demand for toy sales. So when christmas rolled around they weren’t able to keep with with demand […]
Invented and patented in the 1920s, this classic game is incredibly simple yet very difficult to master. Paddle ball makes a fun nostalgic game for adults and a hand-eye coordination challenge for kids. It’s also an easy way to hit yourself which I have done countless times while trying to set a personal record. Overall it’s […]
“Run Faster and Jump Higher”. In 1933 BF Goodrich created the Posture Foundation (PF for short) insoles for comfort and support. In the 40s and 50s the shoes were becoming more than just a gym or baseball shoe, they were becoming fashionable to wear. By the 60s the PF was one of the most popular sneakers […]
The first American plastic toy soldiers were made by Bergen Toy & Novelty Co. in 1938. They became very popular in the 40s 50s and 60s. Many of you guys may remember playing with these army men in the backyard dirt. These affordable fun toys are great for party favor bags at birthday parties. Being nostalgic […]
Founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay, the hip-hop group from Queens, New York called themselves RUN D.M.C. They are known for propelling hip hop culture and music from the very beginning. Their popularity exploded in the 1980s and influenced many future hip hop artists for future generations to come.
Invented first as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s, it was later repurposed into a modeling compound when a classroom full of children started playing with it in the 50s. After realizing the products’ full potential, in 1956 it was demonstrated at an educational convention and it sparked a lot of interest. Sales exploded, and to […]
Launched in 1969, this 5-flavored pack of chewing gum is a childhood classic. It’s actually the only gum with painted-on-stripes and is packaged in a temporary tattoo wrapper! Is there a better gum out there? Next let’s talk flavor. It tastes awesome, but if you’ve ever had it you know that it’s notorious for it’s […]
Enjoy a refreshing 24 pack of throwback Dr Pepper Soda made with real pure cane sugar and taste the difference. Did you know that Dr. Pepper has been around since the 1880s? Today almost all soda drinks are made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Many claim that you can actually taste the more subtle […]
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? According to an engineering team who built a licking machine at Purdue University, it takes an average of 364 licks to get to the center. Tootsie roll pops are the world’s number 1 selling candy filled lollipop. Tootsie pops have been loved […]