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Retro Paddle Ball Game

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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 […]

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PF Flyers Hi Top Sneakers “Sandlot”

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“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 […]

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Green Plastic Army Men

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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 […]

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Classic Play-Doh Playset

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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 […]

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Retro Huffy Cruiser Bicycle

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Cruise around the block in style! Growing up it was every kids dream to have their own bicycle. Names like Schwinn, Huffy, and Murray were synonymous to kids growing up in the 50s 60s and 70s. Having your own bike gave you a sense of freedom. This Huffy cruiser is modeled after 50s and 60s […]

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Throwback Dr Pepper Made with Pure Cane Sugar

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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 […]

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Tootsie Roll Pops

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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 […]

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Mr. Potato Head

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Invented in 1949 but manufactured & distributed in 1952, Mr. Potato Head was originally produced as separate plastic parts with pushpins that would stick into a real potato or vegetable. That all changed in 1964 due to new government safety regulations, not to mention the numerous costumer complaints regarding rotten vegetables. Then, just when the popularity […]

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Retro 40s Classic Wind-up Robot

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This awesome little robot makes for a great desk accessory. If you grew up in the 40’s and 50’s chances are you probably had some sort of wind-up toy. This robot is a replica of the original robots made by K.T. Japan in the 1940s. Just a fun little toy to play with, as well fun […]

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Mountain Dew Throwback Soda 8-Pack

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Made with real sugar, this Mountain Dew Throwback soda will quench your thirst. Today’s sodas are all being made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), making this soda better for you? I’m not sure. What we do know is that many soda makers are offering a sugary, HFSC-free alternative to meet consumer demands. Try a 8-Pack […]

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5 Most Iconic Shoe Models That Stood The Test Of Time

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The following is a list of the 5 longest running shoes models of all time. Brands include Nike, New Balance, Converse, and more. These shoes have gained a huge following and are being adopted generation after generation. Some may even argue that they will never be out of style, or discontinued.

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Retro Vornado Room Fan

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If you’re gonna circulate air, you might as well do it in style. This classic metal designed fan is inspired by the original Vornado fan from 1945! Identical to the ones built in from the past. Great to showcase in an office desk or living room.

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