Stuff you remember from your "youth" you can only find on eBay or Amazon nowadays

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  1. cva209x50

    cva209x50 New Member

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    A few things I remember from when I was younger would be the old handheld hunting and fishing games from radica®. Back then you used to be able to pick them up at mart stores and toy stores for $10-$20. Now you can only find them on eBay and Amazon for $25+. Most of them were the old buckmasters® deer hunting games. Someone on this forum has to remember these games!?
     
  2. Bluestar99

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    Don't remember the Deer hunting game, but a few of my favorites were Cap Guns, Strombecker 1/32 slot cars, making our own lead solders on the old stove in the basement.
     

  3. cva209x50

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    Radica made multiple buckmasters games : 2 pump rifles, a lever rifle, a bolt rifle, 2 bows, a turkey shotgun and a slug gun. They also made a crapload of different fishing games during the same time period. Radica and other companies started making handheld hunting and fishing games in the late 80's or early 90's and ceased production around 2007...ish.
     
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    I remember when McDonald's had the milkshake posters on the drive-through window. I grew up in kendallville, Indiana and at our McDonald's, the ink pigment on the chocolate milkshake part of the poster got warped by the sun. For years I thought they had purple milkshakes.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    how old are you again? many of us older members even remember a time before there were video games or cell phones, when all phones had cords, when fast food joints were not common in smaller towns, and many other things you the younger generation takes for granted now.
     
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    Black and white television, back in the 50's
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    8 track tapes, 45 records. Atari 2600 or the old triangle Atari that had pong, the quick draw game with a holstered gun and a steering wheel and high/low shifter for the racing game.
     
  8. cva209x50

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    16. I remember seeing Garth Brooks tapes at Walmart. I remember when ammo wasn't $38+. I remember when Winchester firearms weren't $900+. I remember when a Marlin 30-30 wasn't $480 for the econo model (336a and 336w).
     
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    Silly putty cap guns and all the candy I miss like, slow pokes, bottle caps, charleston chews, and many others,all for .25. Cigarettes for .85 cents and gas was .79 when I started driving.
     
  11. deg

    deg Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yea, speaking of candy and cigarettes - what about the candy cigarettes :eek:
     
  12. MOshooter

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    These can also still be found in flea markets as well as Ebay. Promotional Character glasses from the 60s and 70s.

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  14. TLuker

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    I remember those. They always ended up being our everyday glasses!

    And FYI a lot of older stuff stayed popular on into the 80's. The first time I ever heard Gun's N Roses was on a 45 in the late 80's. A buddy of mine couldn't believe they were still making 45's in the late 80's until I told him that and sure enough he found some on e-bay. I also remember watching Clemson win the national championship in '81 on a black and white TV.

    I guess what I remember most about the 70's and 80's is that everything was new and better, but I couldn't afford any of it. Now everything is junk and I'm back to not being able to afford it! :rolleyes:

    The 90's were great though! :D
     
  15. Rick1967

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    I remember going to my friend's house to play Asteroids on his Atari. We were poor and couldn't afford one. But every now and then I saved a few quarters to go to Golfland Arcade and play the game with the steering wheel and high-low shifter the other person was talking about. I am thinking it was called "Pole Position". I also loved the quick draw holster game too.
     
  16. MOshooter

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    Yes a lot of those character glasses saw everyday use,most of our glasses were jelly jars and give away glasses in boxed laundry detergent. :D

    I couldn't remember how long the 45s were produced? That's pretty cool Guns-N-Roses on 45?,didn't realize they were made long. My parents bought their first color tv in the early 70's,being the oldest I claimed the b/w and watched that in my room until the early 80's.

    Those 90's were some great times!
     
  17. cva209x50

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    Did you watch any of the predator movies in the theater?
     
  18. Vincine

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    I remember my father giving me a dollar to get him a pack of Pall Mall cigarettes, and roll of butter rum Lifesavers & a comic book for myself, and coming back with CHANGE.

    Much later, I also remember when Amazon only sold books.
     
  19. MOshooter

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    Maybe the first predator movie in the theater? We normally waited until a movie was on HBO or available at the local VHS video rental.
     
  20. cva209x50

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    I have all three of the regular predator movies (Arnold, Danny and Adrian)