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Date: 03/25/11 08:00 AM

94 Responses to This Is Your Childhood

  1. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    March 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    Link: This Is Your Childhood - 50 pictures to take you back.
  2. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:05 am
    YCDTOT was a great show
  3. Profile photo of ForSquirel
    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2188 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:05 am
    poo I`m old, I remember all of those.
  4. Profile photo of sidewyz8
    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
    843 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:08 am
    I did NOT like #17 :`(

    Ha, a Skip-It. I got so excited the other day when I thought I saw one in Walmart.
  5. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    March 25, 2011 at 8:09 am
    I remember most of these and I`m a 90`s kid.
  6. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:09 am
    I remember that old multiplication computer game. Wow.
  7. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 25, 2011 at 8:13 am
    Kind of all over the place. Some of those things I had as a child, but there are quite a few that didn`t exist until I was an adult. I had a View Master (they were pretty cool) in 1972 when I was six, but I don`t remember seeing a Koosh ball before I was in my 20`s.

    They still make Squirt. I still drink it. Not sure how it`s supposed to take me back to my childhood.

    Hmmm. I think this post officially makes me a grumpy old man.
  8. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:16 am
    i just nostalgia`d all over myself. i`m gonna go clean up now.
  9. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:18 am
    GParadox, its number munchers, did you have to play it in school too?
  10. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:19 am
    I recognised maybe a third of these, at best. I`m assuming they`re very American?
  11. Profile photo of beckpratt
    beckpratt Female 18-29
    204 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:26 am
    I remember almost all of these! This was awesome! A lot of these, like the "burger jail" I completely forgot until now. Thanks, IAB!
  12. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
    1250 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:26 am
    #45 - What show is that? its on the tip of my tongue...
  13. Profile photo of MurphyBed
    MurphyBed Female 18-29
    126 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:28 am
    Oh god...that metal playscape with the hamburger cop head. I...I remember that. Gave me chills, man.
  14. Profile photo of rikguenther
    rikguenther Male 18-29
    25 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:31 am
    I had those blankets in #47 as a child.

  15. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:32 am
    I remember the matel football game. It was just a few red blinking LEDs but we though it was amazing. The world has moved on.
  16. Profile photo of nubblins
    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:34 am
    ..and the 18-29 age bracket comes out in hordes with a collective nostalgic sigh.
  17. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:34 am
    I`m not THAT old.
  18. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:36 am
    I want the 90`s back.
  19. Profile photo of Skythe
    Skythe Male 18-29
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    March 25, 2011 at 8:37 am
    Holy poo.
    It`s like it read my mind.
    Con-flabbit this newfangled technology is new and SCARY! I Miss the days when all we had was a Lite-Brite and we liked it!
    *Angry old man fist*
  20. Profile photo of incubus_inc
    incubus_inc Male 18-29
    977 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:38 am
    Holy crap I thought I was original.
  21. Profile photo of tbored
    tbored Male 30-39
    178 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:39 am
    *sigh*...............
  22. Profile photo of RoniC
    RoniC Female 40-49
    148 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:41 am
    Wow... I remember every single one of those.....

    Now I feel old, lol.
  23. Profile photo of EdiMesic
    EdiMesic Male 18-29
    594 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:46 am
    Nope, nothing. Aside from the Duck Hunt game
    and NES.

    I R 2 young.
  24. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:50 am
    I only saw a couple because The Chive keeps causing IE to abort the loading operation (oh yeah, and then it spammed the hell outta me by continuosly spawning blank pages)
    But anyway, wasn`t born until late `86 so some of these were a little too early, but thanks for the memories. Anyone notice how huge Mario`s pupils were on that Super Mario 2 picture?
  25. Profile photo of TannerW
    TannerW Male 18-29
    156 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 8:56 am
    -Yesterday, I turned 29 years old.
    -Moments ago, I read this list.
    -And now...
  26. Profile photo of TheiaRenown
    TheiaRenown Female 18-29
    426 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:04 am
    All I need is a scrunchie and it`s just like yesterday again...this does take me back.
  27. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:05 am
    so cool.
  28. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:07 am
    That Mattel hand-held football game was probably my favorite thing ever as a kid - beep. beep. beep. beep. beeebeeebeeebeeebeeebeebeeeee!!!

    Loved loved loved Simon and and they forgot Merlin and Allstar baseball. I was never allowed to have "real" video games like Atari or Intellivision because my dad was convinced they would ruin the TV.
  29. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:07 am
    THere were a couple that I didn`t recognize, but man I`m starting to feel old.

    Some of those toys my mom just pulled out for my son to play with, lol!
  30. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7604 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:08 am
    Not my childhood- some my kids may have had but wrong continent I think. What do I remember- Spangles, Clackers, Bumper boots, Narnia, Ladybird books, Potty Putty, .....
  31. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:09 am
    What was #8 called again?
  32. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:09 am
    Oh man, I want to have a day and make this list happen!
  33. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:10 am
    chrismunch, yes im guessing very much so.

    captainpabst, step by step, youre welocome.

    Creabhain, i still have min, and the baseball game too.

    Trypno, i was born in `87 and I remember all of this, so i think you were just deprived.

    Vindictive, I think we all do. but alas, its so far gone, and shall never return. *saddest face ever*
  34. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:11 am
    I remember #25 from the 90s actually.
  35. Profile photo of willtrottier
    willtrottier Male 18-29
    34 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:15 am
    the dark crystal... damn that movie was horrible now that i look back at it.
  36. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:17 am
    #10 i remember the frist playland
  37. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:22 am
    cajun a few of these that originated in the nineties.

    including: 7, 16, 33, 45, and 46. plus most of them spilled over. Thats why late `80s and `90s kids like myself probably get the most joy from this list.
  38. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:22 am
    I used to love my fisher price garage....

    and even though it`s about 33 years since i last played with one, I can remember the clicking sound that elevator used to make whenever you tried to squash a car underneath it like it was just yesterday.
  39. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:22 am
    willtrottier, thems fightin words to some of my friends.
  40. Profile photo of Toider
    Toider Male 18-29
    452 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:26 am
    Nostalgia just smacked me like a sock full of GI Joes.
  41. Profile photo of fivezones
    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:42 am
    I enjoyed looking at the fisher price garage...until a popup ad snapped me out of it.

    I was always trying to get my friends to play "iottle people" with me even though they were pretty sick of it.
  42. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:45 am
    ... if you are born in America
  43. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:59 am
    wow memories...

    todays kids will list

    cellphone
    laptop
    facebook

    thats it........
  44. Profile photo of 1gr8slice
    1gr8slice Male 40-49
    364 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:59 am
    Unfortunately, too old for most of these, but Mattel football FTW!!! That has math class written all over it...
  45. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
    876 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 10:13 am
    Koosh Ball!
  46. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 10:22 am
    @HalfPintRoo

    Dont forget Videogames
  47. Profile photo of DasUberPoop
    DasUberPoop Male 30-39
    209 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 10:24 am
    I used to love that damn LED football game. Couldn`t do a damn thing with it, but hey, it made noise.
  48. Profile photo of snunicycler
    snunicycler Male 18-29
    87 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 10:28 am
    This is exactly what my childhood looked like! I`m 25
  49. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Ah, the memories.
  50. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 11:16 am
    ah the 80s...the decade I grew up in and the best decade ever!

    oh and to the guy that is 25...sorry this was before you kid.
  51. Profile photo of Jaellot
    Jaellot Male 18-29
    95 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 11:21 am
    I still have #11, in the attic at my parents` house. I actually have the issues that were simply Nintendo Magazine, as I recall one having the cover of Link for Link`s Adventure on it. Awesome.
  52. Profile photo of lukeforv123
    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1058 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 11:25 am
    I`m not crying, I just got a little dust in my eyes
  53. Profile photo of ZiggZagg
    ZiggZagg Male 13-17
    243 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 11:32 am
    I remember the Goosebumps books... I LOVED them!!!! :D
  54. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    this made me go "awww yeah" and "omgz i remember that!"
    made me feel all nostalgic
  55. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    Forgot this too - we don`t know why, but we all had one.


  56. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    butterfly in the skyyyyy, i can go twice as hiiiiiiiigh. take a look. its in a book. reading rainboooooooowww! XD
  57. Profile photo of MrHoobToYou
    MrHoobToYou Male 40-49
    405 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    I remember absolutely nothing about my childhood.
  58. Profile photo of jen00384
    jen00384 Female 18-29
    229 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    This was when toys, cartoons, movies and games were great. I would not want to be a kid today.

    Awesome post!
  59. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    loved every bit of this :-)
  60. Profile photo of shalantas
    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    can i go back in time PLEASE!!!!!!!!
  61. Profile photo of SapphireHart
    SapphireHart Female 18-29
    412 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    Totally played with one of those rainbow parachutes the other week... :D
  62. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    No it isn`t
  63. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    "Danaburger". Might well be the first girl i ever thought of, while masturbating. And her mother too..:-D
  64. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    oystah, never had an original stretch, but i did have the build stretchy people factory toy set thing.
  65. Profile photo of premierwondr
    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    March 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    Wtf did you Euro`s play with?
    I remember all of this like it was yesterday.
  66. Profile photo of srslylia
    srslylia Female 18-29
    63 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Wow I remember every one of those. That FisherPrice cash register hit close to home I had that thing for years during my childhood. Wow thanks for the stroll down memory lane that was awesome.
  67. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    I surprisingly remembered the majority of these things :) *Reminiscing*
  68. Profile photo of c3rv4
    c3rv4 Male 18-29
    270 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    I still play tetris!! =D
  69. Profile photo of Milo_Pretzel
    Milo_Pretzel Female 18-29
    180 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    Wow!! I can`t believe how many things we`re without these days :( Good trip to my very young days.
  70. Profile photo of regalia13
    regalia13 Female 18-29
    212 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    That was great. Toys were so much better back then
  71. Profile photo of icklevamp
    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    Being British, I never saw those pen bangles. I found 6 for £1 last week and bought a tonne, kinda jealous you guys had them as kids.
  72. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    I had #35, my cousin had #49, the rest?

    IIIIII`MMMM SOOOOOO OOOOOOLLLLLLDDDDDD! :-(
  73. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33091 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    I had these! They were my favorite toy (when I was 5)

    Sta-Lox Building Blocks!!!
  74. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm


    Where are the trolls!?
  75. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    90% of this stuff still exists.
  76. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    5cats, those look like funky legos.
  77. Profile photo of PinkHomicide
    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    what is number one from!? it`s so familiar but I can`t place it! its driving me crazy
  78. Profile photo of ak2nc1
    ak2nc1 Female 18-29
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    March 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm
    OMG. This was epic... really took my back. Thanks IAB for slapping me with the realization that I`m gonna die soon and my prime has long since passed.
  79. Profile photo of Jen-O-Bear
    Jen-O-Bear Female 30-39
    121 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    I totally had the She-ra toothbrush. The counter to the He-man one.
  80. Profile photo of xxamsey
    xxamsey Female 18-29
    858 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    drating clowns.
    Why did that have to be there.
    Nearly poo my pants.
  81. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    pinkhomicide, thats dark crystal.
  82. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    Dark Crystal hell yeeeaaaaahhh
  83. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    Pitfall for the win. Number 45 what show was that, i totally remember it, just cant pic the name
  84. Profile photo of Barrye
    Barrye Male 18-29
    127 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    Suprer Mario bros covers, yeeeeeaaaah!
  85. Profile photo of nnotdead
    nnotdead Male 18-29
    139 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    Step by Step
  86. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    March 25, 2011 at 11:54 pm
    @Fatninja01

    it was "Step by Step". I`m with you, knew it just not name so went on an internet hunt for it until i found it.
  87. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    March 26, 2011 at 12:16 am
    Meh. A lot of these seemed more 80s than 90s. I was born in 1991.
  88. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    March 26, 2011 at 2:56 am
    Oh gosh, The Dark Crystal on number 1! Still one of the greatest films of the 80s! ^^
  89. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    March 26, 2011 at 7:40 am
    Now I feel old.

    I still have #49 though and it still works.
  90. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
    1401 posts
    March 26, 2011 at 8:43 am
    drat yeah friut stipe gum!
  91. Profile photo of nikki_noo
    nikki_noo Female 18-29
    98 posts
    March 26, 2011 at 5:18 pm
    Oh boy, nostalgia overload.
  92. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    March 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    "Suprer Mario bros covers, yeeeeeaaaah!"

    I remember how excited I was when I got it, and how sad I was when I outgrew it.
  93. Profile photo of BiGpHiL
    BiGpHiL Male 18-29
    261 posts
    March 28, 2011 at 12:21 am
    OMG nostagia had so much fun with #3 when I was a kid and #49 took me long time to know what I was actually doing :D so much fun with those toys
  94. Profile photo of little_flowe
    little_flowe Female 18-29
    11 posts
    April 4, 2011 at 9:31 am
    Lol at 45 - PRIMA - czech tv programme

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