Do You Remember These Random ’80s Things? (47 PICS + 2 GIFS)

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The anticipation of finally getting to your "computer time" day and thinking, This will be the time that I beat The Oregon Trail:

Not being able to get enough of the scent of a scratch-and-sniff sticker that you liked and being worried that if you scratched too much the scent would fade away sooner:

Having to decide after school whether you wanted to get a Pink Panther bar (for the bubble gum, of course) from the ice cream truck...

...or a sugary but refreshing Mickey's Parade popsicle:

Wanting a My Buddy and/or Kid Sister...

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Knowing better than to touch your Shrinky Dinks for a good long while after taking them out of the oven, because they took FOREVER to cool down (seriously, those things burned if you touched them too soon):

Realizing that 75% of the fun of playing with Colorforms was sniffing them:

Loving your Popple, but always having an absolute struggle to get it back into its ball shape:

The absolute joy you got watching Muppet Babies (even if it was just a rerun):

Thoroughly enjoying Square One, even though you knew it was educational:

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But mainly watching Square One just for "Mathnet":

Browsing your local mom-and-pop video store, and usually having to settle for renting something else because they typically only carried a copy or two (at most) of a particular movie:

And always trying to peek into the adult section in the back of the video store that was hidden behind the swinging café doors:

How using one of these was the only way to make popcorn on a movie night:

Owning a Rubik's Cube and having no idea how you got it:

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...Thriller (which, like, EVERYONE you knew owned a copy of)...

..and We Are the World 45:

How nobody could convince you that Kenner's Family Tree House wasn't part of Fisher-Price's Little People collection. And just how much fun you had playing with it:

Going to several birthday parties where they served a character cake that was 85% frosting:

Every once in a while, being grossed out by one of your Garbage Pail Kids cards:

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Being more than a little freaked out by The Dark Crystal (especially by the "life essence" stealing scene):

And being freaked out by everything in The NeverEnding Story (but especially the scene where Artax died in the Swamp of Sadness):

Having these McDonald's glasses...

...and Burger King Return of the Jedi glasses as your go-to juice or milk glass — even as the paint on them faded:

Having one of these country goose cookie jars in your family's kitchen, which usually had matching glasses, dish towels, and plates:

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Olph 1 month ago
I seem to have grown up on a different continent
       
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Fie 1 month ago
Olph,
And I grew up in a different decade apparently.
       
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Tom 1 month ago
With the exception of the Snoopy Sno Cone maker, most of these were 90s kids. These are very late 80s.
       
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Tiffany 1 month ago
Tom,

Agreed. I was born in 80 and remember almost all of these so it points to the middle-end of the decade.
       
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