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

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Wanting a waterbed because they were the coolest thing ever. Also, they were the funnest things to jump on:

Knowing that any good battery-operated toy required at least half a dozen C or D batteries:

Seeing cigarette ads everywhere and not even thinking twice about it:

And there being unsupervised cigarette machines everywhere and not even thinking twice about it:

The huge confusion over there being two cartoons called Ghostbusters — it just did not make sense in your mind:

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Being inspired to draw by just looking at the cover of a Mead Académie Sketch Pad:

Being very tempted to eat Crest Sparkle because it tasted like minty candy. Oh so, so sweet:

How the illustrations from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark were actually more frightening than the stories. Okay, yes the stories were very creepy too, FTR:

Watching Gremlins and thinking you were going to watch a cute movie about a rabbit-chinchilla creature and not a frightening horror movie about monsters that terrorize a small town during Christmas:

Having a collection of Disney Read-Along Storybook and cassette books, which you'd sometimes play just for the songs they included in them:

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That every kid owned these rainbow flip-flops — that were also super painful, since the nylon on the straps would rub against your toes:

That every kid owned a pair of these Fisher-Price roller skates that were actually impossible to skate in:

That either you owned or knew someone who owned a Cabbage Patch doll whose name was immediately changed after they "adopted" it:

And that either you owned or knew someone who owned a Rainbow Brite doll that ended up covered in crayon marks and with the yarn hair all undone:

Collecting shiny Sandylion stickers that you'd get from a craft store or stationery shop:

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And, of course, displaying your collection in sticker books:

How gross the stickers you had to lick tasted in Sticker Fun books. Also, how they dried all wrinkly and never stuck right in the book:

How these Coca-Cola cups left a waxy taste in your Coke (or at least in your mind it did):

And how these were the design of the default disposable cups that everyone's family used at picnics and BBQs:

And getting hungry whenever you played the Pizza Party game:

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Playing with those sliding puzzles and eventually getting frustrated with it and just pulling out all the pieces and putting them back together correctly:

The absolute disappointment you felt anytime you made shaved ice with the Snoopy Sno Cone Maker and only ended up with a slushy mess:

And knowing that if you went to the store with your parents, they'd nine times out of ten give you a quarter to get a prize from the lucky eggs machine:

Finally, being completely traumatized by that episode of Punky Brewster where Cherie almost died after being locked in the abandoned fridge:


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Olph 4 month s ago
I seem to have grown up on a different continent
       
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Fie 4 month s ago
Olph,
And I grew up in a different decade apparently.
       
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Tom 4 month s 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 3 month s 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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