Tuesday, 29 June 2010
We all remember the good ole days of childhood bliss. Although most have comparatively contrasting memories of growing up, there are some products we all grew up with which each ring true as being staples of a generation.
As an 80's baby, here are a few of my favorite products from the past few decades that cause unstoppable nostalgia to creep into my heart.
- Classic Kodak Instant Film Cameras
Although Kodak did just release a new instant film 300 series camera, there is nothing quite like the classic, bulky models which make that spectacular little "reeeek" sound when a picture is taken. Ever since they halted production of their 600 Kodak Instant Film, I have joined the throngs of photogs who scan eBay daily to blow hundreds of dollars stocking up on those quick developing (and quickly disappearing) marvels. Lucky for the nostalgic addicts such as me, a company dubbed "The Impossible Project" have embarked on bringing back the reign of the instant film camera with the recent release of their PX600 Silver Shade film.
- Koala Yummies
These adorable chocolate covered munchies are a time honored snack of millions of kids growing up in the 80's and 90's. Now, can I please say, where the &$#@ did they go and WHY!? At one point I was able to find the strawberry filled ones online, but as far as the chocolate ones, I haven't seen a box of them since the early 90's. Darn it, I would like to savor this treat once more before I die, please.
- Karma Beads
It took me a little while to remember what these were called, much less find a picture that properly represents them. I recall these from Junior High, placing this fad at the turn of the millennium. Who knows how marketers got every single pre-teen girl to want these, but I guess if you slap a tagline on each color such as "Wealth", "Power", or "Luck", you can get any silly female to buy them. I know I was among the avid believers. There are other bracelets dubbed "Karma Beads" that are most likely far more meaningful, but otherwise these are impossible to find.
What products of the past cause you to get a little misty eyed about your youth? What products bring back the most memories?