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TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
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Nov 1st 2014 at 10:11:01 PM

And remember when Virtual Reality was "a thing", and a lot of crappy CGI seemed to infest movies and tv?

Back when Computer Shopper was the best 7 pounds of computer articles and shopping?

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Apr 5th 2016 at 4:30:43 PM

Remember walking into a supermarket during 1998-1999 and there'd be a vending machine at the end of the store where you could buy a tiny Poke Ball containing a random Pokemon keychain figurine/non-keychain figurine?

Also, remember when Mcdonald's and Burger King actually had decent prizes in their kid's meals as well as some truly cool giveaways? (I remember the gold-plated Pokemon cards given away at Burger King during the Pokemon The First Movie promotion, as well as their promotion in the mid-Nineties/early-Noughites where'd you get specific Dragon Ball Z toys and that'd enable you to get a three-episode Dragon Ball Z VHS. Also, Also, speaking of good cartoons/anime of the Nineties, anyone remember Kids WB?

edited 5th Apr '16 5:02:15 PM by Shippudentimes

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Apr 6th 2016 at 3:43:36 AM

Yes those were the original inspiration for Pokemon. From the Pachinko arcades I believe. I still have the Burger King film cards from Pokemon 2000 I don't think I ever got the gold ones but they would have been awesome to add to my 3000 card plus collection did I still have sealed in storage never planning on doing anything with it never even played the game just collected the cards.

I never had the Dragon Ball Z one but I actually had the Yu-Gi-Oh VHS tape that was supposedly sent from Pegasus himself to all the invited contestants to the Duelist Kingdom.

My favorite of the Burger King big kids meal toys which they stopped doing that maybe over 10 years ago was the Hot Wheel cars which were real Hot Wheel cars plus I always thought they came in better-looking packages than even Happy Meals but that was personal preference as the purpose of the big kids meal was to provide a larger portion than the Happy Meal aimed at the 4 to 10 year old range or something like that. Captain D's also had a sweet bag with a lot of games and activities on it a story and even artwork same with Chick-fil-A, somewhere along the line they realized that while it is cheaper to just use the same bag for everything.

you remember the KFC laptop pack with a custom-made promotional box with cutouts pre-made for every food item to fit exactly inside?

You remember Burger King's original chicken tenders not nuggets and their honey flavored sauce which after soaking them in the sauce for a few minutes tasted mind-blowingly good better than Mc Donald's ever had? Oh and their Shake Em Up fries?

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Apr 6th 2016 at 11:46:36 PM

Ah, The '90s in fast food:

  • Wendy's had a salad bar where you couldn't just eat, you could graze. From pudding to lettuce to pasta it was heaven.

  • Arby's had this baked potato with garlic butter and mushrooms, awesome yummyness...till they canceled it! T_T

  • Burger King came to our town and those Hersey pies...mmmm-mmmm! A friend of mine was such a wargaming grognard that he bought their Anastasia toy train just so he could use it in a wargaming match a month down the road...he did things to it with sprue and other model kits....

  • Little Cesare's "Pizza! Pizza!" or as my friends called it "Cardboard! Cardboard!" It was not that tasty but it was cheap.

  • Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be a constant. Most larger Hut's had a salad bar, some KFC's would have some kinda local fare. One in PA had chocolate fudge bread pudding, aka Heaven in a cup...

  • love for TCBY? While Baskin Robbins was for trips to town or in the mall...TCBY had the flavors and yogurt was awesome when in chocolate and covered in hot fudge. They were the first waffle cones I ever saw. My daddy loved rasberries and boisenberries and TCBY had those as toppings.

We had a cafeteria chain called Furr's in NM, it was good, but over time the quality went south. Most of their loyal customers were over 50, a lot had been eating there since The '60s. They tried to get some newer customers, but they shrank down to just two locations in Alburquerque.

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Apr 18th 2016 at 5:50:05 PM

Anyone remeber the June Bugs marathon of mostly Bugs Bunny-centric Looney Tunes shorts that Cartoon Network used to do very late May until very early July back between the mid-Nineties and the mid-'Aughts?

Whatever happened to that?

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Jun 11th 2016 at 5:34:01 PM

My god all the memories. I remember so much of that.

Jun 13th 2016 at 9:59:31 PM

Do you remember the generic white and blue paper cup that was in every food court/ hospital/ movie theater everywhere? Well we've recently found out who designed it and it's back in hipster fashion you can get it on shirts and shoes and everything for it solo jazz.

Back when neon was King and somewhere between the eighties and nineties when they lead renovate and repaint over the eighties neon with 90s pastel in and make this funky Clash

Then there were the Regal stadiums. I still have one near my house. Straight neon green house With the trippy banana chili carpet back when they put it everywhere from libraries to hospitals to schools. It was supposed to be colorful and inviting yet neutral and concealing of dirt

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Jun 14th 2016 at 9:53:09 PM

Ah[up]the early 90's, The '80s left us with day-glo and neon as legitimate colors in fashion and consumer products....and 90's era design still had the day-glo hangover.

"The colors glow under a black light!"

Yeah...Waves and eye-bleeding colors were everywhere....

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Jul 6th 2016 at 8:27:41 PM

I was only a little kid in the late 90's, but I remember a lot of good stuff from those years, like playing the Sega Genesis and Gameboy Color {Those two systems were awesome} and watching a shitload of Godzilla VHS tapes {Especially since all the 90's Godzilla movies came out roughly around that time}.

WillKeaton from Alberta, Canada
Jul 7th 2016 at 10:40:56 AM

Oh, speaking of Godzilla and the 90's, that bad Godzilla movie came out, but it also spawned an animated series. And that series was GOOD. Well written characters and plenty of monsters for Godzilla to fight. It makes me wish we had a modern Godzilla series with the traditional Japanese Godzilla fighting his classic monsters, like Rodan and King Ghidorah.

Jul 11th 2016 at 1:20:32 PM

Ahhhh the 90's, my early childhood. It was the time period when I saw my first anime, which I think was Ranma 1/2, I was pretty perplexed by it when I first saw it. It was completely different from anything I had seen before, just the look of the show itself was enough to get my attention. It was also the time period when I had my first computer, I think it was back in 1996, I had an Apple Macintosh computer, and I specifically remember that the Apple logo on the computer had a rainbow color. I've always liked the logo better like that instead of plain white, but times have changed. If Apple changed the logo back to the rainbow one, people will think differently about it now. I also remember in Christmas 1998 or 1999 when I received Pokemon Red for the Game Boy along with a strategy guide, it was one of the best Christmases that I ever had. Good times indeed. Sometimes, of course, I wish I could actually go back in time and relive those moments. But tell me, would those special moments really be special if you could relive them anytime you wanted to?

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Jul 12th 2016 at 11:37:34 PM

Babylon Five or Deep Space Nine.... a surefire way to start nerds arguing...

edited 12th Jul '16 11:38:29 PM by TairaMai

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WillKeaton from Alberta, Canada
Dec 13th 2016 at 6:53:33 PM

I just happened across an item I used to own as a kid. It was a giant book where each "page" was a different Marvel board game you could play. You can see it here. Take a look through the gallery and you can see the six different board games. Make that five board games. You can't see the Spider-man one.

edited 13th Dec '16 6:54:06 PM by WillKeaton

Lunar6000 SSJ Rose from Ohio
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May 13th 2017 at 11:05:39 AM

I am a true 90's kid, I was born in 1985. I enjoyed SNES, Surge, 90s tv/cartoons, and does anyone remember the cartoon Ronin Warriors? Blasted bananas in pajamas replaced it... I was so mad. I will never forget that morning.. the last episode was to be continued and when I went to watch it the next morning... all I heard was "Bananas in pajamas are coming down the stairs... Bananas in pajamas are chasing teddy bears..." -_-.

Edit: I wanted to stick the bananas in a blender grin

edited 13th May '17 11:08:42 AM by Lunar6000

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TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
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May 13th 2017 at 9:49:39 PM

In The '90s, weight lifting became something that people other than the Jerk Jock did. I got to learn about all the painful exercises but I did get stronger. Developed a passion for running made easier now that fashions were no longer the dayglo neon of The '80s.

"It glows under a black light" was a selling point of much of the fashion from 1987-1992.

Grunge was a godsend as now I could wear sweats to class and a hoodie (so comfy).

[up]Bananas in a blender is awesome with milk and/or a scoop of icecream, it's a great after workout treat. Add cinnamon if you want a dessert substitute.

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May 14th 2017 at 9:19:26 AM

Oh I felt that was a plus into the early 2000s (granted that was me under 10, so that tends to have a certain bias).

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May 22nd 2017 at 9:38:28 AM

Going back a few to the fast food post - my first real job was at the Wendy's in my college town (the only one at the time, now there's three), and I can say unequivocally that working that damn salad bar was a pain in the ass.

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Jun 11th 2017 at 8:00:49 PM

Anyone else remember when Pikachu had that black stripe on its tail?

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TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
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Jun 14th 2017 at 12:15:26 AM

I was in college in The '90s so I'm with The Nostalgia Critic on that one: I never got Pokemon. At least transformers -transformed. Barbie had her clothes and shoes, heck she even had a "job" at Mc Donalds..if you bought the playset or had a friend who did.

Pokemon was like training for the next Cold War - the kids I saw playing the cards bought huge fat decks and were whomping the poor kids who were like "Cousin Taira, can you buy me some Pokemon cards when you go to the store".

I looked at my cousins faces and I said ''No.''

edited 14th Jun '17 12:16:00 AM by TairaMai

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Jun 14th 2017 at 5:40:22 AM

The card game was like whatever, the video game was hype

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Jun 18th 2017 at 4:39:17 PM

Tyrian is still good, although the fact that the warning voice sounds like a kid with a clogged nose weirds me out a bit.

edited 18th Jun '17 4:39:35 PM by NotSoBadassLongcoat

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Oct 25th 2017 at 3:00:35 PM

Everyone has fond memories of Goosebumps, but does anyone else remember RL Stine's other series: the Fear Street books? Used to love them as a teen and read all of the ones the library had. I even read some of the knockoff (or at least Follow the Leader) books like Nightmare Hall.

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Nov 24th 2017 at 2:59:42 PM

[up][up][up] Looks like they still play the (or a) card game, as they hold tournaments the same place I play Magic...

Of course I remember it was a bit of a playground craze the school at the time had issues accepting, just like my primary school had with Pogs... I played neither, suffice to say. (Probably too busy playing German Whist at home with my aunts to care.)

edited 24th Nov '17 3:01:28 PM by TheLyniezian

TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
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Nov 25th 2017 at 4:46:15 PM

Anyone remember The Mind's Eye film series?

edited 25th Nov '17 4:49:11 PM by TairaMai

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