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Torpedo Run!

Posted on 11. Jul, 2018 by .

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Back in 1986 there were 2 “board” games that were on my Christmas list. One was “Fireball Island” and the other was “Torpedo Run”. Unfortunately, I didn’t get Fireball Island (still looking for this to this day). I ended up getting Torpedo Run, which was the biggest board game I’ve ever owned. The board was […]

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Six Flags St. Louis – vintage commercials

Posted on 03. Jul, 2018 by .

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Well, we’re in the heat of summer now. And nothing says Summer like a trip to the local theme park. And for me that was Six Flags (St. Louis). Let’s look back at a few commericals from the early days of Six Flags. Screamin’ Eagle (1976) My home theme park was Six Flags. At some […]

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Double Dare

Posted on 13. Jun, 2018 by .

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Back in 1986, a new game show came to Nickelodeon called “Double Dare” It was one of the first game shows that was geared towards kids, and kids would compete. It was normal enough asking trivia questions to win money. But, the big draw was the physical challenges and the Obstacle course. Marc Summers was […]

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More 80s food commercials, volume 3779

Posted on 07. Jun, 2018 by .

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Looking through 100s of VHS tapes takes time. One thing I’ve noticed when searching through a VHS from 1982 is there sure were a lot of drug commericals. There were commercials for Anacin 3, Bayer Aspirin, Tylenol, Dristan, etc. etc. I find most of those commercials boring and similar. But, in between all those ads, […]

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Rail Blazer – Roller Coaster from 1984

Posted on 27. Feb, 2018 by .

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Back in 1984, Six Flags St. Louis (or Six Flags Over Mid-America as it was called at the time) opened a brand new roller coaster. This wasn’t an ordinary coaster. This was one of the first of it’s kind. In fact, there were only 3 stand up coasters in the USA. Two of the coasters […]

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Dum-Dums – Holiday Pops

Posted on 20. Dec, 2017 by .

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This post sucks. Get it? Yeah, 9 different flavors of dum-dum suckers just in time for Christmas. I don’t know if this is new this year or just a common thing. But, it looked like a great time to write a new post. So, lets look at the flavors we have: Merry Cherry, Sugar Plum, […]

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Kmart’s Merry Halloween-mas display

Posted on 20. Sep, 2017 by .

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I love Halloween. I’ll be the first one to say that I’m ready to decorate right after Labor Day. Some would say it’s too early, but not for me. If you go into a store in early September, they’ll be clearing out the pencils and books for Skeletons, Pumpkins, and candy. Our story starts with […]

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Saturday Morning Videos

Posted on 15. Aug, 2017 by .

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Back in 1990, we were still in the hey-day of Saturday Morning Cartoons. ABC, CBS, NBC, & Fox all had a sweet lineup of cartoons. Look at this schedule (taken from Wikipedia). Either, I watched a lot of tv back in 1990, or this was just a prime year for me. Let’s see, I would […]

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1983 McDonald’s Space Explorer Calendar

Posted on 04. Aug, 2017 by .

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My new obsession has been searching through old VHS tapes that were recorded back when I was a kid. The oldest ones I’ve found sofar have been from 1982. And today, I’m going to write a whole article about one of the products. Judging the title of this article, I’m sure you can figure out […]

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Fast Food Commercials from the early ’90s

Posted on 02. Jul, 2017 by .

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So, I recently found a new VCR from a garage sale. I paid a hefty $1 for the thing. You see I’ve got boxes of VHS tapes from when I was a kid. I’ve been wanting to go through them and archive some of the old commercials and tv shows. You really don’t know how […]

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