Wacky Packages for me. I’m sure I’m dating myself.
Not at all. Wacky Packages have been re-born so many times, that it’s impossible tp extrapolate a person’s age based merely on his/her affinity for Wacky Packages:
Now @aetris on the other hand, gave away too much by attaching an image. Based on the specific logos that are lampooned, it strongly suggests these particular stickers go back as least as far as the 70’s.
@jsh139@lseeber I graduated class of 1998. Our area was always a few years behind the trends due to our location and lack of media with most of us having no cable. I grew up with micro machines, the original NES, and ninja turtles and wouldn’t trade it for anything
/giphy 80’s kid
@jsh139@tnhillbillygal Na… you’re way younger than me then. I think there was something you said in another thread at some point that gave me that impression. But I was apparently off base, lol. You’re the same age as one of my daughters.
I was thinking lunch box (I had a Flipper and a Hot Wheels). But as @cinoclav mentioned, a Tot-50 stapler and a good eraser could make an excellent desktop racer even if it wasn’t car shaped.
But the best thing of all was not mine, it was something a friend had. An olive drab pencil case with military patches and rank insignia from his father and uncles sewn on it. He had it all through grade school. I thought that was the coolest thing ever.
Ah, school life before mobiles and hand held games.
@blaineg@RiotDemon My Compositions books from Middle and High School. Filled with ideas, stories and drawings the likes of which would, for a a modern student, would lead to an expulsion and psychiatric evaluation.
@lakertaylor13 My lunch bag from when I was in Junior High. It is purple, and I am a guy. I liked the color and I think it was on sale. I got made fun of for the color, but I just ignored it and eventually they stopped. I was one of the only kids that brought a sack lunch too.
@lakertaylor13 this was my first time commenting a picture, so there is just a random H under the picture. Also, I did not know you can’t edit your picture or caption after a few minutes. About the bag pack: This is my last backpack I used from Sophomore year of high school through five years of college. Still holding up even heavy high school books and even heavier college textbooks.
@blaineg it was updated a few days ago because if you didn’t remove the s from https, the photos didn’t show up for anyone except the person that posted. They enabled the embed function so now it’ll work, but it added the white framing that imgur has.
I had a baseball-game lunchbox - it had a spinner to determine the play, and magnetic pieces to represent baserunners. It also had a spot to wire in the scores - if you did it in pencil it could be easily erased.
My TI-85 calculator. Not because I was a nerd (I was, but hear my out), but because of all the games it played. It had a completely kick ass version of Tetris. Also, I figured out how to program it to use as a chat device with another calculator so I could chat secretly in class.