20 Things You Forgot You Had as a Kid

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

in Memorygasms

We haven’t Memory-gasmed in quite some time, so let’s do this. How many of these things did you (or someone you know) have?

A whole bunch of Wacky Wall Walkers

wacky wall walkers

This Fisher-Price A-Frame House

fisher price a-frame

Or maybe this Fisher-Price house

fisher price house

This red tumble buggy

tumble buggy

The Pizza Hut hand puppets

pizza hut puppet_opt

Or maybe the McDonald’s hand puppets

mcdonalds hand puppets

Some Bananaberry Split Bubble Yum

bananaberry split bubble yum

Or maybe some Checker Mint Bubble Yum

checker mint bubble yum

Your mom’s L’eggs egg that you kept little toys in

leggs egg

One of these on your front door

vintage metal door frame

A pair of these that somehow made it into your school backpack

safety scissors

One of these that somehow came home from McDonald’s with you (they made cool flying saucers!)

mcdonalds ashtrays

This engaging and organized database of wildlife information

wildlife treasury

These Playskool Bristle Blocks

playskool bristle blocks

Or this fantastically sticky stuff

mattel slime

Perhaps some Popoids


These double ended colored pencils

double ended colored pencils

These McDonald’s Garfield glass mugs

garfield glasses

A bag or ten of these

pizzarias chips_opt_opt

The finest in bicycle accessories

spokey dokeys

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Lamar the Revenger March 24, 2014 at 11:39 am

The screenn door one.. You’d slam the door and that thing would BANG.


Cody Mix March 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Have an aluminum screen door on my house currently, those things are tough as nails.

Pizzarias chips… sad because I know I can never treat my taste buds to those again 🙁


bmorin54 March 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

I still have an aluminum screen door on my house now. Pizzarias chips were the best, especially the pepperoni flavor. My daughter used my old Wikdlife Treasury cards for a report on turtles a few weeks ago. But the best memorygasm was the tumble buggy. I’d totally forgotten that toy!


The Sewer Den March 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Stellar selection! I remember trashing my cards, and instead, putting a heap of crayons in my Wildlife Treasury box.


OldSchool80s March 24, 2014 at 8:53 pm

I loved that A-Frame House playset!


Kevin Hellions March 30, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Sub post of things you forgot about because you didn’t own them but they were at that friend/family members house you always went to.

Also, I remember those scissors but I had to use the ones labeled “lefty”. My own scarlet A


Seth April 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

I like this. There should be a ‘part two’.


HowardTheDeck May 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

Cool, thanks for the feedback! I’d love to do another. Got any specific things you’d like to see on it?


Seth May 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

Well, I like being reminded of stuff I forgot about….


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