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Old 12-20-09, 08:36 PM
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Shocked nobody's mentioned these! Big fad early 90's.. I want one again!

I had the T shirt/Shorts combo get-up.......in pink/purple.......and I'm a dude.

Epic fail.
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Anyone remember JASTA Soda?
Yes, I remember Josta. Good stuff.

http://www.murrayhead.com/josta/josta.html
Old 12-21-09, 07:20 AM
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So here's one I was thinking of tonight for no reason I can discern ... and I have no idea what it was called, who made it, or how you would search for it on e-Bay or Google.

This was a toy I had back in the late 70s or early 80s. It was a plastic disc, probably about the size of a 45 RPM record (speaking of "gone but not forgotten ..."). There were all these lines -- seemingly random -- die cut out of the plastic. The lines were just wide enough that you could put the tip of your pencil into it and trace them onto a piece of paper underneath. The lines were numbered, and there were corresponding numbers along the edge of the disc.

The idea was that you would put the disc down on a piece of paper and make a little hash mark right where the number "1" was on the edge of the disc. You would use a pencil to trace line number 1. Then you would rotate the disc, line up the number "2" on the edge with your hash mark, and trace line number 2. And so on, and when you were done, you would have a picture of Fred Flintstone or Scooby Doo or whoever.

Anybody remember this at all? Anybody have any links to eBay auctions, fan pages, or whatever?
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Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
So here's one I was thinking of tonight for no reason I can discern ... and I have no idea what it was called, who made it, or how you would search for it on e-Bay or Google.

This was a toy I had back in the late 70s or early 80s. It was a plastic disc, probably about the size of a 45 RPM record (speaking of "gone but not forgotten ..."). There were all these lines -- seemingly random -- die cut out of the plastic. The lines were just wide enough that you could put the tip of your pencil into it and trace them onto a piece of paper underneath. The lines were numbered, and there were corresponding numbers along the edge of the disc.

The idea was that you would put the disc down on a piece of paper and make a little hash mark right where the number "1" was on the edge of the disc. You would use a pencil to trace line number 1. Then you would rotate the disc, line up the number "2" on the edge with your hash mark, and trace line number 2. And so on, and when you were done, you would have a picture of Fred Flintstone or Scooby Doo or whoever.

Anybody remember this at all? Anybody have any links to eBay auctions, fan pages, or whatever?


I remember! No pics, but I definitely had one or more. I have no idea what they're called. I vaguely recall that mine were yellow.
Old 12-24-09, 05:20 PM
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For a minute, I thought you meant Spirograph, but that wasn't used to draw characters.
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Does anyone still have a copy of Fireball Island? I'd like to buy one from somewhere!
Old 01-26-10, 09:33 AM
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Does anyone still have a copy of Fireball Island? I'd like to buy one from somewhere!
Good luck with that. Have you seen ebay prices?

I'm pretty sure mine didn't get tossed, but I'll be damned if I know where it is.
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Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
The idea was that you would put the disc down on a piece of paper and make a little hash mark right where the number "1" was on the edge of the disc. You would use a pencil to trace line number 1. Then you would rotate the disc, line up the number "2" on the edge with your hash mark, and trace line number 2. And so on, and when you were done, you would have a picture of Fred Flintstone or Scooby Doo or whoever.

Anybody remember this at all? Anybody have any links to eBay auctions, fan pages, or whatever?
I definitely remember having them too, but I'll be damned if I can remember the name of them...

-jason


damn, I'm good. It was called "Rotadraw"

http://www.kidsera.com/links/0709.htm

-jason

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Originally Posted by Nosebleed View Post
i bought vanilla sprinkle cookie crisp when i was in michigan a few months ago. don't know if it's exactly the same though.
I picked up a box of this a couple weeks ago. It was okay, but it just tasted kind of generically sweet, as opposed to that vanilla flavor that the original had.
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Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
I definitely remember having them too, but I'll be damned if I can remember the name of them...

-jason


damn, I'm good. It was called "Rotadraw"

http://www.kidsera.com/links/0709.htm

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Awesome! Thanks!
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Does anyone still have a copy of Fireball Island? I'd like to buy one from somewhere!
Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Good luck with that. Have you seen ebay prices?

I'm pretty sure mine didn't get tossed, but I'll be damned if I know where it is.
I did, but foolishly sold it back in college, on eBay. Damn being a broke college student, though I cant remember how much I got for it.
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One of those links brought back something I had totally forgotten about. Did anybody else have any Tomy pocket games? Looking at this list, I think I had 7 or 8 of these:

http://www.masters.me.uk/pocketeers/...ocketgames.htm
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Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
I definitely remember having them too, but I'll be damned if I can remember the name of them...

-jason


damn, I'm good. It was called "Rotadraw"

http://www.kidsera.com/links/0709.htm

-jason
Cool!

Now that we have a name, I was able to find a pic of mine. I even remember the elephant:

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^That looks sweet.
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Old 01-26-10, 01:44 PM
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Loved this as a kid - take that you young'uns with your fancy DS lites!

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Planters Cheez Balls in a can. Much better than Cheetos.
Like crack! I miss those.
Hells yes.



If you Google "Planters Cheese Balls" the first link is a petition to bring them back.
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Hells yes.



If you Google "Planters Cheese Balls" the first link is a petition to bring them back.
I LOVED those.

I'm a bit dismayed that McDonalds seems to have discontinued the McSkillet Burrito.
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Loved this as a kid - take that you young'uns with your fancy DS lites!

I see your Coleco Electronic Quarterback, and raise you a Mattel Football from 1978:

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^^^ Had that one too, and the basketball. We got those things taken away from us so many times in Jr. High!
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I still have both in working condition.
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Did anyone here ever have Charles Chips delivery guy? I think you can still find these at Cracker Barrel but I doubt they are as good as back then.



Originally Posted by MR Round View Post
Anyone remember JASTA Soda?
Do you mean Josta? I loved that stuff.

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Originally Posted by Doug Heffernan View Post
Loved this as a kid - take that you young'uns with your fancy DS lites!

Originally Posted by Kmical View Post
I see your Coleco Electronic Quarterback, and raise you a Mattel Football from 1978:

I'll see your football games and raise you Coleco's Head-To-Head Baseball AND Alien Attack.


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