Posts tagged nostalgia
Posts tagged nostalgia
Gargoyles was Stan Winston’s first film as a makeup artist, and won him an Emmy right out of the gate. The video was my first purchase on eBay. The D.V.D. was extremely rare the last time I checked, and I don’t think I have the equipment to make screen captures from a V.H.S. These caps from Monster Memories are the best I could find. My searches mostly just turned up images from a Disney cartoon I had almost completely forgotten about.
when i was little and my parents were driving id pretend there was a man/being/thing running alongside the car who had to follow certain rules like “he can only travel by jumping from streetlight to streetlight” or “he can only walk on fences”
i was so surprised to find out that other people did similar things
i wonder what the underlying psychology behind it is
like its a really specific thing to do but almost everyone did it without telling other kids about it because we all thought it was probably weird or unimportant
I never did this and wow I can’t even tell you how creepy this is to me.
I thought I was the only one.
Yeah a huge portion of people have this imaginary traveler or car-chaser.
To this day, even when I’M driving, a part of my mind imagines something is hopping and running alongside the car, dodging or simply chopping through every street sign and telephone pole.
Sometimes I find myself twitching the muscles in my hand or foot with every “jump,” like I’m controlling the being in a video game.
I can’t believe all these other people did something so identical to what I did as a kid. My imaginary runner was a wild man who couldn’t run on anything man-made, jumping over things like streets and parking lots. I followed his imaginary movement with my eyes and sometimes my hand. He wore a knight helmet (one of those ones shaped like Darth Vader or the Shredder’s helmet) and nothing else.
So Siryl mailed me a late birthday present (like it’s ever too late) thoughtfully compensating for the fact that my entire Kenner Aliens collection disappeared one day.
Killer Crab was always one of my favorites, with his clearly more scorpion-based anatomy and “DUAL LAUNCHING…
Glad you like the stuff! I considered a few different monster toys, but the Kenner Aliens were the only ones I knew you didn’t already have.
The Aliens toys that launched smaller Aliens toys were an odd phenomenon that didn’t have a sufficient explanation and thus (unintentionally?) invited kids to invent their own. I figured adult Crab Aliens carried newly bursted Aliens from their hive in special cavities in their bodies, helping them find and devour victims until they grew to the point where they could take care of themselves. The Panther and Cougar aliens, on the other hand, lived in symbiosis with dwarf adult Aliens that provided aerial reconnaissance. I know, these answers just raise further questions.
Toys aren’t built to last. That occurred to me last week when I was trying to assemble stuff to sell or give away to other children of the Eighties. The toy boxes in my attic are full of pieces like these that have been kicking around loose for so long that I’ve forgotten what they originally went to. I can only remember them as more or less useless pieces, yet I feel nostalgic about them in that respect.
Mario and Zelda lunchbox.
That’s not how you hold an NES controller, Mario.
That’s not an NES controller though it looks more like…
THEY PREDICTED THE WII REMOTE!!!
I had this lunch box! Second grade, probably. It smashed into pieces, so I reverted to my sticker-covered Ghostbusters lunch box. But before that happened, my friend gave me hell for calling Link “Zelda.”
That’s right, I got Gannon-banned in second grade.
These constipated Ninja Turtle figures were produced by Playmates in 1994. They broke out of plastic eggs by snapping upward from a crouching position, hence the strange legs.
April 2, 1988. Does anybody recognize that toy?
Edit: It’s the Bronze Dragon from the Dungeons & Dragons line from Lewis J. Norman Toys Ltd., released 1984. I can only speculate as to why its tail is a different color.
I made this, and I lived this.
That monster was a lot scarier the last time I saw it.