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18 memories every 90s kid will instantly relate to

If you didn’t record yourself on the Fisher Price cassette player, step out of the room.

Many photos via nostalgia on Reddit.

1. The unmistakeable smell of these

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2. Trying to get the balance right on these

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Maybe if I just bend this wing slightl.. NOOOOOOO

3. What the inside of these felt like on your fingers

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4. Coveting these

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McDonalds Changeables, as they were officially known. Not that your mam would EVER take you to McDonalds.

5. The whirring sound of this game

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6. The noise of these in full effect

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And then the sound of having them immediately taken off you by your dad.

7. The mysterious yet powerful appeal of these

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Or the female version, Polly Pocket. What did you do with them? Well… nothing, really. They just were.

8. Falling off these

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I mean seriously.

9. Mashing the paddles on this with frightening violence

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10. Making your own ‘radio shows’ on this


11. Stopping at traffic lights on this

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12. ‘Smoking’ these

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13. Getting these as prizes in school, and being VERY proud of them

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14. Almost as proud as you were if you owned one of these.

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(Before the crushing disappointment when you lost one of the nibs, and then the others wouldn’t work.)

15. This being the greatest test of human dexterity ever devised

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16. Never admitting that you were slightly scared these would hit you in the face

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17. Pretending this was your baby and/or beating your brother over the head with it

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18. And finally, the gooey stuff that leaked from this guy’s arms when you stretched him too far.

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Everything beautiful dies. :(

Many photos via nostalgia on Reddit.

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