Since I haven't had the luck to be born and to grow up in The United States of America, or any other western country, but rather an occupation-torn post-Soviet state that has just regained its freedom, I've never actually seen or touched half of the things on this list. And, yet, looking at all these Poo-chi dogs, Polly Pockets, and things like phone charms, I feel a massive wave of nostalgia! That's probably because we, as kids, were glued to our screens whenever they showed something like Dawson's Creek or even Hannah Montana, absorbing not only how the characters looked and talked but also the things they had. It was almost like having them yourself! Though speaking of series, we'd more often get something as old as The Little House On The Prairie or Doctor Quinn, rather than the newest episode of, say, Phineas & Ferb. 

Nevertheless, I can definitely feel the importance and the impact of the 2000s on our lives. Things were changing ever so quickly. Straight from oblivion, we went to the Western civilization and its pop culture with half-naked ladies, boy bands, electronic toys, TV series, and even portable phones (those definitely came out of some witch's brew)! Also, the sense of liberation - both literal freedom regained by my homeland and the one given to us by the ever-expanding World Wide Web - was just overwhelming. So many new cultural experiences and opportunities were never present. Starting, of course, with toys and ending with poking someone on Facebook, this decade was moving into the future at a breakneck pace.

But, without any more of my essayistic babble, let's dive a few decades back and reminisce on the things that we all loved dearly when growing up. From Tamagotchis to pencils with cartridges, and from ye olde Cartoon Network to flare jeans, you'll find many things that'll remind you of your careless youth. So, share this list full of things from your 2000s childhood with someone susceptible to the same kind of nostalgia that you are, and tell us which of these items, pop stars, or games you miss the most!

#1

Remember Watching The Pipes Screensaver?

Remember Watching The Pipes Screensaver?

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Orange is aging
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3 months ago

Screensavers are for entertainment, like the kaleidoscope watchface, change my mind

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#2

Burning The Sickest CDs In The Neighborhood

Burning The Sickest CDs In The Neighborhood

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Τapes were even better! Especially when we recorded the songs from the radio!

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#3

The Magic That Was The Scholastic Book Fair

The Magic That Was The Scholastic Book Fair

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JuJu
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3 months ago

American thing?

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Hold your hand up, anyone who feels like 2000 was like, a year ago! Well, I do. But I’m also a millennial, the generation where the oldest person is turning 40 this year. No wonder things look quite different today. With kids playing Squid Game in virtual reality lenses, you can’t help but wonder how many times more basic things used to be when I was their age.

#4

When I Was 9 Years Old My Dad Was Deployed To Baghdad, Iraq. I Gave Him These Yu-Gi-Oh Cards To Keep Him Safe. They've Been In His Wallet For 12 Years

When I Was 9 Years Old My Dad Was Deployed To Baghdad, Iraq. I Gave Him These Yu-Gi-Oh Cards To Keep Him Safe. They've Been In His Wallet For 12 Years

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Sarcastic Cow
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3 months ago

Magic the Gathering was a real thing too!

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#5

Flipping Through These As A Kid Trying To Find Your Favourite Bands Poster

Flipping Through These As A Kid Trying To Find Your Favourite Bands Poster

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Daria B
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3 months ago

Or just browsing through to see the pictures without the actual intention of buying any because you're way too young to care and thus too broke as well. ♡

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#6

The Smell Of Opening A Brand New Can Of Play Doh

The Smell Of Opening A Brand New Can Of Play Doh

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Mad Dragon
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3 months ago

I can smell this picture!

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So to find out more about where this nostalgia is all coming from and what games from our early days we have long forgotten, we reached out to Qudsia Shakeel, the content manager at Moonpig who recently found out the most iconic gifts of the last 50 years.

It turns out that just before the 2000s, it was the golden age for toys we consider iconic today. “The '90s were an especially iconic time for toys. Technological advancements presented new opportunities for toys to be much more interactive, making for a truly exciting time for the toy industry,” Qudsia told us. Moreover, she added that “there is a great sense of nostalgia brought back by these toys, the Gameboy and Furbies are seen to be true icons of the decade.”

#7

These TV Carts Always Meant Class Was Going To Be Fun When The Teacher Rolled One In

These TV Carts Always Meant Class Was Going To Be Fun When The Teacher Rolled One In

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Caiman 94920
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3 months ago

7th grade history teacher would play old Groucho Marx movies...

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#8

I Found An Old Pic Of Me Playing Computer Games. As It Turns Out I Haven't Changed Very Much

I Found An Old Pic Of Me Playing Computer Games. As It Turns Out I Haven't Changed Very Much

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Mich
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3 months ago

The flick of hair going up!

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#9

Pencils With Cartridges

Pencils With Cartridges

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Mohsie Supposie
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3 months ago

Not much fun any more if you lose one cartridge!

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"The 2000s saw no slowing down in the momentum of great toy production. Those who grew up in the naughties would remember some of the true gems of the era including the Teksta Robotic Puppy and Beyblades. Not to mention the infamous Tamagochi which saw children across the world cherishing their very own virtual pet," Qudsia commented. According to her, a combination of new technology and quirky crazes made this a standout decade for toys.

Moonpig, a brand that specializes in gifts, has seen a huge surge in interest in nostalgic gifts lately. “We are unsurprised to see a number of Gameboy cards and retro gifts being purchased today,” Qudsia said.

#10

Only Fidget Spinner I Ever Owned

Only Fidget Spinner I Ever Owned

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Robert T
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3 months ago

Plus you could also hold the ruler against the desk and go ga-doi-oi-oing with it. :D

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#11

These Are The Streets I Grew Up On

These Are The Streets I Grew Up On

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Josine Vrouwe
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3 months ago

My kid has this 😎

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#12

The Old Cartoon Network

The Old Cartoon Network

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Chyppa Homer
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3 months ago

When I was watching, this used to be the new Cartoon Network

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So which toys are we talking about, exactly? Well, you probably remember Furby, a chatty furry ball that became a must-have for children all over the world. In 1998, Furby released its first model consisting of 48 colors and 22 special editions. The same year, a whopping 1.8 million Furbies were sold and the toy was translated into 24 different languages.

#13

The Ge Alarm Clock That Everyone Seemed To Have

The Ge Alarm Clock That Everyone Seemed To Have

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Vicky Z
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3 months ago

This is so not 2000's! My parents had this thing before i was born!

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#14

Remember When You Didn’t Have To Enter Your Personal Info Online To Win A Soda?

Remember When You Didn’t Have To Enter Your Personal Info Online To Win A Soda?

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
3 months ago

When I was in high school I got Sprit free all summer because I realized if you flip the bottle over you could read the cap inside and it wound either say win free Sprite or Play Again. Not the best choice of promotion on a clear soda. 😊

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#15

Can We Please Bring Back The Holes To Put Phone Charms On Our Phones?

Can We Please Bring Back The Holes To Put Phone Charms On Our Phones?

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Joanna
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3 months ago

Yes! Let's bring netsukes back!

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Furby paved the way for other robotic toys of the 2000s that became incredibly popular. Like, the famous Teksta the Robotic Puppy. This little doggo started a huge craze in the early 2000s when kids realized they could literally fulfill their dream of having a pet, minus all the hassle. Parents were also excited with the idea, so over 7 million robotic puppies were sold in the first year. As a result, the Robotic Puppy became one of the most popular birthday gifts of the new century.

#16

Wooden Playgrounds

Wooden Playgrounds

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

These still exist and are used in the Netherlands.

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#17

Windows Pinball

Windows Pinball

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Sarcastic Cow
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3 months ago

Oh how I miss this in work...

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#18

Found An Old Polly Pocket While Cleaning My Mom’s Basement

Found An Old Polly Pocket While Cleaning My Mom’s Basement

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Elsker
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3 months ago

Me too!! The new ones are cute, but the old ones are the best!!

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Tamagotchi, a virtual pet, is basically a symbol of the 2000s. After its launch in 2005, children would carry it everywhere they went, attaching it to their belts and backpacks, in order to be always ready to take care of their pet whenever it needed them. Feeding, training and playing were part of the journey of raising a Tamagotchi, but in turn, it would grow and… not much else! Yet, many millennials still remember it with great nostalgia.

#19

Who Remembers This Ice Cream From School?

Who Remembers This Ice Cream From School?

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MGSolid Pileo
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3 months ago

I can still taste the spoon....

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#20

When You Wore Flare Jeans And It Rained

When You Wore Flare Jeans And It Rained

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JuJu
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3 months ago

Schlaghosen

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#21

Starving Your Calculator To Death

Starving Your Calculator To Death

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Luna W.
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3 months ago

The dirt on this thing makes me itchy just by looking at it... lol

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#22

The Family Computer

The Family Computer

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Daria B
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3 months ago

Yep! Nobody was called "test", though.... ^^"

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#23

Limewire

Limewire

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Feral Heart
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3 months ago

Downloading viruses and wrongly named songs since 2000

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#24

Surreal Moment Today. I Went To Oaks, PA Too Many Video Games Expo. Found My Gameboy From Early 2000’s

Surreal Moment Today. I Went To Oaks, PA Too Many Video Games Expo. Found My Gameboy From Early 2000’s

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Orange is aging
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3 months ago

Take it back. This was meant to be

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#25

I Know I'm 31 And All, But I Still Get Excited About Scholastic Book Club Order Forms

I Know I'm 31 And All, But I Still Get Excited About Scholastic Book Club Order Forms

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Helen Haley
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3 months ago

Best part of my year as a kid.

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#26

Today A 70th Years Old Ma'am Gave Me Her Nokia 3310 To Change The Battery. I Couldn't Resist

Today A 70th Years Old Ma'am Gave Me Her Nokia 3310 To Change The Battery. I Couldn't Resist

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MagicalUnicorn
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3 months ago

it needs battery change???? thought it always at 99%

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#27

MSN Messenger! Playing With Emojis Over A Decade Before It Was Cool

MSN Messenger! Playing With Emojis Over A Decade Before It Was Cool

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Joanna
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3 months ago

I had some of the worst conversations of my life on this

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#28

Linkin Park

Linkin Park

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Luna W.
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3 months ago

Still love them...

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#29

Friendship Bracelets - I Used To Love Making These

Friendship Bracelets - I Used To Love Making These

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cielphantom
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3 months ago

Ok, so I can already see all the down votes for this. I would make hate bracelet's. I would make them for my bully's and would wear them on the hidden part on my arm(dont ask I was 5).

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#30

Did Anyone Else Have A Stage In The Cafeteria Of Their School?

Did Anyone Else Have A Stage In The Cafeteria Of Their School?

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liberalarkansan
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3 months ago

Cafetorium....

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#31

Jelly Shoes

Jelly Shoes

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Sian Edwards
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3 months ago

Meh, I was wearing these in the 1980s.

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#32

The Sims

The Sims

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Sometimes it feels like we are the Sims now...

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#33

Motorola Razr V3xx

Motorola Razr V3xx

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John Bell
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3 months ago

I had one

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#34

My 20 Year Old Toy Phone And My Daughters Brand New One! Both Fisher Price

My 20 Year Old Toy Phone And My Daughters Brand New One! Both Fisher Price

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Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

These are much older than 20 years - I had one more than 40 years ago. And a little sausage dog on wheels that you pulled along - this is probably why I love sausage dogs.

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#35

Knee-Length Rainbow Toe Socks

Knee-Length Rainbow Toe Socks

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

Sooo cool, and felt soooo weird to have individually wrapped toes

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#36

My Girlfriend Got Me The Evangelion Tamagotchi For My Birthday And I'm So Excited To See Which Angel I Get First

My Girlfriend Got Me The Evangelion Tamagotchi For My Birthday And I'm So Excited To See Which Angel I Get First

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Jessica Gunn
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3 months ago

They're back!!! "In stores now!"

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#37

Girlfriend Made Me The Chatterbox From The Opening Sequence For Our Anniversary

Girlfriend Made Me The Chatterbox From The Opening Sequence For Our Anniversary

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James016
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3 months ago

We called them fortune tellers at school

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#38

The Last Blockbuster Was A Five Minute Walk From The Motel I Was Staying At

The Last Blockbuster Was A Five Minute Walk From The Motel I Was Staying At

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Marci Roberts
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3 months ago

Bend, Oregon?

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#39

You Guys Remember Boondoggle? Anyone Know Any Other Cool Stitches?

You Guys Remember Boondoggle? Anyone Know Any Other Cool Stitches?

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Ryukei Panda
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3 months ago

We call then Scoobidoo in French :)

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#40

I Restored My 16 Year Old iPod Nano

I Restored My 16 Year Old iPod Nano

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Robert T
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3 months ago (edited)

Just realised I haven't seen mine in years and wondering where on Earth I put it. Edit: Found it and plugged it in and it's still working!

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#41

Me And My Best Friend In 1999/2000 Working On Our Donkey Kong/Banjo Kazooie Fan Website Titled "The Dk/Bk Jungle"

Me And My Best Friend In 1999/2000 Working On Our Donkey Kong/Banjo Kazooie Fan Website Titled "The Dk/Bk Jungle"

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Marette
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3 months ago

Awww, the spoon collection on the wall just adds to the adorable geekiness 😅

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#42

These Cereal Bowls I Used To Eat Out Of As A Kid

These Cereal Bowls I Used To Eat Out Of As A Kid

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Anonymous
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3 months ago

I still have my full set of strawberry shortcake dishes and silverware from 1982

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#43

Farm Ville

Farm Ville

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Hello it Smee
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3 months ago

I remember my sister in law making me log in and tend her farm while she was on her honeymoon.

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#44

Plastic Tube With Water And Plastic Fish Inside It, If You Try To Squeeze It It Just Rolls Itself

Plastic Tube With Water And Plastic Fish Inside It, If You Try To Squeeze It It Just Rolls Itself

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Joanna
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3 months ago

Water Weenies!

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#45

Found My Old Nintendo DS And Nintendogs And I’ve Been Screaming At The Fake Dog To Sit For 15 Min

Found My Old Nintendo DS And Nintendogs And I’ve Been Screaming At The Fake Dog To Sit For 15 Min

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MagicalUnicorn
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3 months ago

real dog doesn't look impressed

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#46

20+ Years Of Lip Balm Pans. Who Remembers Lip Smackers And Lip Lix?

20+ Years Of Lip Balm Pans. Who Remembers Lip Smackers And Lip Lix?

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Warrior Mama
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3 months ago

I was so excited to get my daughter the same soda flavored lip smackers that I had as a kid! Had no idea they were still around!

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#47

Eminem

Eminem

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Joanna
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3 months ago

He gave every white guy an easy Halloween costume.

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#48

Cereal Straws

Cereal Straws

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Turtle42
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3 months ago

Hell yay! No plastic needed! I want chocolate!

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#49

Torture Device Known As The Sit And Reach Test

Torture Device Known As The Sit And Reach Test

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Damon Tripodi
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3 months ago

What the hell is this I've never seen this before

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#50

I Know You All Remember The Spacemaker Pencil Box

I Know You All Remember The Spacemaker Pencil Box

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Dead Panda
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3 months ago

Nope, I don't.

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