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cdale27 - 



Dang, those were good!

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Not a good look cowboy.

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Sernie Banders -

I remember a kickstarter for these not too long ago.  I think they're primed for a comeback 

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cdale27 - 





Yes!

That used to be my favorite at one point!

Stew or others: Do you remember the original Wonka bars - a variety of confections - that came out with the original movie?

The particular taste is still stuck in my head. I remember one of them was a sort of peanut butter thing. Had it's own flavor, different from Reeses.
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i member the peanutbutter wonka bar. Was delicious! it was scrunch

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4/27/14
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Those were good. The Wonka movie was produced by General Mills specifically to promote the Wonka Bar and other candy tie-ins. They left the director completely alone, saying "You're the film guy, you must know what to do. We're the food guys". That's probably why it turned out so well.

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1/1/01
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Such an epic thread I haven't made it all the way through yet, but...

How about "70's TV shows that weren't successful, but that everyone who ever saw them remembers?"

E.g.:


Quark (with Richard Benjamin)


When Things Were Rotten.
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The Stewed Owl - 

Eyewear of the late 1970s:



Ugh.

I'll never forget: I was a chick magnet for a while as a kid in the early 70's. Then I had to get glasses. The interest from girls dropped off a cliff, like overnight. Didn't come back for much later until comfortable contact lenses appeared and I could ditch the glasses.

The photos above explain perfectly why this happened.
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1/1/01
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Mini-Bikes!

Basically kid-sized little motorcycles. They seemed to pop up everywhere in the 70's and I begged my parents to let me have one. "No way! Too dangerous."

But the kids who lived outside the city always seemed to get one.
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Tabletop video games.

 

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1/1/01
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The Stewed Owl - 

Movies about giant bugs. They just don't make them anymore. These were a staple of my youth. Physically impossible, because of the inverse square ratio, but dang, who doesn't love giant insects?

Love his expression here:


I keep bumping this thread because I'm slowly going through the whole thing again.

When I was a kid my dad let my brother and I go to sleep and wake up for the late night horror movies (as I remember, some were even on school nights!). Among them I remember I Was A Teenage Werewolf, The Creature from the black lagoon movies, Body Snatchers, The Thing (original), The Fly, Terror Island (those weird bone-sucking creatures creeped me out!) and all the Giant Bug movies, including Them, Tarantula and my favorite, The Deadly Mantis. I loved catching praying mantises as a kid so this movie was perfect. It made a big impact on me.

Apparently there was a beautiful blu-ray transfer of this movie so I'm picking it up this weekend to re-visit the movie. Can't wait!
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Mid riff net shirts on MEN
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cdale27 -


You can still find "Curly Wurly" bars from Cadbury. Same as a Marathon bar