Admit it, your childhood kind of ruled (38 Photos)

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  • thrust parker

    #7 one of the worst gaming systems ever!

    • Escelante

      And by "worst", you mean best, right?

    • danny

      no thats the xbox 360 your thinking of

    • CableGuy2011

      You have to be kidding me! Dreamcast ruled! Try playing NFL 2K with your buddies and selecting you plays on the controller screen, you actually had to know football then to play!

      And 2nd reason why it ruled….Crazy Mother Fucking Taxi! Hells yeah!

      • ChiSide

        You have 10 CRAZY minutes!

    • Matt

      agreed, terrible.

    • http://www.xplicitbootlegs.com TripKore

      I had to chime in on this one. Sega revolutionized gaming with this. 4 controllers, first console on the internet. Graphics were a big step up from the original PSX. Shitloads of games. And you didn't have to mod it. Simple file/hardware glitch allowed you to play any game for free!

      You sir, fail.

      • Shinanigins

        My friend and I dominated NBA2k on the internet….. it was the most amazing thing ever at the time.

      • Bobby

        Word on the street is they're coming out with a new verison of Dreamcast!!!

        • Robert

          "Word on the street…"you're a fucking idiot.

      • KyleGamgee

        "play any game for free!" – This was fatal. Console makers LOSE MONEY on every system sold, hoping to make it back with software sales, meaning games. Piracy killed the Dreamcast – killed it dead and about took SEGA with it.

        My favorite game was Chu Chu Rocket. ❤

    • Mr.Awesome

      that's blasphemy, and you should die.

    • Tress33

      The only reason the Dreamcast disappeared so quickly was because of Playstation. If you actually play one (a buddy of mine had one in college a couple years back) it's pretty damn solid for the time.

    • inaparkinglot

      Street Fighter Third Strike. That is all.

      • Daith_Lee

        Which I still play on there and xbox live..

    • hMMMM

      is that Randy Moss on the cover? Remember him and Cris Carter tearing it up, and Culpepper just launching bombs and trucking people? They've really been pitiful since, but they did have a few nice regular seasons in the late '90s

    • El Jefe

      While the good Chivers have already fixed your flawed thinking, I still wonder how the DC made this list. Feels like 3 weeks ago.

      • Adam

        Add House of the Dead 2 to the list of great games on the Dreamcast.

        • the other Adam!

          hell yes!! that one was awesome!!

    • Cotteux

      One of the best console I know, and I have a lot of console more than 50.

    • TurboCDN

      Thrust parker, are you serious or are you just trolling because this was one of the best systems ever. The graphics beat out any other system of it's time and the games were great. The things that killed it were Sega's track record (Sega 32x, Sega CD, Sega Saturn all flopped) and very few games were available for it. That is why Sony won. Sony had a ton of games available for the Playstation (even though well over half of them were crap).

    • Toby

      Ready 2 Rumble Boxing + Toy Commander … Your argument is invalid

    • charlie

      #12
      Seriously dipshit, when you have this turd to compare it to?

  • ncguy

    #37 “air brakes”…still watch it every year

    • Dick Folgers

      Thank you Ernest for saving Christmas!

    • BMerce33

      "Oh christmas tree, Oh christmas tree……. Oh christmas tree oh christmas tree"

  • DvoEsq.

    #34. Why does Mario look like Jesse Jackson?

    • Nbarker

      ***skeletor

    • Thunderhorse

      it's castle grey skull

    • me.

      How many of you had "Point Dredd and the Talon fighter?" that weird outpost with the big honking plain, that would actually attach to Castle Greyskull???

      I know I did. – 25 years ago…

      • me.

        plane, even

  • Piper

    24 Avoid the noid!

    • Underbaker

      #24 Yeah those kids are doing a lousy job of it.

    • Hoss

      Perhaps it was the Noid who should have avoided me.

      • JHL1

        or my name isn't Adam We

        • robbie_R

          Is it? Who is this, how did you get this number, don't call here anymore. Guess I showed him who's Adam We

    • Mash

      He ruins pizzas!

  • Dusti

    I miss it all so much. It was awesome in the early 90’s!

  • gus

    Killer clowns from outer space=still creepy

  • drewski

    #39 did anybody actually get the tootsie pop prize when u showed em the indian on the wrapper?? Its awesome how everyone remembers this

    • Iceman2509

      I never tried, but I always wondered if it was true.

    • USAF
      • theRealRealist

        Snopes is wrong for a change…Rite Aid where I lived did, but no one else would.

        • Dork

          Snopes is right, if you read the article it says that some stores offered free candy in exchange but it was not sanctioned by tootsie. So, whoever was in charge at your local Rite Aid decided to do it…you said yourself that they were the only place that would. How does that make snopes wrong?

    • theRealRealist

      Rite Aid was the only place that I knew of that accepted them. They only did a couple at a time though, so you couldn't cash in a whole stack of these.

    • PJH

      at the youth baseball park during our games, we used to take them up to concession stand and they would give us a free tootsie pop in exchange for the wrapper with a star on it

    • Sweet D

      A local store in my town did, but it was a small town so who knows.

    • Lisa

      I actually sent my wrapper in to the company, and they sent me back some letter with the ancient tale of how the Tootsie Roll got put into the center of the Tootsie Pop. Not QUITE the free bag of candy I was expecting, but still kind of neat.

    • Sleeping Giant

      Huh. I never knew about that SNOPES thing, but my local corner store honored that and always gave me another Tootsie Roll Pop…it wasn't a bag of candy. They just gave me another one.

    • sadman

      My 7-11 did it for a few years and then one day told me there was no policy for the give away 😦

    • http://www.Jackelmoto.com Jackelone

      Every store I went into in Colorado did it! yay

      • JHL1

        Really? Both of them?

  • All methed up

    Adam west took care of the noid

  • ryan

    surf ninjas was an epic movie but it sure wasn’t on dvd in the early 90’s

    • Underbaker

      Wanted to prove him wrong but got this from Wikipedia…
      "The DVD Video format was first introduced by Toshiba in Japan in November 1996, in the United States in March 1997 (test marketed),[6] in Europe in October 1998, and in Australia in February 1999."

    • NateyTheGreaty

      Surf Ninjas was actually my favorite movie as a kid. I (annoyingly) watched it multiple times per week. I will admit I still have a copy on VHS, haha.

  • Missoula

    Being a kid was rad!! I’d still like to play with some of this shit on Saturday as I eat a bologna and cheese sandwich.

    • HotDogFingers

      Yeah buddy! I tutor kids now and even the really young ones have iPhones and facebook accounts. Our childhood was so much better.

    • DTCM

      a chiver in Missoula, MT? For while there I was thinking I was the only one.

  • Cali

    I just bought my 3 year old son He-Man and he loves it!!

  • Shane

    Take the support straps out of those moon boots you can make an awesome launcher

    • Kick. It

      I used to have rubber band wars with them after twisting my ankle on them

  • Nick Burns!

    #6 I totally have one of these. It folds out and there is even a trapdoor! Fuck yes!

    • MacNCheesePro

      Still got mine too!

  • bathoris

    #34 greyskull castle FTW !!!

    • MacNCheesePro

      Still got mine!

  • J

    Wtf is #29

    • NateyTheGreaty

      We had them in gym class on the wall – you held onto two peg-like tools, and you put them in the holes and tried to climb to the top using your arm strength.

      • bigdeal

        that peg board was a bitch. like 1 kid was only able to do it while we all stood around and admired him

      • Steve

        I bet 90% of the kids today still can't do it

        • passwordistaco

          That's the 99% you're thinking of.

  • bobby b

    first

  • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

    Chivers, I'm getting bored with y'all.
    What new things can I do to annoy you?

    Hugs,
    Paula
    – still missing her muse

    • Pat

      keep breathing

    • Scott

      Jesus Christ, get a hobby. Seeing you troll this site endlessly is actually pathetic now.

      • Daniel

        boredom and no filter can get ugly

    • Tony Z

      Tell everyone the DAR stands for Day After Reddit

      • passwordistaco

        reddit sucks

    • jeff

      you do need to come up with something new i don't look forward to your trolling the way i used to…

    • We Love You Paula

      Dear Paula, I love you like a fat kid love cake, like a prostitute loves a john, Like a Emo loves razorblades, Like skinny jeans love lowering peoples chances of having kids, Like a chubby girl loves hohos, like a bulimic loves a good puke, like a warm BJ on a crisp morning, like a woodchuck loves chucking wood if a woodchuck could chuck wood and like a good woman loves a kitchen. Paula, you are the ying to the Chives yang…You complete us ❤

      • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

        Awwwww, you're so kind… ❤ I love you like Bill Clinton loves a cigar, like Chivers love any pic that shows some skin and like the departed queen Chivette loves… me.
        I think I'll stick around some more…

        Hugs,
        Paula

        • All Hail The Queen

          Like the hating trolls love to pick on the departing queen Chivette who was far too kind to be nice to them. They don't deserve her Paula, they just don't.

        • PISSFLAPPAULA_

          FUCK PAULA_ JIZZ ON PAULA_ HAIR

        • Underbaker

          Yep, just like Obama loves to screw the middle class, just like Atheist love to mess with Christians, and just how Chivers/Chivettes love to buy t-shirts. We do love you Paula, it would never be the same without you.

          • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

            Like Chive loves to steal from Reddit, like Lindsay loves the snow, like John loves the Sexy Chivers Selection Process, like Paula loves to set cats on fire.

            Hugs,
            Paula

            • Fill the Crown

              O mi amore, Cats are not worthy of your pyromania needs. Have you begun the selection process for the new Chivette Queen our fairy godmother??

              • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

                No; it's not possible to replace somebody who was irreplaceable.

                Hugs,
                Paula
                – Fan testimonial: "Now I hate Paula as much as the next guy, but you gotta admit … this one was funny."

                • ChRis

                  Paula should submit sexy chiver photos 🙂

    • marklar

      leave the kitchen

  • etcrr

    I must be as old as fuck cause all of these are way after my childhood

    • dallas1354

      Thumbs up for being old.

    • http://www.myspace.com/theamericanmaniacs BentWrenches

      You must be ancient,Cause I'M old and I remember most of this stuff.

    • SquishyFlint

      If you're only realizing that because of a Chive nostalgia post, then you're still young enough 🙂

  • Alpal

    First!

  • Juan

    #7 The most underrated video game console of all time. It was revolutionary and ahead of it's time! RIP Dreamcast

    • 6655321

      What RIP? If you have an ethernet adapter that was sold for them you can still play a lot of the games online and make your own. It's still a kickin' system.

    • Jamie

      Maybe if they made the system with a DVD player, like Playstation, it might have succeeded. Definitely NOT ahead of its time.

      • Adam

        Wasn't it the first system to allow online play? I believe that would qulify as being ahead of it's time.

        • The_Dood

          I believe that the Saturn was. I know it is capable of going online because I have one. If I remember correctly Atari was actually originally planned to have some sort of quasi online play.

  • 3MC

    I fucking loved micro-machines!

    • fed

      too bad they were fucking expensive…

    • USAF

      Until you stepped on one!

      • SimonPhoenix

        LMAO .. Funny cause it's true!

  • STEVE

    #35 STILL A CLASSIC

    • Jay Costanza

      Still scary as fuck.. Say what you will about the acting, dialog, and script but the way those clowns look still creeps me out.

      • Stinky Thumbs

        What the hell is it? It doesn't look familiar at all.

        • big red

          I think it it is Killer klowns from outer space

          • Red Rabbit

            Epic, but the thing I remember most is being thirteen and completely fascinated by the concept of a chick that could make her boobs inflate.

            • Dream_Weaver

              I'm 37 and still fascinated by that concept.

              • SimonPhoenix

                DITTO (althought NOT quite 37 .. still fascinated)

    • Homestar13

      Still the reason I hate clowns to this day.

      • MacNCheesePro

        Me too! That movie scared me more than any other movie I'd seen!

  • Huzzah

    #6 I found a Technodrome at a local shop, and purchased it for my nephew.
    #34 Castle Grayskull. . . nice.

    • DrGarnicus

      Chive on for buying that toy for your nephew! That rocks!

  • Scott

    #34

    …ah, memories.

  • Mad Hittman

    #8 Can it be that it was all so simple then? The good ol days…

    • Matt

      That's me in the green. It was my 12th birthday mega-sleepover. I'm 40 and a half now. Notice the Love Boat on the dial TV. Good times.

      • passwordistaco

        40 and a half? What did you do when you ran out of fingers and toes?

    • radiodial

      No kid in the pic is obese, many thing have changed….

    • Paul

      That is me on the bottom right in the red and white shirt. A few years later I brought the Clapper to attach to the TV….it burnt out the TV. We removed the Clapper and pretended that we didn't know why the TV was broken. Matt was very happy because it resulted in a new TV. Clap on..Clap off……yeah it never clapped on again.

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