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by Jessy Krupa

31 Dec 2010


Now that the Christmas season has passed and the gifts have already been received, let’s take a nostalgic look at popular gifts through the years. The 1980s…

Cabbage Patch Dolls: It may be hard to imagine now, but these cloth-bodied dolls with plastic heads were the must-have toy of 1983. Fights broke out among crowds of angry Christmas shoppers who were looking for the nearly-sold out dolls.

by Jessy Krupa

30 Dec 2010


Now that the Christmas season has passed and the gifts have already been received, let’s take a nostalgic look at popular gifts through the years. The 1970s saw a boom in electronic technology, but many presents were still pretty old school.

Atari Pong: Before Xbox, Nintendo 64, or Sega Genesis: there was Pong. While you can probably play it on your cellphone today, it was a huge gift in the 1970s. In 1976, they sold for about $55.

 

by Jessy Krupa

29 Dec 2010


Now that the Christmas season has passed and the gifts have already been received, let’s take a nostalgic look at popular gifts through the years. The 1960’s saw the introduction of many gifts that are still popular today.

Milton Bradley Mystery Date Board Game: The original 1965 version costs over $100 online, but a 2005 version is more readily available. (I personally have the High School Musical version.)

 

by Jessy Krupa

28 Dec 2010


Now that the Christmas season has passed and the gifts have already been received, let’s take a nostalgic look at popular gifts through the years. The 1950’s marked the beginning of mass TV advertising, making the following items popular gift ideas.

Remco Electronic Transistor Radio: It was the iPod of the 1950s. Brand new transistor technology made radios so inexpensive that children could put one together as a science lesson.

 

by Jessy Krupa

24 Dec 2010


While some music fans believe that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a great honor, others believe that it’s only a chance for self-important insiders to throw a party for their favorite acts. However, the nominations were announced weeks ago, with a surprising 15 acts up for the win. Ten nominees were snubbed, but here’s a look at who did get in and what this could mean for next year’s crop.

Alice Cooper: The most recognizable of the five honorees, he’s the father of “shock rock”, known for his dark style and highly theatrical concerts. His inclusion opens the door for modern goth-rock artists.

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