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    What things did many kids have in the last 3 decades of the 20th century that are no longer popular with kids of today?

    An example could be a Walkman type stereo. Show one to a kid of today used to smartphones and they will give you a funny look. Tell them that it could be used to load a video game into a computer and they will give you an even stranger look.


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    Toys are things that have changed so much, not only because things go out of fashion, but also the fact that technology has moved on. Imagine a typical 1987 kid having a Philips Roller radio cassette recorder on their bedside table in their bedrooms (always seen back then in Adrian Mole-alike bedroom scenes in children's dramas, soaps and adverts) - what would have replaced it now? Some mobile tablet device that acts like a digital swiss army knife and can do anything from a Teasmaid to water the plants when you're on holiday.


    I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
    There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
    I'm having so much fun
    My lucky number's one
    Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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    • #3
      Blind dates where the only explanation of the person your meeting is a vague as a politicians promises

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      • #4
        A sense of gratitude, most kids get everything on a plate along with the idea of entitlement
        Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
          Toys are things that have changed so much, not only because things go out of fashion, but also the fact that technology has moved on. Imagine a typical 1987 kid having a Philips Roller radio cassette recorder on their bedside table in their bedrooms (always seen back then in Adrian Mole-alike bedroom scenes in children's dramas, soaps and adverts) - what would have replaced it now? Some mobile tablet device that acts like a digital swiss army knife and can do anything from a Teasmaid to water the plants when you're on holiday.
          Toys are a bit tricky because most specific items seem to come and go every few years. Therefore it's not really sensible to list items like Cabbage Patch dolls, Power Rangers figures, etc.

          Do many kids still play with construction toys?

          Digital alarm clock stereo combos were an ubiquitous feature of young teenager's bedrooms from the 1980s to the 2000s.

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          • #6
            Manners.
            Jeep Swenson January 5th 1957 - August 18 1997.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tex View Post
              A sense of gratitude, most kids get everything on a plate along with the idea of entitlement
              Originally posted by OptimusPrime1980 View Post
              Manners.
              A bit cynical, although there is probably some truth to it.

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              • #8
                There is around here. I've had them throw things at the door and windows, trying to kick my door in and that's just the start.
                Jeep Swenson January 5th 1957 - August 18 1997.

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                • #9
                  A collection of video tapes of recorded TV programmes.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Arran View Post



                    A bit cynical, although there is probably some truth to it.
                    Plenty of adults like that too who want everything for the minimum of contribution to society.
                    The Trickster On The Roof

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Arran View Post

                      Toys are a bit tricky because most specific items seem to come and go every few years. Therefore it's not really sensible to list items like Cabbage Patch dolls, Power Rangers figures, etc.

                      Do many kids still play with construction toys?

                      Digital alarm clock stereo combos were an ubiquitous feature of young teenager's bedrooms from the 1980s to the 2000s.
                      This is what I mean when it comes to not having them anymore - the fact that toys are like fashion which changed so much in the 1970s and 1980s. When it comes to teenagers' bedrooms we mostly saw the American stereotype a lot more over in the UK, mostly in films - the Macaulay Culkin-type person's place. The fact that bedrooms were hardly seen in Coronation Street (unless the character was ill in bed), when we do see them, it's usually a certain wallpaper, football or popstar posters, and so on. Basically, they don't have it anymore because it's gone out of fashion years ago.
                      I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                      There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                      I'm having so much fun
                      My lucky number's one
                      Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by OptimusPrime1980 View Post
                        Manners.
                        And respect as well - whatever happened to that?
                        I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                        There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                        I'm having so much fun
                        My lucky number's one
                        Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                        • #13
                          Boom box type stereos. Hi-Fi in general has also fallen into decline since 2000ish. Kids now play music from their phones and tablets out of tinny Bluetooth speakers.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by George 1978 View Post

                            And respect as well - whatever happened to that?
                            So true

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
                              This is what I mean when it comes to not having them anymore - the fact that toys are like fashion which changed so much in the 1970s and 1980s.
                              Do kids even play with toys like they did in the late 20th century? They all seem to want digital devices now.

                              I'm part of the Toys R Us generation. The desire to visit Toys R Us (and buy a toy) is something that an increasing number of kids in the 2010s didn't have.

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