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Thread: School Fads/things crazes etc

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    Default School Fads/things crazes etc

    I thought I'd make this thread as I have just recalled that Pet thing like a Moose that wasa ll the rage in the late 90s amongst other things like Beades etc and linking those flowers together, like at Primary - though i am sorry their name evades me ... it may be Daisy', but i am unsure to be honest

    anyway whatever your fad was - add it here, as though I know there are many (or rather was) to add to other threads would be too complex I think - so I thought "a Year by Year" one through all the decades (or as many as so that DYR encompses) would be great I thought

    I hope that this ok the Heather, HG, Big Daddy etc as it being made as a new thread (as it'd be just nice to see a definitive or as definitive as possible -list I think) which would not be appropriate to add to other thread , as they/ are so m differing I think/found.

    Apologizes in advance if I have made a critical mistake/error, and I look forward to any replies about all the fads you had

    80sChav

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    There were a few I remember from school, from Junior to Senior:

    Those fuzzy worms on fishing like that you pulled through your fingers.
    Magic Tricks from sets.
    Practical Jokes from the local shop
    String Puppets
    Electronic Video Games
    Playing Jacks
    Marbles
    Panini Stickers
    blakeys
    british bulldog
    smurfs
    Chikaboo
    Magic Sticks - a yellow stick with a red ball each end and string attaches to the middle of the stick with a ring on, so you could swing it around and do tricks
    Baton Twirling

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    Clackers
    Deely boppers...
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Yo-Yos
    Chinese jump rope (mainly popular with the girls)
    Wacky Packs

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    A great list here Mullentino, we had Panini Stickers and British Bulldog too and them virtual Pets u had to keep "alive" too!!

    I would never have guerssed it was popular in Australia, hmm!!?

    80sChav

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    Bouncy Balls - normally banned after something got broken.

    Group Skipping Games
    The Trickster On The Roof

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    Gameboys and Nintendos/Prdator Football Boots (their first time round - mid 90s are ones that come to mind as well now too)

    Even if you was total rubbish at Football, you be selected on wearing these alone and too like in Grange Hill series 13 when Brian asked to borrow Jacko's PE Kirt and he said yeah at the expense of Neil timpson - if you could not take part in Football eg that day .... all your mates would begging to borrow your Preds - even if they/you was a size or 2 out each way!

    80sChav

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Bouncy Balls - normally banned after something got broken.

    Group Skipping Games
    The Group Skjipping reminds me of Hobscotch and Noughts and Crosses being others too Richard!

    Now you'd be in trouble for decimating the Schools Playground/Pavement .... or worse up for wantom Vandalism sadly

    80sChav

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    Does qnyone remember Lolo Balls. I had one once, and rather overused it, and it rubbed my inside ankles raw!

    Seems they still exist.

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    POGS & Tazoos I Loved Them. still got afew of them.
    1973


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