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A Board Game’s Idea Of The Moon Landing, 14 Years Before It Happened

The oldest toy I own is a board game called Careers. It’s set 14 years before Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, yet it includes a moon expedition mission. It’s a curious artifact — a look into a previous generation’s dreams and ambitions, when space exploration was still an unknown intangible. Our dreams, however,…

The 1982 Sears Wish Book Featured Some of the Best Toys From the '80s

The holidays are one of the best times to meander down memory lane. After all, many of us are probably even sleeping in our old childhood bedrooms while visiting our parents this Christmas. And because so many of you enjoyed Dinosaur Dracula's look at a 1985 JCPenney Christmas catalog yesterday, we wanted to point you…

The 1985 JCPenney Christmas Catalog Is a Great Nostalgia Trip

When it comes time to decide what they want for Christmas, today's kids have it easy. A few hours on the internet can result in thousands of links to toys, electronics, and video games. But if you grew up in the '80s, your holiday hunt relied solely on department store catalogs. And over on Dinosaur Dracula they've…

What It Was Like to Be Online During the 80s

Here are two first-hand accounts of internet life in the 80s, when porn was restricted to asterisks and dashes and the screeching sound of dial-up was music to young computer geeks' ears.