Blog, Retro in the Wild — August 28, 2014 10:13 am

Retro in the Wild: Skip-It, Snoopy, and Snacks?

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Are you ready, nostalgia fanatics, for another installment of Retro in the Wild? In the past, I’ve shown you some fun retro times while I was on vacation in California and Vegas, as well as some interesting local retro bits like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle made of mufflers. Let’s see what photos are on my cell camera today.


You know those weird little malls that don’t have much in them, but maybe they’re attached to your grocery store and it’s easier parking in the back of the plaza where the mall entrance is because it’s a pain to get in and out of the grocery’s stores actual parking lot? Yeah, this is one of those places. The little carousel has been there for as long as I can remember (mid 80s at least) and while it’s strange it’s still there, I’ve grown to accept it. The Snoopy ride? Oh that’s new as of this summer. How timely!


While browsing in Toys R Us for my goddaughter’s birthday gift and not at all buying toys for myself, I came across this new raver-approved Skip-It. It blows my mind that they make this still. It was big while I was in grade school, but by the time I left for high school, no one had one of these things anymore. Is Skip-It popular again? Can I buy one and bring it to the park and not look like a weirder weirdo than I already am? Only time will tell.


I was always under the impression that Garbage Can-dy, the little hard pieces of Sweet Tart-esque candies shaped like garbage and that came in a small neon plastic garbage can (note: yum yum!) were discontinued. The Internet tells me it’s discontinued and when did the Internet ever lie? Well, the dollar store has taken up that challenge and put this display of Garbage Can-dy out. Take that, Internet.

Have you seen any surprise retro moments out in the wild? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

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