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Jaws

The era of the modern summer blockbuster came riding in on the fins of a great white shark. Jaws was not only the most successful film of 1975, it was the most successful film the …..[CONTINUE]

L.A. Gear

“Your ticket to Los Angeles, no matter where you live.” With L.A. Gear’s fancy footwear on your feet, whether you were in Los Angeles or Kansas, you were the height of fashion. Founded in 1983, …..[CONTINUE]

Ms. Pac-Man

What do you give the video game that has everything? The original Pac-Man was all that a good arcade game should be easy to learn, difficult to master, incredibly addictive. Machines became choked on quarters …..[CONTINUE]

The Berenstain Bears

The characters of the popular children’s books by Stan and Jan Berenstain came to Saturday-morning in 1985. The episodes varied little from the books, emphasizing family and good moral behavior. Living in Beartown, the family …..[CONTINUE]

The Snorks

Take a Smurf, stick a snorkel on his head, put him underwater and force him to replace the word “Smurf” with the word “Snork” when he speaks, and you’ve got the basis for The Snorks. The premise …..[CONTINUE]

The ABC Weekend Special

The ABC Weekend Special introduced kids to literature through live-action and animated retellings of popular children’s stories. Originally a monthly special, the show moved to a weekly run in the fall of 1977, and has appeared …..[CONTINUE]

Lazer Tag

“The game that moves at the speed of light.” If you were a kid in 1986, you probably remember the hype. For months before Worlds of Wonder finally released Lazer Tag, the company built up …..[CONTINUE]

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