What’s up guys, Its James and Noddy back again with another podcast. This time we have our long time friend and skater, Sammy snake!
In this podcast we talk about toys from the 90’s and now, the differences and what’s changed. Sammy and his impeccable memory remembers some awesome old toys. So sit back relax as its time to get Nostalgic.
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Toys From The Past Podcast Number 4
“Hi, guys! Welcome back to the Nostalgia Podcast. We’re here today with our special guest, Sammy Snake.
And today, we’re just going to chat and see where the conversation leads us. Let’s have some fun, tell a few jokes, and see what happens. So, let’s start the chat.
Today, we’re going to discuss a variety of topics. As Sammy suggested, we’ll delve a bit into what Sammy does, his hobbies, and stuff like that. But first, let’s talk a little bit about our fantastic display. If anyone recognizes what this is, please leave a comment. Otherwise, this is one of Noddy’s proud little collections. Yeah, these are my toys from when I was a kid, and Sammy mentioned earlier that he used to watch them.
So we thought we’d discuss them. They used to belong to my kids, but when they started breaking them, I decided they could no longer have them. I’ve kept them as pristine as possible. Sammy, you used to watch this when you were younger, right?
Basically, what I’m saying is they don’t make cool stuff like this anymore. They don’t produce cool cartoons, nor cool toys. Everything has become really generic. They’ve lost that unique feel, haven’t they? They just don’t put that much effort into it.
I know a few people are making their own versions of toys, becoming their own toy makers, and they’re coming out with some cool stuff. Like remember Techno Viking? They’ve made a little figure of Techno Viking. They’ve got Dave the Raver, and I can’t remember… I should know what this guy’s name is because he does some cool stuff, but I’ll find out, and we’ll put a link in.
They never found the Techno button, did they? No, I don’t think so. Someone’s monetized this and just gone racing. Well, they’ve monetized all of the weird and wonderful.
Do you remember? David, you must remember. He was going off his face, like a bald guy, absolutely losing it. I remember him from the 90s. Right, they’ve made that into a toy. And there are a few others, but like I say, we’ll try to find a link to him because I should know his name really. I shouldn’t talk about his things.
You’ve got a faint memory of these things. Like I remember, what’s that one called again? Oh, I couldn’t say their names now. I don’t know. Oh, the Biker Mice from Mars. I don’t… I have a very faint memory of these, but they’re not quite as prominent as yours.
All of them, how does that… oh, nothing. So with this one, it was when you moved the… was it this… yeah, you moved one like the arm and something else. Let’s put some kids’ toys in front of us.
I love the way it goes to that rubber, it’s like a body feel, you know? Yeah, to the arm. So this one apparently just extends my fingernails. That’s it, and roller blades on. Oh, yeah, about the roller blades back then, they all spoke, they all moved, pull the mouth open, then shut.
Tennis action man, do they still make Action Man? I still have some from when I was a kid, and now my kids have them. The old ones are solid, you know, when you can still feel that hair texture. Yeah, there’s some texture, wasn’t it?
Yeah, it was like um, like furry, but like yeah, I’m sure it’s called flocked. You get it in cars in there now as well, that same hair texture. Yeah, people fill the inside of their cars and things like that, it’s quite a familiar texture.
I suppose that’s the thing with nostalgic stuff. A lot of marketing actually uses it, stuff that makes you remember. Apparently, I’ve heard Pepsi has gone down an old logo route, just because obviously, people of that age are now growing up and they’re our age, and you know, we like them sort of things, don’t we?
We like to look back and be like, ‘oh, do you remember that?’ and like yeah, it’s big in marketing at the moment. Nostalgic stuff is everywhere. Things come back in and go back out. I’ve noticed, well, I know they’re still making Barbies because they’ve always just made the movie and I still see occasionally ones on the shelves. I honestly don’t see Action Man, no, I don’t. To be perfect, I’m sure they do still make it, but back in the day, everyone wanted Action Man, didn’t they?
They’d come out with a new Action Man every couple of weeks. Like they do with Barbie for the girls. I used to have the old ones that used to move their arm up and down as well, like with the Action Man, it was always cool when you had the one that could do some sort of special movement.
You know, one arm goes up, the other arm also goes up, and the head turns or something. It felt like you had some control, didn’t it? You were like, ‘yeah, I’m directing the action.’
But speaking of directing the action, let’s shift the spotlight back to our guest, Sammy Snake. So Sammy, what sparked your interest in nostalgia, and what are some of your favorite childhood memories connected to it?
I think that’s the thing with nostalgia, right? It takes you back to a simpler time, when things were not so complex. A time when we were just kids, playing with toys, and having fun. And I guess that’s why it’s so appealing to us now.
I remember growing up, my brother and I used to collect these miniature cars, and we would spend hours creating different scenarios and stories around them. It was pure imagination at work. And I guess I just never outgrown that love for toys and games.
As I got older, I started appreciating them more, not just for their play value, but also for their design and the creativity that goes into creating them. I think they’re a form of art in their own right.
And what about you, Noddy? What’s your favorite childhood toy or game?
Noddy: Well, for me, it was always about video games. I was hooked to my Game Boy, and I remember spending hours playing Pokemon and Super Mario. It was just an amazing feeling, exploring those digital worlds and being part of an adventure.
And yeah, just like Sammy, I too believe that games are a form of art. They tell stories, they evoke emotions, and they challenge us in unique ways. And I guess that’s why I still enjoy playing games, even as an adult.
Sammy: Oh, absolutely! Games are such a wonderful medium for storytelling and expression. And they’ve evolved so much over the years, haven’t they?
Noddy: Yeah, they’ve come a long way. But at the end of the day, it’s all about having fun and enjoying the experience. And that’s what nostalgia is all about – it reminds us of those joyful moments from our past, and it makes us appreciate them even more.
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