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Looks gross, tastes great!

Doctor Dreadful is a children’s toy involving the creation of confectionery of viscous consistencies, lurid colors or in molds in the shapes of animals. It is produced by Umagine.

Based on the principle eat everything you make, it’s pretty much a boy’s version of an easy bake oven.

Products include:

  • Organ Grinder (crank up delicious juicy goo-filled Zombie organs)
  • Spider Eggs (lays hundreds of edible spider eggs, devour them before they hatch)
  • Zombie Lab (brew bubbly brains and watch as your Zombie barfs a delicious drink)
  • Stomach Churner (pour out foamy belly brew and mix up tomach acids)


The thing that looked like Saturn.

A Lolo Ball also known as a Pogo Ball, Springbal, Lolobal, Disc-O or Pogobal is a children’s toy. It consists of a seamless figure-8 rubber ball locked into a structurally supported, sturdy plastic platform.

To play with it, one stands on the plastic platform, balancing one’s weight on the bottom portion of the rubber ball and jumps or hops around in the same manner as one would use a pogo stick.

Invented by a small company in 1985, the Lolo Ball became a fad in the mid 1980s when Hasbro mass-produced it. Hasbro produced the toy until the early 1990s, and the Lolo Ball can still be purchased (made by other manufacturers) today.

I liked the simplicity of the Lolo Ball but the novelty of bouncing around on it wore off pretty quickly.


A true dancefloor icon performed by every Gen Yer while watching MTV.

The Running Man is a street & fad dance that originated in late 1986 early 1987 and was performed most notably by MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice during their live concert shows and music videos.

It achieved  renewed popularity in the early naughties and has inspired the Melbourne Shuffle dance style. It consists of a hopping or sliding step done in such a way at speed to simulate a runner.

2008 saw the re-release of “Something Good” by the Utah Saints. The video set in 1989, comically suggests that the Running Man craze started in Cardiff, Wales. It features many people dancing the Running Man and ends with the “rights” to the dance being signed over to MC Hammer under duress.

The Running Man dance is also popular in PS Home for PlayStation 3 where people line their avatars up in long train lines and perform the dance.

Will Smith performed the running man in Drums and dance as his old title, Fresh Prince.


Who cares about the booty pop this was the ultimate way to impress the guys… haha must explain why I’m single.


Probably my only form of physical acitivity besides walking to the mailbox.

In-line skates (often called Rollerblades after the popular trade name) are a type of roller skates. Unlike quad skates which have two front and two rear wheels, inline skates have two, three, four, or five wheels arranged in a single line. Some in-line skates, especially those for recreation have a ‘stop’ or ‘brake’ which is used to slow down while skating.

The modern style of  blades was developed as a substitute for ice skates, for use by a Russian athlete training on solid ground for Olympic long track speed skating events.

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Rollerblade Inc. a company founded by Scott and Brennan Olson in Minneapolis, Minnesota widely promoted in-line skating. They were so successful that their trademarked name Rollerblade became synonymous with inline skates.

They came in the most fluorescent and hideous colours but at least you were visible to passing cars.

Once I got my bearings and learnt the basics of the in-line craze I started practicing donuts in the drive way and after I mastered that it was attempting to skate backwards.

Let’s just say thanks Dad for getting me that geeky helmet and those knee, arm and wrist pads came in quite handy!


Super Soaker is a brand of recreational water gun first sold in 1990 by Larami, the first ever of its kind was called the Super Soaker 50 (originally called the Power Drencher).

The first Super Soaker blasters utilized manually pressurized air to shoot water with greater power, range and accuracy than conventional squirt guns.

They were popular for many years – the brand was further popularized in the by Michael Jackson declaring it was one of his favorite toys.



Water fight! Aren’t we lucky to have grown up in the water weaponry revolution.

The long Summer days when you’d divide into teams with the other neighborhood kids and play drench wars.

The only con was running for cover when you needed a re-fill but then the relief of hearing the hissing sound the Super Soaker makes when you pump it.