Have you ever wondered what it might be like if the internet was a big store? Well, even if you haven’t, prepare to have your mind blown by Neosignal’s music video for “Planet Online” that does all the imagining for you.
Picture Google game consoles, a Facebook race track, a robotic Firefox, a trojan horse, a Twitter toy set, and more games of the internet variety. Okay, so I imagined, and I admit it sounds pretty cool. It also sounds pretty cluttered, and in all honesty I worry for the children of the future if they all became actually things. The whole idea is kind of disconcerting. If it were up to me, kids would continue to grow up with Hot Wheels, Polly Pockets, and yes, Barbies because, well, they seem less creepy.
Have you ever played with a remote controlled airplane? It’s pretty fun trying to make it zoom everywhere while also trying to avoid crashing it or getting it stuck on a tree. But after a while, you might get bored with it and do something else. I mean, what else is there to do? Make a choreographic routine, of course!
There’s even a competition where people can enter to showcase their skills. This one contestant showed his skills to the form of a classical piece, and he has lights on the airplane and everything. It’s pretty mesmerizing. I was literally intrigued the whole time, wondering how long it took him to practice, and frankly how he had the time to do it.
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We all had them or pined for them… and I’m sure some of us STILL play with them secretly. Below is a list of the top 10 toys from the 90s that ever existed. AKA If you didn’t have these toys growing up, your childhood probably sucked.
Nano’s, Giga Pets, digital aliens/babies/pets
When I was a kid, my mom called ALL the toy stores to reserve a Nano Puppy when they got a new shipment. They were only around $15, and everyone wanted one. And once you had one, you had to have more. The pets had to be fed, put to bed, and you even got to clean up their barf and poop! It sounds really boring, but they were highly addictive. Admit it, you tried to see how many poops and barfs you could ignore until your pet died. We ll did it. When Furbys came along later, it was like “ah sh*t!!”
Pogs were so simple, Just little pieces of cardboard or metal with colors and images on them. Yet, we loved them and battled with our friends to collect more. It’s such a pointless game, I don’t even know why I liked them so much. I can’t recall the official rules of Pogs, but I remember every person flipped over cardboard pogs with a metal “slammer.”
Yak Bak’s or Talkboys, as seen in the movie Home Alone, were essentially the same thing. They’re sick little devices, used to record sound with a built-in microphone. They were so popular, they even sold yak bak pens. I cleverly hid mine in my sleeve to record people saying things they shouldn’t. If you had one of these, you definitely spent hours recording yourself or others saying swear words.
Game Boys really go without saying, but I’m going to mention it anyway. The first one that came out weighed about 10 lbs, and looked like a bad MS-DOS operating system. They were all black and white, or should I say black and grey, with weird distorted graphics that were incredibly awesome. I’m not going to lie, I still use my non-color screen Game Boy whenever I’m on a plane or train and need to pass the time. Even though they don’t say it, I know everyone around me is jealous.
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I never thought I would say this, but I think I need a morphing paper fish in my hands ASAP. With the ability to flex into different shapes, this paper fish can be folded into a traditional safari hat or into a beanie, where the fish eyes give a very strange effect.
It’s clear the older man in this video is having tons of fun playing with this mighty morphin’ fish. It just proves that corrugated paper is a toy for the ages.
WARNING: This video is so precious that it might make you combust.
Meet Anakin, a two legged cat born without a pelvis or back legs. But despite the disabilities, that doesn’t stop him from having fun! Here, he plays with his ball and feather. I’m pretty convinced that no one can resist that precious face.
If dogs could go to jail for bullying, this dog would be guilty as charged.
In this video, a big black dog commits toy theft four times as the little dogs struggle to hold on to their toys.
A cute video, but considering that this dog committed the crime four times in less than a minute, perhaps this dog should play with other dogs his/her own size!