VIVID RECALL

André T. Kemp

A light-hearted, informative podcast looking at your favourite toys and games of the 1990s and 2000s read less
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107: How the Super Soaker became the worlds greatest water gun
4d ago
107: How the Super Soaker became the worlds greatest water gun
The Power Drencher! ...Wait? You mean the Super Soaker, right? Yes! The Super Soaker has an amazing history and was invented by a nuclear engineer with a list of achievements most could only dream of. Find out how the world's most famous water guns made a splash in the 90s with their new technology that left competitor sales dry. I talk about how Lonnie Johnson came up with the idea for the toy, how it went into production, the different models and where the toy is today. Enjoy this fascinating episode of VIVID RECALL! To see more, visit the podcast's social media pages: https://www.instagram.com/vividrecallpodcast https://twitter.com/VividRecall https://www.youtube.com/@VividRecall   References: http://www.sscentral.org/physics/works.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1zAO1WkG58 https://www.museumofplay.org/toys/super-soaker/ https://web.archive.org/web/20080211181421/http://www.vidgame.net/NINTENDO/GB.html https://issuu.com/retromash/docs/argos-no36-1991-autumnwinter/1?ff www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYq6aKLuSk0 www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBtJGsyrQjE www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h3mZLLjQgk https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/g138/4322164/#slide-4 https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/20150609_Alvin_Davis__businessman_behind_the_Super_Soaker.html https://www.nathenson.org/courses/innovations/larami-v-amron/ https://www.blastercentral.com/nerf-history/ https://sgp.fas.org/crs/misc/R42642.pdf https://steminstitutenyc.org/ http://www.isoaker.com/Armoury/Analysis/SuperSoaker_tree_all_series.php http://www.isoaker.com/Info/history_presupersoaker.html http://www.isoaker.com/Armoury/Analysis/1992/super_soaker_ss200.php http://isoaker.com/Armoury/Analysis/2013/nerf_super_soaker_flashblast.html http://www.isoaker.com/Info/history_supersoaker.html https://nerf.fandom.com/wiki/Lonnie_Johnson https://nerf.fandom.com/wiki/Super_Soaker https://nerfguns.net/articles/a-brief-history-of-nerf-super-soakers/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37062579 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/what-is-the-best-water-gun-for-long-distance-water-fights/ https://www.biography.com/inventors/lonnie-johnson-invent-super-soaker https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/water-blaster.htm?srch_tag=pjq2fewzrxaf4fl2gcol4t7lx5ffoci3
106: Did anyone get rich from Beanie Babies?
03-04-2024
106: Did anyone get rich from Beanie Babies?
The bean-filled animals took auction websites by storm and caused mass hysteria among collectors. Theft, divorce and bankruptcy clouded the 90s craze that was originally intended to be a children's toy, which quickly spiralled into adults racing to buy rare Beanie Babies that would allegedly make them rich. I talk about how Beanie Babies came to be and why so many people believed they were a great investment. I'll cover where they are now and those who sunk their entire life savings into buying thousands of the toys, hoping that the investment would one day pay for their children's college education. Did anybody get rich from Beanie Babies? Find out in this Episode of VIVID RECALL!   To see more, visit the podcast's social media pages: https://www.instagram.com/vividrecallpodcast https://twitter.com/VividRecall https://www.youtube.com/@VividRecall   Sources: https://public.com/learn/beanie-babies-boom https://beaniebabiespriceguide.com/ https://truebluebeans.com/ https://www.businessinsider.com/rise-and-fall-beanie-babies-ty-warner-2021-8?r=US&IR=T https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2015/03/02/beanie-baby-bubble http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/12/billion-dollar-babies-history-ty-beanie-babies/ http://www.aboutbeanies.com/checklists/McDonalds_Teenie_Beanie_Babies_1997.html http://www.aboutbeanies.com/checklists/McDonalds_Teenie_Beanie_Babies_1998.html https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetary-policy/inflation/inflation-calculator https://beaniepedia.com/beanies/beanie-babies/iggy-the-iguana-tie-dyed-no-tongue/ https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2014/02/27/part-1-how-the-internet-has-woven-itself-into-american-life/ https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/beanie-babies-jail-dark-side-of-the-90s.html/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgDsyj5eLmo https://shop.ty.com/ https://www.arosetintedworld.co.uk/are-beanie-boos-and-beanie-babies-the-same/ https://www.history.com/news/how-the-beanie-baby-craze-came-to-a-crashing-end https://www.thetrendspotter.net/beanie-babies/ https://web.archive.org/web/20110609213656/http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=MH&s_site=miami&p_multi=MH&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB4DA5E062B1E4C&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
105: Were Furbies a risk to national security?
27-03-2024
105: Were Furbies a risk to national security?
Furbys or Furbies? Tiger Electronics says both are correct. However you want to spell the plural of these robotic pet friends, they are the topic of this week's episode. The first mass-produced robot would wake children in the night, screaming its made-up language and making fart noises... It was also allegedly deemed a risk to national security by several intelligence agencies. People claimed to have taught their Furby how to talk, but could it learn from its owner? In this episode, we talk about the invention of a robotic pet that resembles a Chinese demon who is said to cause harm to humans. Find out more in this episode of VIVID RECALL.   To see more, visit the podcast's social media pages: https://www.instagram.com/vividrecallpodcast/ https://twitter.com/VividRecall https://www.youtube.com/@VividRecall Sources: https://furby.fandom.com/wiki/Furby https://official-furby.fandom.com/wiki/Furbys_vs_Furbies https://www.toystreet.co.uk/throwback-thursday-furby/ https://kids.kiddle.co/Furby https://elephant.art/furbies-became-cute-emblem-90s-nostalgia-toy-27022020/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/577688/furby-myths-people-believed https://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/features/furbys/ https://www.brandwatch.com/email/brandwatch-bulletin-0130-furbys/ https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mogwai https://oldworldgods.com/chinese/mogwai-chinese-culture/ https://oldworldgods.com/chinese/mogwai-chinese-culture/ https://www.pandanese.com/blog/mogwai-meaning https://asianethnology.org/downloads/ae/pdf/a741.pdf https://web.archive.org/web/20090412071816/http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/bodhidharma/mara.html https://stuffedparty.com/the-history-of-furby/ https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20141013-why-do-your-eyes-face-forwards https://www.bustle.com/p/the-history-of-furby-the-electronic-pet-that-took-the-late-90s-by-storm-8080509 https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/BigFunInFurbyland https://official-furby.fandom.com/wiki/Dancing_Furby_(Game) https://official-furby.fandom.com/wiki/Furby_Connect_World https://official-furby.fandom.com/wiki/McFurbys https://kids.kiddle.co/Image:Furby,_a_McDonaldsToy_circa_2001,_with_bright_blue_coat.jpg https://official-furby.fandom.com/wiki/Shelby https://stuffedparty.com/the-history-of-furby/
102: POGs and TAZOs
06-03-2024
102: POGs and TAZOs
POGS were the small, collectable discs that gave most millennials their first experience of gambling. Those who collected POGS contributed to the nationwide ban, which stopped kids from playing the slamming and flipping game whilst at school. Millions of children across the globe traded POGS with their friends and won them in battles. TAZOS were the alternatives that were given out in packs of potato chips, and both were covered in colourful graphics and pop culture images. In this episode, find out where POGS and TAZOS came from and the rise and fall of the currency of the kids in the 1990s. To see more, visit the podcast's social media pages: https://www.instagram.com/vividrecallpodcast/ https://twitter.com/VividRecall https://www.youtube.com/@VividRecall Sources: https://www.pogunlimited.com/ https://www.pogdigital.com/ https://www.grunge.com/36515/real-reason-pogs-disappeared/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/54202/weird-history-pogs#:~:text=Pogs%20as%20we%20know%20them,and%20made%20out%20of%20cardboard https://www.vice.com/en/article/evyxgj/meet-the-guy-who-invented-tazos-and-gave-meaning-to-school-lunchtimes https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2005/06/mil-050606-afpn04.htm https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-06-07-mn-611-story.html https://archives.starbulletin.com/2005/07/30/news/whatever.html https://web.archive.org/web/20070716215117/http://www.milkcapmania.co.uk/howtoplay.html https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/54202/weird-history-pogs https://twitter.com/PogDigital?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://public.com/learn/pogs https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/38558/pogs https://www.milkcapmania.co.uk/how-to-play-pogs.html https://www.90stoys.com/games/how-to-play-pogs/ https://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1947621_1947626_1947589,00.html https://geeksoup.co.uk/pogs-tazos-and-milk-caps-a-brief-history-of-toys/ https://www.milkcapmania.co.uk/Tazos/Walkers/305-Monster-Munch-Series-1.html https://swmerchandise.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Tazos https://www.milkcapmania.co.uk/Tazos/Walkers/296-Looney-Tunes.html https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/backyard-fun-games/pogs.htm?srch_tag=7ysffv47pllwjvh4smcnmfrc4cl6opyl https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/how-to-make-korean-ddakji-game-2541008 https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/squid-game-paper-flip-ddakji-how-to-play/ https://static1.squarespace.com/static/52bb37eee4b089a76bb4322f/t/5f4992080ce42f136e33ef02/1598657033366/Ddakji+Instructions.pdf https://medium.com/omgfacts/why-were-pogs-banned-in-school-ff30dd6e3513 https://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/22/us/to-end-pog-fights-schools-ban-game.html
101: Pokémon
28-02-2024
101: Pokémon
Episode #1 is here and it's all about those pocket monsters known as Pokémon! You'll hear about the Pokémon video games, TV show, movies and trading cards. We even take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about that crazy glitch in Pokémon Red and Blue that had kids seeking an encounter with a mysterious creature called "Missingno." Listen until the end to hear the topic of next week's episode. Don't forget to give a 5-star rating and share the show with your friends. To see more, visit the podcast's social media pages: https://www.instagram.com/vividrecallpodcast/ https://twitter.com/VividRecall https://www.youtube.com/@VividRecall   Sources: https://abcnews.go.com/US/90s-toy-phenomenon-making-comeback/story?id=73830092 https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Red_and_Blue_Versions https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Red_and_Green_Versions https://www.gamesindustry.biz/the-biggest-pok-mon-game-launches-in-uk-history-uk-time-tunnel https://pokemon.fandom.com/wiki/MissingNo. https://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2016/12/25/pok-233-mon-red-amp-blue-a-look-back-at-the-20-year-journey-to-catch-em-all.aspx https://web.archive.org/web/20080127200258/http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/gameboy/trouble_specificgame.jsp https://web.archive.org/web/20110112193416/http://ds.ign.com/articles/114/1143427p1.html https://screenrant.com/pokemon-red-blue-hidden-side-quests-missed/ https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Old_man_glitch https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5884052/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2019/06/04/box-office-pokemon-pikachu-rampage-warcraft-resident-evil-dwayne-johnson-ryan-reynolds-angelina-jolie-avengers/?sh=314dad668968 https://www.gamespot.com/articles/detective-pikachu-opens-to-huge-box-office-number-/1100-6466831/ https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/pokemon-detective-pikachu https://archive.org/details/tradingcardgames00kauf https://www.indiewire.com/2019/02/detective-pikachu-trailer-ryan-reynolds-pokemon-live-action-1202047481/ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pokemon_detective_pikachu https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/pokemon-detective-pikachu https://www.ign.com/articles/detective-pikachu-returns-review https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-reviews/pokemon-detective-pikachu-review-1207169/