Contest: ENTER Miscellaneous Avatar Contest: Fads!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by scotpens, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    This one's fairly simple: Any short-lived pop culture phenomenon that could be considered a fad. That includes toys, games, novelty products, clothing fashions, dance crazes, and silly stunts. I'll allow media images, but no fantasy or sci-fi. Usual rules apply: maximum 200 x 200 pixels and 1 MB. You may enter up to three avatars.

    My entries:

    Pet Rock, 1975
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    Roller disco, late 1970s
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    Macarena, 1996
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    So let's get those entries in, folks. Who knows, some of them might make a comeback!
     
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  2. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Admiral Admiral

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    Dug into my memories of my own youth for these:

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    Tamagotchi

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    Smurf figures from Schleich (they lasted a long while, actually)

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    The Wackeldackel (a bobble-head dachshund, most often put in cars back in the late 90s in Germany)
     
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  3. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I hear crickets. Let's have some entries, people!

    The Hula Hoop? The Twist? Mood rings? Leg warmers? Streaking? (SFW, naturally.) Volkswagen stuffing? (Yep, that was actually a "thing.")
     
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  4. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    Rubik's Cube
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    Crocs
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    Slinky
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  5. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Out of my head (that was what they said) Moderator

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    It's only been a day, give us time! :lol:
     
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  6. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    3 days in and I have to bump the thread to the top again! I thought the response to this contest might be a bit more, well, enthusiastic.

    The fads don't have to be recent, you know. I'll accept flagpole sitting. Although "ether frolics" might be going back a bit too far.
     
  7. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Maybe somebody could do Chia Pets? Ch-ch-ch-chia!

    Kor
     
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  8. think

    think calling underdog Premium Member

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    ^Chchchchchia pets yeah that was great stuff ---

    Ahhh I like the enthusiasm @scotpens
     
  9. think

    think calling underdog Premium Member

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    fidgets avatar.jpg
    fidget spinners
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    Pez
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    Buttons / and smiley faces (two in one) although these old smiley faces have become emojis so yeah they have evolved I guess. :rolleyes: :)
     
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  10. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I'd like to get a few more entries before I post the voting thread. Some suggestions: Women's shoulder pads, big hair, parachute pants, mullet haircuts, Cabbage Patch Kids, Valley-speak -- and that was just the '80s!
     
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  11. Malicia

    Malicia Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    How have I never heard of Pet Rock? I want one!

    I don't think roller disco is a fad though because it was popular since the Northern Soul days to the 90s and I remember going to Rollers in Milton Keynes in 1989. It will make a comeback someday.
     
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  12. BK613

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    Earth shoes and beanie babies come to mind. CB Radios. And mood rings.
     
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  13. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ALL disco was a fad.
     
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  14. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Out of my head (that was what they said) Moderator

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    Uggs (they're back, BTW!!)

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    Beanie Babies

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    Gangnam Style!
     
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  15. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Voting thread goes up tomorrow. Get those last-minute entries in -- before they come back in style!
     
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  16. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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  17. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Is that just a bit of nostalgia or do you intend to make an avatar out of it?
     
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  18. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm sorry, I forgot this thread was about avatars. My bad
     
  19. Oddish

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    I remember the ET fad, that almost killed home video gaming in its infancy.
     
  20. JirinPanthosa

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