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Do You Have a Nostalgia Collection?

Lots of folks gather up mementos from the good ol' days to bring back those nostalgic vibes and keep a strong link to their own history. Some common examples of nostalgia-inducing items that people collect include:

  • Vintage toys and games
  • Vinyl records and cassette tapes
  • Retro technology
  • Pop culture memorabilia
  • Books and comics

So what's in your nostalgia collection?

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Bruno Santos

I have a box full of my childhood stuff, it includes action figures (Marvel and DC super heroes, Pokémons and Jurassic Park characters and dinosaurs), Yu-Gi-Oh cards, comic books, etc. Also I have some folders and notebooks full of my childhood and teenager drawings

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Thomas Bnt

Oww It's funny to read this article because... I started collecting vinyl. 😆

Otherwise I really like old technology and hardware, I have a typewriter that is functional, and a black floppy disk 💾

And I also grew up with film tapes, so I must have a drawer full of them. 👍🏼

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Jimmy McBride

The things that brings me back to day is Legend of the Dragoon and spending time in nature.

I grew up on a farm and just wanted to move to the city and be somebody. Now that I'm older I just want to move back to the country and be a nobody again. :p

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Dan Bailey

Bicycles -- I have a pretty full quiver of stuff I ride regularly (N+1, as the joke goes), but I've started collecting older European road racing bikes -- mid-80's and earlier. Because the garage clearly needs to be bursting at the seams, right?

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Sarah Dye

I have a big collection of Disney figurine playsets. Growing up, my family didn't have much money so when my two brothers and I were able to get a toy, we got $10 to spend. The figurines were $10 or less so I often bought the figurines or playsets with the figurines inside them. I've got ones from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, etc.

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Kristijan Pajtasev

Not records, but playlists. Sometimes, some song or order of songs that bring me into exact moment in the past.

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Martins Onuoha

I have a cassette player and over hundreds of cassette recordings and albums, also a retro piano, and in the past years I've been collecting retro hand-held gaming consoles.