Top 12 things that are still produced and we didn’t know

We’ve already told you thousands of times about the cool stuff of the 1990s and 2000s (without telling you about the thousands of stupid objects that we collected with great happiness, or the really essential playground games). But did you know that some of these little objects from another time are still produced today? I SWEAR.

1. iPod

The news has just fallen: Apple is sounding the death knell for the iPod. The giant announced on May 10 the complete cessation of production. We haven’t used it for years, but still… it does a little something for us, doesn’t it?

Distributors will continue to sell them while supplies last: if you want a small Nano, it’s now or never!

The digital music player that revolutionized the music industry in the early 2000s will no longer be produced, but will remain available at the brand’s points of sale until stocks run out.

Posted by Le Monde on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

2. Walkmans

The really amazing thing in this story is that the iPod disappears, but its ancestor remains! Yes, Walkmans still exist, and they sell for a lot. Very expensive. From 1400 to 3700 euros for the last two models launched by Sony. Attention, although they remain top-of-the-range “walkmans”, the era of cassette players is well and truly over!

3. Nokia 3310

WHAT? But what is ? Its production had not been stopped in 2006?? So… Yes, but not totally. In 2017, a re-release of the indestructible (and visibly puncture-proof) phone (which, by the way, is by far the best on earth) was launched. A very colorful silicone version, still available for sale at distributors such as Fnac or Darty.

4. The Tang

For those who do not know: the Tang is a powdered drink, very fashionable in the 1980s, then removed from the shelves in the 1990s. But… Just as the phoenix rises from its ashes, the Tang rises from its powder ! The drink returned to French supermarkets in 2017. To find it, try your luck at Auchan or Casino!

Top 12 things that are still produced and we didn't know
Picture credits: Mondel?z

5. Polly Pockets

One of the best toys on earth, without a doubt! These mini dolls with interchangeable outfits made their big comeback in 2018 after a (painful) decade of absence (almost insurmountable). You find them today in all major toy stores, such as Maxitoys or Kingtoy.

6. The Littlest PetShops

In the line of miniature toys that we’ve all had: the PetShop (yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss), So yes, we say to ourselves that with the current generations and the importance of new technologies gnagnagnagna, it no longer interests anyone blablablablabla: eh well if, imagine! There are still sane people on this earth, and they actually buy PetShops!

Top 12 things that are still produced and we didn't know

7. Tamagotchi

In addition to having stood the test of time, tamagotchis are diversifying again and again! Last November, the company that produces these little virtual pets released the Star Wars R2D2 model. Progress, you will never stop.

8. POGs

Since we are in the theme of the games of our childhood… The POGs! Do you remember, or not? But yeah, it was those round, cardboard things that you had to flip over by blowing them up there (ok, that’s not the clearest description in the world, but you know what I’m talking about). Well.. Yes, it still exists. Finally, let’s say that it exists again since they made their big comeback in 2021. Admittedly, it no longer has the same hype in schoolyards, but still!

9. Braid machines

Has this stuff ever really worked on anyone? Serious ? Obviously yes since it still exists, but still allow me to have a doubt, huh.

10. DVDs

But for how much longer? Faced with all the streaming platforms available, DVD seems to be living its last years… But it’s still there in 2022, and it’s still a great performance, all the same! (Same goes for its cousin, the CD.)

11. Road maps

If so, I swear to you, Michelin has released a 2022 version! A little point that will please your grandparents and… A… Ah well no. To your grandparents only, and that’s not so bad after all.

Top 12 things that are still produced and we didn't know
Photo credits (Public Domain): Collective company work published in 1940, Printer Schneider Fres & Mary – Levallois

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