Now for something a bit different from the usual Little Weirdos fare...
Back in the late '80s and early '90s, a trip to the pharmacy often resulted in getting to pick out a package of Magic Grow capsules...you know, the little colorful pill-shaped things you dropped in water that would dissolve after a minute to reveal a sponge in the shape of something.
|Instant Robots (photo from an old auction listing)|
For some reason I kept all of mine, shown here. Most survived the decades surprisingly well. Only a few corroded and had to be tossed. I'd guess these are all from about 1988-1992.
My favorites, of course, are the dragons, monsters and robots. Also noteworthy are a few animals that had painted details, which you didn't see very often. I remember as a kid seeing Greek mythology-themed ones advertised on the back of a package and searching for them for a long time, but never finding them.
I think these can still be found in some form or another at dollar stores and such, but probably not in as many different varieties. Seeing them always results in a major nostalgia attack.
What about you? Do you have any Magic Grow memories?