Let’s Go Fishing!
OMG, SHOW OF HANDS, WHO REMEMBERS THIS? I remember getting this for Christmas from my grandparents when I was about 4 or 5 years old…. and insisting literally *everyone* there play a round of it with me. This was my favorite game for *the* longest time. Even when I couldn’t get anyone else to play it with me, I had *no* qualms playing it by myself because it was surprisingly challening for a super noncoordinated kid, LOL. Nevermind that the eye stickers popped off left and right (and I probably ate at least a few of them >_> DON’T JUDGE I WAS LITTLE), nevermind that all the red ones I pretended were the fishes from Mario and I ended up busting enough of them to necessitate the purchase of a second one of these because I didn’t have enough fishes left to play it anymore, LMAO, good god I loved this thing and I’m resisting the urge so, *so* hard not to go hit up ebay for another copy of it. XD This thing was one of the many tactics that helped keep my sanity while I was out of school for 2 months in second grade with rheumatic fever; another favorite were those little handheld water game thingies where you pressed a button on the bottom of it, and it’d either be little rings you had to get onto posts, or cats on a seesaw, or penguins into little pockets, or my FAVORITE one….. the yellow submarine you had to get the divers into. (GEE I WASN’T PRIMED FOR BEATLEMANIA FROM DAY ONE, NOPENOPENOPE XD) You would think this fish thing though, I would have eventually tired of, but… I don’t think I ever really *outgrew* it, per se — I think the second copy of it we had, my younger siblings ended up destroying, and then my brother got a little travel-size version of it and we kinda lost all the fish because they were too tiny and that was that. But seriously… SO tempted right now man to buy another copy and relive part of my childhood, because I had soooo much fun playing with this silly thing. Sure, it was noisy as hell, and sure, sometimes the fishes got stuck and you’d have to mess with them to get them working again, but….on the whole, IT WAS FUN.
The ridiculous part? ….Looking at this pic and seeing the poles in the little holders there, ummm….I NEVER REALIZED THAT’S WHAT THOSE HOLES WERE FOR. *facepalms to infinity* How the hell did I not know that???