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Throwback Products We Love


In a high-tech world, these anti-gadgets have found a new following -- and rightfully so.

Newer isn't always better. As the gift-buying season approaches, we look at 10 vintage products that are back in production or enjoying a revival, even though they were once considered outdated. Here's how and why they've managed to survive.

Taco Bell
Polaroid and 35mm Cameras
Too-generic digital photography has us longing for the days when film, speed and light mattered.
By Diane Bullock
Vinyl Records
The record spins again: Sales are up, bands are pressing new music, and players are back on the shelves.
By Diane Bullock
Five Guys
Muscle Cars
In 2008, the world got its Challenger back.
By Justin Rohrlich
White Castle
Paper Notebooks
Could an empty screen ever have the same pull as a blank page?
By Matthew Mallon
The Slinky
Its inventor left his family to join a cult in Bolivia, but this classic toy kept moving.
By Drea Knufken
In-N-Out Burger
Cold, hard and plentiful -- that's how we like it. This holiday season, cash will be king again.
By Ryan Goldberg
Sonic Drive-In
Pencils and Typewriters
In a world of Wi-Fi, iPads, and Google, some folks are looking to the past for more tactile writing tools.
By Mike Schuster
The View-Master
A playroom staple, its 1930s technology was once used by the U.S. Army.
By Matthew Mallon
Novelty Telephones
Why are some consumers dialing up demand for vintage-style new phones?
By Diane Bullock
Classic Video Games
No one ever developed rage issues jumping barrels in suspenders and a funny hat.
By Steve Burgess
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