Aside from the one remaining store in Bend, Oregon, Blockbuster is no more. However, the streetwear brand Dumbgood is trying to change that as they have created a pop-up store that sells Blockbuster gear in addition to candy and other items associated with the classic video-rental business. The only thing not on sale are videos, but for old times’ sake, you can play some VHS tapes on a VCR and watch it on a TV in the store.
Growing up as a kid in the 90s, I have fond memories going to Blockbuster with my family and picking out a movie. Grabbing some candy, looking at the different options, and maybe exploring the video game section as well. My brother Jake loved the movie Angels in the Outfield while I loved the Robin Williams classic Hook. With streaming services, that experience is now a thing of the past, trading a fun nostalgic memory for convenience. As we head into the 2020s, 90s nostalgia is becoming more and more popular.
What I was curious to know is what are everyone’s thoughts on nostalgia as a whole and if anyone else has a love for 90s nostalgia. Anyone a big Blockbuster fan?