Do you miss these dead brands?

Which of these defunct companies would you bring back?

Pour one out for these iconic consumer brands that are no longer with us.

Sure, brands are companies and not people, but we can still love 'em! They might not have our best interest at heart, but forget that, because we can attach some very real feelings to brands. Loyalty, trust, excitement, longing. You name it, and there are brands that have manipulated us until we've felt it.

So let's take a look back on these brands so you can tell us ones you miss having around. They're not going to all tug at your heartstrings, but let us know which ones do. Please feel free to share any thoughts and memories in the comments sections below.

  1. Blockbuster
  2. Compaq
  3. Quisp
  4. Zima
  5. Pan Am
  6. Fotomat
  7. F.W. Woolworth
  8. Tower Records
  9. Howard Johnson's Restaurants
  10. Border's Bookstores

Do you miss these dead brands?

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JERRY6 3 months ago
90% similar , guess I am officially old !
Lillyrose 3 months ago
100% similar. I loved Border's. They had a lot of sales, and a great coffee shop. They were in the same shopping center where I worked at Target. I also liked B. Dalton Booksellers and Waldenbooks in the 80's.
IndianaRockz 3 months ago
50%
Quisp cereal is still sold but in very small boxes now

I miss Kmart, Kresge, Zayre, Venture including their Glemby Int'l walk-in hair salon, Montgomery Ward, Sears, Carson Pirie Scott, Marshall Fields, Woolworths, Woolco, Ben Franklin dime store, Newberrys, McCrorys, Fashion Bug, & having a Tastee Freez in my area.
Wendy57 IndianaRockz 3 months ago
I forgot to mention Montgomery Ward. We shopped there a lot growing up. My Dad called it “Monkey Wards”.
IndianaRockz Wendy57 3 months ago
My Dad loved to go there for all his car tires. One time my car needed tires so my Dad, who LOVED whitewall tires, volunteered to go have them put on for me. When I handed him my money I said "do not get me whitewalls!!!" (because I hated trying to keep 'em scrubbed clean). WELL, Dad takes my car to Wards & comes home later & guess what he had put on my car?!?!? WHITEWALLS! ☹️😀😀
Wendy57 IndianaRockz 3 months ago
Even though you didn’t want whitewalls, with the up keep which I get, we used to restore classic cars, it was so sweet to remember what he did because he believed in their supiroraty.
My Dad bought a bike for me one year when I was young. He wasn’t super mechanical, but, he probably wanted to save $$$, so we got a bike in pieces.
So ………….. I never got a bike that truly worked. Oh well, that was part of “ Monkey Wards” in our family.
My Dad was a Marine Corps Fighter Pilot and instructor in WWII, so he had confidence, but not nuts and bolts mechanical. More special awareness.
IndianaRockz Wendy57 3 months ago
Great story about your piecemeal bikes/Monkey Wards growing up & your Dad serving our country! 😀 My Dad was a shadetree mechanic & could fix most anything on cars & the house, going to a car shop or calling out repairmen was almost bad words! Ha. He knew how much I always wanted a Mustang growing up, I just love them. Well after my Escort was t-boned, I needed a car so when my Mom was taking him for chemo 1 day he saw a red '99 Mustang in a driveway for sale...my Mom told him "Don't you dare tell her about that car, it's too small!" (Smaller than my Escort???) Anyhoo, Dad sneaked that day & told me anyway! We always called him the town crier! Lol God bless his soul, boy was Mom MAD. So, I got it for cheap & was so happy to finally get a Mustang! I had it for about 4yrs then it had some frame issue causing a crack in the radiator so it had to go. I stood there & cried as it was being towed away, the female tow truck driver said she felt horrible taking it from me! It was just the whole story of how my Dad always knew how I wanted one & how he sneaked & told me & by towing day he had been taken from cancer & my Mustang he led me to was being taken from me too. Geez just telling the story is bringing tears! I'ma girl & he'd always have me outside helping & watching when he'd work on cars so I would learn & know basics of how to do things myself if possible & at least learn the basics of how things operate & for that I'm truly thankful. It has saved me frome being ripped off over the years for sure. 😀😀😀
Wendy57 IndianaRockz 3 months ago
I loved your story about your Mustang & your parents. I really miss my parents, although I can hear them in my mind commenting on different situations I find myself in. My Dad, being a pilot in WWII, transferred his “pre-flight checklist”
to our family car before our road-trip vacations. It used to try my Mom’s patience, but, it did seem to keep us safe on our trips. My Dad always said, “ Well if you have mechanical difficulties in an airplane, you can’t just pull over on a cloud !” My Dad was a minor league baseball player for the Boston RedSox, so he taught me a lot about the sport. My Mom was from Hawaii and sang & danced with a USO group during WWII.
He gave me my love of nature and baseball and she gave me my love of cooking & music/dancing.
So our parents do live on through us in our hearts and minds.
grandpa5741 3 months ago
Outside of that cereal I miss all of these, so on line shipping and having 1000’s of photos on your phone is better? Those retail stores were the best.
ww245 3 months ago
100% believe it or not. I guess this old girl is just missing her younger days and dumping on what she thought was trash. Looks like I was in quite the agreement with whoever came up with this questionaire....
Runeshaper 3 months ago
80% similar

I miss some of these. My wife used to work at video store back in the day (-:
Moody 3 months ago
80% similar. I never heard of Zima.
LoveMETV22 Moody 3 months ago
Hi Moody. Are you back in the states? If so Welcome Back. Hope all is well with you.
MrsPhilHarris Moody 3 months ago
Moody are you back? Nice to see your name.
grandpa5741 Moody 3 months ago
The original hard seltzer, ground breaker in the day.
Moody LoveMETV22 3 months ago
Hello, how are you? Yes, I'm in the US for now but I'll be returning to Italy this Wednesday. Sorry it took me so long to respond but I've been very busy since coming back. We are returning in December for the holidays so I hope to see you all at the movie quizzes then. Nice to talk to you again. Take care!
Moody MrsPhilHarris 3 months ago
Hello MPH, nice to see you again. I am back in the US until Wednesday then returning to Italy. We will be back here again though in December to spend the holidays with family. I hope to see you all again at the quizzes then. Thank you & take care!
MrsPhilHarris Moody 3 months ago
Safe journey Moody! Happy Hallowe’een. 🎃
JayBurd 3 months ago
40% similar
I liked Quisp cereal....ate my share and then some of it.
IndianaRockz JayBurd 3 months ago
Quisp is still sold but the boxes are extremely small & expensive at least at my local food store. Tasty Quisp chops your mouth up but good! 😄🥣
Wendy57 3 months ago
What I really miss is people actually conversing and sightseeing and not seeing everyone from toddlers to oldsters attached to their precious cell
phones constantly. Geesh !!!!! 🙄
daDoctah Wendy57 3 months ago
I was doing DoorDash deliveries (and as a result exempt from the lockdowns as "Essential Services") when people were forced to stay home. Got an order to a place at the outdoor food court at a mall one afternoon and it was eerie seeing the whole area basically deserted. Strangest part of it was all the little birds that were regulars looking around confused at all the empty tables and wondering "where are all the french fries that we usually find on the ground here?"
Wendy57 daDoctah 3 months ago
That sounds sorta like an episode of The Twilight Zone. 😳
grandpa5741 Wendy57 3 months ago
100% Agree Wendy, i Love speaking to people versus texting or relying on all the social media. I shake my head at all the selfies people take and post, who cares.
Wendy57 grandpa5741 3 months ago
Yes I totally agree !!
Wendy57 3 months ago
60%
I miss the Blue Chip and Green Chip stamp redemption places. I helped my grandmother put a lot of her stamp books together when I was a kid.
daDoctah Wendy57 3 months ago
We used to do the S&H Green Stamps. When I started selling off my videotapes on eBay I saw a lot of people listing the stacks of books they found in grandma's kitchen and suggesting "we don't have a redemption center here but I'm sure they must be worth *something*". No, they're not worth anything; all the redemption centers have been closed for years, though at that point they did have an online thing called "Green Points". Not sure if that's still around now.

In the LA area back in the day, you could get Disneyland ticket books for them.

For a while I used up a bunch of the old Betty Crocker coupons that came on boxtops. Those were still good for merchandise, and I used them a lot to get Fiestaware as gifts.
gockionni daDoctah 3 months ago
I’ve memories of Saturday afternoon “licking and sticking” stamp book sessions with grandma, good times!!
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Wendy57 daDoctah 3 months ago
Fiestaware, Nice !
JeffPaul76 3 months ago
"60% similar" -----"60% similar to the most popular responses" Well, we didn't have Fotomat, Borders Bookstores, Tower Records, around here and I don't fly, so I don't miss Pan Am Airways. And I never drank Zima beverage. Don't think it was ever around here. I really do miss F.W. Woolworth's & Howard Johnson's. Even though it wasn't on your list, I also miss J.J. Newberry's Department stores, they were like Woolworth's.
Wendy57 JeffPaul76 3 months ago
I remember Newberry’s.
What about Kress. Sort of like Woolworth’s too.
McGillahooala Wendy57 3 months ago
I love Newberry’s. I have fond memories of my granny taking me there, looking at toys, and eating club sandwiches at the snack bar.
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