Does this product look familiar to you? If you ever watched more than fifteen minutes of Nickelodeon in the 90’s, it should.
Gak wasn’t just a simple combination of Elmer’s glue, borax, and garish coloring agents of questionable toxicity…it was a lifestyle.
First produced in 1992, Gak was marketed to kids as the ultimate adult-antagonizing agent: a product that looked like mucus, felt like cold congealed bacon fat, and sounded like flatulence when digitally manipulated.
Gak, unlike Play-Doh, was more of a sensory experience toy. People didn’t really “do” all that much with Gak by itself, constructively, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t loads fun to play with. Common Gak-related activities included grossing out grandmothers and pretending that a blob-like fiend was attacking your Transformers and/or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures.
Is it just me, or do they just not make these kinds of toys for kids anymore?
I dunno. Maybe I’m just getting old…