Product fads: Where are they now?
From Chia Pets to L.A. Lights, we find out if there was life for these one-hit wonders after their 15 minutes of fame.
Who here remembers Etch A Sketches? How about pizza from McDonalds? Or maybe the Furby, or Super Soaker water guns? Any of these ring a bell?
Indeed, the shelf lives of products we once loved sometime seem alarmingly short. Yet, that's not to say here today/gone tomorrow novelties are something to ridicule. Take the Pet Rock, for example, which burst onto the scene in 1975, sold a million units and quickly faded into memory as the ultimate "get rich quick" scheme. Despite all that, the popular fad still holds a special place in history - and there's something to be said about items that can capture the world, no matter how brief their grasp. In that spirit, MSN presents some of our favourite products that make you wonder ... where are they now?