While I may be late for this party, I might as well add my $0.02.
Nothing brings back those wistful memories of yesteryear like my old recordable VHS tapes, particularly old television shows I used to record on YTV (Canada's version of Nickelodeon) like the 90s Animated Spider-Man, X-Men, Beast Wars, the Mask, among others. Heck, I think there are some shows I recorded from from Fox Kids when it was finally added to our cable package in 1995 but the commercials grab my attention the most for some reason. Watching old advertisements for obscure movies like First Kid (a movie starring Sinbad as a Secret Service agent), Solo (starring Mario Van Peebles as a cyborg), and Car Pool (don't remember what that one was about) makes the 90s look like a different planet to me. Of course I could see the aforementioned television shows on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, or on DVD butI will always have a soft spot for those old tapes.
It is worth mentioning that my family's old VCR is almost as old as I am (nearly thirty years) and it is still in working order.