I came across an old item the other day that I used to play with constantly as a kid. My dad was actually going through old items to try and get rid of and he was about to get rid of this before I stopped him.

It instantly took me back to my childhood. The nostalgia is real when you find something from your childhood that you haven't touched in forever.

Do any of these bring nostalgia to you?

LOOK: The top holiday toys from the year you were born

With the holiday spirit in the air, it’s the perfect time to dive into the history of iconic holiday gifts. Using national toy archives and data curated by The Strong from 1920 to today, Stacker searched for products that caught hold of the public zeitgeist through novelty, innovation, kitsch, quirk, or simply great timing, and then rocketed to success.

Gallery Credit: Jacob Osborn & Peter Richman

The item that brought the nostalgia for me was my Nintendo GameCube.

The GameCube was released by Nintendo in 2001 and discontinued in 2007. The platform was met with mixed reviews, and consequently was not a hit seller for Nintendo.

This came as a shock to me when I figured this out because of the fact that GameCube was my go-to console of my childhood. Nowadays it's looked back on as a smaller seller for Nintendo.

Kyle Clark / Townsquare Media
Kyle Clark / Townsquare Media

I found mine around last week and I also found some of my childhood games that I played for so many hours. It was like a wave of my childhood rushing over me. My favorite thing that I've ever rediscovered.

Some of the big-time games released for the GameCube were "Super Mario Sunshine" "Mario Super Strikers" "Mario Superstar Baseball" and many more.

It's amazing what the feeling of nostalgia can do for someone. As soon as I started playing it again I was instantly transported back to being a little kid. I had so many memories that I forgot about.

What brings you nostalgia?

More of that below...

LOOK: How Many of These Iconic '90s Shampoos Do YOU Remember?

Salon Selectives. The OG Herbal Essences. Vidal Sassoon. The '90s was stacked with radical haircare options, and we want to know how many of these classic shampoos you remember.

Gallery Credit: Meg Dowdy

LOOK: 19 Drinks Only '90s Kids Remember

Grab that weird bendy straw you bought with your Chuck. E Cheese tokens, because we're sluprin' up these definitive flavors of the '90s.

Gallery Credit: Meg Dowdy

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kyle Clark. Any opinions expressed are his own.

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM