Old School Crate

It's like you had the foresight to leave yourself a time capsule from your childhood.
  • It's like you had the foresight to leave yourself a time capsule from your childhood.
  • Pro-tip: Display a Rubik's cube on your desk and people assume you can solve it. One man's frustrating waste of time is another man's brilliant career move.
  • Over 100 years of sugary history packed into one crate. It's a virtual time machine for you and your dentist.
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Never Outgrow Fun

Growing up is optional. Maybe nobody told you that you had a choice, or maybe you just woke up one day and realized that it had happened to you.  The good news is that it's reversible.

More About 'Fun'

You've had fun before, why not have fun again?

If it's been a while, don't sweat it- this kit has everything you need to relearn the basics: a classic metal Slinky, the original stultifying Rubik's Cube, a Yomega Yo-Yo, and a Pez Dispenser (with reloads).  Could it be the greatest assortment of retro gear ever assembled into a wooden crate? It is Decidedly So.

Let's Take it Back

This crate is like an archaelogical dig through Willy Wonka's factory.  We travelled back in history and catalogued layer after layer of candy to create a timeline of candy stretching back past the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

So pry this crate open and forget about that mortgage payment. There's a Rubik's Cube to solve and some serious life choices to shake out.

Nostalgia Tokens

  • Slinky
  • Rubick's Cube
  • Yomega Yo-Yo
  • Pez Dispenser

100 Years of Candy

  • Good & Plenty (Introduced 1883)
  • Cracker Jacks (1893)
  • Pez Candy (1927)
  • Red Vines (1952)
  • Now and Later (1962)
  • Lemonheads (1962)
  • Sugar Babies (1963)
  • Pop Rocks (1970)
  • Big League Chew (1980)
  • Nerds (1983)
  • Cry Babies (1990)

Delivered

In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. No bow, no ribbons, no fluff, and absolutely no instructions.

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    1. 08/9/2015 Sandy Old School Crate 5

      Old School Crate

      I ordered this for my son who recently left for college and it was a huge hit. He loved the slinky and Pop rocks. Will be ordering other crates in the future.

    2. 05/28/2015 Darla Old School Crate 5

      Old School Crate

      For our son's 42 birthday, we decided man crates would be the way to make this birthday memorable. He had played with all the toys that came in the crate when he was a child and ate most of the candies then too. So when he opened the crate he was very surprised and had to show his boys how to "walk the dog" with the yoyo. The candies he hid for later. By the way, great job wrapping with the duct tape, it was fun watching him getting the crate opened.

    3. 05/20/2015 Theresa Old School Crate 5

      Fun Fun Gift

      Had the crate delivered to my son in law for his birthday. He and everyone who saw it , loved it! Very clever idea filled with nostalgic toys and candy! Can't wait to send another man crate.

    4. 05/19/2015 Helayne Stillings Old School Crate 5

      great gift!!

      Great gift, my boss loved it, the duct tape was a wonderful addition. Took him 1/2 hour to open

    5. 04/20/2015 Sharon Old School Crate 5

      Awesome anniversary gift

      I got this for my hubby. It was so much fun watching him open it and go through the crate, taking everything out a piece at a time. It was almost like an early Christmas present. He thought it was great. Soon he will have the cube solved , then work on his yo-yo skills.
      Now, what to do for next year? How am I suppose to top this?

    6. 03/27/2015 Diane Kapral Old School Crate 5

      The Best Gift Ever!

      My husband and I got the Old School Man Crate for our son who lives on the west coast. He was so delighted with it that he posted pictures on Facebook with a link to Man Crates! This may not see like a big deal, but this is a guy who posts maybe three times a year, and never with web links, so it is huge to us! Thanks for making this experience a great birthday joy for him! BTW, I think our other son is a bit jealous, so I'll be ordering for his birthday too!

    7. 02/19/2015 Kristen Old School Crate 5

      Best Valentine's Day gift ever!!

      My fiancé loved getting this crate for Valentine's Day. Him and I had just had a conversation a few days prior to me purchasing this for him, about all the "old school" toys and things he used to have. He was so excited when he opened the box and saw so many of his favorite childhood things. Thanks again Mancrates for making it easy to shoot for someone who is soemtimes hard to buy for.

    8. 12/26/2014 Rachel M. Old School Crate 5

      Great Crate!

      The Old School Crate was my 29 year old nephew's Christmas present. He absolutely loved it! The best part was watching him try to open the crate! Once the crate was opened, he was impressed with all of the candy & toys he remembered from his childhood. Great gift, would definitely order again!

    9. 12/26/2014 Kimberly Marrs Old School Crate 5

      BIG hit with the Son in Law!!!

      I purchased this for my son in law for Christmas this year. I had it wrapped in extreme duct tape too. (because that really made me laugh, and laugh, and laugh every time I thought about it or saw it sitting under the tree....That was even better than using an annoying amount of scotch tape)

      It was a HUGE hit! He LOVED it and my husband was jealous that he didn't get one.

      Just opening this gift is as much of a gift as the contents of the crate. This is an amazing and FAR preferred alternative to crappy Christmas ties and cologne samplers that no one wears! I can't recommend a gift from Man Crates enough for the Dude (young or old-er) in your life!

    10. 12/20/2014 Unknown Old School Crate 5

      great "man gift" for boys

      Excellent gift idea for any little men in your life. Too much enjoyment to explain.

    11. 12/17/2014 Debi G Old School Crate 5

      He LOVED it

      Took two tries to get this gift to my son for his birthday. The first one was never received. However, when I contacted the company, they not only responded quickly, but they apologized and sent another right away. My son absolutely loved it. It's so hard to find just the right gift to send to a fellow, but you all make it easy! Adam... you really are a Customer Champion! Thank you all so much & keep up the great work. I look forward to ordering from you again!

    12. 11/25/2014 Lauren Old School Crate 5

      Old School Crate for the New Man

      For my brother's 18th birthday I was looking for something he would remember. I had heard about Man Crates and thought it would be the best present for him, I picked the Old School Crate to remind him that he can always be a little kid.
      He has an allergy and wouldn't be able to eat a couple of the pieces of candy that are in the crate, the team was so nice in helping me work around that.
      I loved watching him try and open it- 12min 35seconds. And he loved if after he finally go it open. Thank you so much for making his birthday so memorable!

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    Rubik's Cube Pro-Tips

    #1 It's not a toy, it's a career move

    Most people who see a Rubik’s cube on your desk will assume you can solve it.

    Most people can’t solve Rubik’s cubes, so they’ll assume you’re smarter than them. Bottom line- put a Rubik’s cube on your desk and ask for a promotion.

    Put a Rubik’s cube on your desk and ask for a promotion

    #2 We have other talents

    We can’t solve Rubik’s cubes. We wanted to provide Rubik’s cube advice as part of our top notch customer service, but we can’t. Please don’t call us about cubes.

    Please don’t call us about cubes.

    #3 There's always a solution

    There’s more than one way to solve a Rubik’s cube. The Gerber Combo Axe worked pretty well for us.

    There's more than one solution to a Rubik's cube

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