Before ball pits and climbing nets and mazes of colourful tube-slides, kids with bellies full of cheeseburgers were spinning out on McDonald's whirling, metal playgrounds.

For most of us, swinging under the arms of a giant Hamburglar or crawling around the innards of a burger jail are memories resigned to our childhoods.

But, thanks to a Trade Me listing selling components of the retro playground, you could relive those glory days - which is not exactly how some commenters seem to recall their time on the restaurant chain's old playgrounds.

Trade Me users have expressed interest in buying the retro playground parts for their children. Photo / Trade Me
Trade Me users have expressed interest in buying the retro playground parts for their children. Photo / Trade Me

Amid excited comments and questions from hopeful bidders, Kiwis have taken to the Q&A section of the listing to share their not-so-fond memories of the retro contraptions.

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One Trade Me user wrote: "Is my hair still stuck under the merry-go-round? My head was wedged under there for so long while the children just kept spinning and spinning..."

The seller responded: "If you send me a hair sample, I will see if I can find a match...Cheers."

Another viewer commented: "This is fantastic; however, I'll stay well away from them. I fell from the top of the bigmac and chipped my two front teeth on the merry-go-round. Fond memories."

"We have a lot of fond memories," the seller replied. "[w]e caught our youngest son (5 yrs at the time) commencing his first business venture, charging a gold coin to other children to play on the playground. LOL."

A Hamburglar swing set is one of three items up for grabs. Photo / Trade Me
A Hamburglar swing set is one of three items up for grabs. Photo / Trade Me

Others recalled how creepy they found the playground characters:

"Are these pieces of playground equipment supposed to stare into our souls or is that just normal...?" wrote one.

The well-humoured seller replied: "Sounds like they are your soul mates... shall I put soul ed on them..."

And according to another: "Hamburglar had that same stone cold look on his face when I jumped off the swing and broke my arm 20 odd years ago..."

The three items have been listed by a Nelson-based user who confesses his wife is "dreaming of selling him" after the response to the auction, for which the current bidding has reached over $3,000.