Beanie babies FOREVER.
Every generation of kids has their own weird stuff they couldn't get enough of and begged their parents to buy for them. And 90s kids were no different.
Looking back, the things that seemed so cool (if you didn't have them or a ton of them, your life was over) seem kind of stupid now. I mean, electronic pets, weirdly stuffed animals and glittery unicorn stationary?
The weird thing is that now when you see a Furbie or something Polly Pocket, you're reminded of those days when things didn't seem as complicated as they are now, and the most important thing was to collect as many Pokémon cards as you possibly could. It's not that the toys for 90s kids were any more creative than the toys of other generations, it's that they were the toys of your time.
Did you usually play with these toys with your siblings, friends or alone? As silly as some toys may seem they probably taught you a lot and encouraged you to use your imagination.
Some people keep a toy or two from their childhood well into adulthood. They can trigger happy memories or help you to loosen up. There's a certain smell that I call new doll smell; it's very distinctive and when I smell it, usually from a new doll, I remember the thrill I got when I received a new doll as a present. It felt as if I had a new friend and that a whole new story was suddenly available to me.
Do you let your own kids play with your toys or do you forbid them from touching them? You might be a collector of toys that were popular when you were a kid and/or sell them on online auctions. If so, you have to have a talent for noticing something collectible and a deep knowledge of all things 90s toys.
No matter what your motivation is, it's still fun to see the toys of your past and remember when getting a new toy was everything. Return now to that time of innocence when you needed a VCR to play a movie and felt guilty if you ignored your robotic pet.
1. Beanie Babies
You couldn't have just one! You needed as many as possible.
Because everybody needs a bunch of digital pets.
The name POG originates from a brand of juice made from passionfruit, orange, and guava. People used the POG bottle caps to play the game before it became commercialized.
Although troll dolls were created in the late 1950s, they had a huge resurgence in popularity in the 1990s.
5. Polly Pocket
Teeny tiny toys are always fun for kids to collect ... and for parents to worry that their child will stick the teeny tiny toy up their nose.
6. Goosebumps books
These books promised goosebumps and they delivered.
Furbies were another electronic, robotic must-have-toy. I'm still unclear why we needed to have a bunch of them.
8. Lisa Frank
The colorful world of Lisa Frank's art was filled with unicorns, dolphins, kittens and rainbows, and was on stickers, buttons, stationery, folders, lunchboxes, backpacks and more.
9. VHS movies
Everybody collected their favorite movie (usually Disney) on VHS tape so they could watch it over and over again ... until the tape broke and you had to beg your parents to get you another one.
10. Sky Dancers
Fly high, little Sky Dancer. Fly high!
11. Gel and milky pens
You used a milky or gel pen when you wrote out the name of your crush.
12. Pokemon cards
You didn't just want as many Pokemon cards as you could get, you NEEDED them.