Sure, in the 1980’s there was Simon and that Waterful ring toss game that everyone would spend hours playing with. But in the 90’s, the times, they were a-changing and a new era of toys and games were ushered in. So, strap on your Moon Shoes, kids, and let’s countdown the top ten toys from the 90’s that we wish we could still play with. Being a 90's kid myself, I miss these toys! Except for maybe Furby...*shudder.*
Some of the best times were had while caring for our virtual pets. They taught us a certain level of responsibility, as we had to feed and take care of our literally little ones. They totally paved the way toward our eventual parenthood. Don't you think?
Future pastry chefs everywhere began their journey with the beloved Easy Bake Oven. Who knew that with a simple household lightbulb could help to produce some of the tastiest treats around? Alright, who wants to bake a cake today? These are still around today, but everyone knows that nothing can compare to the original, right?
Ah, yes. Pogs. The things that every single kid collected, yet nobody really could tell us what they were for. We sure had fun flipping them like tiny cardboard coins, though! As kids, we had to have them! Those sweet little discs of happiness. To this day, I still don't know what they were used for, though. But according to Wikipedia, "The name pog originates from POG, a brand of juice made from passionfruit, orange, and guava; the use of POG bottle caps to play the game preceded the game's commercialization."
Back when these hell-demons first hit the shelves, they went just as fast as they came. Every kid wanted one under the Christmas tree. While they are technically still around today, nothing can quite compare to the original. Except now they're "smarter." Which makes them all that "scarier."
TY Beanie Babies
These little beanbag animals spawned a generation full of kids that possessed an attitude that is usually reserved for zealous collectors. Remember those limited edition animals, like the Princess Diana commemorative bears? People were willing to pay any amount of money to get their hands on certain Beanie Babies. These days, you can purchase them for about $3 on eBay.