Anyone would be lying if they deny that the 90s is one of the best decades that this world has seen. People who lived during this decade have seen glorious years because it served them variety in any aspect of their lives – music, fashion, culture, and most of all games. Toy companies all over the world during this time were bursting with creativity. They are experimental in everything that they created, having the goal to create the next best thing. Here are some of the old but gold 90s toys that have swooped not only 90s kids but also those who are young at heart.
Best 90s Toys
Nintendo Entertainment System
No 90s kid will be cool without owning one of these Nintendo consoles in his home. A status symbol at its time, you’ll surely be left out if you don’t know the latest game being released in the market. If you are a game enthusiast, it’s your opportunity to try out the mother of all game consoles you have today. Don’t let its primitive design and gameplay fool you because you will surely become addicted to every game you will play. Game companies will always recreate their games and for a good reason – they are irreplaceable and will keep you entertained for hours.
Slinky POOF Dog
Put an addictive slinky and a cute dog together and you’ll get a killer combination. This Slinky dog has captured millions of hearts in the 90s not only by its adorable face but also by how it creates satisfying movements with its body. Its spring body allows it to be flexible – you can stretch it and it will always pull back to its original shape. It’s not only a great gift for kids today but also for those who are avid fans of the Toy Story movie. Plus, it’s packaged in a box that is similar to its original packaging when it was first released – a feature that any toy collector would not hesitate to pay for.
Quarter Arcades Official Dig Dug
You don’t have to own a time machine and go back to the 90s to play your favorite Dig Dug arcade games if you have these quarter arcades. These replicas may come in small packaging but they will give you the exact arcade experience you missed in your childhood. All the details from the original are captured exactly how it is – from its artwork down to its gameplay. The best thing is this only comes in a quarter of the size of the original. You won’t need to worry about having adequate storage to house this 90s toy since it will fit most counters or tables.
Original Tamagotchi – 90s
Even when you don’t have your own yard, your kids will still have their dream pet when you give them a Tamagotchi, which took the world by storm when it was released. Kids can’t help themselves constantly checking their pets on it. The inspiration behind pet apps nowadays is to allow a kid to choose a pet that he wants and wait until the egg hatches. He needs to always attend to its needs or else it will die and he needs to wait for another egg to hatch again. There’s no instant gratification with this toy since they need to wait and need to exert effort – which is similar to taking care of pets in real life.
Keep your kids off of their tablet and computer screens by giving them something that will spark their creativity. The Lite-Brite will be the brightest solution to tone down your kid’s screen time while helping her hone her skills. As simple as it can be, she just needs to place any colored peg on the board and it will light up. She can create masterpieces on the board and make use of the four different ways the bulbs will light up to impress you with her own light show. Doing so will not only mold her into an artist but will also help improve her motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
Hasbro Gaming Bop It!
Kids will never be bored again when you go for long rides with them on your vacation when they have this Bop It. It’s the mini version of the famous 90s toy that will surely keep them entertained for hours. This battery-operated toy will challenge them to do what they are asked – whether to twist, pull, or bop it. It all starts easy until they reach the difficult levels and the fun begins. They can have fun by themselves or they can challenge their siblings and see who among them has the quicker reflexes. They won’t feel the distance that you traveled because of the fun they have.
Stretch Armstrong Figure
You’ll now say goodbye to broken toys from kids’ fights because Stretch Armstrong has made his comeback, now stronger than ever. He’ll make sure that kids will earn the right to play with him by letting them fight over him like a man. Let them pull, stretch, and twist him as much as they want and he’ll snap back to his original state easily and without damage. He who lets go first loses and will have no choice but to let the winner have the fun. He can go crazy trying to tie him in knots using his own limbs or even use him as a mini workout tool to help the kid build those biceps.
You don’t need to buy a kid a whole magic set to light his eyes up with magic. A piece of string will do that, just like this Cat’s Cradle kit. He’ll be able to enjoy string games and even amaze his friends with the magic that his fingers can create. This kit will teach him how to create five mind-blowing figures through its detailed instructions book. It even includes a loop of multi-colored strings to help him get started learning the skills. He’ll surely have the time of his life learning how to do each figure on his own, especially when he gets compliments from others when he shows off his skill.
Socker Boppers Inflatable Boxing Pillows
When fights between boys break out and it can’t be resolved with talking anymore, it’s time for them to settle it once and for all through a boxing match. These Socker Boppers will be the perfect tool to use whenever they need to talk with their fist because this helps them release all their frustrations without causing damage to their faces. It’s an inflatable toy that has two cavities for air inside it, ensuring effective cushioning not only for the fist but also for the opponent’s body. Give these boys a minute or two and they’ll soon laugh out their differences and have fun with their boxing match.
Be the next speed cube master who will beat the 3.47 seconds record with this upgraded Rubik’s cube. Every twist and turn will be smoother than ever. You won’t feel it snagging or popping from its core, unlike its predecessors. This newly-engineered Rubik’s cube has a core that is enhanced with strong magnets to keep it together. It’s also lubricated to ensure that every slight flick of your fingers will be enough to turn or twist it. Plus, when you feel that you need that extra smoothness, you can always add the lubricant until you get the slide that you want.
Transformers MV5 Deluxe Zodiac Action
Take a 90s kid a trip down memory lane and surprise him with the best 90s toy that was ever made – the Transformers action figure. This premiere Cogman figure boasts intricate details that are the perfect copy of the ones found in the movie. Cogman may be a butler but he knows how to protect whenever his help is needed. This action figure will surely be a gift for your friends who are avid Transformer fans to let them know how grateful you are for all their help – like how Cogman acts as a knight to his friends.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Add some action to your tech-savvy friend’s workspace by decorating it with this Ninja Turtle action figure. This is a 1/4 scale of Donatello, the techno-genius among the mutant ninja turtles. The model and its accessories have the most accurate details from the turtles seen in the movies. It also boasts of 30 joint articulations so your friend can bend Donatello any way he wants. When he needs a break from work, he can simply reach out to this figure to rest. He’ll definitely feel the stress melting away because he’ll have fun making Donatello assume his famous superhero poses.
Poké Ball Plus
Immerse yourself in the Pokemon world and play the game like you never had before using this Poké Ball. This will give you a level-up experience whenever you play Pokemon Go on your phone because this will create sounds like you really are catching a Poke monster in real life. Use this ball to create throwing motions when you find a rare species. Give one to your friend and you can turn it into a two-player game. You will never miss catching the rare Pokemons ever again because your friend can give you a hand to make the process easier.
Foxtail LED Foxtail Ball
Adorn your camping trip with colorful LED lights at night using this Foxtail flying toy. This 90s toy is back to light up the world once again by bringing out the original creators behind it to recreate the same Foxtail that everyone loves. Create fun games during your camping trip and see who among you can throw this toy the farthest. Enjoy watching them look like multi-colored shooting stars in the night sky. If you and your friends are down for some action, use two of these and try impressing the crowd with some pyro dance but of course, without the fire.
Elmer’s Celebration Slime Kit
If it’s one of your childhood dreams to be drenched in slime just like in Nickelodeon shows, look no further because this Elmer’s slime kit will make your dream come true. You’ll have the power to create your own slime in just 3 steps using safe materials. Invite your kids over and let them help you test out the different activators to find the perfect consistency that you are looking for. If you feel a little fancy, this kit will also allow you to create slime in different colors and textures! Make a big batch and put it in your tub and you’re on your way to fulfilling your childhood dream.
Etch A Sketch
Ditch the iPad and let your kids create art like the masters in the 90s do. The Etch A Sketch classic will teach them how to unleash their creativity and improve their eye-hand coordination at the same time. This magic screen will allow them to draw any image on it without the use of a pencil. They don’t even need batteries and the internet to get started. Using the two buttons, they can create lines and draw the pictures that they like. It takes a little practice to get the hang of it but once they do, they’ll be hooked for hours of fun. Plus, all it takes is a little shake to erase mistakes.
Don’t let your adult life make your Yoyo skills die within you. Dust it off and unleash them using the Yoyo King. Watch your friends’ faces light up in surprise as you show them the different tricks that you have learned during the 90s. No matter what kind of trick it is, from Around the World to a Trapeze, this trusted Yoyo got your back. It not only comes with a professional-looking sleek design made from an aircraft-grade metal but also comes complete with accessories that enable you to do both the responsive and binding motions that you are going for.
Nerf Super Soaker Water Blaster
Summer will never be complete without playing an exhilarating round of water shooting games! The Super Soaker water blaster will make your opponents shake with fear. They’ll never make the mistake of running towards you or else, they’ll be blasted into smithereens. This water blaster allows you to continuously shoot water at your opponents thru its air-pressurized blaster system. It is decorated with retro colors so you’ll get a feel similar to those 90s toys you once had. It has a removable tank that you can fill up with water. Pump it to pressurize and keep on blasting until you see victory.
WALIKI Adult Size Hopper Ball
Who says moms and dads don’t know how to have fun? Inject some laughter into a boring afternoon with your family by surprising them as you bounce into the living room riding on the Hippity Hop. This adult-sized inflatable may not be able to bring you back to the 90s but this will definitely make you feel young again. Challenge your kids or for a race around the living room and see who’s the fastest among you. You’ll definitely won’t mind eating that extra slice of pizza because this will give you a workout that will burn those excess calories.