Can You Name These Objects From The 90s?
Did you grow up in the 90s? If so do you want to go down nostalgia lane? Here you will see some of the most recognizable items that were sold during the 90s such as the Nintendo 64, Pokemon, and much more that will spark your memories from the past. The 90s was full of fun and exciting toys and products that you just wouldn't find nowadays. Anyone that grew up during those times remembers that there wasn't that much technology and it was the weird period when the internet was introduced to us so the products being released were a bit wacky.
There are many items on this list that you will remember from just seeing it and bring you back to those weird commercials from tv. There was a certain style in the 90s that is completely recognizable as well that you will find on this list. If you are interested in seeing these objects from the 90s and want to test your memory to see if you recognize any of them, then you should check out these next couple of slides that will take you down memory lane.
This 90s product is probably one of the best on this list as the Gameboy Color made gaming mobile and affordable. Of course, before the Gameboy Color, there was the original Gameboy which came out in 1989. The big difference between the two was color and faster processing power and if you were a kid in the late 90s then you probably had one of these that came with Pokemon Red or Blue.
The Gameboy Color was more comfortable than the original one as it was slimmer and it also had more battery life. Many of the games that were released on this platform have been favorites among kids that grew up in the 90s.
Etch A Sketch
Almost every household had one of these in the 90s, the Magic Screen Etch A Sketch was a cheap interactive toy that could keep you busy for hours. Although these were made in the 1960s they became extremely popular during the 90s as people started making masterpieces with them.
In 1998, there were around 600,000 units sold and produced, it became an iconic 90s toy as everyone had one. It was also inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2003 and is one of the most memorable toys since its beginning.
Stretch Armstrong is another iconic 90s object that you would have found in your house or at one of your friend's houses. Stretch Armstrong was another toy that has been around since 1976 but its popularity didn't die out in the 90s, there are even some of these sold to this day. The best part about this toy was that you could stretch him as much as you could and not break him in any way.
Stretch Armstrong was a very simple toy and brought a lot of pleasure to kids everywhere, the 90s were quite a different time as there wasn't as much technology always around us.
Pokemon became so popular in America during the late 90s, the Gameboy game is what started the franchise and exploded into other merchandise such as cards and toys of any kind. Pokemon is more popular today than it has ever been and this is thanks to the Japanese team that created this game, even they didn't expect it to blow up so big.
Pokemon brings a lot of nostalgia to kids there were growing up in the 90s, collecting these cards and battling with your buddies was one of the most memorable times as a kid. The Pokemon games were just as good and if you didn't have one in the 90s, you were missing out.
Disney was releasing so many good movies during the 90s including Toy Story which was released in 1995. Because of the film's popularity, there was merchandise being sold at almost every store in the nation. Almost every kid that loved Toy Story had one of these toy figures, the one that was sold out the most was Buzz Lightyear.
Toy Story did so well as an animated film because the story was great and the actors that were voicing the characters were some of the best that have created a Disney film. Tim Allen and Tom Hanks really impressed everyone in the 90s when they watched this film.
Furbies were weird little creatures that were electronic and would speak to you, these guys ended up becoming super popular and collectible. They were first released in 1998 by Tiger Electronics, with around 2 million sold the first year and around 14 million the second. They had a long life on the market as the company sold them for 20 years and now that they have been discontinued some have increased in value.
There were a lot of kids and adults that collected these electronic robots, each being unique in its own design. There were numerous amount of commercials with these guys in them saying "Let's Have Fun".
The Nintendo 64 was one of the most sought-after video game systems during the 90s. It first hit the shelves in 1996 and was an instant hit among all the kids including adults as well. The reason why the N64 was so popular was that no one had ever come out with a system with such amazing graphics, the controller was different and the games were revolutionary.
There were a few games that people would play religiously like Super Smash Bros., which was great to play with all your friends. James Bond's Goldeye was really the first first-person shooter and is still sought after to this day. The N64 will always be a nostalgic memory to anyone who grew up during that time.
Pogs is originally an old game that dates backs to the 1920s, it was called milk caps and kids would collect cardboard milk caps and play a game with a certain set of rules. In the 90s, the game was revived and became so popular as kids wanted to collect every type of Pogs set. The objective of the game was to battle your friends and collect as many Pogs as you could, the players would stack their Pogs and take turns trying to topple them over with a heavy coin to collect as many heads-up Pogs as you could.
The game was highly addictive and Pogs was teaming up with other companies such as Star Wars to create their own line, almost every company at the time jumped on to this.
Slap Wrap bracelets were everywhere once they came out during the 90s as they were one of those extremely cheap products that were fun to use and collect as the 90s was full of people collecting products. These were placed in every store and would usually be in the quarter machines by the registers, these are an iconic 90s thing that almost everyone would remember.
They were invented by a teacher in Wisconsin, Stuart Anders, in 1990 and sold millions during that decade. These bracelets were so fascinating for the kids growing up during this era and another product that brings nostalgia.
The Toby Terrier came out in the early 90s and was an electronic dog that would interact with the PLUS video that you would get. This toy was quite revolutionary for its time because there weren't that many electronics that could interact with TV programs, now this technology is everywhere.
It was popular for a while after it was released but soon died off, as there weren't as many videos being created for the interaction and video game consoles started coming out with much better games. This product would have been bigger during the 80s as people didn't have as many gaming consoles.
Playstation was another gaming console that dominated the 90s, the console was released in 1994 and by far had the best graphics and processing power. The Playstation was something every gaming company wanted to have a game on and being a kid during this time was the best as the games coming out were unforgettable.
Mortal Kombat was part of most kids' collections, this game could keep them busy for hours and started a new culture around gaming. Playstation was the start of making a brand that would last for years. Today, the company sells millions of consoles worldwide just like they did in the 90s.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was a super-hero tv show that became extremely popular during the 90s and every household had a Power Ranger toy in it. The show was released in 1993 and lasted until 1996 with three seasons made. For some reason, the series blow up and every kid was watching Power Rangers and wanted to get their hands on their action figures.
The 90s would be quite different without the Power Rangers, the theme song and their toys alone were probably one of the best parts of being a kid during the 90s. Let's Go Power Rangers!!
The Perfection board game has been around since the 1970s but was one of those products that were revived during the 90s since people would interact with each other more than now, there were a lot of board games that were released during the 90s including Perfection. This timed game was challenging as you would have to fit all the pieces into the board before the time ran out, if not the board would shoot up and you would have to start all over.
This game was fun to play with your friends and family and was a perfect way to pass time and laugh with each other.
There was a wide range of exotic candy that was sold during the 90s including Push Pops, these were lollipops that would protrude out of these plastic cylinders. The reason why so many kids loved these was because of the unique flavors that they had and the option to store away the candy and eat it later.
The invention was pretty simple and has lasted even to this day as kids are still enjoying these sweet candies. If you remember going to the store or getting a visit from the ice cream man, then you remember seeing them on the shelves ready to devour.
Hungry Hippos was another board game that became popular during the 90s, this board game probably would have been in your closet and would be taken out when all of your friends came over. The game was fun as you would try to gobble up as many balls as you could with your hippo.
The game was very competitive just like many of the board games at the time, the 90s were full of funny-style games as there was still a little taste of the 80s in everything. This was a perfect time to be a kid as there were so many different products available.
The Dream Phone was a board game that was mostly made for little girls during the 90s. The objective of the game was to interact with your secret admirer through the electronic phone and the way to win was to get the guy's phone number. The board game became extremely popular and many were sold to little girls across the nation, the Dream Phone was something different and new that made kids want it.
If you were a little girl during the 90s then you would probably remember playing this with all of your friends trying to figure out who your secret admirer was.
Many tv shows and other franchises made Giga Pets such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch and it would let you take care of her cat Salem.
The best part about the 90s was that you were able to go outside and play with your friends a majority of the time and one way to enjoy the time outside was to have water wars which would include water balloons and water guns such as the Super Soaker. The Super Soaker is another product that brings nostalgia to anyone during the 90s, these were the ultimate water guns to have.
There were many variations of these water guns but the Super Soaker 50 was by far the most popular, every water war that was going on in the 90s had one of these in them.
Knex is a creative way to build structures out of these fascinating pieces, they were first released in 1992 and became extremely popular. Knex still produces products to this day and has not died out as these sets were some of the most memorable times in the 90s for kids.
The most sought-after sets were the Ferris wheel and the race cars that had some awesome designs. Knex was a fun way to pass the time whenever it would rain or you just didn't want to go outside.
Socker Boppers became super popular during the 90s due to the commercial having such a catchy tune. Every kid wanted a pair of these for Christmas, as the product looked extremely fun to use.
Every parent who had a kid during the 90s should remember these as they were advertised everywhere. Even though they were padded, these still would hurt kids and were not that popular among the parents buying them but regardless these were a big part of the 90s.
The Super Nintendo was another legendary console that came out during the 90s as the 90s was full of new consoles and a different era for video games. The Super Nintendo was released in 1990 and was a console that would have been in your gaming room at the time. The Super NES was loved by everyone because it was able to play all of your favorite arcade games without going to the arcade machine and having to pay every time.
There were many incredibly good games that came out on this system such as Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong and, much more. If you didn't have one of these consoles you really missed out on some great memories.
Koosh Balls were funny little toy balls that didn't have much to offer other than throwing them around but for some reason during the 90s, these became popular and were owned by every kid at the time. These toy balls were made out of rubber and featured rubber strands that would make up the ball, they felt weird which was probably why they sold so many.
The Koosh Ball was originally released in 1987 but became popular later on in the 90s. These were fun to throw at your friends or even just hold as they felt very soft and squishy.
Lava Lamps have been around since the late 1960s but are so impressive that during the 90s they were in almost every kid and teenager's room. Invented by a British businessman in 1967, the lava lamp has been a part of almost every kid's room not only in the Western World but all over the World.
There are many different colors and varieties that have been sold over the years. These lamps can keep you occupied for hours by just staring at them and listening to music.
Beanie Babies were a big part of the 90s as they were the first Internet Sensation in 1995, so people were willing to buy the whole set to collect. They were first released in 1993 and became popular because of the variety and collectability of these stuffed animals. People from all over the world went crazy for these collectibles and even to this day they are still manufacturing them, they aren't as popular as they once were but they are still doing good.
During the 90s, you were probably given one of these stuffed animals as a gift and the way to see if they were authentic was to check the TY tag on the stuffed animal.
Trolls was another collectible fad that went around in the 90s, these interesting-looking figures would come in different styles which made them highly sought after and many people started hoarding these guys. The dolls were created in the late 1960s but like many products, during the 90s they were reintroduced. Lucky that they did because today the franchise has made more money with the films they have released.
During the 90s, these dolls were advertised all over tv and got a large number of people to buy them. Now some of these dolls are worth a couple of hundred dollars and all those people that kept theirs are smart investors.
Plaid Flannel Shirts
Being a teenager in the 90s meant that you had to be with the style and one of those styles was wearing oversized plaid flannel shirts in various colors. This was a common look amongst teenagers during that time and everyone wanted to look like the teenagers in the movies and on tv. The look was also part of the grunge scene that was going on as bands like Nirvana would wear shirts such as these.
Once the 90s faded off so did the plaid flannel shirts until recently they have become a fashion trend again just like a lot of different styles from the 90s.
Scrunchies was another fashion product that came out during the 90s, almost every young girl had one of these holding up their hair. Scrunchies were seen everywhere on tv and in the movies so it was bound to be popular. Not only could you get your own personal color but they did a great job holding up one's hair as well.
Many girls at the time would match up to their scrunchies with what they were wearing and it became an iconic 90s look that is sometimes pulled off today. Scrunchies never disappeared but have a different look than the ones in the 90s and when you look at these it brings a memory back to the 90s.
Bop It was an interesting command game sort of like the Simon Says series. The device would speak to you and command that you do the various functions in order, the more you accomplished the faster it would make you proceed. They originally came out in 1996 with a couple of variants that sold very well.
Bop It sold different models until 2008 when it finally stopped making them but overall they sold around 30 million products which was a good lifespan for how simple the product really was. These guys are quite recognizable as there were a lot of commercials aired on tv.
The Atari Jaguar was released in 1993 but unfortunately was overshadowed by the other big consoles such as Nintendo 64 and Playstation. The console was overall a great console during the 90s and was something different that just couldn't last in the competitive market.
The best-selling game that came out on the Atari Jaguar was Alien vs. Predator which sold around 85,000 units, which is almost as many units as the Atari Jaguar sold, which was around 150,000 units. If you got your hands on one of these, you are pretty lucky because not many people had them at the time.
Brain Warp is another brain-twister of a game that makes you perform many functions in a certain order. During the 90s, these types of toys were extremely popular due to their replayability. Brain Warp challenged children into performing the tasks that it tells them to and if correct, lights up. These toys were so popular that Star Wars collaborated with them to make a Death Star version named the Death Star Escape.
Not only did they do a Death Star version but they ended up doing the whole original members of Star Wars. Other versions have been released after the 90s as kids still enjoy a challenge.
Yu-Gi-Oh was a successful card game that came out in 1999 due to how successful Pokemon was doing so they wanted to do something different. Released with a tv show, Yu-Gi-Oh became a popular franchise that was competing with Pokemon. Players often agreed that the Yu-Gi-Oh card game was much funnier and easier to play than Pokemon. It was catered more towards older kids as the card game was more challenging.
The cards became highly collectible and people from all over the world were excited to play the card game. Some of these cards nowadays are worth a couple of hundred dollars so be sure to check if you ever collected any of these in the past cause you might be sitting on a fortune.
The Talkboy was based on the film Home Alone 2: Lost In New York which it was featured in and was requested to be made by the writer John Hughes. The Talkboy came out in 1992 but didn't have that much popularity because the film hadn't been released. In 1993, after the film was released, it was sold out everywhere for that holiday season and became one of the most sought-after toys in the 90s.
The writer of the film was smart to know that once every kid saw the film they would want to buy one. The device was a cassette recorder that was able to let you alter your voice just as Kevin did in the movie.
Tickle Me Elmo
Tickle Me Elmo was a hit when it was released in 1996 as Sesame Street was very popular among children. When it was first released it was another product that was hard to get as everyone wanted one. The figure would laugh and wiggle when you would squeeze him and say its most popular slogans and it was quite a simple toy but it was something that every kid wanted.
It was so hard to get your hands on one of these that people started scalping these off for around $1,500 which was nowhere near the MSRP of the product.
American Girl Dolls
The American Girls doll line was created in 1986 and was an item that girls everywhere wanted to collect. During the 90s a magazine was released showing the line that they were advertising and it made the dolls even more popular which created high demand for them. The dolls are still being created today and they are just as popular.
These dolls are very collectible and just like all collectibles they can sell for a good amount of money. Many of the girls in the 90s that have been collecting since then have a good amount of money sitting on their shelves.
Creepy Crawlers was an interactive workshop that allowed kids to create weird bugs that were made out of jelly feeling substances. These were part of many kids' Christmas gifts and a fun way to spend some time creating some creepy creatures. Any kid who got this set for Christmas was stoked as they had the ability to make whatever color and type of creepy crawler that they wanted to.
Products in the 90s were full of imagination and creativity, this was something that stood out about the 90s as everything was a bit more hands-on compared to always being on the computer today.
Any girl growing up in the 90s surely remembers Polly Pocket figures as these were some of the best little toys for girls to have. These toys were so little that you could fit some of the sets in your pocket, hence the name. Each one of these sets would contain a different house or landscape making them unique.
Created in the United Kingdom, these have been a part of little girls' life ever since 1989 and these products are still being sold today with as much popularity as they started out with. The original ones have become quite collectible and sell for a considerable amount.
Yak Bak was another electronic voice recorder that you could manipulate your voice. It was released in 1994 and was a lot more affordable than its competitor, the Talkboy, which is why the Yak Bak had so much success. It was more compact and easier to use than the Talkboy and many devices like these were made during the 90s as people had an obsession with changing their voice.
After the 90s these types of devices would disappear as people started using voice recorders on their computers and phones that let you manipulate your voice and edit the audio in a way you never could.
When you think back on 90s commercials that were advertising kids' toys, you will surely remember these Moon Shoes which were part of everyone's Christmas wish list. The commercial for these shoes was the best and is what drew all of the kids to want these. With the Moon Shoes, you were able to jump extremely high as they worked like a trampoline.
These shoes were very fun but were dangerous as well, whoever was in them had to watch out and not break anything around the house.
Based on the animated show, Sky Dancers was a very popular toy as well as a tv show. The 90s was full of advertising a product with a tv show that was coming out so Sky Dancers tried it and it was a complete success. The first year that they were released was a great year as they were hard to find and amazingly they are still sold today in certain batches.
They have even released a Captain America version of the toy for younger boys to enjoy. For being such a simple idea it is amazing how much money it has actually made.
Tamagotchis were little handheld devices that tracked the progress of hatching and taking care of a creature. Tamagotchis were released in 1996 and were one of those fads that lasted the rest of the decade. These were very popular because they were cheap and easy to carry around whenever you were bored you could take out your Tamagotchi and tend to your digital pet.
There were various types of games such as these that all the kids in the 90s were addicted to. Without the Tamagotchis, the 90s would have been a little more boring as these guys were a big part of the 90s.
If you are a kid of the 90s then you surely remember owning a Lite-Brite, if you didn't then you surely missed out. These creative boards would let you create whatever image you wanted with the colored pegs and once you were complete you could switch on the light to see your creation all lit up.
These were a great Christmas gift and a good way to pass some time whenever you had a sleepover with friends. These products are still being sold today so many generations have enjoyed creating whatever they like on these colorful boards.
Tiger Electronics Handheld Games
Tiger Electronics Handheld Games were simple arcade-style games that were produced in many different styles and were one of the best ways to pass time before the Gameboy was available for everyone. The reason why these were so accessible was that they were cheap and you didn't have to have a fancy gaming system to play.
These were perfect for long car rides or traveling in general and many kids during the 90s would bring these to school whenever they had some downtime. People today try to collect all of these handhelds that were released in the 90s for a nostalgia boost.
Crossfire: The Rapid FireShoot-out Game was an addictively fun board game that was popular during the 90s. Two people would face each other by shooting pucks at each other and trying to score a goal. Anyone who had these games on the street was constantly challenged and if you couldn't afford to own an air-hockey ring this was the perfect alternative.
There were so many variants of board games that were coming out in the 90s and most of them were actually fun. It is amazing what the kids were having fun with during the 90s which is a lot different from nowadays.
The Sega Genesis was Sega's 90s console which did quite well even though there were so many competitors at the time. The Sega Genesis had a wide range of good games which was probably the reason why it did so well. A favorite among people was Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man.
Around 30 million consoles were sold during its 9-year lifespan, they even added a CD upgrade that was able to play CD format games which had a quality upgrade. The Sega Genesis is one console to remember from the 90s.
Nickelodeon Alarm Clock
This alarm clock was probably sitting on your dresser as a kid if you were into Nickelodeon in the 90s. The Nickelodeon Alarm Clock was something that almost every kid had in their room and it was so unique looking that you would not forget it. Nickelodeon was smart enough to release this alarm clock, which sold millions, far more than they thought they would. The clock allowed you to check the time and set an alarm that sounded like the Nickelodeon alarm.
Nickelodeon was the biggest cartoon network besides Cartoon Network during the 90s and they were a big influence on the children and teens of the 90s.
Neodymium Magnet Toys
Neodymium Magnet Balls were an extraordinary toy that came out of the 90s as it is one of those toys that you really didn't notice until you saw them. These were a very creative way to have fun as the sets would come in different colors and would show you different ways to make shapes. The best thing about Neodymium Magnet Balls was that you could create anything that you wanted.
Once you bought a couple of sets you would be able to make a large model of something which is what some kids did in the 90s. These Neodymium Magnet Balls bring back a lot of nostalgia when you look at them.
Magic Plasma Ball
The Magic Plasma Ball was probably one thing that most did not own as they were a little expensive in the 90s, but it was something that you would see at the shops at the mall. These interesting balls of plasma were released during the 90s and became super popular.
These Magic Plasma Balls come in different colors and once you touch them, you can interact with the plasma. These are still something that fascinates anyone that has the chance to play around with them. The nice thing about the 90s was that the products were getting a little more advanced with still having the creativeness behind them.
Nerf Vortex Mega Howler
The Nerf Vortex Mega Howler was one of those weird footballs that you owned while you were younger during the 90s. These were so much fun to play with as they made a weird howling noise that was distinct. Nerf was making a lot of products during the 90s that are quite iconic, this one stands out as totally 90s because there was one in every neighborhood.
The Vortex football is still being sold at stores today and still sells a lot every year. Nerf has made this weird football part of American history.
MicroMachines Star Wars
MicroMachines was a company during the 90s that sold Star Wars miniature figures, they were very popular among the kids during that time as Star Wars was starting to become a thing again. There was a big line of figures which drew a lot of children's attention, these figures had a lot of detail and started becoming collectible to the adults as well.
There were many sets that were released by MicroMachines along with their regular line of military vehicles. These figures are still being sold today but don't have the popularity they once had in the 90s.
There are so many products from the 90s that we could go on for days so we hope this piece took you down memory lane and brought a smile to your face.