Top Five 90s Toys

My youngest has a birthday coming soon, so my phone is full of messages from family members asking what to get him.  Of course, this has me nostalgic for the toys of my childhood!  I admit I was a little spoiled by my grandparents and probably had way too many toys with batteries.  Here’s the top five toys that I miss from the 90s.

cupcake doll princess parfait

5. Cupcake Dolls

I really wasn’t much of a doll girl, but I loved these.  Each doll folded up to look like a large cupcake.  When you folded down the cupcake wrapper, it flipped inside of the dress and made up the body of the doll.  The icing became a hat.   Maybe this is where my cupcake obsession came from?  There was so many different variations of this doll that they were a great thing for little girls to collect.

4. Skip-It

Ah, skipit… how I remember hitting myself in the ankle over and over again trying to get the hang of playing with you.  Oh, and I remember fondly all of the sly times, knocking my sister in the legs with it while I “played” after she annoyed me.  Watch the video… I dare you.  You will be singing it all day.

charizard pokemon card

3. Pokemon Cards

As the mother of two boys, I know these still exist (because I hear about it) but it’s not quite the same.  It’s nothing like there only being ~180 Pokemon and knowing every one by heart even before you got a chance to read the card.  These cards, the show, the games, and everything else Pokemon related took up a big part of my childhood.  (Honorable mention here for Digimon toys as well!)

black and white 90s furby

2. Furby

This creepy, noisy, addictive toy is in the process of coming back to shelves new-and-improved as I write this.  A lot of kids spent many hours teaching their Furby to speak and dance or staring at those strange eyes… watching as you tried to fall asleep.

yellow tamagotchi

1. Tamagotchi

These still exist, but it was my favorite toy.  I can’t tell you how many of my friends had these taken away in class.  Before you could get a virtual dog on your DS, there was the Tamagotchi.  Your little monster needed you to feed it, clean it, play with it, and raise it to be a good little monster.  There was a good amount of time where this seemed permanently attached to either my pants or backpack… Now if you’ll excuse me I need to go to the toy store and pick one up.

What are your top 5 toys from your childhood?  Let me know in the comments?
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12 thoughts on “Top Five 90s Toys

  • August 6, 2012 at 9:50 am
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    I’m a bit older that you, so the toys of my childhood were a bit less digital lol. I loved the Etch a Sketch (Still trying to figure out how people make such ornate pictures with something I can only make lines with lol), the Popples, I loved (and constantly broke) my Big Wheel, Simon, and my Glowworm. How I wish I had kept even one of these lol!
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  • August 6, 2012 at 10:32 am
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    The glo worm – that inch worm toy that all infants must have. I am notorious for supplying it to my new nieces and nephews sometimes around their first Christmas or birthday. Although it is not a gift, the first pair of Stride-rites. Also, that octagon toy that you fit the shapes into – classic.

    Oh gosh, and that awful popcorn popper walking toy. Uggghhh…worst noise maker ever, but all children must have it.

    Then board games – Chutes and Ladder, Candy Land, Cherry-O, etc. Oh, I am on a tangent now.
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  • August 6, 2012 at 10:59 am
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    I distinctly remember my Furby being put in the microwave by an older cousin that hated it. Talk about rude! I had a Tamagotchi and remember them being banned at school–along with the Gigapet and Nanopet (as well as any other keychain pet!) I think my favorite 90s toy was the Bop-it though!
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  • August 6, 2012 at 11:13 am
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    I was born in the early 80s but I still had MOST of the toys mentioned above. If I didn’t have them than my sister did! LOVED my tamaguchi!!!
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  • August 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm
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    I remember all of these except for the cupcake doll. I had a Tamagotchi, my mom had bought a Furby, I always wanted the Skip-It, but never got it and me and my brothers never got into Pokemon cards.
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    • November 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm
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      ohhhh.it doesnt matter sweetie

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