55 Iconic Toys Every ’90s Kid Wanted For Their Birthday
Let’s be real, we’re all still kids at heart.
Betty Spaghetty — The outfit options…the hair… Everyone wanted to play with Betty.
100% borrowed Betty from my older sister.
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Foxtail — Oh, the amount of power you felt whirling this above your head like a dang cowboy with a lasso.
Simple, effective, and probably stuck in a tree somewhere.
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Lite-Brite — For the emerging artist inside of you.
It was just so pretty.
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Game Boy Color — The epitome of childhood gaming.
All the games you needed, conveniently stored in your back pocket.
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Tamagotchi — You knew your parents trusted you with REAL responsibility when you were gifted one of these.
This is how you learned about the tragic cycle of life. RIP, little buddies.
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Giga Pets — If your parents were trying to save $10, you probs got a Giga Pet instead of a Tamagotchi.
Virtual pets were all. the. rage.
Bop It — Twist it, pull it, love it.
No party was complete without one of these!
Socker Boppers — You were basically Hulk Hogan.
Powerful pillowy punches. How did you convince your parents to get this?!
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots — For the kids whose parents thought Socker Boppers were too violent.
Solving sibling rivalry since 1964.
Furby — Your first pet you eventually taught how to swear. 😜
Your parents didn't see that one coming.
Moon Shoes — Your ankles may have been in danger, but damn, did you look and feel cool!
Fashion and fun at its finest.
HitClips — You didn’t need longer than a minute to jam out with this bad boy.
You absolutely needed them for your school bus commute.
Mouse Trap — Oh, the satisfaction you felt when you finally caught that lil’ bugger!
A game of cunning, manipulative skill.
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Doodle Bear — Finally a toy you could destroy with no consequences.
A toy parents and children could both get behind.
Super Simon — If your parents bought this for you, then you could show them how much of a ~genius~ you were.
Memory games FTW.
Gak Splat — Did Nickelodeon make anything we didn’t love? This was a must.
You still remember the smell, don't you?
Rainbow Brite — You wanted one in every color.
The only thing better than the TV show was the toys!
Poo-Chi — If you got this, then you could prove how ready you were for a real dog.
Let's go for a walk.
Polly Pocket — What else could have prepared you for your future?
A whole world, in your pocket!
Slinky — The OG fidget spinner.
Trolls — Do we know why we loved these? No. Do you still want one? Yes.
Touch the belly.
The Game of Perfection — Some kids just wanna see stuff explode.
I'm one of those kids.
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Skip It — How many skips could YOU do? This was essentially the OG Fitbit.
I don't know who this nun is, but she knows what's up.
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Play-Doh Fuzzy Pumper Barber and Beauty Shop — Prepping a future generation of barbers and hairstylists.
Stretch Armstrong — Did you stretch it until the armpit ripped too?
Classic sibling bonding!
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Super Soaker 50 — No pool party was complete without a Super Soaker showdown.
Koosh Balls — Not as complex as the yo-yo, but just as addicting.
You just had to have one.
Sky Dancers — Flying fairies quickly turned into all out air warfare.
Your Sky Dancer always won.
Magic Mitt — Ripping the ball off was one of the most satisfying sounds of your childhood.
Someone make an ASMR video with these bad boys.
Nintendo 64 — You needed this for your social life to thrive.
Mario Kart parties forever.
Groovy Girls — There were more than just Barbies.
Groovy Girls had it going on!
Homies — TBH Fat Boy was your favorite.
Although Mr. Raza and Smiley were a close second and third.
Atari Jaguar — Alien vs Predator was ~so intense.~
You thanked your parents at least 12 times for this bomb gift.
Brain Warp — Bop It and Brain Warp were BFFs, and you needed them both.
Wanna warp again?
American Girl dolls — You took the best care of your doll.
So pricey, so worth it. Wanna swap a Samantha book for a Felicity one?
Slammer Whammers — The coolest Pogs you could collect.
You were essentially gambling, but it's okay because you turned out just fine!
Silly Putty — Break it, bounce it, or squish it, Silly Putty could do anything.
And it kept you occupied for HOURS.
Laser Challenge — Your parents set a time limit on this game, but damn it was fun.
Your sleepover parties were off the chain.
Buzz Lightyear — To infinity and beyond!
You needed a Jessie doll too, of course.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game — What else did you do at recess?
Your parents may have not understood the obsession, but they did understand that you needed them all.
Spice Girls dolls — You had to have them — they were the Spice Girls.
They're what you really, really wanted.
G.I. Joe — Girls everywhere made G.I. Joes date their Barbie dolls.
They were much more ~badass~ than Ken dolls.
Slime — Nickelodeon defining your childhood once again.
Etch A Sketch — It was basically your first computer.
Except you could shake it, and all your mistakes would dissappear.
Nerf Blaster — You’re still finding foam ammunition at your parents’ house.
But man, those battles were epic!
Water Talkies — You could hardly hear what your friends were saying, but screaming into plastic has never been more lit.
What did you say?
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Easy Bake Oven — If your parents bought this for you, then you could learn real life skills.
And when your sibling was nice you'd let them play too.
Vortex Football — No regular football could touch this, and you needed it to prep for tryouts.
You were *this close* to making quarterback.
A professional yo-yo — Everyone wanted one, but we weren’t all destined for yo-yo greatness.
Could you walk the dog?
Pokémon Trading Card Game — You always played to win.
Everyone still loves Pikachu.
Littlest Pet Shop — Your parents better have bought you these tiny babies.
They're just so little. 😍
Street Sharks — You needed toys to play with while you watched the TV show, obvi.
The sharks are on skates. What more could you have wanted?
Mighty Max — Again, how are you supposed to watch Mighty Max without the toys?!
Essentially Polly Pockets for all the Mighty Maxs in your life.
Sylvanian Families — These are what family values are built on.
Adorable. Furry. Animals. Ahhhhh. You 100% needed them all.
And finally, Beanie Babies — How did you exist in the ’90s without them?
You never took the tag off 'cause this was gunna be BIG MONEY someday.