I thought maybe we’d take a little walk down memory lane today. I dunno why but I’ve been thinking about my childhood and adolescent years as of late (UMMMmm do you think it has something to do with turning 30???). Thought it’d be fun to bring back some fads of the late 80s and early 90s. You probably wouldn’t believe me by looking through all this stuff, but I really was a tomboy growing up (so much of it looks girly!). Anyways, I hope you can relate to some of these…if not, then it’s official: I’m too old 😉
Umbro shorts: yes, I wore these everywhere in my early 90s heyday
Glamour Shots at the mall
Magic Slate on car rides
Skip It. What a stupid toy, you’d do it for like 1 minute and then get bored
Pogo Ball. Most friends I knew had one of these in their basements. No one ever used it.
Original Slip n Slide. You know the one that was just a big yellow sheet of plastic? We had this basic one and I can still smell (and taste) the wet grass 😉
Scholastic Book Orders. If you ordered enough you’d get a poster or stickers. Or in this case here, it looks like you’d get a big pig eraser. Come on, who wouldn’t want that?
The Babysitters Club
Mr. Sketch scented markers. Love the pink one
Teen mags like YM
Teddy Ruxpin! Check out the pic of my sis and I with our Teddy. He was kinda scary actually
Easy Bake Oven. I had one friend with one of these. We’d always try to use it when I came over but not sure our creations were edible
Hot Loops. Nylon neon loops for making bracelets…and pot holders
Going back in time a bit more here, but the Fisher Price garage
Fisher Price cash register (I remember playing with this when I was in pre-school)
Pound Puppies. Found out over Thanksgiving that we still have a Pound Puppy collection in our basement
Sticker collections were all the rage. You’d have a sticker book and then try to trade with your friends. Bubble stickers, fuzzy stickers. Lisa Frank.
Fisher Price doctor kit
Pocket Rockers. Prehistoric ipods. They played mini tapes. We had a Tiffani and Debbie Gipson tape.
Hard Candy nail polish with the ring. I remember when Hard Candy first came out. I was in 7th grade and collecting the rings was a “thing”.
Wow, so basically those fads spanned a time from when I was 5 until when I was 12. Hopefully you were able to relate to some!!
What was one or two fads/toys/trends you remember from when you were younger?