1. Gel pens
This is probably the root of obsession for adults who love office supplies. Nothing was cooler than color coding your homework in 15 different shades. Also probably something that really pissed off your teacher, fyi.
2. Balancing bird
This majestical little invention filled children’s minds everywhere with wonders about all of life’s secrets. It was also a really good distractor when you were bored.
3. Hungry Hippo
Kid’s these days just don’t have the opportunity to relieve stress and smash on some plastic (and on some fingers).
4. Skip Its
I don’t always eat s***, but when I do I was playing with my Skip It.
5. Pretty Pretty Princess
Did this boardgame even have a point or was it just a box of plastic jewelry?
6. Razor scooters
Just having one of these made you pretty cool. You were even cooler if you could do tricks.
7. Water snakes/Wigglers/Wigglies/Whatever
Always had to pick one of these babies up at the school book fair.
8. Tamagotchi and Digi Pets
Tamagotchi was the first instance in your life when you realized you were not capable of being responsible of taking care of anything living.
Nothing like practicing your war tactics with an innocent game of Battleship.
Regret is begging for a Furby for your birthday and then spending the next six months crying to bed every night as it talked to you nonstop from your closet.
11. Super Soakers
The answer to all boredom during hot summer days.
12. Game Boy
Bragging about getting the new Game Boy Color was a given.
13. Polly Pocket
People who say Legos are the most painful obviously never stepped on one of these bad boys.
Let’s be honest, this binder was more organized than anyone you ever had for school.
15. Beanie Babies
R.I.P. too all our dreams of becoming millionaires from our massive Beanie Babies collections.
16. Easy Bake Oven
Nothing like waiting 40 minutes to make four cookies.
Perfect for rainy days and for when your brother was hogging the Legos.
18. Mr. Sketch scented markers
A delicious gateway drug to sniffing Sharpies.
Nothing was more irritating that the buzz sound this game made.
20. Password Journal
The coolest way to keep all your crushes names private.