“Only 90’s kids will remember this” – it’s a complete joke, really, because the decade certainly wasn’t an enclosed period of time that only we can talk about. But, 90’s kids really are hugely obsessed with reminiscing about the toys, shows, collectibles and eventually the 90’s tech and the Internet.
Me and Matt are both the epitome of 90’s children, and we regularly ponder why kids born throughout the decade are so nostalgic. We eventually figured it’s because everything, completely everything, changed so quickly in such a short amount of time. During our childhood, we had the beautiful, natural upbringing of playing, making dens, knock-off ginger, Bulldog and staying out until the street lights turned on. Yet, only a few years later, we had the opportunity to immerse ourselves into bulky mobile phones, music players, PlayStation Ones and the sparkly, new household favourite, the Internet.
Throughout the decade , the amount of growth was unreal. Everything became bigger, and better, more readily available, more affordable… The quickly evolving world meant we forgot the smaller, at the time insignificant memories from our early years, and those regular “Only 90’s kids will remember” memes are a way for us to fondly give in to nostalgia, and remember!
So, back to the point of tonight’s post – 90’s kids, unite! Here are some of the toys that I remember from my childhood:
I could go on for hours, researching and remembering, but these are only a few of the more obvious choices.
Ah, so many memories!
Are you a huge 90’s kid? What can you remember from your childhood?