The 90s were a great time to be a kid. Before the Internet was really a thing, Tamagotchis and pagers reigned supreme. Xtina was in her prime, everyone wore JNCO jeans, and we really thought Beanie Babies would one day be worth millions. We partnered with one of our favorite 90s kids, stunner Rosanna Arkle, to revisit all the highlights of the Clinton years.
The premise of the game was simple: stack your pogs, throw the slammer on the stack, and collect all the pogs that land face-up. Objective: get the most pogs. DUH.
14. YOUR DISCMAN
Real 90s kids know that MP3 players are totally derivative and inspired by these once-ubiquitous portable CD players.
Danny H. down the street taught his how to say the “F” word… What could your Furby do?
12. APPLE iBOOKS
Ever on the cutting edge, Apple released these clamshell laptops in an array of “flavors,” from Tangerine to Key Lime.
11. GOOSEBUMPS BOOKS
R. L. Stine had us on the edges of our seats with bestsellers like “A Night in Terror Tower” and “The Werewolf of Fever Swamp.”
10. RAZOR SCOOTERS
What’s a hoverboard? Kids these days will never know the satisfaction of landing a jump on one of these bad boys.
9. SUPER SOAKERS
These will go down in the sibling rivalry hall of fame as the best way to torture your kid sister of all time.
8. iZONE CAMERAS
Instant camera + instant addition to your sticker collection? 90s WIN.
Pull it! Twist it! Spin it! Flick it!
Not pictured: the embarrassing elbow and knee pads your parents always made you wear.
5. GAME BOYS
The original Game Boy was huge, but its successor, the Game Boy Color really blew it out of the water. +5 points if you had one of the Pokémon games.
3. BEANIE BABIES
That mint condition Princess Diana bear tho…
2. THE CANDY
Who could forget Warheads, Gushers, Dunkaroos, and Fruit-by-the-Foot? Honorable mentions to SqueezeIts and Capri Sun, the beverages that got us through our after-school activities.
Since it aired from 2000 to 2003, Slime Time Live is technically an early-aughts phenomenon. However, it will always have a place in our hearts.
Photos by: Marya Gullo
Hair and makeup by: Christina Guerra
Styling by: Maya Harris
Videographer: Eric Longden
Photo assistant: Clark Wacunza