10 Fun Things I Miss From The 90’s.

We’ve all had those conversations with our friend or our work colleagues about things we remember from our childhood. The 90’s was such an influential time for people of my generation but also in the development of so many awesome things! I thought it would be fun to look back on 10 fun things I miss from the 90’s.

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1. Beanie Babies. 
I can remember exactly the moment I became aware of Beanie Babies. I had a great aunt who lived in America and she’d visit every so often with my second cousin. One year she came bearing Beanie Babies as gifts. They were a big thing in the US before they made their way over to the UK and ever since that moment I became pretty obsessed. I probably still have them somewhere stashed away in my dads attic.

2. Nintendo 64.
I’ve spoken before about how much video games shaped my childhood. One of my favourite games of all time, Zelda: The Ocarina of Time was one of the first games we got on the N64. Not to mention the countless hours my brother and I would spend playing GoldenEye 007.

3. Pogs, Tazzo’s and Slammers.
Who thought something round with a picture on it could bring so much joy and controversy. I remember these constantly being banned at school. I remember getting my own pog maker one Christmas so I could make them with all sorts of whacky pictures on them from magazines and whatnot.

4. Talkboy.
I think these became super popular after Home Alone 2 came out, but I carried mine with me everywhere. I’d spend hours recording random crap with my brother or recording songs I liked off the radio. It was always so much fun playing back voices in slow motion to make them sound creepy.

5. Game Boy
I remember getting this one holiday with my grandparents from a market stall and the only games we had was Tetris and Dr.Mario. I still remember the music from Dr.Mario like it was yesterday.

6. Dale’s Supermarket Sweep.
If you never watched this show growing up you missed out. Dashing around a shop trying to find certain products was the best thing ever, especially when it came to the round where you had to basically just throw everything into your trolley!

7. Scented Everything.
There was a phase when everything was ‘scented’. If it wasn’t your markers or your gelly pens it was Love 2 Love Bears who all smelt different.

8. Magic Eye Books.
Anyone remember those strange books with bizarre patterns that if you go cross eyed at they revealed some cool picture? I couldn’t do them for ages but when I’d finally cracked it, it was mind blowing.

9. Video Cassettes and Blockbusters.
I have so many fond memories of watch Disney films and Friends on the cassette player in my bedroom. Or going down to Blockbusters on a Friday night to find a film or game to rent for the weekend. Ahhh the good old days.

10. Polly Pockets and Mighty Max.
Whoever thought giving tiny little figures to children would be a good idea is a nutcase, but I loved collecting the fun shaped cases filled with tiny little figures. They were always really cute. I remember my brother having Mighty Max which was basically the male equivalent.

I know that I don’t miss Furby’s that’s for sure, mine used to wake up in the middle of the night and terrify me. My Dad took the batteries out and got rid of it in the end! And lets not forget about the plastic tasting food that was Dairylee Lunchables, they were cool at the time but looking back they were awful!

I could go on and on about the stuff I used to love from my childhood, maybe I’ll do a part two to this post one day because honestly there are about 50 more things I could mention. What are your favourite things from your childhood/the 90’s? Let me know in the comments below as I’d love to know if we share the same nostalgia!


  • So much nostalgia! I loved Polly Pocket – I had a huge crate full of different Polly Pockets. And Barbie. And I loved Furbies, they never freaked me out, I just thought they were great! My mum ‘accidentally’ destroyed mine though – I don’t think she liked them very much. Oh, and Tamagotchi’s! Couldn’t get enough of Tamagotchis. x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    • tarnya

      I think I need to make a part 2 to this series as there are so many things people have mentioned that I’ve forgotten! I never liked Barbie so much, but I did have a few. xxx

  • Yessss to all of this! I always wanted to go on Supermarket Sweep, it looked like so much fun!

    Stacey x


    • tarnya

      I desperately want to watch it again, that and the Crystal maze!!

  • This is a great list! I enjoyed reading them. The scented everything brought back a flood of memories. I suddenly remembered those scratch and sniff stickers my friends and I went crazy for. Nintendo64 and Gameboy, are the best!! 🙂 I loved Magic Eye books even though they gave me a headache half the time, when I practically forced my eyes to see whatever was in the picture. Haha!

    • tarnya

      I don’t think I ever had scratch and sniff stickers and now I feel like I need some!!! xx

  • Jessica Kennedy

    yesssssssssssss POGS!

    • tarnya

      I loved them! I still have them in a big tin somewhere!

  • Ellis Woolley

    THIS! SO nostalgic! I’ve been watching a lot of Grav3yardgirl recently and hearing her talk about the fun of the 90’s has made me think about it a lot this week. I miss Doodlebears and Tamagotchi’s…and FURBY’S! x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

    • tarnya

      I think I’m going to write some more posts like this because it was so much fun going back over some nostalgic stuff! I want to make another couple of posts in this series and talk about tamagotchi’s and pokemon and everything else!! xxx

  • Oh I love this post so much, all the nostalgia! I remember loving scented gel pens so much and I’d always spend my pocket money on them! At one point I was using a black Cola gel pen for my school work, my teacher didn’t mind. 😛


    • tarnya

      OMG the cola scented pens!! I’m kinda tempted to find some again online and see if they smell as good as I remember! xx

  • Rebecca’s Reviews

    Ahh love this post lots of feels! What about tamagotchi’s?! x.

    • tarnya

      I loved Tamagotchis! I used to have a cat one and my brother lost it. I was devastated.

  • Ellie Crook

    OMG Supermarket Sweep was my favourite!! Along with Gladiators, Crystal Maze (with Richard O’Brian, not ETP) and SMTV-Live with Ant, Dec and Cat that was my weekend TV sorted 🙂 Thanks for the trip down memory lane, great post!


  • Lisa Britton

    Omg pogs!! And blockbusters… So much nostalgia feels going on right now!!


  • Kelly Diane

    This post has made me feel so nostalgic now! I remember begging my mum to buy me smelly pens so I could take them to school. I loved supermarket sweep too but I blame that for my shopping habits because I now pile everything into my basket haha