9 Nostalgic 90’s Items

9 Nostalgic 90’s Items March 7, 201714 Comments

Hi, I’m Kari, creator of Keep it Simple, DIY. I’m a lifestyle blogger with an MBA who blogs about finance, Home & DIY, blogging, and more. My main motto is that if you just try, you will succeed. The key is to Keep it Simple.

I keep seeing nostalgia posts everywhere and they make me so happy.  I love remembering all of the fun things from my child hood. Here are some of my favorites.

mini beanie babies

These were the coolest things growing up.   I played with them all the time but not how you’d expect.   The beanie babies had to be the small ones because I’d throw them up onto the blades of the fan then turn the fan on and watch them fly off.  Over and over again.  It was one of the best games.

catch a bubble

Catch a Bubble and the weird smelling little plastic bubbles in the squeezy tube were the coolest things.  We’d blow them in the basement and watch with amazement while the plastic like bubbles didn’t pop.



Pogs were one of those things that you just had to have but made no sense.  I remember having a pink case and a clear slammer with a flower.  I never remember doing much with them though.  Something about using the slammer to flip the pogs to win them.


sky dancers

Sky dancers have recently made a come back after.  I had a few sky dancers, but my favorite was one like the one in the photo.  The foyer in the house I grew up in was open to the loft.  We would stand at the bottom and fly them up to the loft.  One of the friends would be at the top to catch them.  It was so much fun!



Baby All gone

I’m not sure on the actual name of this doll but I remember it very well.  The jar had a cherry sent and the spoon had a lever that made the cherries appear and disappear when the baby ate.  Another one of my favorite dolls was one where the food went from the dolls mouth to the backpack.  It was quickly recalled though after a girl’s hair got stuck in it.


There were quite a few toys like this one.  I had a white and blue tomagotchi and I had a yelllow giga pet.  I remember the day my Tomagotchi ‘ran away’.  I was devastated before the school day even began.


Sega Genesis

Sega in my opinion is the best gaming system.  It’s simple yet fun and doesn’t make me dizzy.  This is the only toy from the 90’s that I still have (and use).  Gotta love controllers with only 5 buttons on them.


The last two items aren’t toys but they are things I remember vividly from the 90’s.

squeeze pop

Every time we would go to the gas station, I would get a squeeze pop and I got to put the stamp on the rewards card.  I loved the blue squeeze pop but all of a sudden I couldn’t find them anywhere.  For years squeeze pops were still around in my area but the only flavor available was the sour apple which I didn’t like.  Hopefully this candy comes back.

Reward Stamps

I have not seen stamps like these since the 90’s.  For some reason I have so many memories centered around these stamps from Subway and Diamond Shamrock.  Now, companies use stickers, hole punches, or completely digital ways of tracking rewards.

What are your favorite nostalgic items from the 90’s or 80’s or any other time period?


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  1. Oh dear…I think I had all of these growing up in the 90s. I really want to go out and buy a squeeze pop now 🙂

  2. Oh wow, talk about throwback Tuesday lol! I remember we had a Tomagotchi that I think died because we kept forgetting to feed it. And my brother kept hogging the Sega. Ah the good old days 🙂

  3. Well guess I screwed up and threw out some great 90’s stuff after the kids out grew them, or I just couldn’t stand them anymore. Go figure.

  4. Something made me think of Tomagotchi’s the other day and… what were the other ones called? There was another brand, right? There was a special edition with Salem from Sabrina and I wanted that one so much! (To add to my collection of a dog and a koala.) I should really thank my parents, because we drove all over the place looking for a Salem one and eventually bought a second koala that I could trade with my friend, who had Salem. I don’t know why they went through all that to help me track down one with Salem, but it made me really happy once I finally got it!

  5. Oh wow!! What a fun post. Part of my childhood was in the 90s, and I’m pretty sure my sister and I had most of these things. My mom thought beanie babies were collectibles, so we have an unnecessary amount of those.

  6. Ahhhh! I love all of these!! I swear I played that exact same game with my Beanie Babies! Ah memories….

  7. omg omg omg squeeze pops!! I used to get these at Blockbuster when my friends and I would pick up rentals. They are so freakin gross when you think about it but I was obsessed.

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