Hey you, former '90s kid. Yeah, we’re talking to you. We're in the weeds of post-Christmas depression, coming down from all the spending and mourning for the presents we wanted but didn't receive. But while the sadness of not getting a Google Home in your stocking stings, it doesn't compare to the days when you loved ol’ Saint Nick, but gave all props up to the parental units. You worked damn hard to stay on Santa’s nice list. If you wanted to break your ankle in Nickelodeon moon shoes, you cleaned your room. No Elf on a Shelf bribery needed. 1990’s good behavior was a result of old-fashioned Yuletide spirit. Oh yeah and toys, lots of epic toys.
So what was it Kris Kringle brought in on that retro sleigh? Was it a pow pow Power Wheel or the wildly popular Easy Bake Oven? Kids prayed all month for Santa’s sack of goodies and come Christmas morning we didn't even think twice about dialing up our AOL. We were straight flying down those stairs to claim our holiday jackpot. And Bam! There we were, in the midst of that Christmas morning magic.
Hold up, let’s paint this picture. A glistening Christmas tree, remnants of cookies, lego-stacked presents. It was enough winter enchantment to supercede a school snow day. It was evident that Santa didn’t fit down your chimney. Now it was time to ransack the place in search of those new games, shiny rollerblades, and that puppy your parents didn’t didn’t buy you. Oh, the waiting! But getting mom and dad out of that wrapping-induced coma was another story.
Still can’t recall what kept you off the naughty list and the coal out your stocking? Well don’t sweat your jingle balls. Because we took the time to bring you some holly jolly nostalgia. Now lets recap the best 90s toys out there.