Here we are going to remind you of gadgets, clothes, items, pretty much anything that used to be cool. For some of you, it will be the first time you have seen such items and will be amazed that they used to be in trend, and for many of you this is a time to reminisce!
The Tamagotchi was a handheld digital pet in the shape of an egg. Very simple graphics and gameplay made this a worldwide phenomenon. It was first brought to us by Bandai in 1996, and over 70m have been sold since then. It was once upon a time when almost every kid had once of these pets to look after.
The Power Rangers were a big craze from the 1990′s that started off as a kids television show and then expanded into action figures. They fought evil when they “morphed” and appeared in their power skin tight coloured suits.
Pogs was a game that became popular in the 1990′s It consists of flipping “pogs” from one side to another using a heavy weighted disc. The name comes from a brand of juice which contained passion fruit, orange and guava, but the game became very popular well after they started playing with POG caps.
Beanie Babies were a 90′s collectible that really took off. People collected every different type of this stuffed animal toy. At one stage the rarer of these toys were fetching some large amounts of money. Some of the most expensive of the toys were trading at over $5000.
The Minidisc – this could have bridged the gap between the CD and the MP3 player, however, it just did not have the legs to go the distance. It was very cool to have one of these when they first came out, but it was just seen as unnecessary when the mp3 rose to popularity.
These little characters were quite the 90′s craze. You could shape their hair any way you wanted!
In the late 90′s and early 2000′s, having one of these and doing tricks such as “walking the dog” was all the rage.
The Nintendo Gameboy is probably the most iconic portable gaming console ever. It was released in 1989 and if you wanted to be trendy you had to have one. To date more than 100 million units have been sold.
This card craze really took off after the 1996 release. At the height of its popularity some packs of special cards traded hands for up to $9000!
The Macarena – Dance Craze
The song “Macarena” by Los Del Rio was released in 1996 and sparked a worldwide dance craze, where this simplistic dance was performed by millions of people at home, in clubs and on stage. It used to be cool, but i doubt shaking it that way will make you the cool cat these days.