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Subject: Early to mid 90s toys

Written By: cowboy on 03/10/19 at 12:18 pm

Today the media focuses too much on late 90s fads and toys like the Furby, Tamagotchi, New Beetle toy cars instead of classic ones, etc.
Let's get back to 1992-1994! I remember these were hugely popular in those years in my area. Have you seen them? What 1990-1994 toys do you remember?

All kinds of Tetris games:
I loved pistols like these that made noise:
Colorful basketballs like these were also popular:

Also (not shown): PEZ; Troll dolls, VW Beetle toy cars, many leftovers from previos eras like Etch A Sketch.
Mosaic toys:

Subject: Re: Early to mid 90s toys

Written By: Retrolover on 06/25/19 at 9:45 am

Here’s what I found from old catalogs.


- Gameboy
- The Real Ghostbusters role playing toys (still)
- Beetlejuice action figures
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures
-Batman toys
- Dick Tracy action figures
-Nintendo Entertainment System Challenge Set w/ Super Mario Bros. 3
-Polly Pocket
-New Kids on the Block dolls
-TYCO RC cars
- Mini Koosh Balls
- Micro Machines
- Starting Lineup
- Quints dolls
- G.I. Joe A Real American Hero action figures
- Barbie
- ALEX Toys


- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures (still)
- Galoob Game Genie
-Super Soaker 50 & 100
-Super Nintendo Super Set
-Toss and Catch Velcro Ball set
-The Simpsons DanDee dolls
- Steve Urkel doll
- MC Hammer doll
- Steven Spielberg’s Tiny Toon Adventures toys
- Robin Hood and the Prince of Thieves action figures
- Captain Planet and the Planeteers action figures
- Puppy Surprise
- Disney’s 101 Dalmatians dolls
- Barbie (still)


- Where’s Waldo dolls
- Mattel Beauty and the Beast dolls
- Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis
- Terminator 2: Judgement Day action figures
- Batman Returns action figures
- Treasure Trolls
- Beverly Hills 90210 collectible dolls
- Barney the dinosaur dolls
- Uncanny X-Men action figures
- Hasbro WWF action figures
- American Gladiators toys
- Barbie (again)


- Sonic the Hedgehog/Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Sega Genesis
- Star Trek The Next Generation action figures
- Batman: The Animated Series action figures
- Disney Aladdin toys
- Littlest Pet Shop toys
- Mighty Max playsets
- Treasure Trolls (still)
- Uncanny X-Men/X-Force action figures(still)
- Saved by the Bell collectible dolls
- Nerf Arrowstorm Gatling
- Stretch Armstrong (relaunch for the 90s)
- Creepy Crawlers (relaunch for the 90s)
- Ren and Stimpy toys
- Nickelodeon Gak
- Home Alone 2 Talkboy
- Jurassic Park action figures
- Barbie (still)


- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers action figures
- K'Nex Basic Building Set
- Mighty Max playsets (still)
- My Size Barbie dolls
- Lamb Chop Puppet Gift Set
- Lion King plush dolls
- Thomas the Tank Engine toys
- Bumble Ball
- Sega Game Gear
- Treasure Trolls (still)
- 90s Stretch Armstrong (still)
- 90s Creepy Crawlers (still)
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3 for Sega Genesis

Subject: Re: Early to mid 90s toys

Written By: Mat1991 on 06/26/19 at 5:58 pm

I was in love with a playset called Star Castle. It was a plastic castle that came with a key, and you could unlock it to see the inside of the castle. It also came with a little plastic princess with long hair, and that was the part that excited me the most. I loved princesses.  :D

Subject: Re: Early to mid 90s toys

Written By: Retrolover on 06/26/19 at 7:24 pm

The Lil Miss dolls by Mattel were quite popular with late Xennials and some Millennials from 1990 to 1994. There were McDonalds Happy Meal toys for Lil Miss collectors also.

Subject: Re: Early to mid 90s toys

Written By: Retrolover on 07/10/19 at 1:12 pm

Milk Caps were made in the US in 1992 after the Hawaiian craze of 1991. The official POGS were sold in ‘95, I believe, but milk caps under other names (I.e. - Sky Caps) for licenses like Mortal Kombat were sold in ‘93 and ‘94.

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