Attention '90s Kids: Your Favorite Childhood Toys Are Officially Cool Again

You may have grown up, but you definitely didn't outgrow these toys and accessories.

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January 22, 2019

Polly Pocket Lip Palette

If you're anything like us, then the sight of this perfectly pink, heart-shaped compact is giving you some serious palpatations. In partnership with Mattel, Hot Topic just dropped a 17-piece collection of makeup and apparel inspired by our girl, Polly Pocket. Items include mini-backpacks and wristlets, but our favorite has to be this lip palette.

Buy It: Hot Topic, $14.90

Makeup Caboodle in Mint

Forget makeup bags; there's only one place to stash your eyeshadow quads and body glitter, and that's in a Caboodle. This two-toned case comes with swing-out trays and a built-in mirror, as well as an easy-to-carry handle. Buy it now and thank us later.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $10

Sorry! Not Sorry! Board Game

When we heard that Hasbro was re-releasing our favorite board games with a modern twist, we absolutely lost it. Each in the collection comes with a hilarious (and painfully relatable) title, like Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis and Mystery Date: Catfished. Needless to say, your next game night's going to be adults-only.

Buy It: Target, $16.99 (Originally $19.99)

Tamagotchi Series 4 Game

Only the OGs will recognize this kitschy little egg-shaped keychain as a Tamagotchi. Back with an old school LCD screen, the Series 4 game lets you raise your pixelated pet to adulthood. And, just to keep you on your toes, retailer Urban Outfitters will select one of their six colors for you as a special surprise.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $15 (Originally $20)

World's Smallest Lite-Brite

All of those hours you spent painstakingly punching pegs into shapes are finally about to pay off. Though it's no bigger than the palm of your hand, this Lite Brite lets you create technicolor artwork just like when you were a kid. But real talk, you're probably still going to lose the pieces.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $4.99 (Originally $9)

Retro-Colored Roller Skates

With Lisa Frank-esque lining and glittery wheels, these roller skates were definitely designed for '90s kids. Choose from brilliant colors like Peach, Turquoise and Lavendar, then head to the nearest rink, where you'll no doubt show the youths how to "cha cha real smooth."

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $199.00

Plaid Mini Skirt in Yellow

Everyone who's anyone knows that Cher Horowitz was a style icon. Now you, too, can rock a plaid mini on your way to the mall; trust us when we say that you'll look less like a Monet and more like a total babe.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $39.00

Basic White Keds

If we learned one thing from the '90s, it's that you can always count on a simple white sneaker to complete an outfit. Pair these pretty white Keds with a vintage band tee or floral skirt to create a look that's casual yet stylish.

Buy It: ModCloth, $45.00


Some might say that we have Lara Jean Covey to thank, but scrunchies are once again the "it" accessory. Flaunt your favorite with a ponytail or show it off around your wrist -- just don't give it to Peter Kavinsky for safekeeping.

Buy It: ModCloth, $12 (Set of 4)

Inflatable Chairs

Only the coolest of cool kids had an inflatable chair in their bedroom. You can finally get yours at Urban Outfitters, where they're sold in the classic bubble-like style with flecks of gold or silver.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $39.00


Before there were Webkinz or Hatchimals, there were (the admittedly creepy) Furbies. Lucky for us, the furry little creatures have gotten an adorable makeover in the last few years and now come with a special sleep mask, so they won't terrorize you in the dark with their chatter.

Buy It: Amazon, $64.99

Etch A Sketch

There's something so satisfying about creating a masterpiece on one of these babies. Now with a special black background, the Etch A Sketch Freestyle Drawing Pad allows users to doodle rainbows and swirls, then shake and erase just like in the good old days. If this is the new stress-relieving activity of 2019, we're already happy.

Buy It: Amazon, $10.59

Nintendo Switch

With a neon blue and neon red Joy-Con, the Nintendo Switch is full of '90s nostalgia. Take your console on the go like you would a Game Boy, or set it up at home and play Mario Party with your childhood besties.

Buy It: Target, $299.99

Betty Spaghetty

While we were sleeping for the last decade or so, Betty Spaghetty was in the process of a glow-up. Now the bendable rubber doll that we all know and love can take the form of a fairy, a princess or even Cupid, the last of which would make for a very cute Valentine's Day gift.

Buy It: Amazon, $16.29

Bop It!

Bop It! is back, and we're not mad about it. Another hit from Hasbro, the toy has a a sleek paint job and all-new modes for solo and group play. In addition to pulling and twisting its handles before time runs out, you can cradle and sing to Bop It! for a fun spin on old school entertainment.

Buy It: Amazon, $17.76