Toys that take us back to the 90s

Can you remember these iconic 90s toys?

90s toy tamagotchi

by Lorna White |

If you're a 90s kid or had children or grandchildren in the 90s in the UK, you'll probably remember some if not all of these vintage toys and games, and some might even still be lurking in your loft.

From Polly Pocket to action figures, we remember traipsing around Toys R Us in the days leading up to Christmas in search of the 'must-have' Christmas toys of that year.

And now, we've rounded up some of the best 90s toys and included where you can buy them now, whether you want to treat your family to a nostalgic gift, or you just want to take a trip down memory lane.

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The best toys from the 90s

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Tamagotchi

Original Tamagotchi, Tie Dye

Original Tamagotchi, Tie Dye
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The original digital pet, keeping your Tamagotchi alive was a full time job back in the day. The best part is these virtual pets are still available to buy online today in a wide variety of colours and themes.

Polly Pocket

Polly Pocket Mega Mall

Polly Pocket Mega Mall
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P-la-la-la-Polly! Who remembers this iconic 90s doll? If you're wanting to really go all out, treat yourself to this Polly Pocket Mall - the ultimate dream gift for any Polly fan in the 90s.

Mr Frosty

Mr Frosty The Crunchy Ice Maker

Mr Frosty The Crunchy Ice Maker
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From cupcake makers to candy floss machines, food toys were huge in the 90s, with Mr Frosty one of the most popular faces in any 90s kitchen. He's still able to buy to make flavoured frozen slushies, lollies and more.

Teksta dog

Teksta Voice Recognition Puppy

Teksta Voice Recognition Puppy
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In need of an electronic pet that's a little more life-like than your Tamagotchi? Look no further than Teksta, the dog that can listen and understand your voice commands.

Baby Born

BABY born

BABY born
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Were you a fan of Baby Born or Baby Annabell? These days, these babies have moved on from doing the odd artificial cry or laugh - this modern day Baby Born can drink, eat, cry real tears AND she needs to be potty trained!

Game Boy colour

Nintendo Yellow Game Boy Color

Nintendo Yellow Game Boy Color

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Game consoles have come a very long way since this handheld device first came to the market in the 90s. There has however been a recent surge for retro gaming, meaning that the Game Boy colour is still available to buy for you to play your favourite games like Super Mario on.

Trolls dolls

Perfeclan PVC Vintage Troll

Perfeclan PVC Vintage Troll
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Trolls have never really gone away have they? They have changed a lot however when you compare the 90s Troll to the Trolls we see in the recent films. What colour hair did your Troll have?

Bop it

Bop It Extreme 2

Bop It Extreme 2
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The game that required lightning reaction. This game hasn't really changed at all from the original and we think it would still make a very good gift for a child of any age.

Super Soaker

Nerf Super Soaker Floodinator

Nerf Super Soaker Floodinator
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Who remembers terrorising grown-ups with one of these? Or even being one of the grown-ups at the mercy of the super soaker. These water guns were actually rather powerful and took the humble water pistol to the next level in the 90s.

Beanie Baby

Sloth Beanie Boo

Sloth Beanie Boo
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If you were a kid in the 90s, it's likely you had hundreds of these little Beanie Baby's piled on your bed. We love this adorable sloth Beanie Boo as they're now called, perfect for cuddling up to at bedtime for some nostalgic comfort.

Etch A Sketch

Etch A Sketch Revolution

Etch A Sketch Revolution
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Anyone who has used one of these before knows how tricky they can be to get the hang of at first, but you'll soon be on your way to creating a masterpiece. The original versions are quite hard to come by these days, but this modern version will definitely bring back memories as well as being an excellent gift for the creative child in your life.

Tickle Me Elmo

Sesame Street 18" Tickle Me Elmo

Tickle Me Elmo
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Fans of the popular TV show Sesame Street will have definitely had one of these. This cuddly Elmo features over 20 sounds, making it a brilliant gift for any young child.

Playskool Mr Potato Head

Playskool Mr Potato Head
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Mr Potato Head never got boring and the first potato head actually came out in 1949, but it was his appearance in Toy Story which made him popular all over again.

My Little Pony

My Little Pony
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These cute little multicoloured ponies were a must-have in every girl's toy box and who could forget that catchy advert song u2018My little pony, my little ponyu2026u2019.

Tobar Gooey Alien Egg

Tobar gooey alien
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Everyone became obsessed with these colourful gooey aliens. Unfortunately, ours never did hatch babies though...

Magna Doodle

Peradix Large Magnetic Drawing Board
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A staple in almost every household, you could doodle till your hearts desire with the Magna Doodle.

Hasbro Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hippo game
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The aim of this game was pretty simple, hit your button and try to get your hippo to eat as many of the little balls as possible. Simple, but very fun we say!

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