As we get closer and closer to Christmas, the number of commercials aimed directly at kids has drastically increased with each passing day. Most of them follow the same cookie cutter script, with little to no creativity, what ever happened to the awesome commercials from the 90s that we all grew up with?
Leading up to Christmas 2017, let's take a look back at the toys we all wanted as kids because the commercials made them all look like so much "fun."
With smartphones being as prolific as they are, there is no longer any market for these kinds of toys, but you definitely wanted one to play tricks on your siblings and friends. Blackmailing you brother or sister became a real possibility with one of these at your disposal.
They still make and cell Floam to this day. Although it is essentially the same product it always was, I still prefer the 90s commercial that made you believe that you could become a great sculptor.
3. Mouse Trap
I always wanted this board game, but I never ended up getting it as a kid. It looked like a ton of fun. With so many moving pieces you just wanted to be able to capture that damn mouse. Now that my own children own a copy of the game, I realize that the commercial from the 90s did a great job of overselling it.
4. Don't Wake Daddy
Another board game hits this list. I had completely forgotten about this until I recently saw it on my Facebook feed, but this game looked amazing from the commercial. It essentially is a precursor to teaching kids how to sneak out of the house after curfew.
After you watch the commercial for Squand, you really have to wonder what exactly the director had in mind when he was creating it. Squand did look like a ton of fun, but that kid they featured looks like he was someone you didn't want to be friends with.