Before franchises like Pokémon and Digimon arrived on North American shores to solidify Japan's takeover of the adorable collectible creatures fad that they started with Hello Kitty, Tamagotchis were THE hottest digital monster toy of the 90s.
The little egg-shaped toys let you raise tiny digital creatures, and it was such a cool and innovative idea at the time that everybody desperately wanted one. If you were lucky enough to get one, chances are these 12 memories will hit you right in the nostalgia.
1) The sheer wonder and amazement you felt when you saw one for the first time.
2) You never knew about Bandai until you heard their name over and over in the commercials.
3) Taking one out of the package for the first time and going "...Okay, now what?" (You had to pull out the paper tab).
4) How crazy it was the first time you saw an egg hatch into a tiny little blob.
5) The disappointment you felt when that tiny little blob did less than your pet goldfish.
Are the toys that kids play with today really "toys?" Can a drone classify as a toy? The answer is no. They're gadgets, and yes there is a difference. When we were growing up, we had to have imagination. We were given a yo-yo and told to "have fun." Really? With this piece of plastic on a string? But we somehow managed and now we're (kinda) well-rounded adults. These were some of the toys we had growing up, and even if you don't remember them now, you will after reading this list. 1. Food FightersDeath By ToysWhen people say "hot
The most delicious-looking board game ever.Parker BrothersCasey the Talking Robot, because all cool toys needed to be able to talk to you.PlayskoolThe California Raisins, because we convinced ourselves they weren't weird and creepy at all.ImgurThese adorable plushies you could clip to things.GeddesThe coolest transforming planes from Japan.LA WeeklyThe toys get even more nostalgic from here...Happy Meal toys of the whole McDonald's cast.FanpopFisher Price everything.Fisher PriceDinosaurs WITH WEAPONS ATTACHED TO THEM!ImgurThe best tree house ever.Museum of PlayThese awesome dancing flowers.TumblrThis creepy ET doll.AmblinAnd of course, Rub-a-Dub Doggie.Ghost of
We all have our favorite '80s toys, but some were so popular that they seemed to be in every home in America.If you're an '80s kid, we'd be shocked to learn you didn't own these toys:1. Fisher Price Medical KitArkham_Retirement / RedditDon't be surprised if you notice a lot of Fisher Price on this list. The toy company dominated the market in this decade, and one of their most popular sets was this doctor's bag.It had everything you needed to play doctor, and give the family dog a checkup.2. PopplesThe Mary SueThe Popples were designed by