What’s up, everyone! One of the best aspects about blogging is having an audience made up of various types of people. Young or more mature, different cultures and colors; I just love it! With that being said, I know a lot of you were either born in the 90’s or have lived through them. As for myself, I was born in 1996 and caught the tail end of this fabulous decade. I’m enamored by the culture of the 90’s and as a kid growing up during this time and well into the 00’s, I don’t remember a single moment where I was bored! For today’s post, I thought I’d make a little list of items I was obsessed with as a kid growing up in the 90’s and 00’s!
Wow, these toys were absolutely the bomb when I was young! These little circular toys fit in the palm of your hand and only consisted of three tiny buttons. I remember keeping mine in the car so I could check up on my virtual pet right after school. The goal is to keep your Tamagotchi alive, and the longer you sustain it, the more it grows and evolves into a more mature creature. I remember the days when it would evolve, I’d get so incredibly excited!
Ahh, the middle school days! They seem so long ago and so innocent. During these years, I discovered Webkinz, which were plush animals you could collect. These weren’t just any toy though, they came with a virtual code! Kids could take this code, enter it into the Webkinz site, and build a world for their pet. Looking back, I really had a thing for virtual pets! I remember my first Webkinz was a white rabbit, which of course I named Snuggles. My collection grew from there and soon I had a zoo at home and online. They were the only gifts I asked for, and my parents definitely delivered.
Okay, I’m not sure how many of you will remember these. VideoNow was a portable movie player for kids. They came in different colors and could be taken anywhere because they were so small. The downside to their small size though, is you had to buy PVD’s (Personal Video Discs) that would fit the player. Looking back as an adult, it was a great way for the company to make more money because you couldn’t watch a normal sized DVD! Very sneaky, VideoNow, very sneaky! However, I really did love watching some of my favorite TV shows on it. For example, My Life as a Teenage Robot and Catscratch. Wow, what a throwback!
Game Boy-Advance Version (2001)
The moment my parents bought my sister and I a Game Boy was one of the most exciting days as a kid. We received the dark blue Game Boy Advance with the flip up screen and a couple buttons. This console seems like such a dinosaur compared to the kind of gaming technology we have now! Nevertheless, this little game console was a treasure to me. I believe I still have it stowed away in a drawer somewhere; I’d love to take a trip down memory lane and play that thing again!
Nintendo DS (2004)
As I graduated from my little blue Game Boy, I was given a lovely coral pink Ninetendo DS. I may have been more obsessed with this than the Game Boy to be honest! It came with a stylus, which opened up a whole new world for my gaming self. Animal Crossing was my absolute favorite game, along with Nintendogs and the Beauty and the Beast game. I still have this console and its charger, so once in a great while it’s fun to look back on and play!
The Wii was a console me and my whole family enjoyed! With the wireless controllers and the ability to connect four at once, the possibilities were endless. My sister and I spent our summers either out by the pool, at the beach, or playing Guitar Hero on the Wii. I will admit, I became quite the good virtual guitarist because of this game! Wii Sport Resort and Wii Fit were also quite popular in my family. During my middle school days, I was a huge fan of the show Avatar: The Last Airbender and of course a game was created in its honor for the Wii. I would play that game for hours and I was a dang pro!
I hope you guys enjoyed this list, let me know if you remember any of these games or consoles! They definitely shaped my childhood!