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    23 Things Only '90s Kids Had On Their Christmas Lists

    Lisa Frank and Pokèmon galore.

    We asked the '90s kids of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite Christmas gifts from their childhood. Here are the nostalgic results.

    1. Gameboy Color

    Wikipedia Commons / Evan Amos / Public Domain
    Nintendo

    "When I opened my limited edition Pokèmon Gameboy color, it was amazing. I cried."

    selindagarcia and alexise4

    2. American Girl Dolls

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scarlett1854/13986589061/in/photolist-niWVDg-idy2K5-eiSkw6-bcUBoB-fiYShg-6i7qko-dE6EKE-a17GRe-aBobGd-bcQfCn-7Ut564-oWLwgV-aBkuY6-6i7q4d-5ViAZP-5KzdQK-5LgFw7-dP9cpy-nvZe2K-7Uwjju-cn38X3-odAf4N-7hconX-czDgzf-odVjxA-bzsfQL-9PEVaX-9umiXa-dLU3Em-dLU3z7-bnR3rL-nWaFA2-b83Cpr-odVjLS-7qtfz9-a1b9Lw-9adpxg-cSxKX1-aXYz34-isy1Wr-9enBjb-7qz6tD-aHGeya-cn399Y-7qWi5W-ovob9q-dJGcUF-7nzy8p-8CBGqD-cn38So
    The Pleasant Company

    "I had every single doll, they were addicting to collect!"

    ashleyk4

    3. Polly Pocket Sets

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN_uWqvKzQI

    "These little sets were my absolute favorite. I was obsessed with the detail."

    Anna Kopsky

    4. Hit Clips

    http://megamagicalmegan.tumblr.com/post/117943660826/a-photo-of-my-hit-clip-collection-i-owned-as-a
    http://jadeslemonade.tumblr.com/post/133384762655/vibin-out-to-some-sick-beatz

    "All the 20-second clips of Britney, 98 Degrees, and NSYNC a girl could want."

    erinvt91

    5. Lisa Frank everything

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/105892849/lisa-frank-bubble-kittens-sticker-sheet
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/195815902/90s-glitter-lisa-frank-hunter-tiger-mini

    "I still have all of my Lisa Frank things. They're so colorful."

    crazydoodle53

    6. Lite Brite

    Flickr Creative Commons / Audrey S.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lite-Brite#/media/File:Hello_on_a_Lite-Brite.jpg

    "OK, how cool was it to make pictures out of little colored plastic tubes and a giant light board?!"

    arielm47

    7. A Boom Box and CDs

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/capcase/9386178597/in/photolist-fiqBTt-9g6JhH-aszA3P-fiqAYe-w27Hs-KKqRJ-fiqCSc-oQoUv-fiqAbc-C8hBS-2cBJs-7YJ4ir-o8vDQo-cCNiyU-2EXXrf-pvA4kK-6Jcagf-fiqzdT-fij5SX-9cpnDk-92XpSi-9cpnmB-b2Ljcz-aKM2Kg-fALpKt-5Sm9zY-yfEpV-5Sm91o-drq2Rp-3Bn1V4-3Bn1Uz-8yei8B-iK6zw-5Sm9fC-3Bn1UX-7n5HV3-cB6GZE-LxKjw-gkv54-8yeiK2-8yhmyY-8yhm5o-8yeiDB-8yhmaL-8yhkWh-F91Z8-zoPb1-pwuBX-c5EkPh-5SgNQM
    Virgin Records / EMI

    "I sat in my room listening to my Spice Girls CD for all of Christmas break."

    katiem4

    8. Moon Shoes

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/crystalcalderon/2542635208/in/photolist-wWn2Q-49BxZy-51Cz8o-6P7Efd-4SFES5-4SBnhF-LX4tt-4SBquK-4SFBnm-4SFCsb-87ZUJm-6jYL4z-8uMQtS-8uMQLA-8uJLtX-8uJLgB-v34wcw-vhktQj-v3bRu6-7QzpdF-x6h6Bq-5VDLfy-5b2mqQ-7tXcqX-y3Yedp-4dpTNA-kTVBK
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8xroRlbXCg

    "I loved my Moon Shoes. They were very dangerous, and VERY fun."

    roberts12

    9. Barbies

    Mattel
    Mattel

    "My favorite was the 1993 Gymnast Barbie, and all of her play sets were always insanely fun to play with."

    anelyn and dippydedooda

    10. LEGO Sets

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/granada_turnier/6037717115/in/photolist-8ZpGMD-ktJNzv-acwSWX-ffiEc5-kajjte-kakXpC-kaiR1R-kaiNLF-73xr4w-9jNK1N-k5QuJq-92QiHv-p9TG6-amohr1-dSnYCx-aczFRL-kK7odv-kK7ofe-kK7o2P-f12p3J-eZM3Fa-eZM4u4-eZM4d2-p9TFq-kDzPa6-iNpH9k-aczGfd-acwSPe-oZ6ydk-5Pm5tn-cv9Tas-acwTcV-pkdTRu-p5KGfV-p5KXZb
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mostlytechnic/7549835840/in/photolist-8ZpGMD-ktJNzv-acwSWX-ffiEc5-kajjte-kakXpC-kaiR1R-kaiNLF-73xr4w-9jNK1N-k5QuJq-92QiHv-p9TG6-amohr1-dSnYCx-aczFRL-kK7odv-kK7ofe-kK7o2P-f12p3J-eZM3Fa-eZM4u4-eZM4d2-p9TFq-kDzPa6-iNpH9k-aczGfd-acwSPe-oZ6ydk-5Pm5tn-cv9Tas-acwTcV-pkdTRu-p5KGfV-p5KXZb

    "They were expensive, but I loved them. Now my kids have my old sets!"

    shanemalkinson

    11. Furby

    Tiger Electronics / Hasbro
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/vox_efx/3043682336/in/photolist-5CXEHE-a7dWPs-4g7WdP-dTXcdy-2Yqca-c5td9W-dJ3DkE-4iywgj-2Yqc8-3n2T5z-3ehREn-3KPU4b-yc6cu-fKd2Pi-cb9f8J-dFpsDL-djUxGN-dRQNvy-7eSeN2-5cE7Ds-2Yqc9-9o9pRN-dXeSjP-dXkwXw-dXeS6M-dXkxjq-dXkx9u-2Yqoq-4YV3xy-cM6Leq-86qsV-5oym68-4jdT2E-bCnKJ-dEY2TX-2P821-4raCcH-4JgYNa-7Q8ia-7QWMY-3t3pe7-dj9R3x-q7aUFR-2Yqcb-dEY34n-3ehRax-3engFh-3enfpw-3ehRQc-8RHsm

    "One year, my sister got one Furby and I got two. The following year, we each got another. We had a whole Furby family as of Christmas 2000."

    —Brittany Catherine Wildgoose, Facebook

    12. Easy-Bake Oven

    Etsy / TotallyLopsidedFrock
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jenalltop/6814273334/in/photolist-bo9W4h-wkvXv-wkvkR-aE2ixv-wkugW-kN2xrR-vJ1iK-62aXo8-wkwv8-23ZYak-wkwc5-wkvBL-wkv5a-wkuPB-wktZy-23ZYbx-5R9u73-b5cuSM-9aBwP6-7gkKhX-ewUEFy-e7VXYT-74Pcei-3brkWN-a5uND3-4kucE5-7qCyZX-5ApiSQ-4ktNWg-8oGz87-8EAiEH-becbmH-bo9W2o-bo9W3A-5EAGyw-dcxBpg-5R9PL9-dXf1zj-5LeFJx-cMS3G-9gfen6-49PSrb-5cWBub-8EMRWh-8D9zTf-7fFwXv-h16i5g-dee9Hm-5cWBwf-38ZunG

    "My dad stayed up with me all night baking tiny cakes."

    shanaeh3

    13. Talkgirl and Talkboy Tape Recorders

    http://www.amazon.com/Talkgirl-Cassette-Recorder-Changer-Tiger/dp/B005RTG9BS
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talkboy#/media/File:Talkboy_recorder.JPG

    "I NEEDED one after seeing it in Home Alone 2."

    —Carola Carassa, Facebook

    14. The Original Spirograph Drawing Set

    The Tonka Company
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballpoint_pen_artwork#/media/File:Spirograph4.JPG

    "They were so damn mesmerizing."

    Robin King

    15. Teddy Ruxpin

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wadetregaskis/471299147/in/photolist-8Zjbj6-5QiFPD-immJBn-kbAv1F-HDwPn-5ihjN-hZq6LV-iMZpaF-8yxMQQ-8yxMm7-5s24dk-kB5X6-8Zm5Qm-6Eh51J-918avt-2ZuvM-6hGuvz-7buVZy-4uy5Wg-cHJ4rj-cPis6Q-HnSRC-be68x6-4994mZ-be68Hn-5YymPd-6BHT3j-a39pbZ
    Worlds of Wonder

    "Sure, he was a little creepy, but he was also the best childhood friend a kid could have."

    —Callie Carmichael, Facebook

    16. Tamagotchi

    Bandai
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/h2dh/5855827550/in/photolist-9VsDvY-c8tYmY-da475c-6fhqHb-8wjedv-dm7iG-6fdeDv-5wAWBk-5B2BrR-6fhqEs-4MSgn9-6fhqK1-5VkWkh-2ceXbb-4FV1G5-345NEL-5e6RiP-aFv4o-2Yh8h6-8LtoYW-aFv4n-5qQss2-5qQsrP-5qQsrX-5qQsrR-5qQxWt-5qQiTn-5qQiTi-5qQxWk-5qQsrZ-58y8qe-m1C17-Q7ReN-8UQGXS-4xHtWE-aA2rRm-58y8hP-b35oq-8AxbYg-ziQ6C-8xsjmx-4kvGpR-8xvmnj-8zc1ki-a1Ppuh-8zf9oA-3gREkS-84dzsx-oUrBS-31XMJC

    I got a dinosaur egg tamagochi that turned into a brontosaurus if you feed it veggies and a t-rex if you fed it meat. You can play tennis with him and walk him around like a dog, it was so cute.

    —Jericho Roxas Trinidad, Facebook

    17. Sega Genesis

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Genesis#/media/File:Sega-Mega-Drive-JP-Mk1-Console-Set.jpg
    Sega

    "Christmas 1995 was the best ever."

    joes41

    18. dELiA*s Clothes

    http://niceglassesnerd.tumblr.com/post/133903470257
    http://niceglassesnerd.tumblr.com/post/133903540792

    "You were literally the coolest if you had something out of their catalogue. Peak '90s girl style."

    —Melissa Schlierf, Facebook

    19. Sky Dancers

    Play Along Toys / Hasbro
    Play Along Toys

    "Their skirts and little flower launch pads were everything!"

    Cassie Dyck

    20. An Original PlayStation

    Sony
    Sony / Universal Interactive Studios

    "I cried tears of joy and then played Crash Bandicoot for hours."

    —Daysha Danger, Facebook

    21. Razor Scooter

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikereichold/8760365456/in/photolist-em8arJ-6rQibV-7GoCGz-4CX1kx-fdK68T-2auTum-e4VTYR-CAEZH-4zrVpH-8Dgkcw-e4VKeg-e52nAE-e4VXSM-dcnfeZ-4zwaNQ-4zrVnn-4Gmmgr-4zrVmi-4zrVbB-4zwaLJ-4zrVoZ-4zwaTW-abfHSj-6g7awE-CAF4E-b52gTn-b52hrB-b52gt4-b52fXg-CAELC-79ov6x-4GqRwf-4GmC8M-9X7jgi-7uGaVA-4GqDKu-fdZr2q-4Gmm3z-4GmkRt-fdZseo-fdK7z2-ak4amG-ak1n4P-ak49JE-ak4a29-ak49rw-9SSFHB-EKYdg-4WhoZ7-4WqFVV
    Razor

    "I had the best time riding it around the kitchen all Christmas, because there was too much snow outside."

    claireh4

    22. Beanie Babies

    Ty
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonniepodrobot/5142209391/in/photolist-8QpaGB-5xEmHS-78fi32-4wzFbg-67ooj-67oqi-67onn-aqCF1N-6jrQom-68ErM-68Er3-68Epr-67HBwg-7qNyzw-7Nrpof-8oPfZr-5FcM6D-5FcJFx-5FcMJX-5Fh4hC-5FcKpa-39XUop-5Fh1um-9Knx8d-f1pVpH-g5HT-wzGHo-5RT35Y-bcW98P-5TZtau-67MP1S-FEi1J-65daX-65ddp-65d8W-65deb-65dca-65daz-65d8o-65dbx-65d9T-65dcE-65d9i-4sonca-wzGJV-54WN4N-wzGLZ-g5GT-4eciq1-6561a

    "There were so many to choose from, but every one I got was my favorite instantly."

    t47

    23. And, of course, Nintendo 64

    Nintendo
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Tetris#/media/File:The_New_Tetris_for_N64,_Front_Cover.jpg

    "I had Tetris, Lemmings, and Batman — it was awesome!"

    L Kyser

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