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The 1990s was a great decade to be a kid. First of all, no social media. Second, you had amazing movies like "The Parent Trap," "The Sandlot," "Home Alone" and "The Lion King" hit theaters. Third, the toys were incomparable. From Furbies to the Game Boy Color to Street Sharks, the '90s was the last great decade to be a child. Take a look at 51 of our favorite tattoos inspired by toys from the '90s in the gallery below, then let us know if your favorite toy made our list in the comments section on social media.

Game Boy Color

First released in 1998, the Game Boy Color was the much awaited sequel to the original 1989 Game Boy.


Making it's worldwide debut in 1997, Tamagotchi taught children worldwide how to care for a tiny digital pet.


This owl-like toy made it's rounds in 1998 and charmed children worldwide with it's signature sounds.

Rainbow Brite

Although the Rainbow Brite animated series debuted in 1984, her toys were still wildly popular in the 1990s.

Polly Pocket

Taking inspiration from a makeup compact, Polly Pocket toys hit shelves in 1989 and gave new meaning to the Choking Hazard label found on most toys.


Troll Dolls may have been released in 1959, but they truly found their stride in the 1990s—becoming a famous collectable.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

Created by manga artist Kazuki Takahashi in 1999, Yu-Gi-Oh! cards became the currency of school cafeterias worldwide.

Pokémon Cards

Before there were Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, Pokémon cards made their mark in 1996 and as of March 2020, 30.4 billion cards have been sold worldwide.

Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies first hit the market in 1993 and became one of the biggest toy sensations in history. Today, many of the original Beanie Babies are incredibly valuable, with the Princess the Bear (dedicated to Princess Diana) estimated to be worth $10,000.

My Little Pony

Another toy that got their start in the 1980s but continued to rise in popularity throughout the 1990s was My Little Pony—a brand that continues to thrive to this day.

Care Bears

First debuting on greeting cards in 1981, Care Bears went on to appear in several theatrical films, books and of course, plenty of cuddly stuffed toys.

Cabbage Patch Kids

Cabbage Patch Kids made their official debut in 1982 and have been produced by a number of companies over the years, starting with Coleco then moving to Hasbro in 1988 and Mattel by 1994.


Barbie has been with us throughout the decades and in the 1990s, we were introduced to collectibles such as 1999's Millennium Princess Barbie, 1998's Olympic Skater Barbie and 1993's Fountain Mermaid Barbie.

Power Rangers

In 1993, the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" series hit TV sets and countless action figures followed.

Street Sharks

From 1994 to 1997, "Street Sharks" aired and of course, the television show included some pretty badass toys.

Super Soaker

Invented in 1989 by engineer Lonnie Johnson, the Super Soaker brand has generated over $1 billion in sales in the 30 years they've been in business.

Betty Spaghetty

Created by the Ohio Art Company in 1998, Betty Spaghetty was a bendable rubber doll marketed to kids ages four and up.