As the economy grew even further and many more families had both parents working, many toys in the 1990s became bigger, more expensive, and more interactive, as some parents bought their children toys to make up for time missed at home. Video games and gaming systems continued to advance and handheld devices gained popularity with the Nintendo Gameboy. The decade saw many toy fads in which parents rushed to the stores to pick up the latest item often getting news coverage for scuffles breaking out in stores and midnight rushers competing for the last toy (Tickle-Me Elmo, Furby, Beanie Babies, and others). Marketing towards children continued to grow as children's cartoon and television networks expanded and commercials increasingly focused on the new toys that "everyone had to have!". As parents became more aware of changing gender roles and women's rights further advanced, a lot more gender neutral toys started to appear in the market as well. Reflecting the increase in diversity among the population, manufacturers also began creating more ethnically diverse toys, especially dolls that featured a variety of skin tones, during the decade. Picking only a few was a hard task as I could easily have included 100 +,

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Popular Vintage Toys From The Nineties

1990s Beetlejuice Creepy Cruiser
Price: $19.99
Description The main mobile of Beetlejuice, made popular with the movie Beetlejuice
From the Year 1990
Classic Vintage Beetlejuice Creepy Cruiser

Vintage Nintendo Game Boy Compact Video Game System
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Price: $89.99
Description A hand-held version of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Features Tetris Game Pack, LCD dot-matrix game screen, and digital stereo sound with earphones for private play. Video Link cable hook-up allows two Game Boy systems to go head-to-head.

Early 1990s Nintendo Game Boy



New Kids On The Block Play Figures
Price: $19.99 each
Description Inspired by the New Kids On The Block American boy band who had a large teen girl following in the late 80s to the mid 90s

New Kids On The Block Play Figures

Vintage 1990s Tamagotchi
Manufacturer: Bandai
Price: $9.99
Description The original virtual reality pet. Meet the tiny pet from cyberspace who needs your love to survive and grow. Features digital clock and button cell battery.
From the Year 1998
Popular late 1990s Tamagotchi Virtual Reality Pet



Tickle Me Elmo
Manufacturer: Tyco
Price: $27.99
Description Tickle his tummy once to make him giggle, twice to make him laugh longer. Tickle him a third time and he shakes with laughter. This was one of the most popular toys for the 1996 Christmas season, with many stores running out of stock and battling crowds trying to get their hands on one.
From the Year 1996
Vintage Mid 90s Tickle Me Elmo

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Price: $199.95
Description The Super Nintendo Entertainment System features full digital stereo sound and breathtaking graphics! With huge characters and over 30,000 different colors to choose from your video screen comes to life with dazzling 3 dimensional effects. Includes Super Mario World game featuring the greatest video game hero in history. Mario can now move in, around and behind objects and the music will keep you stomping until dawn. Also includes two specially contoured controllers that feature eight buttons for unprecedented play control.
From the Year 1991
Popular Early 1990's Super Nintendo Entertainment System





Crimp N' Curl Cabbage Patch Kid
Manufacturer: Cabbage Patch Kids
Price: $29.99
Description The Crimp N' Curl Cabbage Patch Kid has incredible hair that kids can shape. Includes a no-heat curling iron, hair pick, and hair ties.

Crimp N' Curl Cabbage Patch Kid

Bart vs. The Space Mutants Handheld Game
Price: $17.99
Description This handheld game features Bart Simpson from The Simpsons trying to defeat Space Mutants after they have taken over the power plant.

Bart vs. The Space Mutants Handheld Game



Barbie's Dream House
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $169.99
Description This dream house comes in three moveable parts which gives you more space and the option to change the shape of the house, unlike other dollhouses. Comes with all the features you love: windows and doors that open and close, a balcony, and flower boxes with colorful "flowers." Every room is furnished; the kitchen even has a stove and a refrigerator that really holds play food! There are twelve pieces of furniture and over ninety accessories in all.
From the Year 1992
Callsic early Nineties Barbie's Dream House

Funtime Polly Pocket Clock
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $22.99
Description Funtime Clock is a real clock that keeps perfect time as Polly Pocket and her friends play on a swing and merry-go-round. Folds easily to go everywhere you go. Comes with four Polly Pocket characters.

Vintage Funtime Polly Pocket Clock



American Gladiators Official Assault Cannon
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $16.99
Description From the popular American competition television program where amateur athletes competed against each other, as well as against the show's own "gladiators," in contests of strength and agility

American Gladiators Assault Cannon

Talking Barney
Price: $24.99
Description Made popular from Barney & Friends, a children's TV show about a purple dinosaur, Soft, cuddly 18" Barney says hundreds of different and delightful phrases! Kids squeeze his right hand or his tummy to make him talk.

Popular Talking Barney from the childrens TV Show



X-Men Action Figure 4-Pack
Manufacturer: Marvel Superhero
Price: $17.99
Description X-Men themed Marvel Superhero 4-pack includes Mr. Sinister, Iceman, Sabretooth, and Wolverine II. Includes comic book and accessories.

Vintage X-Men Action Figure Set

Beverly Hills 90210 "40 Winks" Slumber Bag and Girl Talk Photo Dialer Telephone
Price: $29.99 and $39.99
Description From the Popular TV series Beverly Hills 90210

90210 Slumber Bag and Girl Talk Telephone



Jurassic Park Command Compound
Price: $69.80
Description The movie Jurassic Park was a box office success and this is an example of the kids play ideas produced. Command Compound detailed play set has over 100 electronic phrase and sound effects. Pieces include net catapult, missile launcher, electronic probe and much more. Figures and dinosaurs sold separately.
From the Year 1993
Early 1990s Classic Jurassic Park Command Compound

Teletubbies Figures
Price: $19.99
Description A four pack of vinyl techno babies: Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po, are about 7" tall and ready for imaginative figure play.

Popular Late 90s Teletubbies Figures



Happy Meal Stacie Gift Set
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $19.99
Description Includes Stacie and her friend Whitney, each with a Happy Meal containing a jewelry surprise. Stacie and friend are each 7" tall.
From the Year 1994
Happy Meal Stacie Gift Set

Radio Controlled Thomas the Tank Engine
Price: $24.99
Description This has a large-sized steering wheel controller for easy operation. Thomas' eyes move when the engine is activated. Has forward, reverse, and 360 turning ability.

Radio Controlled Thomas the Tank Engine



Teacher Barbie
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $27.99
Description The Teacher Barbie set comes with two students, a chalkboard, two desks, and Teacher Barbie herself.
From the Year 1995
Vintage Teacher Barbie

Talk 'N Play Zoe
Manufacturer: Playskool
Price: $66.99
Description A 16" tall Zoe doll from Sesame Street says one of seven phrases when her tummy is pressed. Includes attachable accessories (mirror, lipstick and necklace) that store in her purse.

Playskool Talk 'N Play Zoe



Buzz Lightyear Costume
Price: $19.99
Description A one-piece body suit printed on the front and back to look like Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

Buzz Lightyear Costume

Gymnast Stacie Doll
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $19.99
Description Barbie's sister Gymnast Stacie comes with parallel bars, balance beam, and vault. The doll's body is fully poseable.

Gymnast Stacie



Lazer Challenge Duel Set
Manufacturer: Toymax
Price: $39.99
Description This electronic adventure game set lets you accurately hit targets up to fifty feet away. Super-bright, LED scoring and sound effects. The set includes two infra-red "laser" pistols and two target vests.

Lazer Challenge Duel Set

Sega Saturn CD Game System
Manufacturer: Sega
Price: $249.99
Description The 32-bit co-processor provides power play that rivals many arcade machines. Plays Saturn CD games and music CDs when hooked into a stereo system. Includes controller, stereo A/V cable, power cord, control pad, and instructions.

Mid 1990s Sega Saturn CD Game System



Furby
Price: $39.99
Description Furby originally came out in 1988, but due to it's popularity it was still selling well throughout the 90's

The Popular electronic Furby robotic Teddy

6 Volt Ride-On Batmobile
Price: $199.99
Description Featured in the film "Batman and Robin", this authentically detailed ride is perfect for your mini crime fighter. Zooms up to 3mph, and drives in forward and reverse due to an automobile quality electrical system. Features direct action steering and a super tough, 3-layer deep, high gloss body. Includes 6-volt battery and charger. For ages three to six.
From the Year 1997
Ride-On Batmobile



Power Rangers Deluxe Double Morphing Rescue Megazord
Price: $39.99
Description From The Popular TV Cartoon series "Power Rangers" Get ready for the double morphing feature. Each individual Rescue Zord vehicle morphs into an individual robot. The robots combine together to form the Deluxe Double Morphing Rescue Megazord. For ages four and up.

Mid 1990s Classic Vintage Power Rangers Rescue Megazord

Nintendo 64 Game System
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Price: $169.99
Description The world's first true 64-bit home video game system with the power and speed to create stunning and realistic 3D graphics. RISC processing provides Tri-linear Mip Map Interpolation, Anti-aliasing, Real time 3D, 32-bit color palette, and much more. Includes control deck, advanced N64 controller with full-function joystick, AC power supply, and stereo AV cable.

Late Nineties Nintendo 64 Game System



Water Lily Barbie
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $74.99
Description This dramatic limited edition Barbie is the first in a series inspired by the works of famous artists. Here Barbie doll wears a "waterlilies" print gown featuring glittering pink waterlilies and a blue and green chiffon ruffle which flows across the front of her full skirt. Accessories include pearlized stud earrings with matching hand ring, bracelet and blue pearlized pumps. Includes doll stand.

Water Lily Barbie

Playstation with Controller
Manufacturer: Sony
Price: $169.99
Description Prepare yourself for a blast of ultimate game system power. Breakthrough 32-bit processor, CD Rom architecture delivers realtime experience with ever changing 3D perspectives and stereo CD-quality sound.

Latest in late 1990's Computer Game Systems Playstation with Controller



Becky Doll
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $22.99
Description Becky doll is the hip and trendy photographer friend to Barbie. She comes with a camera, red stud earrings, sunglasses and a backpack that hangs from the back of her wheelchair.

Becky Doll Barbie

AM/FM CD Blast Box
Manufacturer: Nickelodeon
Price: $129.99
Description This CD player comes with an AM/FM stereo receiver, two 4" speakers, LED track display, stereo headphone jack, volume limit safety feature, telescoping FM antenna, and fold-away handle. It comes with a free Gakulator, a dual-powered calculator with eight digit LCD display and a pair of Blast Pads-Deluxe stereo headphones with adjustable green slime headbands.

Nickelodeon AM/FM CD Blast Box



Beanie Babies
Manufacturer: Tyco
Price: From $5.99
Description Beanie Babies were super popular and could easily be spotted with the TY tag, over the years some of earliest ones and those that did not sell well have become extremely collectable

Popular 1990s Vintage Beanie Babies

Pokemon Gameboy Game
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Price: $39.99
Description The latest in overseas rage! Each game cartridge has seventy five monsters you can raise and train for battle! Choose from the Red or Blue versions to play on your Nintendo Gameboy.

Pokemon Gameboy Game from the late 90s



Spice Girls Doll Set
Manufacturer: Galoob
Price: $59.99
Description All 5 Spice Girls fashion dolls in one cool collection. Stage your own Spice Girls concert for your friends with all five fashion dolls wearing new your collection outfits. Includes Spice Girls dolls plus 5 mini collector dolls and accessories.

Spice Girls Doll Set

Happenin' Hair Barbie
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $14.99
Description Create cool hair, tattoos, color streaks and more. Doll has color=change hair. Includes three stencils, one flower stamper, and one sponge-streaking wand.
From the Year 1999
Happenin' Hair Barbie Doll



Polly Pocket Deluxe Mansion
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $22.99
Description Contains four deluxe double rooms. Also includes a pool, two roof pieces, a gazebo, two small trees, four potted plants, and one statue. Plus a Polly figure with her mom, dad, and little brother.

Polly Pocket Deluxe Mansion

Sega Dreamcast
Manufacturer: Sega
Price: $199.99
Description 128-bit video game system is the most advanced system to date, featuring full-color, 3-D graphics and a Yamaha 32-bit Digital Sound Processor, capable of producing 64 channels of dynamic sound and 3-D audio support. Includes control deck and controller.

Sega Dreamcast