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12 Best ’90s Toys Available in 2020

Updated 14 October 2020

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Ahh the 90s. Backstreet Boys, Batman Forever, and Bill Clinton. It was the golden age of toys for many. A time when you couldn’t escape the fast-paced (and very persuasive) commercials that made every toy a must-have. The technology was changing and fads dictated our Christmas lists. But which of those nostalgic toys are still going strong in 2020?

We took a trip to the past to find the toys you loved back in the day that are still being made for a new generation of little ones. By trawling the internet and taking real recommendations (and a few personal favorites), we filtered out any products with fake reviews to bring you this list of twelve of the best. From Beanie Babies to Bop-it, WWF, and Stretch Armstrong. Did we include your favorite?

1Ty Beanie Babies (Best Budget Option)

Ty Beanie Babies are a classic plushie toy that was all the rave back in the ’90s. Tundra the white tiger was one of the top models then and is still available now. It stands approximately six inches tall and it is made from high-quality polyester and plastic pellets.

What we love

  • Its birthday is November 29th
  • Comes with the mint tags for authenticity

We dont like this as much

  • Some don't have the birthday tag like the originals

2Tamagotchi (Best Quality Option)

Tamagotchi was one of the first small electronic games that kids were able to take around with them anywhere. They come in various colors, and they are easy to operate as it dates back to 1997 with the original programming.

What we love

  • Grown from an egg to an adult through activities and games
  • Comes with a CR2032 battery

We dont like this as much

  • You cannot choose which adult Tamagotchi you will get

3Buzz Lightyear

This is a traditional Buzz Lightyear interactive talking action figure that comes with all of the original sounds and phrases of the 90’s toy version. Plus, his wings are released with a simple push of a button which also activates flashing laser lights.

What we love

  • Has many poseable joints
  • Capable of saying up to 15 phrases with proximity detection

We dont like this as much

  • Requires 3 AAA batteries, but it only includes demo batteries

4Bop-It!

This Bop-it game looks like the classic 90’s version of the game, but it has been updated with 10 new moves to make the game more interactive. It has 3 different exciting modes that kids can play in.

What we love

  • Has a solo mode for kids to practice
  • Includes sing it, whip it, and cradle it from more modern versions

We dont like this as much

  • The bop it motion has to be hit directly

5Troll Dolls

Trolls have been popular over the years, and with this pack, there are ten 1.2″ mini PVC vintage trolls with different-colored hair. Each little troll also has different facial expressions and body postures to make them unique.

What we love

  • Made from high-quality material
  • Comes with a 100% money back guarantee

We dont like this as much

  • These trolls do not have the magnetic feet like the traditional 90's trolls

6Shawn Michaels Action Figure

With this WWE action figure, kids can play as their favorite 90’s wrestler in his prime, Shawn Michaels. It has enhanced facial detailing for life-like authenticity and it includes his original ring gear.

What we love

  • Portrays Shawn Michaels when he was in his prime
  • Kids can recreate some of their favorite wrestling matches

We dont like this as much

  • This toy is part of a collection, but each figure is sold separately

7Polly Pocket

With this cruise ship, kids can to enjoy a small compact way to play with their Pocket Polly, one of the best ’90s toys available in 2020. It includes various accessories and they can all fit into the cruise ship for easy travel.

What we love

  • Has a strap that allows kids to wear it on their wrist or their purse
  • Made from high-quality plastic material

We dont like this as much

  • It contains some smaller pieces that can be a choking hazard

8Stretch Armstrong Figure

This Stretch Armstrong figure will allow kids of today to enjoy the classic toy that allows them to stretch the figure’s arms and legs into different positions. Each figure is 12″ tall, and it returns to its natural state after being stretched.

What we love

  • Kids can tie him in knots
  • Recommended for kids 5-years-old and up

We dont like this as much

  • Quite a heavy figure

9Furby

Furbies were all the rage in the ’90s, and this one is designed to symbolize the Star Wars character Chewbacca. It allows kids to create various scenes and adventures from the Star Wars Universe.

What we love

  • An interactive toy that reacts to touch and motion
  • Comes with a Furbacca app to add more engagement options

We dont like this as much

  • App can be a little difficult to use at the start

10SNES Classic Edition

With this entertainment system, kids can enjoy some of Nintendo’s classic games. It comes with two 6-foot extension cables and two controllers that will allow them to play various SNES classic editions of games Nintendo is famous for.

What we love

  • You can add different SNES and NES emulator games to the console
  • Provide save blocks that let kids save their progress

We dont like this as much

  • Image of the game could be better

11Tickle Me Elmo

With this doll, kids can enjoy the 90’s version of the Tickle Me Elmo that kids have known and loved for years. It has his contagious laugh when kids squeeze his foot or his tummy, and if you tickle the doll he will laugh harder and shake.

What we love

  • Made from high-quality material
  • Soft enough to cuddle and nap with

We dont like this as much

  • Requires two AA batteries, but they are sold separately

12Super Soaker

Kids of all ages can enjoy this classic recreation of the Nerf Super Soaker XP100, which was one of their top water blaster models and one of the best ’90s toys available in 2020. It has an easy-to-fill tank, and it shoots with a pump-action shooting system and a trigger.

What we love

  • Tank can be removed to make it easier to refill
  • Designed with retro colors and style

We dont like this as much

  • Can be difficult to use for smaller kids