There are so many toys from the 90s and early 00s, let’s see if you remember these…
Have you ever loved a song, but wanted to just listen to a minute of the song, and it not even be the chorus? Then HitClips was for you! Possibly the most useless toy of the early 00s of all time. HitClips, like most things in the late 90s and early 00s, was made by Tiger Electronics.
There were 80 clips that you could choose from to buy. They came in a variety of sizes and colors. There were mini stereos, mini Walkman, and many other versions of the product. The songs were popular songs of that time using parts of songs by NSYNC, Britney Spears, Madonna, and Pink. By 2003, they changed the format to 2-minute songs, which actually makes less sense. Why would you buy 2 minutes of a 3-minute song, when you could just buy a song off of iTunes and put it on an iPod? They were produced until 2007 and then were discontinued.
Remember that terrible toy that would hurt so good? It would make you want to cry but also want to try again and again. That was Skip It! This was also manufactured by Tiger Electronics. It was based on a toy that was made in the 1960s. There was a counter that could count how many times it would go around your ankle and you would skip. They were made with ribbons and streamers and made to look appealing to kids. The original Skip It was discontinued in 2009. I hurt my ankle many times with a Skip It.
A toy where you could literally kill your pet, and it was very easy to do. Tamagotchi was manufactured in 1996 by Bandai as a Japanese toy. There were 83 million units sold worldwide. It was a huge fad in the 90s and 00s. With 3 buttons, it was hard to navigate. There was evidently a life cycle that I never got to because I didn’t take care of mine properly. There was also a video game made for the Gameboy that could be played. It truly was a whole franchise. With nostalgia being popular, they have re-released 2020 with new skins for the outside.
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