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The 90’s things

I was born in the early 1990's in a large, but very scarcely populated land of Kazakhstan. The Soviet Union had just fallen apart; and even though I was sporting really cool Nike shoes, which had just become available, our family was not rich by any means.

I have two younger siblings (and there was no AliExpress back then), and we did not always have enough money to spend on things that had limited use.

But hold tight, the younger version of yourself, we are about to go on a magical journey to regain all the things you wanted to get for Christmas, but possibly never did.

SLINKY

Rainbow slinky AliExpress

Price: $1.50+

Remember how agile they go down the stairs? I'll have a couple, because I also remember how much of a pain it is to untangle them.

TETRIS

Tetris Aliexpress

Price: $2.76

Unfortunately, some people in comments report that they are not as they used to be, but for $2.69 I can take that risk.

SEGA GENESIS

Price: $28.99

What can be better than playing the good ol' Sega? Don't have any cartriges? Don't worry, you can buy them too!

TAMAGOTCHI

Tamagotchi 2 pcs AliExpress

Price: $1.64

Now that we all have smartphones, remembering to feed your pet on time should be much easier. But having an app just isn't the same as owning a real, live tamagochi.

PENNY BOARD

(8 color options)

Old school skateboard AliExpress

Price: $38.99

Remember penny boards? I've seen some stores sell them for $75, which is too much, but on AliExpress we can get them at a more reasonable price.

FIRBI

(7 color options)

Furby AliExpress

Price: $13.80

The odd owl-looking toys that demand food and communicate with each other using the IR port on their foreheads. Pretty regular stuff.

LEGO CUP

Price: $12.87

A cup in the shape of a classic toy piece from the game that has made heaps of future engineers.

WOODEN YOYO

Price: $2.14

HDMI VIDEO GAME COSNOLE

Price: $23.87

If the Retro aspect is important, but the presence of an actual old-school console isn't a priority, here is an HDMI dongle that comes with preloaded games and 2 controllers.

Complete plug and play experience, without the cables-associated headache!

WALKIE TALKIES

Price: $7.18

“Do you read…. over!”

MINI CAR CARPET

Price: $2.88 (small size)

Every kid's childhood is complete only when such carpet is present in their childhood.

KENDAMA

Price: $2.45

Wooden toy with a ball attached to it with a rope, where the objective is to catch the ball in a hole that's located on its bottom.

You probably already know what it is though.

PLAYPEN CARPET

Price: $7.50+

A puzzle-like carpet that protects: 1. gentle flooring from scratches and 2. gentle foetus skulls from being bent upon impact.

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