Weren’t the 90’s great? Here’s 13 items that you usually saw in the playground, round someones wrist, on someones forehead or at someones desk in the classroom;
1. Panini Football Stickers
I remember I was only 2 stickers away from completing the 1989 album.
2. Slap Bracelets
Quite a few snake burns later, this got slapped on your wrist eventually.
I never had one myself, but these were all the rage.
Another one I never got into, but 99% of people at school had these.
5. Push Pops
I loved these!
6. Rubber Poppers
These didn’t work well on wooden desks or in the playground, but get a smooth surface and you were laughing.
The yo-yo went through a stage of being über cool.
I never understood the fascination with these. I had a pencil topper one, but that was just to look cool and fit in.
9. Micro Machines
These were ace because they were small enough to fit into your desk and pockets without being noticed.
10. Hubba Bubba
Hubba Bubba enjoyed it’s prime in the late 80’s. But remember, if you swallowed it, it would get wrapped round your heart.
11. Spud Guns
A few daring ‘friends’ brought these into school. Each one was confiscated soon after the first shot was fired.
12. Pencil Cannon
Standard school boy weapon. Usually ended in detention.
13. Dolly Beads
You get the gist of the last few items. Basically anything that can be turned into a catapult / weapon was standard contraband.
Anything I’ve missed? Let me know! 🙂