90s The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing 90s School Supplies

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In the 90s, around mid-July, every jerkwad Target, KMart, Sears, Walmart, and Office Depot location would start advertising their "Back to School" stuff right in the middle of summer as a horrible omen of what was to come: the next school year. The only consolation was that the 90s was a decade of loud colors, appealing to kids by making everything into the coolest school supplies.

If you didn't have to most awesome 90s school supplies, you weren't ostracized, but you definitely weren't cool. You'd sit there with your sharpened #2 pencils, off-brand crayons and boring pencil bag, wishing your parents had sprung for the cooler stuff. This is a list of all the cool stuff we either wish we had or remember having in school during the 90s. We would all lose everything by about the third week, but those first three weeks of awesome stationary and every color of gel pen were really, really awesome.

The best 90s school supplies were the ones that they had commercials for on TV, trying to convince young students that normal pens were for old people. These are the greatest, most nostalgia-inducing 90s pencils, 90s stationary, and nostalgic 90s school supplies (Lisa Frank included), ranked in order of awesomeness by voters who knew what it mean to cool for school in the 1990s.
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20 people just voted on Neon Colored Pencil Grips




Your handwriting just didn't look quite right unless you had a stylish pencil grip.
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Colorful Erasers



For when you need to erase... in style.
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Gelly Roll Pens



All the cool kids had gel pens.
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Floppy Disks




Namely, neon-colored floppy disks. And it's important to remember this lesson:


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Simple Jansport Backpacks




They were blank canvases that would inevitably be being covered in everything from the names of people you liked to the most popular neighborhood gang names, to a bunch of these:

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16 people just voted on Lisa Frank Everything



 
Starting in the '80s, ending in the '90s, Lisa Frank had the most popular, well... everything in the stationary market.
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Troll Pencil Toppers



Sure, it made writing nearly impossible, but it turned your pencil into a Troll Doll!
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Elmer's School Glue GEL



 It was blue so it was cooler.