Why We Loved It: Finally! A journal your baby brother couldn't break in to.Why It Was Bullshit: You had to speak the password out loud to your Password Journal for it to open — which it rarely did anyway — allowing anyone within earshot to be privy to your deepest, darkest secrets.
Why We Loved It: It was a ball with knobs that vibrated. Kids are so easily entertained.Why It Was Bullshit: Bumble Ball was basically a vibrator packaged as a kiddie toy.
Why We Loved It: Notebooks no more! With Dear Diary, you could audio record your innermost secrets and listen to them later. It was the cutting edge of technology.
Why It Was Bullshit: According to the Hasbro site, Dear Diary's major features include:
- A file to list your favorite things
- A file to list the things you don't like much
- A place to store your wishes
- Do math problems, quickly and easily
Why We Loved It: Furby was an ugly little animal that just wanted love — and you were happy to give it to your new, blinking, talking friend.Why It Was Bullshit: Why did Furby always accidentally start talking in the middle of the night? The sounds that spontaneously erupted from toy boxes across the country still haunt grown ups today.