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The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies  

Ariel Kana
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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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Multi-Colored Push-Up Pens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Multi-Colored Push-Up Pens
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Mr. Sketch Scented Pens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Mr. Sketch Scented Pens
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Scratch N Sniff Stickers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Scratch N Sniff Stickers
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Gel Pens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Gel Pens
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Trapper Keeper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Trapper Keeper
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Mead's Five Star Notebooks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Mead's Five Star Notebooks
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Lisa Frank is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Lisa Frank Everything
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Gelly Roll Pens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Gelly Roll Pens
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Spacemaker Pencil Boxes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Spacemaker Pencil Boxes
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Neon Colored Pencil Grips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Neon Colored Pencil Grips
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Colorful Erasers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Colorful Erasers
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Erasable Pens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Erasable Pens
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Floppy Disks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Floppy Disks

 


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Simple Jansport Backpacks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Simple Jansport Backpacks
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Troll Pencil Toppers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Troll Pencil Toppers
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Elmer's School Glue GEL is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Elmer's School Glue GEL
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Neon Pencil Boxes (Later Used ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Neon Pencil Boxes (Later Used for Make-Up)
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Encyclopedia Britannica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
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Mead's Five Star First Gea... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Mead's Five Star First Gear Binders
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Yikes! Pencils is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Yikes! Pencils
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Nice-Smelling, Plastic Cartoon... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Nice-Smelling, Plastic Cartoon-Themed Pencil Bags
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Crayola Magic Scent Crayons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Crayola Magic Scent Crayons
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Cartoon-Themed Pencils (With S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Cartoon-Themed Pencils (With Sno Globe)
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These Electric Organizers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
These Electric Organizers
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Sanrio Stationery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Sanrio Stationery