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30 Things That Defined The '90s But Would Be Out Of Place Today

Updated April 28, 2020 63.8k votes 4.2k voters 78.9k views30 items

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Ah, the '90s. It was the decade of playing outside until "the street lights came on," Saturday morning cartoons, and the "Eight-CDs-For-A-Penny" clubs. It was also the decade that gave us the internet, portable music, and all sorts of gadgets that cost a small fortune in 2020. But there are certain items that truly defined the '90s, so much so that seeing someone with them today would just seem out of place and downright strange. Here, we've gathered a list of items that could only exist in the '90s, ranked by how odd it would be to see someone with them today. 

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  • 1

    Walkmans

    2,941
    310
  • 2

    VHS Camcorders

    2,633
    331
  • 3

    VHS Tape Rewinders

    2,549
    422
  • 4

    Colorful iMac G3

    2,427
    524
  • 5

    Disposable Cameras

    2,457
    556
  • 6
    1,288
    345
  • 7

    CD Cleaners

    1,998
    594
  • 8
    1,226
    370
  • 9

    That 'S' Everyone Always Drew

    1,183
    404
  • 10

    Tamagotchi

    2,038
    790
  • 11

    Rolodex

    1,757
    705
  • 12

    View-Master

    1,774
    730
  • 13

    Hit Clips

    1,477
    634
  • 14

    Trapper Keepers

    1,596
    730
  • 15

    Skip-It

    844
    370
  • 16

    Mary Kate And Ashley Movies

    1,476
    746
  • 17

    Cereal Box Toys

    1,522
    853
  • 18

    Slap Bracelets

    1,429
    801
  • 19

    Moon Shoes

    1,300
    738
  • 20

    Delias Catalogs

    676
    398
  • 21

    Lite Brite

    1,290
    837
  • 22

    Super Elastic Bubble Plastic

    1,134
    745
  • 23

    Thighmaster

    1,097
    731
  • 24

    Creepy Crawlers

    1,097
    735
  • 25

    Milky Pens

    1,130
    765