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Gamechanger 1991

Gamechanger 1991

Tamagotchi

Bandai - 1996

How long did your Tamagotchi live, on average? In the 90s, everyone had one of those beeping eggs in their pocket with an animal in it that you had to feed, pay attention to and provide a day/night rhythm for. The name comes from the Japanese word ‘tamago’ (egg) and the English word ‘watch’.

Tamagotchi

Buzz Lightyear

Pixar - 1995

If Buzz didn’t believe he was a toy, why would he freeze whenever people were coming near? The internet has been full of theories about this alleged plothole in Toy Story, the very first fully computer-animated film. The film was an enormous success and became a franchise with multiple sequels, toys and, of course: games!

Buzz Lightyear

Rex

Pixar - 1995

Toy Story’s Rex is a nervous green plastic Tyrannosaurus Rex with an inferiority complex who constantly worries that he isn't scary enough.

Rex

Lego Space Super Nova II

Lego - 1991

Lego Space set with typical 1990s neon look!

Lego Space Super Nova II

VHS Terminator 2

James Cameron - 1981

Can a sequel outdo the original film? It certainly can! Within two days, Terminator 2: Judgement Day had surpassed the box office success of Terminator. And it better had, because the cost of the first scene of Terminator 2 exceeded the entire budget of its predecessor.

VHS Terminator 2

CD Nirvana

Nevermind - 1991

When you say 1991, you say Nirvana. The band of the late frontman Kurt Cobain revolutionised the music world with the loud, but infectious grunge on Nevermind. The band acquired an enormous fan base, that only seemed to grow after Cobain’s early demise.

CD Nirvana

Discman

Sony - 1984

It skipped continuously and really only fit in your pocket if you were a skater, but the Discman was hugely popular in the 1990s.

Discman

My first Sony walkman and Sony Sports Walkman

Sony - 90s

Everyone or their aunt used to have one or more Walkmans (Walkmen?). CDs were all well and good, but with a Walkman provided some kind of early Spotify in your pocket with which to make mixed tapes for yourself or your crush...

My first Sony walkman and Sony Sports Walkman

Nokia 3310

Nokia - 2000

In the early 1990s, only businessmen had a mobile phone, really. What other people did all day without a telephone still mystifies historians.

Nokia 3310

Air Huarache

Nike - 1992

The Nike Air Huarache silhouette was launched in 1991. The sneaker was designed by none other than Tinker Hatfield, who was inspired by water skiing for this model. He wanted to create a running shoe using a minimal design to maximally show off the technology. It wasn’t long before the sneaker was picked up in pop culture by, for example, Will Smith, who wore it in his famous TV show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

The sneaker we see here is the colour combination 'White / Blue Emerald / Resin'. White neoprene creates the sneaker’s basis, overlapped by Blue Emerald extending from the tongue to the heel. In between is a yellow colour called Resin. The forefoot and side panels feature leather overlays for extra strength.

Air Huarache