As the saying goes: everything old is new again. Companies understand that, which is why there's been such a huge surge in reboots, remakes and revivals of everything we loved when we were kids. Old TV shows are coming back, old video games, and even boy bands. But it turns out we have a very selective memory.
While lots of great '90s fads and trends are coming back, some of the best have been totally forgotten.
Sure, the '90s were an embarrassing and outrageous decade, but we think these 13 fads deserve to be remembered!
1. Mood rings
Imagine how much simpler our lives would be today if we could instantly tell how we're feeling. There's no app for that yet, and it wouldn't look as cool as these even if it existed.
2. Bop It
The original version of this toy only had three commands, but no amount of bells and whistles could improve on the endless fun it brought us. Bop It deserves to be a televised sport by now.
3. LA Gear
With the dream team of Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul promoting them, everyone wanted a pair of these bad boys. Light up shoes shouldn't just be for kids!
4. Trapper Keepers
Why was it acceptable for every kid in the '90s to carry their school supplies in this, but not for me to walk around using one like a briefcase at work? It's just not fair!
5. Hacky sack
This was the perfect way to kill time with your friends and get some exercise. I remember when every store had a display of these at the cash register, and now they've almost disappeared.
6. Big hats
It's pretty common to look back through history and shake our head at the silly fashion choices people used to make, but we forget that just a few decades ago people were walking around with these on their head.
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7. Tae Bo
If your parents tried to lose weight any time in the '90s, you'll remember Billy Blanks and his killer workouts. The moves looked tough, but they were basically a dance routine, so if you tried them in a real fight you were in for a world of hurt.
Of course in the '80s and '90s was a little more extravagant than we're used to today, but you would think that in our fitness-obsessed culture there would be room for Tae Bo to make a comeback.
8. Starter Clothing
If you didn't own a Starter jacket with your favorite sports team's logo on it, were you even a real fan? The company still exits, but the classic style they were famous for is gone now.
9. Polly Pocket
Obviously there's a market for this, because a new line of Polly Pocket-themed purses marketed towards adults is coming out soon.
10. Saying "Wasssuppp"
There was a time when it seemed like a friendly "wazzzupppp" was ready to replace "hello" as America's most common greeting. You don't see many commercials this good anymore.
11. Big Dog Shirts
Just looking at these designs is enough to conjure up vivid memories of wandering around the mall on the weekends to kill time. Throw in a few No Fear shirts and some JNCO jeans and you had a complete wardrobe.
12. Giga Pets
Like Gobots and Transformers, Giga Pets were the second fiddle to Tamagotchis during the virtual pet craze. Surprisingly, they actually relaunched in 2006, but didn't catch on like they did the first time.
13. The Macarena
Before the Soulja Boy dance, Gangnam Style or Whipping and Nae-Naeing, there was the ultimate dance craze. And now it's stuck in your head for the next week. Enjoy!
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