You’ll be excited to know your favorite old school toys are making a hot comeback. Wait, you’re already playing with your Ninja Turtles action figures? Oh. Well, that’s one way to spend your lunch break, but for everyone else who has let go of their childhood, the good news is that it’s back.
From ’90s nostalgia and classic board games to ancient entertainment and the original Easy-Bake Oven, all your favorite toys are getting revamped, repurposed and restocked in time for the holidays. No more annoying and outdated crap when we could get back to playing with our favorite games. I mean, getting our kids into our favorite games. Yeah. That’s what I meant to say.
So have a look at your favorite old school toys, games and stuffed animal friends, anything from Furby and Teddy Ruxpin to Ouija Boards and Super Nintendo Classic. Finally, you have an excuse to play with your favorite toys again without needing to have kids just to do it. Just you and your toys.
Your favorite Super Nintendo games are officially hip again, not they they were ever not hip. With all the consoles getting revamped and fine tuned, it's no doubt that the '90s console would be the one we so vie for.
Cabbage Patch, Care Bears and any collectible doll is fair game for a stuffty resurgence. American Girl dolls count, if you're into that kind of thing.
One step ahead of the Pet Rock, Tamagotchi is the Japanese digital pet back in everyone's pocket. After celebrating its 20th birthday, we're seeing Tamagotchi fit into the real digital world.
Chess for the mentally incapable is on the rise as the vertical checkerboard gets renovated. First sold as Connect Four in 1974, the two-player, four-in-a-row game has never been more suited for short-span minds. Math!
No matter what you were (are still) into cartoon-wise (Transformers, Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, He-Man), it's all cool now. You thought you'd have to wait until you had kids to play with your '90s cartoon action figures again, but thank goodness you can geek out alone now that's not that weird anymore. It's a little weird.
Now over the age of 30, Teddy is back and he's gotten a facelift (and a little butt-lift, botox, acupuncture and chin work), but the important thing is he/she's back! Who's to say Teddy is a boy in this gender-free country of ours?
Not everyone is built to withstand the original kitchen conditions of the 50-plus-year-old Easy-Bake Oven, but the cutesy-tootsie revamp model looks like a Viking Range for toddlers. There you go, gentlemen, start your ovens!
A once 19th century vessel for spiritual contact, this parlor trick has become quite the mainstream phenomenon. They've already made one shitty movie from it, and now they're marketing it to children in toy stores.
In the world of clever inventors who got rich off ridiculous inventions, the latest news is the Koosh being kush again. Some 20 years ago, it was a $100 million idea, so of course that mixed with '90s culture means it'll never go bad.
America's favorite electronic owl is looking fine, as Furby has never looked so sexy in his near-20-year existence. The Furbish-speaking fur ball now comes with LCD eyes and a mobile app, because that's what every kid needs this holiday season: a bright-eyed owl speaking gibberish and telling them to come with them to the Upside Down. Happy holidays.
Now it’s time to avoid adulthood and play.