90s Childhood Favourites
I was born early in the 90s and back then, we didn’t have iPads, iPhones or computer with web 2.0. There are a few items I would cry for as a present for birthdays and Christmas, and so let us reminisce back to the toys we all once loved, and maybe, we still do.
LEGOs were one of my favourite toys to receive as a gift. I enjoyed fixing LEGO blocks with my brothers through the night just to get the finish product. Other than seeing the finishing product, I felt that LEGOs with my brothers were a really good bonding time, as we got to do something together. Of course, stepping on one of these little bricks, does feel equivalent to walking on fire.
And our parents also warn us about mixing the colours together. I used to love the smell of PlayDoh, and maybe I still do. One thing I loved about PlayDoh was that it allowed us to explore our own creativity, making different objects out of it, which can also be reused, unlike clay. And kids just love this because: colourful.
PlayDoh must be one of the greatest creation of all times because of its ability to allow kids to explore their creativity without borders. Kids should never be restricted of their creativity as its one of the greatest gift to have, and should be valued at all times.
Mario and Pokemon. Buying Double A batteries at the mama shop, blowing the bottom of our cartridge when it does not load properly. Who could forget this very iconic handheld game console. Most of us held this in our hands everywhere we went as a kid, and we would watch other kids play while we were waiting for our parents to finish shopping at a mall.
Released in 1994 in Japan, this game console took the world by storm. I remember I was about 4-5 when my eldest brother happily brought back the very first PlayStation. Other than the iconic FF7 and FF8 that I spent most of my childhood watching my brother play, since there were 3 of us siblings, we would play King Of Fighters. If you do not know what it is, it consists of 3 rounds, and we get to select 3 different characters to play. Perfect, isn’t it?
How about this? Yes, Crash Bandicoot. This game was almost like my soul as a kid. I played this probably every single day. I played so often to the point I remembered every map, every corner, every box in the game. My brothers knew how much I loved this game, it was pretty amusing.
And there you go, my childhood toys as a 90s kid. I might have grown up in a little more boyish environment, I don’t play with barbies or pink fancy stuff, I preferred gaming and building LEGO blocks. Gaming moved on from PlayStation to the computer after Web 2.0 is available, playing Counter-Strike throughout my entire primary school years.
What are your favourite childhood toys or games? Reminisce about them as Children’s Day is coming up! My life motto is to always live with a child-like heart, you don’t have to be childish, you can be mature and yet be young at heart and that’s how we should live our life out!