16 Cool Things Everyone Owned in the ’80s and ’90s That You Can Still Buy Today
If you grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, you surely remember Star Wars, the desire to be an adventurer like Indiana Jones, Michael Jackson’s moonwalk, and the first computers. Most of you can also recall the sounds of dial-up internet, the first cell phones, the rise of MTV, the boom of girls and boybands, and many other things that made these decades unique. For those who are in a nostalgic mood and want to remember their carefree childhood and teenage days, we’ve scooped up some retro products on Amazon for you to check out.
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1. The portable boombox CD player will take you back in time but also keep you in the present with its Bluetooth function.
👍2,740 global ratings: 4.4 out of 5 stars
If you want to instantly go back to the ’90s, then a portable boombox CD player is a must-have. The transition from cassettes to CDs was a revelation for the kids of that time. The Roxel boombox is lightweight and has 2 powerful 2×4 W audio speakers. It provides a variety of playback options for USB MP3 playback or audio CDs. The player can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker via compatible phone and tablet devices. It’s powered by 4 C batteries, and it comes with remote control and a one-year warranty.
Make sure to get the portable boombox CD player on Amazon now.
2. These ’80s party decoration posters will help you reminisce about the good old days.
👍145 global ratings: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Those who were teenagers in the ’80s surely remember their rooms plastered with various posters of popular singers, actors, and music groups. These posters will allow you to relive those times for a moment. In the package, you will receive 10 quality reproduction posters taken from the original posters from the ’80s printed on thick 160 g/m2 paper. They measure 11.7 in x 8.3 in (29.7 mm x 21 cm).
Make sure to get the ’80s party decorations on Amazon now.
3. Remember what it was like to feed and care for a Tamagotchi virtual pet.
👍5,828 global ratings: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Every kid in the ’90s wanted to have a Tamagotchi virtual pet. Now you have the chance to rise and take care of your Tamagotchi again. When you take care of your virtual pet, how you do it determines which of the 7 adult forms it takes. It also comes with a cute mini-game.
Make sure to get the TAMAGOTCHI on Amazon now.
4. Rainbow fluorescent leg warmers can make you feel like you stepped out of Flashdance.
👍105 global ratings: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Who doesn’t remember Jane Fonda and her aerobic exercises in those workout leotards with warmers on her ankles?! Go back to those days with these fluorescent rainbow warmers. With the help of stretchy material and ribbed cuffs, they will stay in place. One size fits most. They can be machine-washed or hand-washed.
Make sure to get the rainbow florescent warmer on Amazon now.
5. The Care Funshine Bear is perfect for long hugs.
👍2,788 global ratings: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Care bears were everyone’s favorite in the ’80s. Why not bring the spirit of cheerfulness and kindness to someone in this day and age? This Funshine Care Bear measures 14 in (35.6 cm) and is made of super soft material that’s perfect for unlimited hugs. He comes with a unique belly badge that reflects his sunny disposition — a bright yellow sun with an ever-present smile.
Make sure to get the Care Bear on Amazon now.
6. With this SEGA Mega Drive Mini, you can step back in time and play all your favorite games.
👍6,617 global ratings: 4.6 out of 5 stars
The iconic SEGA Mega Drive console defined a generation, and it will take you back to that era. In the package, you will get the console, a power cable, an HMDI cable, and 2 controllers. The mini console is loaded with 40 legendary games.
Make sure to get the SEGA Mega Drive Mini on Amazon now.
7. These pink ’80s accessories are perfect for a nostalgic throwback.
👍1,325 global ratings: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Go back to the ’80s and incorporate Madonna’s style with these pink accessories. The set contains a pair of mesh gloves, a pair of vintage earrings, a headband, a necklace, and 10 pieces of silicone bracelets. It’s made of quality materials.
Make sure to get the dress costume accessories on Amazon now.
8. Entertain your brain with this iconic Rubik’s cube.
👍2,302 global ratings: 4.7 out of 5 stars
The world’s most famous puzzle game, which has fascinated fans since its launch in 1980, will be a true throwback to days gone by. The classic Rubik’s cube has 6 different colored sides, each consisting of 9 squares. Mix the sides, and with the help of twisting, turning, and rotating, arrange all the sides to be the same color. Along with the cube, you will also receive a stand to place it on. And there is no cheating with this cube because instead of stickers, the cubes are made of colored plastic.
Make sure to get the Rubik’s cube on Amazon now.
9. A portable cassette player is perfect for a nostalgic whiff of those great music days of the ’90s.
👍2,425 global ratings: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Back in the ’90s, hardly anyone could resist a walkman. It was a small, portable cassette player that let you listen to whatever you wanted no matter where you were. You’ll be able to reminisce about those days with this personal tape recorder that doubles as a voice recorder. You’ll also get headphones with it. The cassette player contains AM/FM radio stations, and with its classic retro buttons, a nostalgic feeling is guaranteed.
Make sure to get the portable cassette player on Amazon now.
10. 3D illusions that will amaze your mind by magically revealing hidden objects and situations.
👍2,092 global ratings: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Show the younger generations how much crazy fun you had in the ’90s with the help of these amazing 3D illustrations. Each image contains a mesmerizing 3D object or scene that materializes before the viewer’s eyes. Simple viewing instructions and a solution key are included.
Make sure to get the Magic Eye 3D Illusions on Amazon now.
11. Tickle Me Elmo for Sesame Street fans or those yet to become one.
👍194 global ratings: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Children of the ’80s can remember the excitement they felt before their favorite TV show, Sesame Street, started. With this Tickle Me Elmo, you will be able to return to those carefree days. This Elmo laughs when you tickle him. It measures 14.5 in (37 cm) and runs on 2 AA batteries (not included).
Make sure to get the Tickle Me Elmo on Amazon now.
12. These glow sticks will catapult you into the ’80s and ’90s party time.
👍2,975 global ratings: 4.2 out of 5 stars
No party is complete without neon glow sticks. They reached their popularity in the late ’80s and ’90s. These glow sticks are the right solution if you want to spruce up your party. They are made of plastic. The stick is 7.9 in (20 cm) long and 0.2 in (0.5 cm) in diameter. They come in several colors. The disposable light bars are long-lasting, waterproof, and don’t require any batteries.
Make sure to get the glow sticks on Amazon now.
13. Dancing Gizmo will bring you lots of fun, but remember that he must not come in contact with water, and never, ever feed him after midnight...
👍4,062 global ratings: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Kids of the ’80s surely remember (with a thrill) the moment when they first saw Gremlins. Make yourself or someone you love happy with this plush gremlin toy. The dancing and singing Gizmo is hand-painted, has vinyl ears, face, feet, and hands, and his plush body has “life-like” fur. It measures over 11 in (28 cm) from ear to ear.
Make sure to get the Dancing Gizmo plush toy on Amazon now.
14. Swimming pool noodles provide endless fun in the pool.
👍710 global ratings: 4.5 out of 5 stars
What fun it was when these floating noodles first came on the scene! Besides not having to inflate them, you can pretend to be an elephant and shoot water out of them. Made of solid EPE foam, they are strong and flexible. The pack contains 2 randomly selected noodles in either blue, purple, yellow, green, or pink. Dimensions are approximately 59 inches long (1.5 m) and 2.4 inches wide (6 cm).
Make sure to get some swimming pool noodles on Amazon now.
15. Make someone dear to you happy with this friendship bracelet.
👍2,368 global ratings: 4.6 out of 5 stars
If you had a braided friendship bracelet on your wrist, it meant that you were truly friends with someone. Why not make your current friendships symbolically legitimate with the help of these bracelets? In the package, you will receive 60 hand-knitted wristlets.
Make sure to get the friendship bracelet on Amazon now.
16. Bike streamers for you to add a cool touch to your bike.
👍1,077 global ratings: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Bring your bike back to the ’80s and ’90s with bike streamers. There’s nothing more fun than watching them flap in the wind as you ride down the street. They are made of high-quality nylon, polyester, and plastic. The streamers are soft, smooth, and durable.
Make sure to get the bike streamers on Amazon now.