I remember someone from school having a Gameboy really early on. On a school trip to London we all huddled round to watch him play Tetris (we had an inferior version on our PC) and Alleyway. It took years to get one for myself. Then it got thieved. I think.
We spent hours upon hours playing velcro ball catch in the backyard (until, inevitably, the mitts got dropped so many times they became gunked up with dirt and leaves and didn't catch very well any more). #games #toys #retro #nostalgia #childhood #1980s #1990s
Furby (Glad to see these make a comeback!) ~ In 1998, the newest electronic plaything to hit the market was Furby. They were a furry, animatronic creature that spoke "Furbish" but could eventually learn English, only to shower you w terms of endearment. Furby sold 1.8 million units in 1998 & a staggering 14 million in 1999. Combined, Furby had a vocabulary of nearly 200 Furbish and English words.