Can You Name These Things That Were All the Rage in the '90s?

By: Bambi Turner

About This Quiz

The nineties were a time of great hair, great clothes and great music (depending on your perspective, of course, but the people who lived it thought it was all great at the time). It was a period marked by a roaring economy, expanding democracy and scandals that seemed very important then, but would barely register in today's world. The Iron Curtain had fallen, the War on Terror was unimaginable, and you could live in a really great apartment in New York on a waitress' income.

If you are a child of the '90s, you're either a young millennial or an older member of Generation Z. That means you probably have fond memories of the things that were all the rage during your childhood. Of course, you may have been an adult, but either way, you're bound to hold a place in your heart for each of the 50 items on this quiz ... and many more. So, if scrunchies, MTV and denim were your thing, this is the quiz for you.

If you remember the '90s like they were yesterday, take this quiz to find out how much you've really retained about what was all the rage just before the turn of the century. Let's get started!

These bead-filled stuffed animals hit the market in 1993, with nine original animals to choose from. By 1998, more than a billion Beanie Babies had been sold. Just a few years after that, sales plummeted and the brand was close to dead by the new millennium.

In the '90s, America Online was set on dominating the emerging internet market. They sent out millions of disks promising free hours of AOL to lure in customers eager to surf the web at 56k and hear that sweet tone, "You've got mail!"

The Macarena wasn't the first song that Los del RIo made, but it was certainly the tune that propelled the group into international stardom. Even today, it's a staple at school dances and wedding receptions.

The lava lamp was straight out of the '70s, but it wasn't until the '90s that Orbitz soda came out. This fruit-flavored beverage featured balls of floating gelatin that gave it an otherworldly look. The product was discontinued in 1997.

In an effort to keep up with the Burger Wars, Taco Bell introduced its famous Chihuahua mascot in 1997. Known for her catchphrase "Yo Quiero Taco Bell," the tiny pooch lost her job with the company as the '90s came to a close.

Puffy shirts, marble rye and tons of yada yada yada left viewers tuned in to NBC throughout the '90s to catch the latest episode of "Seinfeld." The show ran for nine seasons and focused on comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his wacky cast of friends.

The sports-inspired Starter jackets were huge in the '90s, selling in excess of $200 million a year starting in 1991. They were so popular, that for a while, thieves were targeting people just for their jackets. The company went bankrupt in 1999.

The phenomenon that was Pogs began as an old Japanese milk cap game. Toy makers later used licensed characters to create coveted caps and slammers, and kids everywhere spent recess playing for keeps.

In a pre-iPod world, HitClips were one of the easiest ways to transport your favorite tunes. These mini players pulled in $80 million for Tiger Electronics by playing one-minute clips from songs by artists like Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys.

Believe it or not, fanny packs were actually cool in the '90s, especially when you scored one in a shocking shade of neon. These hands-free bags have fallen out of favor, leaving us all forced to carry our stuff in purses, backpacks or pockets.

It wasn't all that long ago that cell phones cost big bucks, and were pretty much only used by the wealthy. Average folks in the '90s were stuck with beepers or pagers, which alerted you to return a call when a friend was trying to reach you.

Furby was one of the earliest toys to use computers to actually interact with kids. Introduced in 1998, the furry owl-like creature sparked a flurry of sales, and went on to sell more than 40 million units in just the first three years.

Zig-A-Zig Ah! Introduced to the world in 1994, Scary, Sporty, Baby, Posh and Ginger took over the world with their catchy girl-powered hits. Geri left the group a few years later, which spelled the beginning of the end for the band.

Every '90s starlet knew that the best way to add a pop of color and a bit of volume was to arrange a few butterfly clips in the hair. These tiny glittery clips featured wings that stuck out like the wings on a butterfly and were all the rage for a few years in the '90s.

Doc Martens and the '90s grunge scene went hand in hand. These thick-soled boots were so popular in the '90s that the company opened its own 6-story London department store to sell its famous footwear.

Long popular with farmers and fisherman, the bucket hat was on trend in the '90s. The wide, downward sloping brim was especially popular with music stars. Bonus point if you wore it over your freshly frosted tips.

Between 1997 and 2010, more than 76 million Tamagotchi were sold. Many of these virtual pets are probably already dead in junk drawers and closets around the world.

Doritos are still as popular as ever, but one special variety of the classic chip enjoyed a moment in the spotlight in the mid-90s. Puffed up with air and extra crunchy, Doritos 3D were all the rage -- until they were discontinued shortly after the start of the new millennium.

When Tickle Me Elmo came out in 1996, it spurred huge demand -- and actual fights -- among parents who were determined to put this gift under the Christmas Tree. With a retail price of less than $30, the toy routinely sold for hundreds on internet auction sites.

Polly Pocket was huge among young girls in the late '80s and early '90s. The pint-sized doll lived in a plastic compact world, complete with miniature accessories that were oh-so-easy to misplace.

"Friends" was more than a TV favorite -- it also inspired a totally on-trend hairstyle thanks to Jennifer Aniston's character, Rachel Green. Her layered cut came with tons of volume and inspired countless women to steal her style.

The '70s may have been the decade for roller skating, but inline skates were all '90s. The success of Rollerblades spurred countless inline rivals and helped create a skater culture that continues to this day.

Founded in the '80s, Airwalk shoes really took off in the '90s. These thick-soled skater shoes were a perfect match for the wide-bottomed jeans so popular in the '90s.

There was no better way to make friends in the '90s than to pull a hackey sack out of your pocket. This bean-filled foot bag served as a mini soccer ball of sorts for people of all ages and abilities, who formed hack circles to pass the ball back and forth.

Before MP3 players, the Discman allowed you to carry your tunes as you traveled. Similar to the Walkman of the '80s, this '90s fav forced listeners to carry with care -- otherwise the discs would skip.

In 1992, Pepsi introduced Crystal Pepsi, a caffeine-free cola that was totally clear. While people were curious to try the new brew, sales were lacking, and it was discontinued by 1993.

Fashionistas of the '90s are totally not surprised by the leggings craze of the 21st century. After all, they were just as popular in the '90s -- but they came with stirrups at the bottom to anchor them firmly to the feet.

Teen girls in the '90s went nuts for heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Also known as JTT, Taylor played Randy on "Home Improvement," and also starred in films like "Tom and Huck."

Suzanne Somers sold more than 6 million ThighMasters in 1991 and the first half of 1992 thanks to frequent infomercials and countless women eager for sleeker, more toned thighs.

Both guys and girls were crazy for starlet Jennifer Love Hewitt in the '90s. Boys wanted to date the "Party of Five" and "Can't Hardly Wait" star, while girls wanted to switch places with the gorgeous girl next door.

JNCO, which stands for Judge None, Choose One, is a clothing company that was absolutely huge in the '90s. Known primarily for their wide-leg jeans, the company's clothes were popular with skaters, ravers and the hip-hop crowd.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was the best-selling of all the 16-bit systems. Games like Donkey Kong Country and Super Mario World hooked millions of gamers during the '90s.

Squeezits were sugary juice drinks sold in bottles with molded characters shapes. The squeezable General Mills juices came in flavors like Silly Billy Strawberry and Berry B Wild.

Invented by a teacher, the Slap Wrap was a thin metal bracelet that curved to fit the wrist. More than a million units were sold in a single three-month period in mid-1990.

Launched in 1990, Dunkaroos were snack packs made of mini cookies that you dipped in chocolate or vanilla frosting. They featured a kangaroo mascot and were the ultimate lunchbox must for '90s kids.

Fruit Stripe Gum, known for its zebra mascot and unforgettable commercial jingles, was all the rage in the '90s. The sticks of striped gum had fruity flavors, and some came with cool temporary tattoos.

Coca-Cola developed Surge in 1997 in an effort to take on Mountain Dew. The citrusy soda was discontinued in 2006, but released on Amazon in 2014 for those feeling nostalgic.

The Big Mouth Billy Bass was THE gift on holidays in the late '90s. This latex singing fish mounted to a trophy board crooned classic tunes like "Don't Worry Be Happy," and only later versions came with an on and off switch.

Every '90s kid played with Crazy Bones at some point or another. These small plastic figures featured themes like Ghosts, Aliens and Sports, and were highly collectible.

It's hard to find a more popular '90s sports icon than Michael Jordan. He dominated basketball with the Bulls through 1993, then switched to baseball before returning to hoops in 1998.

In the '90s, there was no better place to sit on Saturday nights than a big orange couch. The iconic couch was the symbol for Nickelodeon's SNICK lineup, which featured such classic shows as "Roundhouse," "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

Boy band Hanson released their endlessly catchy "MMMBop," in 1997 on their debut album, "Middle of Nowhere." Isaac, Zac and Taylor are still rocking more than two decades later.

Endorsed by football legend Joe Montana beginning in 1990, LA Gear later picked up other celebrity spokesmen like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wayne Gretzky. The iconic line hit it big with inflatable shoes but reached its peak with the glowing LA Lights sneakers.

Introduced in the mid-'80s by Casio, G-Shock watches were all the rage by the '90s, and by 1998, the company had sold more than 19 million units. For girls, Casio introduced the Baby-G, a feminine version of the sought-after timepiece.

Rainbows and unicorns and butterflies, oh my! The art of Lisa Frank was uber popular in the '90s -- Bonus points if you scored a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper!

Nintendo's Game Boy was all the rage in the '90s, but it wasn't the only hand-held game in town. Sega's Game Gear came out in 1991 and featured a full-color display and a portable version of Sega's classic Sonic the Hedgehog game.

In "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," Kevin uses a recording device known as a Talkboy to record voices and create audio effects. Though the Talkboy was initially supposed to be just a movie prop, it was so admired that it went on sale to the public just as the movie hit theaters in 1992.

"Ice, Ice Baby" just might be one of the most well-recognized one-hit wonders of all time. It came out in 1990 thanks to an artist named Robert Van Winkle -- better known as Vanilla Ice.

The Hummer was a rugged military vehicle when AM General started selling them to civilians in 1992. The brand was sold to GM in 1999.

The '90s was a classic era for video games, partly thanks to the Song PlayStation. Released in the U.S. in 1995, it eventually became the first gaming system to sell 100 million units. It also spurred such successors as the PS2, PS3, and PS4.

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