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17 tech toys and gadgets from the 90s that we want back

After watching "Home Alone 2," everyone wanted a Talkboy. This little gadget let you record and playback whatever you wanted, plus speed up or slow down recordings to make yourself sound ridiculous.

After watching "Home Alone 2," everyone wanted a Talkboy. This little gadget let you record and playback whatever you wanted, plus speed up or slow down recordings to make yourself sound ridiculous.

Check out this old Talkboy commercial.

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The Sega Genesis, which came bundled with Sonic the Hedgehog, was technically released in the U.S. in 1988 but didn't start really winning our hearts until the '90s.

The Sega Genesis, which came bundled with Sonic the Hedgehog, was technically released in the U.S. in 1988 but didn't start really winning our hearts until the '90s.
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It didn't matter that your Sony Discman would skip despite its anti-shock protection, you loved it all the same.

It didn't matter that your Sony Discman would skip despite its anti-shock protection, you loved it all the same.
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Your Easy Bake Oven let you pretend you knew how to bake stuff without any of the liability of using a real stove.

Your Easy Bake Oven let you pretend you knew how to bake stuff without any of the liability of using a real stove.
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Pop "Super Mario" into your Nintendo 64, and you were in gaming paradise for hours.

Pop "Super Mario" into your Nintendo 64, and you were in gaming paradise for hours.
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Sure, we forgot to feed them occasionally, but there was no digital pet better than a Tamagotchi (sorry Nano Pets).

Sure, we forgot to feed them occasionally, but there was no digital pet better than a Tamagotchi (sorry Nano Pets).
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The popularity of mobile phones went bananas in the '90s. Of course, most were huge and chunky, including the ones made famous by Zack Morris in "Saved By The Bell."

The popularity of mobile phones went bananas in the '90s. Of course, most were huge and chunky, including the ones made famous by Zack Morris in "Saved By The Bell."
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Nintendo released the Game Boy Color in 1998, and it changed the way we played handheld video games.

Nintendo released the Game Boy Color in 1998, and it changed the way we played handheld video games.
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The best part of being a '90s kid was cruising around in a Power Wheels Barbie Jeep.

The best part of being a '90s kid was cruising around in a Power Wheels Barbie Jeep.
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Beepers started dying out in the mid-'90s with the rise of mobile phones, but we will always remember them fondly for their beautiful simplicity.

Beepers started dying out in the mid-'90s with the rise of mobile phones, but we will always remember them fondly for their beautiful simplicity.
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After the original Sony PlayStation was released in 1994, video games became more mainstream and Crash became everyone's favorite bandicoot.

After the original Sony PlayStation was released in 1994, video games became more mainstream and Crash became everyone's favorite bandicoot.
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After Walkmans lost their touch and before MP3 players were cool, Sony's MiniDisc player let you play up to 80 minutes of music. Sony killed the MiniDisc player off in 2013.

After Walkmans lost their touch and before MP3 players were cool, Sony's MiniDisc player let you play up to 80 minutes of music. Sony killed the MiniDisc player off in 2013.
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The Girltech Password Journal was a thing of beauty because it allowed you to lock snoops out of your diary with a voice recognition password.

The Girltech Password Journal was a thing of beauty because it allowed you to lock snoops out of your diary with a voice recognition password.
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If you were a business person in the late '90s, chances are you had a PalmPilot to make appointments, store contacts, and send messages.

If you were a business person in the late '90s, chances are you had a PalmPilot to make appointments, store contacts, and send messages.
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When Apple released the iMac G3 in 1998, we went wild for the all-in-one, rainbow array.

When Apple released the iMac G3 in 1998, we went wild for the all-in-one, rainbow array.
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Before there were thumb drives and Dropbox, you'd have to store your class projects on floppy disks.

Before there were thumb drives and Dropbox, you'd have to store your class projects on floppy disks.
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Tiger Games released HitClips in 1999. Each could only play about a minute of any song, but that was just enough of the chorus of Britney's "... Baby One More Time" to listen to endlessly.

Tiger Games released HitClips in 1999. Each could only play about a minute of any song, but that was just enough of the chorus of Britney's "... Baby One More Time" to listen to endlessly.
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