Christmas time was the best time of year as a kid. You got to eat big piles of food, stay up late, go to pantomimes, and you got a big stack of presents. If you were like me, then you spent the weeks leading up to Christmas going through a catalogue, getting ideas about what you wanted for Christmas, and then writing a letter to Santa. How many of these toys were on your list?
Mr Frosty Maker
Mr Frosty meant you could make flavoured ice treats and your own slushies without having to beg your mum to let you get one at the corner shop. You could make ice lollies, flavoured ice cubes, and Mr Frosty would crush ice for your own icy treats.
Crystal Making Set
Argos was the home of all things creative, and they had a number of amazing science sets. Crystal Wonder was one of these sets that every child in the 90s wanted, and who can blame them? They were amazing.
These furry monsters were wanted by everyone. They freaked me out, but they’re bug eyes charmed everyone into buying them. They were also huge battery eaters, so if you ended up with a Furby, you also needed five packs of batteries to go with it. They were also really expensive to buy, so a Furby would be your main present if you asked for it at Christmas.
Mousetrap Board Game
The 90s was the era of board games, but none were more coveted than Mousetrap, a game with dozens of pieces, which were vital to play the game. If you lost one piece of the game you were screwed and needed to buy a new one.
They were the bears that you could colour in and draw all over without getting into trouble. They could be washed easily in the washing machine without much trouble. It was a miracle!
Make Up Set
Every girl wanted a £30 make up set from Argos, the ones in the silly shaped containers, or the huge black ones that took a lot of space. These make up sets make us cringe now with their many shades of blue and green, that never suited us.