Let's get real here – '90s infomercials were amazing. Especially the ones targeted toward kids. To this day, I still have very fond memories of the products on this list. Even if you never had any of these things, you will definitely remember them if you were a child in the '90s. Take Hooked on Phonics, for instance. Everyone remembers Hooked on Phonics.
I can't be the only one who was completely charmed by the Hooked on Phonics commercials. Even if you already knew how to read, you wanted to get your hands on those stickers and games – who cared if they were educational? For more information, call 1-800-ABCDEFG.
Calling all '90s girls – remember this one? The product that promised to give you super cute, trendy little braids that would make you one of the coolest girls in school? I think we can agree that the '90s had some pretty questionable hair products. You could literally purchase a device that would bedazzle your hair. Sooo cute.
With the Babyliss Magic Twist, one end of your hair is attached to a spinning torture machine, and the other is attached to your scalp. What could possibly go wrong? If your family couldn't afford a trip to the Bahamas (including the requisite cornrows), the BaByliss Magic Twist was the next best thing.
Since I brought up bedazzling, we might as well talk about the Bedazzler next. All throughout the '90s, girls were blinged the eff out. Like, rhinestones everywhere. On jackets, backpacks, socks, dresses, purses, pillows, bras... It was excessive.
Although the Bedazzler first entered the scene in the '70s (who knew!?), it enjoyed renewed popularity in the '90s. It was the perfect tool for making your clothes cool and stylish, if by "cool and stylish" you meant "actually kind of tacky." Still, nothing says '90s glam like rhinestones.
Bendaroos were the perfect craft supply for the un-crafty, until you got them out of the package and realized the "magic wax" and "super strong string" were actually just regular wax and regular string. Needless to say, many hopes were dashed.
Exerlopers were very similar to Moon Shoes, although it's not clear which product was more likely to result in broken ankles. Also, Exerlopers were apparently not for kids, but good luck convincing 10-year-old me of that.
The Digi Draw was on the wish list of every kid who wanted to draw but lacked the artistic talent. All you had to do was trace a reflected image and you were in business...as long as none of your friends found out you had traced it. Tracers were cheaters.
You weren't cool unless you had at least one weird Play-Doh alternative in the '90s. There were plenty to choose from (Gak, Smud, Gooze, Zzand, etc.), but the coolest kids got Floam. Floam was basically clay with hundreds of little styrofoam beads embedded in it, which is obviously way cooler than regular clay.
Nickelodeon Magazine was perhaps the most sought-after TV product of the '90s. The commercial gave you plenty of ideas of how to ask your parents for it, too, which I'm sure parents appreciated and found very helpful.
BLO pens were better than regular markers, because you didn't have to sniff them to get high. You just had to use them in the manner they were meant to be used for a few minutes before you started feeling lightheaded.
Every girl in the '90s was convinced that a Hairagami was the only thing standing between her and a fantastic updo. After all, what could possibly be more stylish than hair snakes attached to your head?
While the Miss Cleo commercials were definitely meant for adults, you just know there were kids who wanted to call her for an answer to their most important questions. Like whether they had cooties. Or if Jimmy liked them or like liked them.