12 Toys Every Nigerian Boy Growing Up In The 90s Desperately Wanted

August 20, 2020

I remember a time where needs were simple. All I did was play with friends, watch cartoons, eat, and pray for my parents to buy me presents. For boys growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, here is a list of toys that made our day:

1) Water gun.

Police and thief was lit as hell.

2) Toy cars.

The ultimate childhood dream.

3) Health and felele balls.

Oh simple things, where have you gone?

4) Plastic figures.

Who remembers buying them inside chin-chin?

5) More guns.

With these guns, I felt invisible.

6) Yoyo.

For all the OG’s out there.

7) Brick games.

What a time to be alive!

8) SEGA mega drive.

He shoots! He shoots! – blocked shot.

9) Game boy color.

Pokemon hear am that year.

10) “Christmas” shoes.

The ultimate sign that you had arrived. You’d march extra hard on assembly ground so everyone could notice your shoes.

11) Lego.

What did we not try to build with this thing?

12) Calculator watch.

I miss the simplicity of childhood.

Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments section!

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