50 Nostalgic Things From The 2000s Prove How Much The World Has Moved On Since Then
Since I haven't had the luck to be born and to grow up in The United States of America, or any other western country, but rather an occupation-torn post-Soviet state that has just regained its freedom, I've never actually seen or touched half of the things on this list. And, yet, looking at all these Poo-chi dogs, Polly Pockets, and things like phone charms, I feel a massive wave of nostalgia! That's probably because we, as kids, were glued to our screens whenever they showed something like Dawson's Creek or even Hannah Montana, absorbing not only how the characters looked and talked but also the things they had. It was almost like having them yourself! Though speaking of series, we'd more often get something as old as The Little House On The Prairie or Doctor Quinn, rather than the newest episode of, say, Phineas & Ferb.
Nevertheless, I can definitely feel the importance and the impact of the 2000s on our lives. Things were changing ever so quickly. Straight from oblivion, we went to the Western civilization and its pop culture with half-naked ladies, boy bands, electronic toys, TV series, and even portable phones (those definitely came out of some witch's brew)! Also, the sense of liberation - both literal freedom regained by my homeland and the one given to us by the ever-expanding World Wide Web - was just overwhelming. So many new cultural experiences and opportunities were never present. Starting, of course, with toys and ending with poking someone on Facebook, this decade was moving into the future at a breakneck pace.
But, without any more of my essayistic babble, let's dive a few decades back and reminisce on the things that we all loved dearly when growing up. From Tamagotchis to pencils with cartridges, and from ye olde Cartoon Network to flare jeans, you'll find many things that'll remind you of your careless youth. So, share this list full of things from your 2000s childhood with someone susceptible to the same kind of nostalgia that you are, and tell us which of these items, pop stars, or games you miss the most!
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Remember Watching The Pipes Screensaver?
Screensavers are for entertainment, like the kaleidoscope watchface, change my mind
Burning The Sickest CDs In The Neighborhood
Τapes were even better! Especially when we recorded the songs from the radio!
The Magic That Was The Scholastic Book Fair
Hold your hand up, anyone who feels like 2000 was like, a year ago! Well, I do. But I’m also a millennial, the generation where the oldest person is turning 40 this year. No wonder things look quite different today. With kids playing Squid Game in virtual reality lenses, you can’t help but wonder how many times more basic things used to be when I was their age.
Flipping Through These As A Kid Trying To Find Your Favourite Bands Poster
When I Was 9 Years Old My Dad Was Deployed To Baghdad, Iraq. I Gave Him These Yu-Gi-Oh Cards To Keep Him Safe. They've Been In His Wallet For 12 Years
The Smell Of Opening A Brand New Can Of Play Doh
So to find out more about where this nostalgia is all coming from and what games from our early days we have long forgotten, we reached out to Qudsia Shakeel, the content manager at Moonpig who recently found out the most iconic gifts of the last 50 years.
It turns out that just before the 2000s, it was the golden age for toys we consider iconic today. “The '90s were an especially iconic time for toys. Technological advancements presented new opportunities for toys to be much more interactive, making for a truly exciting time for the toy industry,” Qudsia told us. Moreover, she added that “there is a great sense of nostalgia brought back by these toys, the Gameboy and Furbies are seen to be true icons of the decade.”
These TV Carts Always Meant Class Was Going To Be Fun When The Teacher Rolled One In
7th grade history teacher would play old Groucho Marx movies...
Pencils With Cartridges
I Found An Old Pic Of Me Playing Computer Games. As It Turns Out I Haven't Changed Very Much
"The 2000s saw no slowing down in the momentum of great toy production. Those who grew up in the naughties would remember some of the true gems of the era including the Teksta Robotic Puppy and Beyblades. Not to mention the infamous Tamagochi which saw children across the world cherishing their very own virtual pet," Qudsia commented. According to her, a combination of new technology and quirky crazes made this a standout decade for toys.
Moonpig, a brand that specializes in gifts, has seen a huge surge in interest in nostalgic gifts lately. “We are unsurprised to see a number of Gameboy cards and retro gifts being purchased today,” Qudsia said.
Only Fidget Spinner I Ever Owned
These Are The Streets I Grew Up On
The Ge Alarm Clock That Everyone Seemed To Have
So which toys are we talking about, exactly? Well, you probably remember Furby, a chatty furry ball that became a must-have for children all over the world. In 1998, Furby released its first model consisting of 48 colors and 22 special editions. The same year, a whopping 1.8 million Furbies were sold and the toy was translated into 24 different languages.
The Old Cartoon Network
When I was watching, this used to be the new Cartoon Network
Remember When You Didn’t Have To Enter Your Personal Info Online To Win A Soda?
When I was in high school I got Sprit free all summer because I realized if you flip the bottle over you could read the cap inside and it wound either say win free Sprite or Play Again. Not the best choice of promotion on a clear soda. 😊
Can We Please Bring Back The Holes To Put Phone Charms On Our Phones?
Furby paved the way for other robotic toys of the 2000s that became incredibly popular. Like, the famous Teksta the Robotic Puppy. This little doggo started a huge craze in the early 2000s when kids realized they could literally fulfill their dream of having a pet, minus all the hassle. Parents were also excited with the idea, so over 7 million robotic puppies were sold in the first year. As a result, the Robotic Puppy became one of the most popular birthday gifts of the new century.
Found An Old Polly Pocket While Cleaning My Mom’s Basement
Tamagotchi, a virtual pet, is basically a symbol of the 2000s. After its launch in 2005, children would carry it everywhere they went, attaching it to their belts and backpacks, in order to be always ready to take care of their pet whenever it needed them. Feeding, training and playing were part of the journey of raising a Tamagotchi, but in turn, it would grow and… not much else! Yet, many millennials still remember it with great nostalgia.
Who Remembers This Ice Cream From School?
When You Wore Flare Jeans And It Rained
Starving Your Calculator To Death
The Family Computer
Surreal Moment Today. I Went To Oaks, PA Too Many Video Games Expo. Found My Gameboy From Early 2000’s
I Know I'm 31 And All, But I Still Get Excited About Scholastic Book Club Order Forms
Today A 70th Years Old Ma'am Gave Me Her Nokia 3310 To Change The Battery. I Couldn't Resist
MSN Messenger! Playing With Emojis Over A Decade Before It Was Cool
Friendship Bracelets - I Used To Love Making These
We did this in the 70s. Kids probably did it before us.
Did Anyone Else Have A Stage In The Cafeteria Of Their School?
Motorola Razr V3xx
My 20 Year Old Toy Phone And My Daughters Brand New One! Both Fisher Price
Knee-Length Rainbow Toe Socks
Sooo cool, and felt soooo weird to have individually wrapped toes
My Girlfriend Got Me The Evangelion Tamagotchi For My Birthday And I'm So Excited To See Which Angel I Get First
Girlfriend Made Me The Chatterbox From The Opening Sequence For Our Anniversary
The Last Blockbuster Was A Five Minute Walk From The Motel I Was Staying At
You Guys Remember Boondoggle? Anyone Know Any Other Cool Stitches?
I Restored My 16 Year Old iPod Nano
I remember my sister in law making me log in and tend her farm while she was on her honeymoon.
These Cereal Bowls I Used To Eat Out Of As A Kid
Me And My Best Friend In 1999/2000 Working On Our Donkey Kong/Banjo Kazooie Fan Website Titled "The Dk/Bk Jungle"
Plastic Tube With Water And Plastic Fish Inside It, If You Try To Squeeze It It Just Rolls Itself
Found My Old Nintendo DS And Nintendogs And I’ve Been Screaming At The Fake Dog To Sit For 15 Min
20+ Years Of Lip Balm Pans. Who Remembers Lip Smackers And Lip Lix?
I was so excited to get my daughter the same soda flavored lip smackers that I had as a kid! Had no idea they were still around!
I Know You All Remember The Spacemaker Pencil Box
When I went to school, my pencil box was made of stone and contained only chisels. My trip to school was uphill both ways with waist deep snow even in summer. I had to carry my Atlatl to scare away saber tooth tigers.
Torture Device Known As The Sit And Reach Test
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Maybe just " Things millenials feel nostalgic about" would be a better title. Plenty of things on this list are just as common now as they were 20 years ago, they are just kid things, playdoh, school cafeterias, the road rug, scholastic books ect.
My thoughts exactly. Just about everything that was not electronics are things my kids love.
Life was WAY more fun without smart phones...
I have seen somethings on this list, But This list makes me wish I lived in the 2000s seems so fun with no one having a phone. I was born in 2009 and am 11.