Slime, Gak, Ooze, words us ’90s kids look back on fondly. In retrospect they were sort of . . . gross. Though, let’s face it, gross stuff is awesome when you’re a kid. The ’80s and ’90s were full of creepy, squishy, disfigured monster toys that squirted, dripped, and puked up a ton of vile substances our imaginations couldn’t get enough of. What was really gross about these was how messy they actually were. I remember scraping this stuff off the floor and my mom saying, “Never again!”
Get ready to get grossed out–’90s style–with these 10 yucky toys.
First of all, what is this stuff actually made of? It can be squirted, it can blow into a bubble, it can make fart noises! Mostly though, when I had it, it just got dirt and dust bunnies all over it.
This has to be the yuckiest. Instead of a Super Soaker, this water gun changes the texture of the water so that it’s sticky and white. And, um, you have to pump it really fast to get the, um, sticky, white stuff out.
Who wouldn’t want to create insects and bugs to play with. You know, we love it when bugs are in our homes . . . crawling around, laying eggs . . . so much fun!
This was actually cool because you could eat the nasty stuff you made. What’s actually gross about it was how sticky the left over sugar got and how it became infested with ants when I left it under my bed that summer.
Ugly, rubber balls that fire ugly, rubber vomit balls at you. I’ll take twenty!
“Monster Face” is a pretty accurate name for this toy. Whoever came up with the yucky version of Mr. Potato Head is a genius. Who knew popping the pimples of a demonic creature could be so rewarding?
Queasy Bake Oven
It’s funny that it’s the exact same thing as the Easy Bake Oven they just had to make it “gross” so that boys will play with it. Instead of doing women’s work like baking cookies, you create “dog biscuits”. The subliminal message here is what’s grossest of all.
Eat At Ralphs
Why am I feeding this man just so he will vomit on me?
Yeah, it looks sweet and innocent, but I am still suspicious. How can it be so flexible, yet hold together so well? Looks like witchcraft to me, yup.
Attack Pack Sliminator
Why would I want to drip nasty, slime all over my cars. Is my mom going to clean them afterward? I bet that slime gets trapped in the wheels and then they stop rolling so well.
Which gross toys did you own in the 1990s? Let us know in the comments!