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    Is 90's nostalgia next in revivals?

    I mean the last 2 decades had 70s and 80s nostalgia, i'm sure 90's nostalgia is next on revivals of 90's cartoons, TV shows, movies and games being remade, reboot, sequalized and all.

    I mean we got Bad Boys 3 and Sonic which i enjoyed and now we have Animaniacs reboot on Hulu coming soon, Resident Evil 3 remake with Resident Evil 8 coming soon and more.
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    I kinda feel like they are already....theyre bringing back Saved by the Bell and tried to bring back 90210. As far as toys, Hasbro has been doing those 90s Toybiz homages with Marvel Legends...Neca with movie Turtles, Alien vs Predator video game, etc...quite a lot of Storm Collectibles output is properties from the 90s.
    Personally, im not as attached to the 90s as the previous decades as far as pop culture goes but it's still cool to see. What's not gonna be cool to see is when they try to force the 2000s on us in another 10 years or so lol.

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    I have to say, whenever I see 90s stuff these days I mostly cringe. It doesn't hold up as well as a lot of the 80s stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcr4 View Post
    I kinda feel like they are already....theyre bringing back Saved by the Bell and tried to bring back 90210. As far as toys, Hasbro has been doing those 90s Toybiz homages with Marvel Legends...Neca with movie Turtles, Alien vs Predator video game, etc...quite a lot of Storm Collectibles output is properties from the 90s.
    Personally, im not as attached to the 90s as the previous decades as far as pop culture goes but it's still cool to see. What's not gonna be cool to see is when they try to force the 2000s on us in another 10 years or so lol.
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    I have to say, whenever I see 90s stuff these days I mostly cringe. It doesn't hold up as well as a lot of the 80s stuff.
    But do you think the 90s was a great time for animation? i mean Batman TAS, Spawn TAS, Gargoyles, Simpsons (back when it was worth watching), Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pinkie and Brain, Beavis and Butthead, Aeon Flux, Cowboy Bebop, the rise of adult animation even Japanimation in the mainstream, Talespin, Darkwing Duck, Superman TAS, X-Men TAS, Duckman, Swat Kats, Goof Troop, Rocko's Modern Life etc.

    And 90s had shows like X-Files, Hercules, Xena and others.

    And of course some great films like Pulp Fiction, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Shawshank Redemption, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, Aladdin, Goodfellas and more.

    Plus games like Resident Evil began, Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat franchise, Super Mario World, Sonic the Hedgehog and more.

    I was born 39 years ago and i remember the 80s and early 90s as a kid and the mid late 90s as a teen.
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    Havent many 90s properties already been revived? I cant think of any 90s toy properties that I'd want to see back out there.
    Captain Planet ? Meh. Biker Mice? Meh. Toxic Crusaders? Meh

    Batman TAS have already been given a classics treatment of sorts via DC Collectibles, which I have mostly collected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    I have to say, whenever I see 90s stuff these days I mostly cringe. It doesn't hold up as well as a lot of the 80s stuff.
    Very true, many of the Movie tie-in lines were just awful for example.
    Waterworld, Hook, Demolition Man, Last Action Hero, lines that were just bad all around.

    I think the 1990s did have some excellent lines that I have collected as carded and loose as they are/were pretty inexpensive.
    The Schumacher Batman movie lines, despite being very questionable films the toys were excellent. Also LOVE the Terminator 2 and Predator toylines from Kenner.

    ToyBiz X-Men/Marvel are very good lines too, these figures just look great carded also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikor1982 View Post
    Havent many 90s properties already been revived? I cant think of any 90s toy properties that I'd want to see back out there.
    Captain Planet ? Meh. Biker Mice? Meh. Toxic Crusaders? Meh

    Batman TAS have already been given a classics treatment of sorts via DC Collectibles, which I have mostly collected.

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    Very true, many of the Movie tie-in lines were just awful for example.
    Waterworld, Hook, Demolition Man, Last Action Hero, lines that were just bad all around.

    I think the 1990s did have some excellent lines that I have collected as carded and loose as they are/were pretty inexpensive.
    The Schumacher Batman movie lines, despite being very questionable films the toys were excellent. Also LOVE the Terminator 2 and Predator toylines from Kenner.

    ToyBiz X-Men/Marvel are very good lines too, these figures just look great carded also.
    Biker Mice i loved since i was 12 and an amazon prime revival show done right be cool even a Swat Kats TV-PG rated revival done by Madhouse studios be awesome.
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    With Picard out and getting watched, it might be a good time to revisit Gargoyles. Maybe undo the crash landing that was The Goliath Chronicles, or even see if they could get Time Dancer a mini-series. I'm kinda sad with how the SLG comic series simply ended without any resolution to Thailog's Illuminati connection.
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    Pirates of Dark Water.

    But honestly many even younger kids of today have this weird the 90s only just happened thing, almost like we are in some regards still living in the 90s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldman11 View Post
    Pirates of Dark Water.
    Heck yes! Big Pirates of Dark Water fan here! That property deserve a full movie with an actual ending. I LOVED the series and still feel regret toward the fact that they never finished the quest.

    My only solace was that the Genesis game, which I love, had them defeat the Dark Dweller and showed them sail off for new adventures. Similar to He-Man, something about this show evokes a sense of fun memories from my youth. Don't get me started on the incredible voice cast, animation and series conception. I can't get enough! I especially love the G rated "swearing."

    Overall, I loved 90s stuff including things listed here: Fox's X-Men, Buffy, Hercules and Xena.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldman11 View Post
    Pirates of Dark Water.

    But honestly many even younger kids of today have this weird the 90s only just happened thing, almost like we are in some regards still living in the 90s.
    Ooh, Ren and Crew would be a most welcome return.
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    Great thread. Now that we're in the third decade of the 21st century, I wonder why we didn't seen much '90's nostalgia in the past decade (the 20XX's)?! In the past, we've seen that nostalgic for specific eras goes in 20-year intervals. I.e., in the '80's we were seeing a lot of nostalgia for the '60's; in the '90's we saw a lot of '70's nostalgia; and, of course, in the 200X's we saw a lot of '80's nostalgia. However, the '90's have barely been mentioned in the past 10years. If anything, the 20XX's had a lot of '80's nostalgia with TV shows like The Goldbergs, Stranger Things, The Americans - all great shows. However, it's too bad that the '90's are all but ignored.

    To somewhat answer my own question, I guess a lot of this has to do with the fact that, unlike the '80's, there weren't a lot of easily identifiable fashion trends in the '90's. So, you can't really point to the '90's as necessarily "trend setting".

    However, I do have fond memories of the '90's as well:

    1) The growing popularity/accessibility of the The Internet (initially referred to by some as "The World Wide Web" - LOL) for the general public. I remember how I first "discovered" the Internet. A friend told me about it in late Summer/Fall 1995, and she actually helped me navigate through it early on. Since I was in college at the time - I had a free account (due to being a student) and enjoyed getting on there & looking things up. There was a computer lab on campus that was open 24 hours, and it was nice to go on there and see all of the monitors with Internet availability. It was brand new @ the time, and seemed almost like sci-fi. I also remember getting my first home Internet account in 1998, and how slow dial-up was at the time.

    Of course, we take extremely high-speed Internet for granted today - but it had to start somewhere.

    2) A huge leap in home video technology were DVD's. The first DVD's & players were made available in the U.S. in 1997 (1996 in Japan). Of course, these first disks were typically crappy - many were VHS rips and/or they had a non-anamorphic picture. But, they were typically better than VHS tapes, and as we got into the 200X's the technology/availability/prices improved.

    3) Music. Yes, I am a '90's music fan & really enjoy most of the music from that decade. Though I've never been a big "grunge" fan, there were a lot of other great bands that were around during this time - including: "The Smashing Pumpkins"; "Hole"; "Everclear"; "Stone Temple Pilots"; and "Cracker", "Seven Mary Three", "Matchbox 20", "The Prodigy", "The Cranberries", "K's Choice", "Garbage", "Eve 6", "Chumbawamba", among others. Also, "Nine Inch Nails" was huge in the '90's - while the group's first album came out in October 1989, I consider them more of a '90's band.

    Here are some examples of great (at least IMHO) bands/songs:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Xb_7YDroQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpBFOJ3R0M4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT2SsWOCoEw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYdlqjiQPAc

    4) TV shows. I was a big fan of:

    "The X-files", which originally ran from 1993-2002. I find it one of the best TV series out there, and in many cases it transcends the sci-fi/horror genre.

    "Twin Peaks" - this first ran on TV from 1990 - 1991. Excellent, unique, and iconic show.

    Interestingly enough, both X-files & Twin Peaks had new seasons in the past several years - so, I guess these are some examples of '90's nostalgia.

    Also a huge fan of "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993-1999; 2000 TV movie) which I actually didn't see until the 200X's. That's definitely one of the best crime dramas out there.

    5) Movies: To me, the '90's was revolutionary re: movies because it was pretty much the first time we saw films with quick editing cuts & incredible special effects. Also, some '90's films had non-linear storytelling - which hadn't been as popular in films from previous decades. The '90's also saw the growing popularity of the independent film movement.

    Some of my favorite '90's films include: Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction"; "The Usual Suspects"; Martin Scorsese's masterpieces "Goodfellas" and "Casino"; "The Professional"; the first "Jurassic Park"; "Trainspotting" (still the best movie soundtrack ever); "Go"; and, one of my all-time favorite films, the sci-fi masterpiece "The Matrix" (1999) - among others.

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    I've seen '90s nostalgia before now
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    Quote Originally Posted by man-e-faces View Post
    Great thread. Now that we're in the third decade of the 21st century, I wonder why we didn't seen much '90's nostalgia in the past decade (the 20XX's)?! In the past, we've seen that nostalgic for specific eras goes in 20-year intervals. I.e., in the '80's we were seeing a lot of nostalgia for the '60's; in the '90's we saw a lot of '70's nostalgia; and, of course, in the 200X's we saw a lot of '80's nostalgia. However, the '90's have barely been mentioned in the past 10years. If anything, the 20XX's had a lot of '80's nostalgia with TV shows like The Goldbergs, Stranger Things, The Americans - all great shows. However, it's too bad that the '90's are all but ignored.

    To somewhat answer my own question, I guess a lot of this has to do with the fact that, unlike the '80's, there weren't a lot of easily identifiable fashion trends in the '90's. So, you can't really point to the '90's as necessarily "trend setting".

    However, I do have fond memories of the '90's as well:

    1) The growing popularity/accessibility of the The Internet (initially referred to by some as "The World Wide Web" - LOL) for the general public. I remember how I first "discovered" the Internet. A friend told me about it in late Summer/Fall 1995, and she actually helped me navigate through it early on. Since I was in college at the time - I had a free account (due to being a student) and enjoyed getting on there & looking things up. There was a computer lab on campus that was open 24 hours, and it was nice to go on there and see all of the monitors with Internet availability. It was brand new @ the time, and seemed almost like sci-fi. I also remember getting my first home Internet account in 1998, and how slow dial-up was at the time.

    Of course, we take extremely high-speed Internet for granted today - but it had to start somewhere.

    2) A huge leap in home video technology were DVD's. The first DVD's & players were made available in the U.S. in 1997 (1996 in Japan). Of course, these first disks were typically crappy - many were VHS rips and/or they had a non-anamorphic picture. But, they were typically better than VHS tapes, and as we got into the 200X's the technology/availability/prices improved.

    3) Music. Yes, I am a '90's music fan & really enjoy most of the music from that decade. Though I've never been a big "grunge" fan, there were a lot of other great bands that were around during this time - including: "The Smashing Pumpkins"; "Hole"; "Everclear"; "Stone Temple Pilots"; and "Cracker", "Seven Mary Three", "Matchbox 20", "The Prodigy", "The Cranberries", "K's Choice", "Garbage", "Eve 6", "Chumbawamba", among others. Also, "Nine Inch Nails" was huge in the '90's - while the group's first album came out in October 1989, I consider them more of a '90's band.

    Here are some examples of great (at least IMHO) bands/songs:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Xb_7YDroQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpBFOJ3R0M4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT2SsWOCoEw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYdlqjiQPAc

    4) TV shows. I was a big fan of:

    "The X-files", which originally ran from 1993-2002. I find it one of the best TV series out there, and in many cases it transcends the sci-fi/horror genre.

    "Twin Peaks" - this first ran on TV from 1990 - 1991. Excellent, unique, and iconic show.

    Interestingly enough, both X-files & Twin Peaks had new seasons in the past several years - so, I guess these are some examples of '90's nostalgia.

    Also a huge fan of "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993-1999; 2000 TV movie) which I actually didn't see until the 200X's. That's definitely one of the best crime dramas out there.

    5) Movies: To me, the '90's was revolutionary re: movies because it was pretty much the first time we saw films with quick editing cuts & incredible special effects. Also, some '90's films had non-linear storytelling - which hadn't been as popular in films from previous decades. The '90's also saw the growing popularity of the independent film movement.

    Some of my favorite '90's films include: Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction"; "The Usual Suspects"; Martin Scorsese's masterpieces "Goodfellas" and "Casino"; "The Professional"; the first "Jurassic Park"; "Trainspotting" (still the best movie soundtrack ever); "Go"; and, one of my all-time favorite films, the sci-fi masterpiece "The Matrix" (1999) - among others.
    Don't forget animated shows
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldman11 View Post
    Pirates of Dark Water.

    But honestly many even younger kids of today have this weird the 90s only just happened thing, almost like we are in some regards still living in the 90s.
    Love that one since i was 10
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