25 Toys Every Millennial Girl Will Remember Stuffing Into Her Toys 'R' Us (RIP) Shopping Cart

25 Toys Every Millennial Girl Will Remember Stuffing Into Her Toys 'R' Us (RIP) Shopping Cart

Let's remember the iconic toys we bought from Toys "R" Us that will never, ever be forgotten... like, ever.

That's right, folks, Toys "R" Us is closing — all across the nation. While we hold a moment of silence for the closing of literally every millennial girl's favorite toy store, let's remember the iconic toys we bought from Toys "R" Us that will never, ever be forgotten... like, ever.

1. Video Now

Before iPhones and iPads, we had VideoNows, and they were the best thing ever. Literally. You could watch color tv on a six-inch screen from the back of your mom's car — it didn't get much better than that.

2. Furby

Furbies! Who knows why we actually loved these things, because, to be honest, they're kind of scary looking, but hey, we'll never forget spending way too long picking out which color we wanted in Toys "R" Us.

3. Tamagotchi

We could barely pronounce the word "Tamagotchi," but we never failed to take care of our virtual, well, whatever they were.

4. iDogs

I mean, we couldn't possibly play our music through regular speakers. Only these head-bobbing Idogs were fit to play our latest Hannah Montana jams.

5. Floam

Probably one of the weirder things we shopped the aisles for, but hey, we couldn't be seen with Play-Doh — that was peasant's play.

6. Pixel Chix

In retrospect, these things were actually REALLY annoying and didn't have an "off button." You had to wait a solid 10 minutes before it would turn off by itself, and if you didn't visit her for like a day, she got super angry. There's probably a reason my mom only bought me one of these things...

7. Lite Brite

Lite Brite was literally the best, especially if you were like me and had an art skill level of like negative 500 — this made you feel sort of artsy.

8. Polly Pocket

When your mom let you go into the Polly Pocket aisle, it was basically a second birthday.

9. Trolls

OK, admittedly, kind of scary looking, but they were all the rage with their colored hair and all.

10. Easy Bake Oven

The item we all looked at longingly as we walked down the aisles — if only our parents would buy it for us, we'd totally be a gourmet chef in no time.

11. Skip It

Just don't mess up because then, you felt the stinging pain of the totally not kid-friendly plastic this thing was made of.

12. Beanie Babies

Please, Mom, I definitely need Beanie Baby number 50.

13. Digi Draw

Remember your lack of art skills from number seven? Yeah, this was another way you tricked people into thinking you had art skills — you traced those pictures like there was no tomorrow.

14. My Little Pony

Were these things really magical? Who knows! But, they were all the rave — that aisle was a danger zone.

15. Doodle Bear

The thing that kept you from drawing on things you shouldn't have...

16. Bratz Dolls

And then you questioned why you weren't allowed to dress like this...

17. My Scene Dolls

I'll never understand why they didn't have real feet, though. Literally — their feet didn't exist — they had pop on shoes.

18. Barbie Cash Register

I also thought that being a cashier was going to be my lifetime career because I was just so darn good at making change for Barbie.

19. Barbie Train

If you couldn't talk Mom into the dream house, this was the next closest thing. Barbie went places on this train that no one should ever have to go on a train.

20. Barbie Car

And, if the train was a no go, you AT LEAST had to have her car. This is the reason why my "dream car" used to be a VW Bug...

21. Lincoln Logs

Lincoln Logs were how every girl proved she could hang with the boys.

22. Littlest Pet Shop

And if you had a real pet, the last thing your parents really wanted to buy you was a bunch of tiny plastic ones, but they did it anyway.

23. Water Wigglies

I mean, I'm not sure what the point of these was, but they were extremely cool.

24. Care Bears

They were cute, cuddly and had names that promoted good values! Plus, they're so cute.

25. Voice Password Diary

I mean, no one could find out you thought Mark who sat next to you in math class was cute.

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2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

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14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

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36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

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41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

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47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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Stepping Way Out Of My Comfort Zone Into A Country Concert

As it's important to try new things.


I hate country music. For those who have met me, I am sure that determining I am not a country-music-lover is fairly easy. I never thought, in a million years, I would find myself in a crowd of 2,000 people wearing cowboy hats, Timberland boots, Carhartt attire, and matching camouflage sweatshirts until I was in the center of one of these crowds last night.

I was nervous.

I have always told myself to try new things—whether that be the chicken chalupa box I ordered for the first time from Taco Bell last night or the ten pairs of shoes I tried on at Nordstrom Rack today. Although, this "new thing" happened to be one I would never expect myself to try.

The L.L. Bean country concert in Freeport, Maine was heavily anticipated by friends of mine, and I heard about it nearly ten times before I decided to attend. My initial plan was to spend the day shopping with my friends and then leave afterward so they could enjoy the concert.

After a few hours of walking through the Freeport shops, I thought back to how I should spend my life trying new things—and my friends must have convinced me well enough that I must stick to this.

A few hours passed and I was soon in a crowd of people singing along to Cassadee Pope and Chase Rice. I must say—both of them had good voices, and with my friends' positive energy, I knew it would be a great night no matter what. As Cassadee Pope began singing known songs of my liking, like Cheap Trills by one of my favorite pop-sensations, SIA, I actually found myself singing! At a country concert!

The people around me were extremely nice. I never expected to receive any compliments in the midst of 2,000 people singing along to country, but a woman approached me and truly made my day with how kind she was. I began to notice that the environment was very nice, the country-music-lovers around me were kind, and that I was surviving the first country concert that I swore I would never go to.

Although it is likely the only country concert I will ever attend, I made it through, had a great time with my friends, and got to hear a cover of Cheap Thrills. I was definitely able to check the "try new things" column off my bucket list and astounded both myself and my friends as my pop/indie music taste found itself in the midst of the country concert last night.

Truly, I had a great time, and although country music is still not my cup of tea, living in the moment is extremely important and I definitely believe that I did just that.

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