The bright, colorful ink was so great that teachers banned them from being used on assignments. They claimed it was because it was too hard to read, but then again, most tyrannies had excuses.
Could they actually erase things? No. But they were so cute, you didn't want to use them anyway.
The pencil holder for KINGS! This baby was roomy, durable, came in a variety of colors, and still makes me think that owning one will make me the most popular kid in school.
The '90s and even the early 2000s was all about inflatables. Inflatable backpacks, inflatable furniture, inflatable prom dates... wait, just me?
You knew a Trapper Keeper was going to be in here, just like your Mom knew that you weren't going to settle for an ordinary binder.
The Trapper Keeper is a classic, but my heart belonged to the Five Star Zipper Binder. Kind of like how I liked Pacey over Dawson.
Of course, there were many other types of pencil toppers. But who could resist that naked, blank smile? For some reason, nobody.
The iMac G3 marked Steve Job's return to Apple, and was the first computer to really embrace the USB port ”” which, unlike many things about the '90s, was not just a fad.
Milky Gels are great, but one type of gel pen was NEVER enough. Here's why:
1) Some Gelly Rolls would change colors if you rubbed an eraser over the paper!
2) It's 1999 and I just learned what puberty is. Just let me have this.
FACT: Every child of the '90s was only one art case away from being the next Picasso.
As a '90s kid, I was surprised to learn that these delicious-smelling markers were actually invented in the '60s. It's almost like the world doesn't revolve around us?
Sure, you could have a boring yellow pencil, or you could have one that's neon and metallic. It says they're number 2, but Yikes will always be number 1 in my heart.
The only person who captured more female hearts in the '90s was Leonardo DiCpario.
Admittedly, I'm including Lisa Frank as an excuse to show off my own Halloween costume.
If you lost one of the little pieces, you were doomed. It was more embarrassing than sticking your Capri Sun straw in the wrong spot.
A 64 box used to seem good enough, but now I've seen the light (and smelled the wax).
Pencil grips were certainly not a new concept, but the '90s liked changing things up by adding bright colors and throwing glitter on things. The '90s was like if Richard Simmons was a decade.