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    Was it really considered cooler? It was the lifetime guarantee why they were so popular.

    Most kids at my schools had them, but I did not. I don't think I ever once heard kids talking about the brand or that they were cooler or different in any way than other backpacks.
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      Maybe it was the color choices that made them popular.
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        The EARLY 90's as in circa 90-92 were great i'll give the decade that, but by 95' things gradually turned to utter sh**....From the fashion, the music(Brittney spears, backstreet boys and the never ending arsenal of god awful cringe indusing manufactured boy bands) the first wave 32 bit 3D consoles(playstation, n64...Although i did enjoy the first year or two for both consoles, but the transition from detailed and charming 2D SNES sprites to barren blocky first wave 32-bit graphics felt lacking, almost lifeless at times...) and the decline of quality cartoons started to peak as well ect ect Most of it left a pretty bad taste in my mouth and i'd say that 90's music overall is a complete fail....The only group i liked was technotronic(89-91).

        84-92 I'd say is the definitive time to be a kid, teen & adult. If i had it my way I'd blast back to the 80's and stay there forever! the NES era for me was far more exciting than the SNES(which was still fantastic, especially the first two or 3 years) era, i absolutely ADORE 80's fashion, the music which was dominated by those wonderful atmospheric synthasizers, the horror movies were easily at their best, the commercials were beaming with imagination, full of life, color, they were cozy and just out of this world(same deal with the 'early' 90's) and i loved the interior decoration and naunced vibe of the decade itself, people just seemed more happy and positive during those days. the moment you stepped outside your door it was magic....

        The 2000's? Just fu**ing terrible! although i do love youtube since i can view anything from vintage commercials, to johnny carson interviews in a matter of seconds! ;) Doesn't make up for the crap-music, lifeless office-like minamilistic souless soccer mom commercials, 80% of sh**y uninspired movies that fail to take risks, most videogames on the sony stale station 3 and xbox 360 are saturated with post appocolyptic grey & brown mindless war shooters targeted towards 14 year olds(Still lovin the wii! & 3DS, if it weren't for nintendo i'd quit gaming all together), people in gernal seem to have much more attitude, the fashion stinks and the cartoons are at their absolute worst....

        I truly miss the 80's and early wirly 90's (90-92).....
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          It was great to be a kid in the 90s, I'll tell you that!
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            Echidna64 wrote:
            The 90's represents a time of opportunity and possibility, the height of marketing and capitalism.


            To quote Office Space, "I'm going to have to go ahead and... sort of, disagree with you here."

            If there is some perception that the 90's represented the height of such things, it is because they were set into motion much earlier. Those years were merely the benefactor of the policies and ideas developed years before. Nothing new or revolutionary came about in the 90's to create such an environment.

            If the 80's were darkened by crime, the 90's were darkened by a renewed effort by terrorists. The 90's had AIDS issues as great or greater than those of the 80's. Environmental issues have existed since the Industrial Revolution. Nothing new there either. And I don't even understand what you mean by the 90's being the last decade of childhood innocence???
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              I'll agree that the 90s never had a defined style (tell someone to dress up from the 60s, 70s, or 80s and they will immediately know what to do), defined icons (show a picture of a rubik's cube and everyone immediately thinks: 80s), etc.

              But that doesn't mean it was overrated. Generation X was coming into it's own and definiing itself in the 90s. Of course, there would be growth spurts.

              But the '90s were doing things that no other decades could claim. For one, it single handedly killed off Big Hair Metal.

              For another, it was the decade of the CGI movie boom where movies could now start to do things that weren't possible before.

              And most importantly, the 90s started to really bring everyone in the world together. It started with high school kids having pagers. Then it grew to where the internet began to really gain steam. And then it ended with cell phones being smaller and cheaper and more accessible.

              I wasn't a child of the 90s, so I have no nostalgic stock in the cartoons and toys of the decade. But I will defend my high school years, music, style, and outlook. :-)
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                Jomero wrote:
                I'll agree that the 90s never had a defined style (tell someone to dress up from the 60s, 70s, or 80s and they will immediately know what to do), defined icons (show a picture of a rubik's cube and everyone immediately thinks: 80s), etc.

                But that doesn't mean it was overrated. Generation X was coming into it's own and definiing itself in the 90s. Of course, there would be growth spurts.

                But the '90s were doing things that no other decades could claim. For one, it single handedly killed off Big Hair Metal.

                For another, it was the decade of the CGI movie boom where movies could now start to do things that weren't possible before.

                And most importantly, the 90s started to really bring everyone in the world together. It started with high school kids having pagers. Then it grew to where the internet began to really gain steam. And then it ended with cell phones being smaller and cheaper and more accessible.

                I wasn't a child of the 90s, so I have no nostalgic stock in the cartoons and toys of the decade. But I will defend my high school years, music, style, and outlook. :-)


                I'll have to disagree that the 90s didn't have a defined style. Perhaps you may think that it didn't have its own style or identity because so much of the decade went through many changes in terms of fashion, music, technology, etc. compared to other decades? I think you can definitely dress 90s whether it's baggy jeans, Stussy shirts, Calvin Klein, flannel, etc. If anything I'll agree that the 2000s didn't have its own style. The 2000s was basically an empty time and so much was borrowed from the last decades. The 90s had a bunch of icons like the Sony Playstation, Spice Girls, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang Clan, Boy Bands, tv shows like Friends, etc. Even though The Simpsons technically first aired in December 17, 1989 according to its Wikipedia page, The Simpsons are basically a 90s icon because that's when the show came into its own. In my opinion, the 90s was just an explosion of creativity and icons more so than any decade before that.
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                  The 90s did suck. It almost single handedly killed off comic books. The speculator market was the problem. Everyone thought it they bought a comic, any comic, it would go up in value. Thus, retailers ordered MORE of the book. Comics are only valuable if its rare or something significant has happened. Its only worth something if its in demand. The 90s saw the rise of the gimmick cover and people being morons over it. It was a whole decade of uncreativity. Fashion, music, movie, TV, etc.
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                    Rodimus wrote:
                    The 90s did suck. It almost single handedly killed off comic books. The speculator market was the problem. Everyone thought it they bought a comic, any comic, it would go up in value. Thus, retailers ordered MORE of the book. Comics are only valuable if its rare or something significant has happened. Its only worth something if its in demand. The 90s saw the rise of the gimmick cover and people being morons over it. It was a whole decade of uncreativity. Fashion, music, movie, TV, etc.


                    Hmmm, I guess when you're a kid you miss all the bad stuff about the 90s. Perhaps this was through an adult perspective? I mean, the 90s had some good things that continued to improve like video games for instance. The Simpsons is basically a 90s show and who can hate The Simpsons? Maybe if someone lived through the 80s and remembers that time perhaps they can say the 90s sucked but to me the 90s was the only period in my life that I could say that I was happy. Everything after that was just overkill. I agree that 90s fashion wasn't that great but I basically wore anything I wanted as a kid so I wasn't really consumed by fashion and only wore things that I thought were cool for my taste more than actually impressing others. As a kid you can get away with not being fashionable but I imagine teenagers and adults had to wear some weird fashion to try to fit in. I think the 90s were cool and you could still find a bunch of retro NES, Genesis, SNES games for dirt cheap before people started checking up the prices on eBay. If anything the 2000s began to suck.
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                      Anyone who says that the 90s are overrated should bite their tongue, and I mean hard!
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                        thecrow174 wrote:
                        Anyone who says that the 90s are overrated should bite their tongue, and I mean hard!


                        I used to bite my tongue a lot as a kid back in the 90s by accident.
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                          Rodimus wrote:
                          The 90s did suck. It almost single handedly killed off comic books. The speculator market was the problem. Everyone thought it they bought a comic, any comic, it would go up in value. Thus, retailers ordered MORE of the book. Comics are only valuable if its rare or something significant has happened. Its only worth something if its in demand. The 90s saw the rise of the gimmick cover and people being morons over it. It was a whole decade of uncreativity. Fashion, music, movie, TV, etc.


                          Although I think the 90s were great, I'm glad you brought up the comic book issue. I too was in the same boat, buying comics and thinking they would increase in value. I was only about 9 when I started to buy comics and I would always look for the number 1 issues. I didn't have much money at that age, I only bought what I could with whatever change I could scrap together. Now none of my comics are worth anything. I thought the first apperance of Carnage would be worth something but I don't think so. I wish I would have been able to buy Spawn #1, I think that one has some value.
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                            RomanBlade86 wrote:
                            thecrow174 wrote:
                            Anyone who says that the 90s are overrated should bite their tongue, and I mean hard!


                            I used to bite my tongue a lot as a kid back in the 90s by accident.

                            I still do that. It happens when I chew gum.
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                              bklynbren wrote:
                              Rodimus wrote:
                              The 90s did suck. It almost single handedly killed off comic books. The speculator market was the problem. Everyone thought it they bought a comic, any comic, it would go up in value. Thus, retailers ordered MORE of the book. Comics are only valuable if its rare or something significant has happened. Its only worth something if its in demand. The 90s saw the rise of the gimmick cover and people being morons over it. It was a whole decade of uncreativity. Fashion, music, movie, TV, etc.

                              Although I think the 90s were great, I'm glad you brought up the comic book issue. I too was in the same boat, buying comics and thinking they would increase in value. I was only about 9 when I started to buy comics and I would always look for the number 1 issues. I didn't have much money at that age, I only bought what I could with whatever change I could scrap together. Now none of my comics are worth anything. I thought the first apperance of Carnage would be worth something but I don't think so. I wish I would have been able to buy Spawn #1, I think that one has some value.


                              Spawn #1 is only worth about $5. The 90s was a glut of uncreativity. It was also the birth of political correctness. That REALLY came into being in the 90s. The cartoons were terrible with the exception of a few. Such as Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butthead, AeonFlux. But then you had cartoons like Rugrats, Ed, Edd N Eddy, Doug, Dexter's Lab which were all utter shit. They had no flare or character. No substance. The 90s were an age were things lacked character.
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                                Rodimus wrote:
                                ...Ed, Edd N Eddy...Dexter's Lab...were utter shit. They had no flare or character. No substance.

                                disagree
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                                  Rodimus wrote:
                                  bklynbren wrote:
                                  Rodimus wrote:
                                  The 90s did suck. It almost single handedly killed off comic books. The speculator market was the problem. Everyone thought it they bought a comic, any comic, it would go up in value. Thus, retailers ordered MORE of the book. Comics are only valuable if its rare or something significant has happened. Its only worth something if its in demand. The 90s saw the rise of the gimmick cover and people being morons over it. It was a whole decade of uncreativity. Fashion, music, movie, TV, etc.

                                  Although I think the 90s were great, I'm glad you brought up the comic book issue. I too was in the same boat, buying comics and thinking they would increase in value. I was only about 9 when I started to buy comics and I would always look for the number 1 issues. I didn't have much money at that age, I only bought what I could with whatever change I could scrap together. Now none of my comics are worth anything. I thought the first apperance of Carnage would be worth something but I don't think so. I wish I would have been able to buy Spawn #1, I think that one has some value.


                                  Spawn #1 is only worth about $5. The 90s was a glut of uncreativity. It was also the birth of political correctness. That REALLY came into being in the 90s. The cartoons were terrible with the exception of a few. Such as Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butthead, AeonFlux. But then you had cartoons like Rugrats, Ed, Edd N Eddy, Doug, Dexter's Lab which were all utter shit. They had no flare or character. No substance. The 90s were an age were things lacked character.


                                  Sure the 90's had terrible stuff like boy bands/teen pop, but most of that occured in the later half of the decade.

                                  The 90's gave us great music like grunge and alternative rock. The Simpsons is basically a 90's show, even though the first episode aired in 1989. We also got other great TV shows like Seinfield and The X Files.

                                  PS: You say the 90's had no good cartoons, does that mean you think Batman: The Animated Series was "terrible"?
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                                    Rodimus wrote:
                                    Spawn #1 is only worth about $5. The 90s was a glut of uncreativity. It was also the birth of political correctness. That REALLY came into being in the 90s. The cartoons were terrible with the exception of a few. Such as Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butthead, AeonFlux. But then you had cartoons like Rugrats, Ed, Edd N Eddy, Doug, Dexter's Lab which were all utter shit. They had no flare or character. No substance. The 90s were an age were things lacked character.


                                    I disagree that the 90s were an age where things lacked character. I think things like cartoons started to develop their characters so each character was unique so you didn't have dialogue that didn't match their character. For example, in The Simpsons each character had dialogue based on their character and personality. I thought Rugrats were ok when I first got cable when I was 12 in 1998 and Dexter's Lab was ok too. I didn't care for Ed, Edd n Eddy because the animation was too crude for me to get into and I just couldn't stand to watch them. I thought Doug was an ok show since I remember I would sit on the couch after school and watch it.
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                                      i bet this kid was born after the 90's
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                                        agentkev wrote:
                                        i bet this kid was born after the 90's

                                        Judging from his posts, I would have to agree with you. He sure likes to bring up the late 90s and 2000s.
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                                          Rodimus wrote:
                                          bklynbren wrote:
                                          Rodimus wrote:
                                          The 90s did suck. It almost single handedly killed off comic books. The speculator market was the problem. Everyone thought it they bought a comic, any comic, it would go up in value. Thus, retailers ordered MORE of the book. Comics are only valuable if its rare or something significant has happened. Its only worth something if its in demand. The 90s saw the rise of the gimmick cover and people being morons over it. It was a whole decade of uncreativity. Fashion, music, movie, TV, etc.

                                          Although I think the 90s were great, I'm glad you brought up the comic book issue. I too was in the same boat, buying comics and thinking they would increase in value. I was only about 9 when I started to buy comics and I would always look for the number 1 issues. I didn't have much money at that age, I only bought what I could with whatever change I could scrap together. Now none of my comics are worth anything. I thought the first apperance of Carnage would be worth something but I don't think so. I wish I would have been able to buy Spawn #1, I think that one has some value.


                                          Spawn #1 is only worth about $5. The 90s was a glut of uncreativity. It was also the birth of political correctness. That REALLY came into being in the 90s. The cartoons were terrible with the exception of a few. Such as Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butthead, AeonFlux. But then you had cartoons like Rugrats, Ed, Edd N Eddy, Doug, Dexter's Lab which were all utter shit. They had no flare or character. No substance. The 90s were an age were things lacked character.


                                          You're a complete dolt. Your idea of "flair" in cartoon characters is obviously obnoxious, screaming voices. Stupid turds like you think every cartoon has to be "edggggyyyyyy," and mornings should just be filled with cartoon animals screaming and bending in twisting in extreme ways. You wouldn't know intelligent writing from your ass from a hole in the ground. You have the idea of "substance" completely backwards. Doug and Rugrats (the pre-hiatus ones) had substance. Ren and Stimpy post-John Kricfalusi had absolutely nothing. The jokes were stale after you've seen a handful of episodes. "Ooooh, I wonder which random gross object they're going to put in this scene." "SUBSTANCE!!!111" As a whole, the 90s were the revival of cartoons, and just about everyone in the industry agrees with that, after the industry was basically dead in the 70s and 80s. But my guess is you're probably a fan of that trash. And who gives a flying fuck about comic books? Oh noooooez, no comic books, this means the decade sucks.
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