Just because I was born in 1996, that doesn't automatically make me a 90's kid. In fact, I remember more things from the 2000's than the 90's. The 2000's were certainly a great decade and I'm going to go over everything I love about this wonderful decade. From the toys to the movies to whatever else I can think of. So with that out of the way, let's get started.
First and foremost, the 2000's was not without its fair share of amazing toy lines. Keep in mind that some of these lines had existed in the 80's and 90's but they were still going strong in the 2000's
To start things off, let's talk about a toy line that has clearly stood the test of time since their debut in 1988: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In 2003, the TMNT toy line started up again with action figures depicting the characters from the new at the time animated series on the Fox Box.
The toys that I remember having from TMNT are the Skatin' Raph figure from the extreme turtles line and the Donatello from the Ninja Knights line. I also had the Michelangelo from the 2007 movie line.
With sales going through the roof, it's no wonder that the TMNT toy line is still going to this day.
Another line of toys I remember from the 2000's are the Tech Deck Dudes
Now of course the Tech Deck company is famous for their line of epic fingerboards but they also had a sweet line of figures that you could reenact stunts with if you got tired of using your fingers and thus the Tech Deck Dudes were born.
The coolest thing about these toys is that they had dudes in pretty much any outfit you can imagine from a punk rocker to a cop to even a dude dressed like the Mad Hatter. Plus there was also the epic Vanformer action set. Sadly, I never really had any Tech Deck Dudes but man were the commercials awesome.
Now of course the Toy Story franchise was still going strong in 2000 as well with Toy Story 2 coming out the year before. As a fan of Toy Story, of course I had a Buzz Lightyear and Woody and I still have one to this day.
But going back to the Toy Story toys of the 2000's, it was a mix of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and a new series of figures called Toy Story and Beyond. Now these were some of the best toys to ever come out of Toy Story.
The best part about the Toy Story and Beyond series was the fact that Hasbro came up with some amazing ideas and calling them "Lost Episodes"
My personal favorite of the Lost Episodes was the amazingly awesome Buzz Lightyear Intergalactic Headquarters Play Set which I used to have as a kid but I have no idea what happened to it.
Now when it came to action figures based on video games, they're really weren't that many in the 2000's from what I can remember. The only lines I can remember are Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man
I can't really remember too much about these lines but I do remember having the Tails figure pictured above (Although it didn't come with a keychain)Plus I used to have a Mega Man figure with an real shooting weapon.
Now when it came down to movies in the 2000's, there were tons.
Especially from Disney (and animation in general). Here are a few animated 2000's movies that I enjoy to this day.
Aside from movies, I was also a huge gamer (much like I am today) in the 2000's. With the Nintendo 64's popularity slowly dying down and the GameCube getting ready to launch, gaming would get even better.
With games like Super Smash Bros Melee, Star Fox: Assault, Mario Parties 4,5,6 and 7, Crash Nitro Kart and Kirby Air Ride, Nintendo's purple box was the console to own unless you were more of a PlayStation gamer.
As a Nintendo fan, I had a GameCube growing up. In fact, all the games I mentioned were in my collection at different points.
I could go on and on about what made the 2000's so great but now it's time for me to end this article. Until next time, live long and have fun.