Let me set one thing straight here. If you're expecting a warm, fuzzy, nostalgic list of beloved things from the past, forget it. Buzzfeed has plenty of those. THIS article is about how utterly stupid a craze can be.
It still surprises me that kids can get bullied for liking Star Wars, comics, etc. What makes one weird trinket more praise-worthy than another? Craziest of all, parents- grown adults- often participate in kiddie fads. I know my folks traveled far and wide to buy Power Rangers. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!)
I will admit that I participated in all of the below trends. Heck, I loved them at the time. I find collecting things geeky by default, but on the school playground, some collections mean popularity and friendship. Uh, yikes. Hindsight is 20-20, and WOW! Just look at this list.
I've excluded trends that are still alive, like Pokemon, and things that I think are awesome... like Pokemon.
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