THE BEST 1990s

Winners Don’t Use Drugs Shadow Box

Winners Don’t Use Drugs Shadow Box

For anyone who grew up playing arcade games in the 1990s, this graphic should be familiar. Decor8BitArt transformed the pixelated admonition from the DOJ, the FBI, and William Sessions into a cheeky bit of dimensional wall art. Includes a 9″ x 9″ wood frame with glass.

Michael Jackson’s CD Tour

Michael Jackson’s CD Tour

Back in 1995, Michael Jackson asked someone at Sony Music to explain how Compact Discs were manufactured, so they put together this factory tour video just for him, while producing his album History. It’s a fun time capsule, and a perfectly awkward corporate video.

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Steve Urkel: Bad to the Bone

Steve Urkel: Bad to the Bone

Remix masters Melodysheep dig into their 1990s time capsule to give us our once-every-20-years recommended dosage of Family Matters’ bespectacled, suspendered, catchphrase-slinging ladies’ man.

Nickelodeon ’90s Plushes

Nickelodeon ’90s Plushes

Relive some of the greatest cartoons of your youth with these officially-licensed 6″ plush toys from Nickelodeon, featuring characters from Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Ren and Stimpy, Aaahh! Real Monsters, and Rocko’s Modern Life. We want the entire collection.

Radiohead c. 1993

Radiohead c. 1993

More than 20 years ago, Radiohead appeared on an unlikely stage – MTV’s Beach House – turning in performances of their classics Creep and Anyone Can Play Guitar, and transfixing what would have normally been a rowdy group of college kids with their hard-edged alt-rock.

The Was

The Was

We’re not exactly sure what we just watched, but this epic music video from Soda_Jerk and The Avalanches crams in countless references to pop culture icons from the ’60s through the ’90s, from Saturday Night Fever to Seinfeld, from The Warriors to Will Smith.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

The hilarious 1993 point-and-click adventure gets an HD update for today’s gaming systems. The new artwork is hand drawn, and you can bounce to classic mode, view concept art, or listen to commentary from the game’s creators. Out now on Steam, GOG, and PS4.

Hand Wars

Hand Wars

Elite Geek dug up this brilliant and hilarious low-budget Star Wars fan film from 1990, directed by Itami Rose. The literally handmade Super 8 film recreates scenes from A New Hope, shot entirely with hands in place of spaceships. (Thanks Jeremy!)

Another World: Real-Life Intro

Another World: Real-Life Intro

If you’ve never played it, Another World (aka Out of This World) is a truly classic video game for 16-bit consoles and computers, with an awesome sense of style and great gameplay. As a tribute to the 1991 game, Bartek Hławka recreated its slick opening sequence in real life.

Teens React to Windows 95

Teens React to Windows 95

The Fine Brothers‘ React series puts a group of teenagers in front of thoroughly outdated mid-90s computers to see if they can figure their way around these recent technological dinosaurs. Can you imagine how many floppies Fallout 4 would have needed to install?

Street Sharks T-Shirt

Street Sharks T-Shirt

The toughest crime-fighting landsharks from the mid-’90s are back! At least in awesome t-shirt form. These half-man/half-shark urban heroes are ready to clean up your neighborhood. Sadly, the Dino Vengers are nowhere to be found.

Just Surf the Net

Just Surf the Net

MelodySheep pays tribute to the Internet’s salad days, and goes back to the ’90s with this awesome auto-tuned track which will have you singing “Just click, click, click!” by the time it’s all over. Did we really look this dorky back then?

Gag Me with a Toon 5

Gag Me with a Toon 5

60 artists re-imagine the cartoons of their youth spanning the 60’s-90’s, ranging from The Smurfs to Squiddly Diddly to South Park in the Gag Me with a Toon 5 exhibit opening 5/4/13, at LA’s WWA Gallery.

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Arnee and the Terminaters

Arnee and the Terminaters

This hilariously bad performance of “I’ll Be Back” from a 1991 Top of the Pops deserves at least one viewing, if nothing more than to be thankful that Schwarzenegger himself wasn’t there to sing.

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