Posted on 07 July 2010.
Just before the new millennium, all kids could talk about was Pokemon. With the flood of video games, card games, T.V. shows, and movies, it was everywhere. This is why it reached such heights of popularity in 1999. There were a few other toy highlights in 1999, however. Keep reading to see more about the top toys in 1999.
The huge hit that Pokemon had on kids was encouraged by the growing wealth of the middle class. As families had a larger disposable income during the tech boom, they didn’t have to say no when their kids were screaming for the latest Pokemon toys. At Christmas, all kids could ask for were Pokemon related anything, especially the popular Nintendo 64 games and Game Boy games
Sega Dreamcast did not last for long in the video game console industry, because it would be eclipsed in less than a year by the Playstation 2. But in 1999, it was at the top of the wish list for every kid who loved video games. The system raised the bar for graphics in game consoles and was the first system to include a built in modem for online gaming. This was big news in 1999.
The popularity of Furby dolls was both unique and confusing. The dolls were extremely popular and sold well, but all the technology packed into the doll made them confusing and little bit buggy. Furbys were supposed to be able to learn English and interact with people after being talked to for a period of time, but it was this same technology that made them illegal to bring in to corporate meetings, out of fear of piracy of intellectual property or company secrets.Still, many a kid (and a few adults) went crazy over this little furry robot.
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