Thanks to the technological advancements we’re witnessing, kids these days are surrounded by iPads and mobile phones. And the biggest casualty of this advancement has been stationery items. Something, that we 90s kids used to cherish.
Just like these ones right here. Take a look.
1. This multi-purpose pencil box
You press a button and something showed up. This was the coolest thing ever back then.
2. Rocket pencil
It’s a pencil. And it’s fashionable. What more do you want?
3. Ink eraser
Remember this ink eraser that used to erase the sheet itself?
4. Scented erasers
They didn’t erase so well, but we bought these because they smelled so nice.
5. Fancy sharpeners
Helping us sharpen our pencils in style since forever.
6. Pencil tops
Because even our pencils had a kick-ass fashion sense.
7. Pop-a-point pencils
They used to always go back inside if we applied too much pressure but the annoyance was totally worth it.
8. Mechanical pencils.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a pen? Nope, it’s a pencil. And a rather cool one. Remember how the clicker became a sharpener for the tip?
9. Wing Sung fountain pens
It was a rite of passage to use these pens while making a transition from pencils to pens. And we all knew that one kid who used to rub the ink on their hair.
10. Correction fluid pen
To err is human, to correct is a correction fluid pen. Remember the sound they used to make when we had to shake them to use them?
Yes, the nibs would break every second but totally worth having a pencil that looked like a pen.
12. Glitter pens
No slam book entry was complete without using a few glitter pens.
13. Eraser top pencils
Why buy an eraser when you can have one on your pencil itself?
14. Geometry boxes
You know what was cooler than fancy pencil boxes? Geometry boxes with compass and protractor inside. And set squares which we never used. Still don’t know why they were there.
15. Multicoloured pens
Admit it. We’ve all tried to click all of them at once.
16. Water filled rulers
Still wondering how the water was put inside it.
17. Magic pens
These never failed to fascinate kids, no matter what age group they belonged to.
18. Stick ’em stones
The notebook covers used to be super boring. Thankfully we had the stick ’em stones to style things up.
19. Sketch pens
Remember the set of 50? We all wanted someone to gift us that on our birthday.
20. Camel wax crayons
Thanks for making our childhood a little more colourful.
21. Oil pastels
Very few knew how to use them properly but that didn’t stop us from buying them.
22. Colour pencils
The best thing about them? That we could sharpen them.
23. Watercolour pen
Six colours. One pen. ‘Nuff said.
24. Slam books
Before Facebook, there were the slam books.
25. Pencil grips
The best and the most stylish way to avoid blisters on our fingers.
26. Replaceable colour pencils
Inter-changeable colours. What can be cooler than that?
27. Roller ink eraser with brush
Eraser scrapings can be annoying. Which is why we had this cool brush so that our hands remained clean.
Stationary today might be cool, but it’ll never be 90s level cool.