Being a kid in the 90s was great. The only problem was that because so many cool products were about it was impossible to own it all. But just because we're all older now it doesn't mean we can't enjoy the gifts that got away, or rediscover our past loves.
Power Rangers was a smash hit in the 90s, and everyone wanted a Megazord toy. In fact I'm sure the kids who never got one are still desperate to play with the humanoid robot so it really would make a great gift. Make sure you get a model that's based on the original series though, back when they were still 'mighty morphin'.
"Robots in Disguise!" The recent films starring Optimus Prime and co. have brought Transformers to a new audience but they were just as popular in the early 90s. If you're shopping for a true fan of the series they'll certainly appreciate the action figures as the whole franchise began with Hasbro's toy line.
If you opt to give a transformer purely as a piece of nostalgia one will do. But if you've got a feeling he might like to play (and let's face it most guys will want to) you need to get at least one Autobot and one Decepticon.
Jurassic Park Toys
You need to buy the Jungle Explorer (the one where the bonnet rips off) and a selection of dinosaurs. A raptor is a must!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Action Figures
As a test ask your fella who Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello were. If he answers renaissance painters move to the next product. But if without thinking he shouts "Heroes in a half-shell, TURTLE POWER!" then these are the gift for him.
If you can only afford one go for Michelangelo, who was most peoples favourite. I mean if there's anything in the world that's cooler than a nunchuk wielding turtle who loves to party and eat pizza I'd very much like to see it.
If you can't see your child of the 90s sitting down and playing with turtles and dinosaurs opt for a Playstation instead. Someone you know is bound to have one lurking at the back of a cupboard, so the console probably won't cost you a penny. This means you can spend your money on copies of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon and Final Fantasy to create the ultimate gift for a 90s kid.
Game Boy Colour
The Game Boy Colour wasn't released until 1998, so it's best for guys who were still young towards the end of the 90s. Saying that I challenge anyone to play Pokemon Red or Blue for 10 minutes and not want to carry on for the rest of the day.
When he's not cuddling his Megazord Barry McGregor works as a copywriter for the online gifts specialists Find Me A Gift.