Every generation has its toys and games that were utterly addictive and the more collectible they were the bigger the craze at school.\n\n\n\nThe 80\u2019s and 90\u2019s were no exception and they gave us some of\nthe most collectible items ever to hit the playground.\n\n\n\nFrom card games to plastic toys let\u2019s take a look at ten of\nthe most collectible items we played with at school.\n\n\n\nMini Boglins\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMini Boglins were, of course, the small collectible versions of the Boglin hand puppets but they were infinitely more collectible.\n\n\n\nThey came in packets so you never knew which one you were\ngoing to get which made buying them exciting and frustration, especially if you\nonly needed one to complete a tribe.\n\n\n\nThe Mini Boglins came in 12 different themed tribes each\nwith their own chief. \n\n\n\nYou had The Clumsies, The Freaks, The Greedies, The Jokers,\nThe Rude Dudes and the Tough Guys which were the original six tribes. \n\n\n\nMore tribes were added as well as new colours and the super\nrare Silver, Gold and Slimy ones.\n\n\n\nMicro Machines\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMicro Machines were a part of every kid\u2019s life in the late 80\u2019s and 90\u2019s.\n\n\n\nIn case you don\u2019t know, Micro Machines were tiny replica\ncars that were totally unique in their style and design.\n\n\n\nThey came in packs of three and there were a huge number of\ndifferent cars, planes, spacecraft, boats and army vehicles to collect.\n\n\n\nOnce you had a decent size collection you could get an\nawesome lorry shaped carry case for them as well as city playsets that could be\njoined together to make vast play areas.\n\n\n\nThere were so many that only the most dedicated collector\ncould ever get them all and with new series being added all the time between\n1987 and 2016 it would be a serious challenge.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nGarbage Pail Kids\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThere are countless collectible card and sticker series out\nthere but back in 1985 Garbage Pail Kids took the crown.\n\n\n\nGarbage Pail Kids were a parody of the Cabbage Patch Dolls and reveled in their use of puns and gross-out themes.\n\n\n\nYou had characters like Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, Juicy Jess\nand Shaggy Aggie which were all satirical and grim in their own way.\n\n\n\nKids would trade them in the playground whilst trying to\nhide them from the teachers who deemed them inappropriate.\n\n\n\nRing Raiders\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nDespite the somewhat suggestive name Ring Raiders were\nactually very cool.\n\n\n\nThey were miniature Fighter planes that were attached to\nrings you could wear on your fingers. \n\n\n\nThere were surprisingly detailed and came in two factions,\nThe Ring Raiders themselves lead by Victor Vector The evil Skull Squadron lead\nby Scorch.\n\n\n\nEach pack came with 3, 4 or 6 planes and a mini comic book\nabout the planes in that pack. \n\n\n\nEvery plane had its own pilot identity which was usually\nreflected in the awesome paint job.\n\n\n\nRing Raiders also spawned a TV series and a number of Comic\nBooks.\n\n\n\nMarbles\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nNow kids have been collecting marbles for as long as anyone\ncan remember but in the early 90\u2019s the craze took hold again in a big way.\n\n\n\nThe market was suddenly filled with all sorts of new types\nincluding galaxies, metallics, swirlies and cat eyes.\n\n\n\nKids would play in the playground with the winner getting to\nkeep the losers marble.\n\n\n\nThis lead to more fights than we care to remember,\nespecially when the school bullies would bring in metal ball bearings to smash\nthem with.\n\n\n\nThey were quickly banned in many schools thanks to the\nfights and the kids coming home with cuts from the broken glass.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMighty Max\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMighty Max toys were all the rage back in 1992 when they\nwere unleashed onto the playgrounds of the UK.\n\n\n\nThey were small playsets in the shape of monsters heads or\ncreatures which opened up to reveal a play zone containing small monster\nfigures and the hero himself Mighty Max.\n\n\n\nThese came in various sizes including the larger Doom Zones\nand smaller Horror Heads. \n\n\n\nLater they released Monster Heads, Hairy Heads, Shrunken Heads, Battle Warriors and much larger playsets.\n\n\n\nKids would take theirs to school and join them up with ones that their friends had brought in to create huge dungeons for Max to explore.\n\n\n\nThey became so popular that a TV series was inevitable as\nwas the video game on the SNES and Megadrive.\n\n\n\nPanini Football Stickers\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nA rite of passage for many school kids was the collecting of Panini Football Stickers.\n\n\n\nThis is where many children learned the art of trading as\nthey tried to complete the album for that season.\n\n\n\nMost of us tried to complete our favourite team first before\nstarting out on the quest for that elusive goalkeeper or rare Shiny variation.\n\n\n\nEven better was when a World Cup year came around and we\ncould start collecting all over again to complete all the international teams.\n\n\n\nPok\u00e9mon Cards\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAs we said before, every generation had their collectible\ncard or sticker game and Pok\u00e9mon has to be the master of them all.\n\n\n\nOriginally released in 1996 these seemingly innocuous trading cards became the hottest property of the playground and by the turn of the millennium, they became a lifestyle of their own.\n\n\n\nEveryone wanted to be a Pok\u00e9mon master and once everyone was addicted to the Nintendo games and the TV series there really was no stopping it.\n\n\n\nAs with all collectible card games Pok\u00e9mon had its\nultra-rare cards, shinys and that one card that you seemed to get in every\ndamned pack you bought.\n\n\n\nYet again the surprise element of not knowing what was in\neach pack helped to increase the addiction.\n\n\n\nYou know once a craze in parodied in South Park then it really has taken on a life of its own.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMonster In My Pocket\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMonster in my Pocket were small dayglow monster figures that\nwere ridiculously collectible. \n\n\n\nOnce you had the addiction that was it you just had to get\nthem all. \n\n\n\nStarting in 1989 there were eventually eleven series of\nMonsters released with over 200 figures in total.\n\n\n\nOne of the things that made them so collectible was that\neach monster could come in a range of colours so just having one of each wasn\u2019t\nan option you had to have them in each colour as well.\n\n\n\nSome kids at school wanted them all in just one colour whereas some just wanted them all.\n\n\n\nJust in case you hadn\u2019t become addicted to them already they\nwere also free gifts in boxes of Kellogg\u2019s Frosties in 1992 which really turned\nit into a playground craze.\n\n\n\nPogs\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nPogs became a real playground obsession in the mid 90\u2019s as\nthe UK became obsessed with the game.\n\n\n\nPogs were originally known as Milk Caps and started out life\nin Hawaii. They became popular after a Canadian company known as The World POG\nFederation started producing their brand of caps.\n\n\n\nThe game saw kids collecting round cards with various\ndesigns on. \n\n\n\nThese would be piled on top of each other and then each\nplayer would take it in turns to throw a heavy disc called a slammer at the\npile.\n\n\n\nAny that turned over to reveal their design them belonged to\nthat player.\n\n\n\nAs you probably remember, this lead to more than a few\narguments as kids squabbled about the rules or dodgy modified slammers.\n\n\n\nAs with all great collectible cards Pogs had some great\nholographic shinys that were always the most sought after.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSo that brings us to the end of our look back at the\ncollectibles we all had a school. \n\n\n\nWhether it was Pok\u00e9mon Cards, Ring Raiders or Mighty Max we\nwill never forget the excitement of getting a new pack and as we\u2019ve got older\nwe can now appreciate how much money our parents had to fork out for these\nthings.\n\n\n\nWhat did you collect and what crazes swept your school? 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