The Dream of the Nineties is Still Alive

Dan Sinker: "The new historical American Girl doll is from the 90s and makes zines so I'm going to go crumble into dust now."

So the outfit says Soundgarden, and the zine says Bikini Kill, but the bedroom set definitely says Chemical Brothers. We all know what a schwa pillow means, and these raver girls are way too young to be candyflipping and taking nootropics that don't even have street names yet.

This is like if Cock Ring Ken's box said "New! Comes with a cock ring!" in a puffy font.

It's pretty rad that the computer makes dial-up noises, though.

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8 Responses:

  1. Adede says:

    Some of us don't know what a schwa pillow is or means, and google is useless.

  2. cdavies says:

    Oh my god, it's got the inflatable chair. I'm going to die.
    Though I maintain the cordless phone is an anachronism. Should be a corded phone in red or orange transparent acrylic.

  3. CSL3 says:


    I was a teen in the '90s and remember all the big fashion trends. I clearly remember every girl in my class matching their wardrobe to the most influential film of the generation: Tank Girl.

    None of those dolls look anything like Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, or (soundtrack-producer) Courtney Love!

  4. prefetch says:

    It'd be interesting to see what the target audience makes of Nicki being afraid of 'Y2K bug'.

    Soundgarden really is an odd choice, but they did have some (one?) scene-adjacent elements:

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