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The Ultimate 90s Collection

The Ultimate 90s Collection

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Arguably the best decade of the 20th Century, the '90s had it all. The Ultimate 90s Collection is a celebration of the decade that brought us Friends, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, the Super Nintendo, Britpop, the Spice Girls and so much more.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome to the ultimate 90s collection

Arguably the best decade of the 20th century, the ’90s had it all – fantastic music, iconic movies, timeless TV shows, the best (and worst) of fashion, and some of the greatest toys and games ever created. Packed full of passionate tributes and stunning photography, the Ultimate 90s Collection is a celebration of the decade that brought us Friends, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, the Super Nintendo, Britpop, the Spice Girls and so much more. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and revisit the films, albums, videogames, tech, toys, TV shows and clothes that made the ’90s so special.…

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the simpso

The Simpsons is the greatest TV show of all time. It’s a cultural touchstone that crosses generational boundaries. A merchandising marvel that’s produced T-shirts, pencil cases, videogames, toys, stamps, a feature film, theme park rides and just about anything else you can think of. It’s an endless source of internet memes. A treasure trove of quotable lines. The coiner of universally recognised expressive noises like ‘d’oh’, ‘yoink’, and ‘meh’. A pioneering production that popularised the idea of animation for adults. For all those reasons and more, The Simpsons is one of the best things the 1990s produced. It all started when Simpsons creator Matt Groening was contacted by executive producer James L Brooks about making a series of animated shorts based on his long-running Life in Hell comic strip for US…

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tv show

When trying to put your finger on what it is that makes The Simpsons such a great TV show, it’s hard to look past its characters as the starting point. There tended to be a veneer of fakeness about the sitcom families we were exposed to when the show debuted. Despite being bright-yellow cartoon characters, the Simpsons, in contrast, felt uncompromisingly real. Every member of the family is flawed. Their relationships are troubled and the resolutions they reach to overcome their problems often feel patchwork and makeshift. Precisely because the Simpsons aren’t idealised, precisely because their relationships are messy and difficult, we can identify with them. We can see their flaws in ourselves and our family members. We can laugh at the way The Simpsons brilliantly exposes the reality of…

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top 5 famous faces

Krusty Gets Busted Kelsey Grammer Making the transition from one huge ’90s sitcom to another, Kelsey Grammer jumped over from Frasier to provide the voice for Sideshow Bob, who has ended up being a popular returning character, usually out to get revenge on Bart for his arrest in the episode Krusty Gets Busted. The Springfield Files Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny The X-Files was huge in the ’90s, so it was a pretty big deal when David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson showed up as their characters from the show, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The pair show up in Springfield to investigate Homer’s alleged alien encounter. Stark Raving Dad Michael Jackson The King of Pop sort of played himself, but also not. He played a character who Homer met in a mental institution who believed he was Michael…

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“You can find a Simpsons version of pretty much every famous board game” Given that early Simpsons fever was centred around Bart, it’s no surprise that merchandising efforts began by cashing in on the spikey-haired rebel’s popularity. A talking Bart Simpson doll was one of the first examples of Simpsons toys. It would spout catchphrases like “Don’t have a cow, man!” and “Ay carumba!” Alongside the dolls, Bart Simpson T-shirts were an essential for the ’90s kid. You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing an image of him saying ‘eat my shorts’ on the T-shirts of passers-by, or hanging from racks in the shops. We’re pleased that the Simpsons series soon realised it could do better than rely on catchphrases, but they proved valuable in the early days of shifting Bart merch. Of…

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The swift success of The Simpsons led to the series branching out into other media. A slew of Simpsons books were published in the early ’90s, kicking off with Greetings from The Simpsons, The Simpsons Xmas Book and The Simpsons Rainy Day Fun Book. These books ranged from those that let you delve deeper, like The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album – which featured family trees of the Simpson and Bouvier families, baby photos of Homer and Marge, and the documenting of the lives of their children – to books aimed at a younger audience, like Maggie Simpson’s Book of Animals. In 1993, creator Matt Groening founded a comic book company called Bongo Comics to publish Simpsons-themed comics. Obviously, this includes a comic book series based on The Simpsons, but there was…