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#114 Nickelodeon Magazine And Disney Adventures Were Top Tier Reading Material.

When we were kids, there were very few forms of words & illustrations bound together on pieces of paper that really appealed to us. Besides Where’s Waldo and comic books, there were two other very well liked exceptions. Nickelodeon Magazine & Disney Adventures were two things that 90s kids really enjoyed. Nickelodeon Magazine ran a commercial that must’ve aired at every single  break (see below), because it’s forever embedded in plenty of our brains. Anyway, these magazines featured content that we found interesting during that time period. See, nowadays we’re more likely to read magazines with content covering celebrity gossip, fashion, sports or things of that nature. Back then we got our thrills from Nickelodeon Magazine’s comics, pranks, posters, interviews, recipes, non-fiction articles and general humor. The coolest thing about ‘em was the fact that they didn’t strictly contain things only associated with their network; they covered all sorts of topics a kid could relate to! Meanwhile, Disney Adventures managed to capture the entertaining/fun aspects that Nickelodeon Magazine had, while adding some educational material in addition. So, we learned a few things and got the take pleasure in the puzzle games, entertainment news, fun facts (a section called: Weird Yet True) and a sports guide, created by ESPN. While both magazines have met their demise, they put together strong runs that managed to live on past our childhoods. If you have the slightest hoarding tendencies, surely you’ve got some of these magazines lying around somewhere.

OK, who else has seen this Nickelodeon Magazine commercial below SO MANY times that you can still recite nearly every word, verbatim? Nostalgia at its finest!

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Status #18: Carmen San Diego & Waldo #2.

Status #12: Waldo/Carmen San Diego

#71 We Spent Countless Hours Searching For Waldo & Carmen.

If you were a 90s kid then undoubtedly you spent hours scanning Where’s Waldo books, not only searching for Waldo but also enjoying the detailed shenanigans going on all around him in each picture. The other on the move character we dealt with was Carmen San Diego who had a game show which featured kids trying to solve her location. She also had a cartoon revolving around her, in which two teens tried to stop the kleptomaniac San Diego from stealing artifacts around the world. The most awesome thing was the fact that her sole reason for stealing was not monetary gains but for the challenge of getting away with it. She even dropped hints daring people to find her yet they couldn’t. The shifty Waldo and Carmen were the most sought after people of the 90s and personally I think they’d make a great couple. Can you imagine the elusive babies they’d produce?