Blast to the Past, 1990, with "The Early Show"
Photos: Back to 1990
Cast of "Murphy Brown" Unite
He returned with a few mementos from that year, including the original Gameboy by Nintendo. The Gameboy was released in the U.S. in late 1989, early 1990. The original Gameboy came with a game that no one had heard of at the time: Tetris. Between starting a gaming sensation and redefining the handheld video game, the Gameboy helped to make Nintendo a household name.
Price returned with another childhood favorite, the Super Soaker. These oversized water pistols debuted in 1990. The Super Soaker was the first water pistol to use manually pressurized air to double the water power. This allowed users to drench their victims rather than just squirt them.
Reflections on 1979
Another artifact from 1990 Price brought back from his time travel was a cone-shaped bra. The "bullet bra" of a similar shape was introduced by lingerie companies in the 1950s, but in 1990, Madonna launched her "Blonde Ambition" tour, which featured the cone bra, created by celebrity designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
Do you remember slap bracelets?
Price brought back a few of these 1990 fashion favorites to "The Early Show."
The slap bracelet, also known as a snap bracelet, is a bracelet consisting of layered, flexible stainless steel spring bands sealed within a fabric cover. The bracelet can be straightened out, creating tension within the springy metal bands. The straightened bracelet is then slapped against the wearer's forearm, causing the bands to spring back into a curve that wraps around the wrist, securing the bracelet to the wearer. They became popular in the late eighties, but really hit their peak in 1990.
Another item Price brought back from 1990 was a "Goodfellas" movie poster.
"Goodfellas" was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 1990. Although not honored with any Oscars, this film was one of the first to combine gritty violence and drug use with the glamorous elements of being a gangster. Starring Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci, the film was directed by Martin Scorsese and remains a film school favorite to this day.