Question of the Day: Favorite Toy of All Time

Which toy stands out as the best of all time?

For every decade, there were certain toys children clamored for:

  • 1940s: Bubble Solution, Little Golden Books, Slinky, Magic 8 Ball, Legos
  • 1950s: Mr. Potato Head, Play-Doh, Frisbee, Hula Hoop, Barbie
  • 1960s: Etch A Sketch, Lite-Brite, Hot Wheels, Playmobil, Slip ‘n Slide
  • 1970s: NERF Ball, Baby Alive, Rubik’s Cube, Stretch Armstrong, Simon
  • 1980s: Cabbage Patch Kids, Polly Pocket, Koosh Ball, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Skip-It
  • 1990s: Beanie Baby, Super Soaker, American Girl Doll, Tickle Me Elmo, Furby
  • 2000s: Bratz, Mindflex, Zhu Zhu

In the spirit of gift-giving, we want to know: What is your favorite toy of all-time? Was it a popular item, such as the ones listed above? Tell us in the comments.

Phil Kirk December 22, 2011 at 04:27 PM
In my opinion, being a child of the 60's-the Duncan Yoo-yoo. It was inexpensive, could be used everywhere and it tested your skill
David December 22, 2011 at 05:45 PM
Matchbox cars along with lincoln logs
Mike Bruschini December 23, 2011 at 01:36 AM
Batman with his Grappling Gun
katie baiata December 23, 2011 at 04:37 AM
i was a member of the cabbage patch craze, i can at any given second recall the scent of those dolls. and koosh ball, brilliant- how could that die out. i'm bringing those things back.
Elena DiMarco December 23, 2011 at 02:54 PM
I agree -- let's bring them back!


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