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Top Selling Kids Toys Of All Time

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Barbie

No list of top toys would be complete without mentioning the grand dame of dolls, Barbie. Launched in 1959, the doll has gained worldwide fame in her 50-plus years. Two Barbies are sold every two seconds, making the Barbie-industrial complex a 1.5...

Lego

A play on the Danish words ‘leg godt’ meaning ‘play well,’ Lego is as synonymous with childhood as gap-toothed smiles and scrapped knees. In 1949 they introduced their Automatic Binding Bricks which were the unwitting blueprints for their iconic L...

Hot Wheels

Since 1968, Hot Wheels have been a staple of every car-loving kid's toy box. Aside from their meticulous attention to detail, the speeds they reached going down those wobbly plastic ramps easily topped a scaled 300 mph...

Silly Putty

Silly Putty, one of the most popular toys of the 20th century, was invented accidentally.

Rubik’S Cube

Created in 1974 by Hungarian architect and inventor Erno Rubik, the handheld puzzle almost instantaneously became one of the most popular toys of all time, and one of the most frustrating.

Nerf

Originally developed by Parker Brothers before being bought out by Hasbro in the early 1970s, the current NERF empire had its humble beginnings with a single foam ball that became an unexpected hit.

G.I. Joe

In 1964, amid the Cold War, Hasbro introduced a new type of toy into the world of play. Named G.I. Joe after ordinary soldiers of World War II, the 11 1/2-inch male figure wore uniforms representing the U.S. military and had 21 moving parts...

Cabbage Patch Kids

These adorably melon-faced dolls made their debut for the Christmas holiday shopping season in 1983 and proceeded to rewrite the book on popular fads for all time.

Mr. Potato Head

The Spud was a groundbreaking toy in many ways. For one, it was the first toy with a dedicated TV commercial. Secondly, it earned more than $4 million in just a few months (in the 1950s). And most amazing of all, it actually got kids to touch thei...

Radio Flyer Wagon

When Italian immigrant Antonio Pasin arrived in the US at the age of 16, he had no way of knowing that he would one day create a toy that still sells steadily close to a century later.

Duncan Yo-Yo

Versions of the yo-yo are said to have originated in ancient Greece or even earlier in China, but the first yo-yo craze seized Americans in the mid-19th century when several manufacturers patented improvements to the toy...

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