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Find out the most popular toys of the last 100 years.

Popular Toys by Decade
• 1900-1909 Crayola Crayons
• 1910-1919 Raggedy Ann Dolls
• 1920-1929 Madame Alexander Collectible Dolls
• 1930-1939 View-Master 3-D Viewer
• 1940-1949 Candy Land
• 1950-1959 Mr. Potato Head
• 1960-1969 G.I. Joe
• 1970-1979 Rubik's Cube
• 1980-1989 Cabbage Patch Kids
• 1990-1999 Beanie Babies
• 2000-Present Razor Scooter

What were your favorite childhood toys or games? I liked my dollhouse, Payday and Boggle.

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luxlis
Dec. 14th, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
Barbies! And Cabbage Patch Kids!
silverdee
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
I was too old for the Cabbage Patch Kids craze. I will have to post my story about the day I was almost run over by a horde of moms trying to get to Cabbage Patch dolls during the height of the mania.
weelisa
Dec. 14th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
Hmmmmmmmm...let's see, I'd have to say my favourite thing was barbie. I had two proper barbies and one of those cousin thingees. My dad made me some lovely wooden furniture for them.

I also liked my stuffed doggie named Toto. I took him around with me everywhere.
silverdee
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)
I had a Barbie, Ken and a Twiggie doll. Yes, Twiggie the model. My grandmother gave her to me. She was trés chic.
weelisa
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
I never had a Ken doll for some reason.

Maybe that's why I like to dress up Jim.

Oh, a Twiggy doll!! I wonder how much that would be worth today? I'm gonna check it out on Ebay.
silverdee
Dec. 14th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
That Jim is such a good sport! ;-P

I'd be curious about Twiggy's going rate. Mine is well-loved so not anywhere close to mint condition.
weelisa
Dec. 14th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
Girlfriend, do you really want to know?
http://cgi.ebay.com/1967-TWIGGY-DOLL-MINTY-MINT-IN-BOX-NRFB-RARE_W0QQitemZ5644503099QQcategoryZ15970QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
405 American smackers - mind you, it's mint.
But HEAVENS TO MURGATROYD!

Sorry about the potty mouth... ;0
silverdee
Dec. 14th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
Jeezaloo! My cousin and I both got one. At 8:45PM, she's going for $480.
eroslane
Dec. 14th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC)
Board games. I always adored board games. Milton Bradley. Ideal. Parker Brothers. I thought working for them as an adult would be exsquisite. :-)

Still, my favorite present every year was the paperback novel that would be loosely wrapped in tissue paper and tucked in the top of my stocking. I would read as the family went 'round the circle (which took forever!) opening presents.
silverdee
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
What a good idea about reading while the rest of the family did the gift thing! Although, I had enough of a problem with reading constantly as it was so it might not have been allowed.
eroslane
Dec. 14th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's right....punish the smart people.

What's up with that?!
silverdee
Dec. 15th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
I think my parents thought it was rude when I wanted to read at family functions and at holiday meals. It was really a way to keep from being bored stiff. ;-)
ericisrad
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC)
I love 80's toys!
My favourite toys:
  • Legos

  • Construx!!! (Examples: Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4, Pic 5)

  • Spy Tech (the actual toys for kids, not the current real survellaince crap)

  • Star Wars figures

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures

  • Ghostbusters toys

  • Nintendo + Power Pad

  • Garbage Pail Kids cards


OMG, this post of yours makes me want to buy a whole bunch of Construx! Check out this crazy eBay auction!
silverdee
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
Re: I love 80's toys!
I've never even heard of Construx. I'll have to ask Juannie if he knows about them. He worked in a very cool toystore in the 80s.

That auction is pretty serious. And it sounds like a good deal to me. All that for just $50!
ericisrad
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)
Re: I love 80's toys!
Yeah, I don't know what the deal was with Construx. My parents definitely got some for me and had a carrying case and all that and my best friend across the street had some too. But, there are plenty of people that have just flat-out never heard of them. Maybe it could have been because their stuff wasn't very long-lived and gave up compared to the reign of Legos? You mention Legos and everybody has heard of them. *shrug*

I think I'm seriously going to get some of this stuff. When I have children (which may be soon considering I'm getting married in May!) I think it would be great to pass down some of these toys to my own little tykes one day :)

Peace,

Eric
silverdee
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
Re: I love 80's toys!
They look like lot o' fun to me! I would have loved to have some.
mustbered
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
Definitely Cabbage Patch Kids! I still have Cindy and she was one of the few things I took when I evacuated...

Cindy, my violin, and my dog Nola... things I couldn't have handled losing.
silverdee
Dec. 14th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
It made us all figure out what was really important. Damned storm! I took my signed Bill Clinton bio and my book journal with the list of all the books I've ever read.
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