The 50 Hottest Toys of the Past 50 Years

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Some toy trends burn hotter than a Yule Log. In 2016, it’s Hatchimals and the Nintendo NES Classic Edition — good luck finding either without a well-placed source at the North Pole.

But the hunt might make modern moms and dads recall their own childhoods, when parents came to blows over Cabbage Patch Dolls or Furbys. Jedi wannabes may remember that fateful holiday season of 1977, when “Star Wars” was the hottest movie around, but all George Lucas could issue for action-figure-longing little Luke was a rain check. Travel back through your own toy box with our tribute to the hottest toys of the past 50 years.

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