The 51 Hottest Toys of the Past 50 Years

Little boy surrounded by Hot Wheels cars.
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Hunting for holiday toys for today’s kids might make modern moms and dads recall their own childhoods. Was it really so long ago that parents came to blows over Cabbage Patch Dolls or Furbys?

Today’s Jedi wannabes awash in movie merch may not remember that fateful holiday season of 1977, when “Star Wars” was red-hot but George Lucas could only issue rain checks for action-figure-longing little Lukes.

Travel back through your own toy box with our tribute to the hottest toys of the past 5 decades.

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