The 51 Hottest Toys of the Past 50 Years

Ready to take a fun walk down memory lane? Here's a list of the most popular toys of the past several decades.

1. Twister

TwisterThe Strong National Museum of Play / Money Talks News

Who saved Twister? Herrrrrrre’s Johnny! The goofy board game where the players are the game pieces was about to be pulled from the market when Johnny Carson and the shapely Eva Gabor played a suggestive round on “The Tonight Show.” Viewers demanded the game, and Twister (previously called Pretzel) became a game-room staple. It was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2015. Right hand red!

The classic board game (with two recently introduced “new moves”) is readily available for about $12 at Target and other retailers.

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