The Best Selling Christmas Toys
of the Past 50 Years!
This list of Best Selling Christmas Toys comprised by the Toy Industry Association will bring you down
memory lane. I know you will remember fondly, just like me, the toys that once brought joy and wonder to us when
we opened them on Christmas morning.
Toys always bring such joy and happiness to children and expand their imaginations. (Not to mention
keep them busy - in a productive way.) Children love to receive toys at Christmas (just see
what happens when you give them clothes instead of toys at Christmas - tossed away!) And I, as a mother
and Aunt, love to give them and watch the expressions on their faces as they open their new toys!
Many of the toys in this Best Selling Christmas Toys list can still be purchased today on ebay.com
Best Selling Christmas Toys of the Last 50 Years
1960 BRIO Classic Wooden Railway by BRIO Corporation
1960 Etch-A-Sketch by Ohio Art Company
1960 Game of Life by Milton Bradley
1961 Slip N' Slide by Wham-O
1961 Troll dolls by Thomas Dam Inc.
1962 Chatter Telephone by Fisher-Price
1963 Easy Bake Oven by Kenner, Hasbro Inc.
1964 G.I. Joe by Hasbro, Inc.
1965 Creepy Crawlers by Mattel, Inc.
1965 Operation by Milton Bradley
1965 See 'n' Say by Mattel, Inc.
1966 Twister by Milton Bradley
1967 Battleship by Milton Bradley
1967 Big Wheel ride-on by Marx Toys
1967 Ker Plunk by Ideal Toy Co.
1967 Lite Brite by Hasbro, Inc.
1968 Hot Wheels Racing sets by Mattel, Inc.
1970 Nerf Balls by Parker Brothers
1971 Mastermind by Invicta Plastics Ltd.
1972 Uno Card Game by International Games
1973 Shrinky Dinks by K&B Innovations
1974 Dungeons and Dragons by TSR, Inc.
1974 Playmobil people & playsets by Playmobil
1975 Othello by Gabriel Industries Inc.
1976 Magna Doodle by Mego Toys
1977 Star Wars action figures by Kenner,Hasbro Inc.
1978 Hungry Hungry Hippos by Hasbro, Inc.
1978 Rubik's Cube by Ideal
1978 Simon Electronic Game by Milton Bradley
1979 Cozy Coupe Ride-On by Little Tikes
1979 Strawberry Shortcake by Kenner
1982 Stompers die-cast vehicles by Schaper
1982 Trivial Pursuit by Selchow & Righter
1983 Cabbage Patch Kids by Coleco
1983 Care Bears by Kenner
1983 My Little Pony by Hasbro, Inc.
1984 Transformers by Hasbro, Inc.
1985 Scruples Game by Henry Makow
1985 Teddy Ruxpin by Worlds of Wonder
1986 Pound Puppies by Tonka
1987 Koosh Ball by OddzOn
1987 Pictionary by The Games Gang
1988 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Playmates Toys Inc.
1989 Super Soaker by Larami
1992 Barney the Dinosaur plush by The Lyons Group
1992 K'NEX Building Sets by K'NEX Industries
1993 Magic: The Gathering Collectible card game by Wizards
1993 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Bandai
1995 Lamaze Learning products by Learning Curve Int'l
1996 Beanie Babies by Ty
1996 Tickle-Me Elmo by Tyco Preschool
1997 Bass Fishin' Game by Radica Games
1997 Tamagotchi by Bandai
1998 Furby by Tiger Toys
1998 Rescue Heroes by Fisher-Price
1999 Groovy Girls by Manhattan Toys
1999 LeapPad by LeapFrog
2000 Razor scooter by Razor
NOTE: Source for Best Selling Christmas Toys for years 2001 - 2010 is www.Dad.info.
hand held consoles like Sony PSP,
cell phones dominate the toy market.
Also popular are:
Life-like dolls like Baby Annabelle,
Animatronic toys like Robosapien and Roboraptor,
High-tech remote control toys like Flytech DragonFly,
Early learning computers like Dora the Explora laptop, >br>
and various Harry Potter merchandise.
I hope this Best Selling Christmas Toys list will aid you in your Christmas shopping and bring you some fond memories of
your childhood too!
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