September 28, 2021 | by: Michelle Roy

The Most Popular Toys Of The Last 120 Years!

The Most Popular Toys Of The Last 120 Years!

You can still buy these today!

1890s:  Crayola crayons:  Believe it or not, Crayola has been around since 1885. And they haven’t changed much – they’re still colorful and fun.
1900s:  Rocking horse:  It’s actually been a staple in the lives of kids for hundreds of years.
1910s:  Raggedy Ann dolls:  Raggedy Ann began as a book character, and the doll began to be produced in 1915. Her popularity inspired the conception of Ann’s brother, Raggedy Andy, in 1920.
1920s:  Radio Flyer wagons:  While they also produce scooters, tricycles, and bicycles, the classic steel-and-wood wagon is what the toy company Radio Flyer is best known for.
1930s:  Monopoly:  Designed in 1904 as “The Landlord’s Game”, it became very popular as “Monopoly” during The Great Depression.
1940s:  Slinky:  A mesmerizing toy with a simple design, based on the spring.
1950s:  Mr. Potato Head:  The model of a potato that can be decorated with parts that attach to the main body. Originally, a real potato was used.
1960s:  Easy-Bake ovens:  Introduced 1963, the original toy used an ordinary light bulb as a heat source. Current versions use a real heating element.
1970s:  Star Wars action figures:  We’re pretty sure you could still find some Star Wars merchandise out there if you look hard enough!
1980s:  Rubik’s Cube:  The “Magic Cube” was designed in 1974, but became the biggest toy in the world in the 80s.
1990s:  Playstation:  Kids couldn’t get enough of it in the ’90s, and they still can’t today.
2000s:  Razor Scooters:  The compact kick scooter enables riders to do tricks, spins, and flips, or just zoom around the neighborhood.
2010s:  iPad:  It boomed in popularity among adults, teens, and tweens alike. It does everything your smartphone can do — but with a bigger screen.
2020s:  So far, it’s Baby Yoda. We can do better than THAT, can’t we?