While I agree with the overall assessment of this infographic I have to take umbrage that they left off the Barbie Townhouse, Cabbage Patch Dolls, GI Joe, Legos and Lincoln Logs.

When I was a kid I had to have the Barbie Head thingy. You know, the bust of Barbie that was made to put on make-up and style her hair. She was meant to be used over and over again but after you used Magic Marker as eye shadow and cut her hair into a much cuter pixie cut, she wasn’t much good.

What was your favorite toy from Christmas or Hanukkah past?




  1. Madge December 20, 2011 at 12:13 am - Reply

    I had the speak and spell. but my favorite was doll bunk beds, and a toy piano because the legs came off and I could make long pointy fingers out of them.

  2. babs (beetle) December 20, 2011 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Well, we didn’t have Barbie or Play-doh in the 50’s! We still had Plasticine, in the wrinkly strips that had a horrid smell ūüôā¬† We did have the Hula-Hoop though.

  3. cardiogirl December 20, 2011 at 9:53 am - Reply

    I remember being jacked beyond belief when we got an Atari system. I only remember two games — Pong, which sucked, and Space Invaders which totally ruled. I played that so much that all I saw were bombs coming down when I closed my eyes.

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