The Most Popular Toys of the Last 25 Years

Over the last 25 years countless new fads and technologies have been introduced in the toy industry. Even still, there are some toys that have continuously held the top spots. Here is a list of 7 of the most popular toys from the last 25 years.

  1. Barbie

Whether she was a pretty pink princess or a downright tomboy, almost every little girl has played with Barbie. This doll has been and continues to be a staple amongst toys for young girls. Various Barbie variations and even different spin-offs have emerged over the years, but the original stays supreme.

  1. Nintendo

Similar to Barbie, Nintendo has stayed consistent amongst top gaming consoles for several years. As technologies change and advance, so do these systems, which help them to stay at the top of their game, literally.

  1. Xbox

In recent years Xbox has rivaled Nintendo to become one of the top gaming consoles, appealing to kids and adults alike. The manufacturers of Xbox are staying on top of the game by bringing out new features and video games each year. Xbox is on a trajectory to remain a kid favorite for years to come.

  1. Easy Bake Ovens

Everyone has had a slightly over-cooked or under-cooked brownie or a morphed cake from an easy bake oven. Once a common staple for little girls, it has been revamped and marketed to appeal to boys and girls alike, making it a fan favorite amongst young chefs in training.

  1. Transformers

Transformers toys were first released when the Transformers television show was hugely popular. With the blockbuster movie spin-offs, these toys have resurfaced and have taken on a new lease of life. Today, their popularity shows no signs of slowing down, with a whole new generation of kids enthralled by the characters and stories.

  1. Scooters

For many years scooters have been seen as the cool alternative to bicycles. They seem to have surpassed the popularity of the skateboard and continue to stay at the top of active children’s wish lists. The various styles and colors make them a great choice for boys and girls alike.

  1. iPads and Tablets

Though they were at first considered a useful tool for adults, iPads and tablets have quickly become a stellar choice for parents looking to keep children quietly entertained for long periods of time. It is easy to download games and apps, as well as books for those literary bookworms.

There is a saying that there is nothing new under the sun. These staple toy items are a testament to that. Though newer versions and shiny new spin-offs have been released, these 7 toys have been and continue to be fan favorites.

The IE Mommy

The IE Mommy

I am a stay at home mom of three; ages 7, 6 and 1! I love doing product reviews and finding the best things to use for my family. Reading and writing have always been my passions so this allows me to incorporate them with the things that mean the most to me!
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