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What Was the Most Popular Toy The Year You Were Born?

The ’60s were an exciting time for kids. New toys were being developed all the time and TV showed us what was on offer like never before. We had new electronic devices, brighter colors, and a huge number of characters to choose from. The kinds of toys available were becoming more diverse, as evidenced by the pocket-sized Hot Wheels and the plug-in Lite Brite.

1960 Legos

Most popular toys the year you were born

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Invented in the 1930s, it wasn’t until plastics were made consistently available that Legos took off in popularity. It’s hard today to imagine a child’s bedroom without these ubiquitous building blocks.

1961 Etch-a-Sketch

Most popular toys the year you were born

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1962 Lincoln Logs

1963 Duncan Yo-yos

Launched in 1929, this brand of yo-yo got a resurgence after a series of advertising spots on TV like the one below.

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1964 G.I. Joe

Most popular toys the year you were born

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1965 Tonka Truck

Introduced in 1955, it was the dump truck model that debuted in 1965 which became the one of the best-selling toys of the 20th century.

1966 Sno-Cone Machine

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1967 Little People

Most popular toys the year you were born

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1968 Lite Brite

Most popular toys the year you were born

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1969 Hot Wheels

Most popular toys the year you were born

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