[WORLDKINGS] World Tops Academy – Top 10 greatest toys of all time


(WorldKings.org) According to nowblitz.com, this is top 10 most favorited toys of all time

1. Barbie



A Barbie doll is easily one of the most recognizable and best-selling toys in history. With over a billion dolls sold, Barbie has staying power that other dolls could only dream of. Considering that the pint-sized princess has been a mainstay in popular culture for over 50 years, it’s safe to say she’ll be around for a long time to come.

2. The yo-yo



It really is impossible to tell how many yo-yos have been produced since their invention around 2,500 years ago, but anything with that kind of staying power has to be considered one of the best-selling toys in history.

3. Easy – Bake Oven



In 1963, inspired by street vendors, the Easy-Bake oven was born to give children a chance to cook their own creations. Hasbro reported more than 30 million ovens had been sold as of their 50th anniversary, along with another 150 million+ mix refills. The core product shows no signs of slowing down.

4. Radio Flyer



When Italian immigrant Antonio Pasin arrived in the U.S. at the age of 16, he had no way of knowing that he would one day create a toy that still sells steadily close to a century later. Radio Flyer, based in Chicago, came into existence in 1917. Since then, it’s sold more than 100 million wagons and was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

5. Silly Putty



In 1943, Scottish engineer James Wright, while working at General Electric’s laboratory in New Haven, Connecticut, combined boric acid and silicone oil in a test tube. He then shipped it around to a number of engineers, hoping there might be some use for his creation. By 1955, kids in the 6 to 12 demographic were in love with the stuff. More than 300 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold since its inception.

6. Transformers



The shape-shifting robots would have to go on any list of best selling toys despite the fact that they’ve only been around since the 1980s. Excluding the hugely popular international toy line, the property has earned more than $3.7 billion in profits from just the five films.

7. G.I.Joe



The Greatest American Hero was introduced in 1964 by Hasbro as an 11 1/2-inch male figure that wore uniforms representing the US military and featured 21 moving parts. In just one year of sales, G.I. Joe made up over 75% of Hasbro’s sales. By the 1980s, the product had undergone a bit of a facelift, turning into a series of 3 3/4-inch figures modeled after the popular cartoon and comic book characters.

8. Hot Wheels



Hot Wheels, the classic die-cast toy from Mattel, was introduced in 1968. The company has gone on to produce more than 4 billion cars featuring 11,000 variations and over 800 models. Mattel estimates that 41 million people have grown up playing with their miniature cars, and notes that the average collector has around 1,550 cars in their collection.

9. Etch-A-Sketch



In 1955, a 30-year-old electrician named Andre Cassagnes was installing a factory light switch plate and made some pencil markings on its translucent decal. After peeling the decal from the switch plate, he saw the image had transferred to the other side. This was the origin point for his idea that would become the children’s drawing toy. More than 175 million of the devices have been sold since 1960, the year it first went to market.




LEGOs, derived from the Danish words for “play well,” was invented by carpenter Ole Christiansen in 1949. The LEGO company patented the idea just nine years later. The original LEGOs were just red-and-white bricks that interlocked in a way that allowed children to build things without limits. Today, the company has produced more than 320 billion blocks.


According to nowblitz.com

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