CLASSIC TOYS

Classic toys continue to enchant and delight children even decades after they’re first introduced. These are the toys we loved as kids… all-time favorites that instantly conjure up happy memories of childhood.

Fortunately for our children, these toys have endured and continue to be in constant demand. Some are even passed down from generation to generation.

The following is a list of classic toys that are still on the market, along with their first year of introduction and current manufacturer.

1867-1929

DATE

TOYS

MANUFACTURER

Unknown

Marbles

Multiple forms: stones, ceramic, glass, metal

1867

Parcheesi Game

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1872

Schoenhut Toy Piano

Schoenhut Piano Company, Inc.

1892

Ouija Board

Kennard Novelty Co (now Hasbro)

1900

Lionel Trains

Lionel LLC

1903

Crayola Crayons

Binney & Smith, Inc. (Crayola)

1903

Teddy Bears

Made by many companies today.

1904

Pit Game

Winning Moves Inc.

1905

Flinch Game

Winning Moves Inc.

1906

Rook Game

Parker Brothers, Div. of Hasbro, Inc.
Winning Moves Inc.

1910

Model T Ford (first die-cast toy car)

Strombecker Corp.

1913

Erector Sets

Meccano (BRIO Corporation)

1914

Tinkertoys

The Tinkers, Inc (Playskool, Div. of Hasbro, Inc.)

1915

Raggedy Anne & Andy

Knickerbocker

1916

Lincoln Logs

Allied Toys ( now K’NEX Industries, Inc.)

1917

Radio Flyer Wagon

Radio Flyer

1929

Yo-Yo

Duncan Toys Company


1930s

DATE

TOYS

MANUFACTURER

1930

Briggs Dollhouse

Fordham Briggs

1930

Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Stuffed Toys

Disney

1930

LEGO Building Sets

LEGO Systems, Inc.

1932

Tripoley Game

Cadaco, Inc.

1934

Shirley Temple Doll

Ideal Toy

1934

Sorry Game

Parker Brothers, Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1935

Monopoly Game

Parker Brothers, Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1938

Snoopy Sniffer

Fisher-Price, Div. of Mattel, Inc.

1938

View-Master 3-D Viewer

Fisher-Price, Div. of Mattel, Inc.

1938

Go to the Head of the Class

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.


1940s

DATE

TOYS

MANUFACTURER

1943

Chutes and Ladders

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1945

Slinky

James Industries

1946

Tonka Trucks

Hasbro, Inc.

1946

Nylint Trucks

Nylint Corp.

1947

Doctor and Nurse Bags

Pressman Toy Corp.

1947

John Deere Die-Cast Tractor

The Ertl Company, Inc.

1947

Magic 8 Ball

Alabe Crafts (now Mattel)

1947

Nok Hockey

Carrom

1947

Wonder Spring Horse

Wonder Products

1948

Cootie

Schaper (Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.)

1948

Scrabble Game

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1949

Candy Land

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1949

Clue

Parker Brothers, Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1949

Little People

Fisher Price


1950s

DATE

TOYS

MANUFACTURER

1950

Ginny Doll

Vogue Doll Company

1950

Red Trike

Hedstrom (now Radio Flyer)

1950

Silly Putty

Crayola

1950

Wooly Willy

Smethport Specialty Company (now Patch Products)

1951

Colorforms

University Games

1951

Roy Rogers Cap Pistol

Marx

1952

Matchbox Cars

Matchbox (now Mattel, Inc.)

1952

Mr. Potato Head

Playskool, Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1954

Jotto Game

Endless Games

1955

Gumby

Prema Toy Company

1956

Play-Doh

Hasbro, Inc.

1956

Yahtzee Game

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1956

Original Ant Farm

Uncle Milton Industries, Inc.

1956

Ticklebee Game

Endless Games

1957

Careers Game

Pressman Toy Corp.

1957

Cherry Twin Dolls

Madame Alexander (now Alexander Doll Company)

1957

Frisbee

Wham-O

1957

Corn Popper

Fisher Price

1958

Beat the Clock Game

Endless Games

1958

Concentration Game

Endless Games

1958

Hula Hoop

Wham-O

1959

Barbie

Mattel, Inc.

1959

Chatty Cathy

Mattel, Inc.

1959

Trolls

Dam Company

1959

Smurfs

Schleich


1960s

DATE

TOYS

MANUFACTURER

1960

Aggravation Game

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1960

Kismet Game

Endless Games

1960

Etch-A-Sketch

The Ohio Art Company

1960

BRIO Classic Wooden Railway

BRIO Corporation

1960

Game of Life

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1960

Mr. Machine

Ideal Toys

1961

Slip N Slide

Wham-O

1961

Stratego

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1962

Chatter Telephone

Fisher Price

1962

Mille Bornes Card Game

Winning Moves Inc.

1963

G.I. Joe

Hasbro, Inc.

1963

Easy Bake Oven

Hasbro, Inc.

1963

Mousetrap

Ideal Toys

1963

SuperBall Bouncy Ball

Wham-O

1964

B Model  Mack Tanker Truck

Hess

1964

Easy Ride ’Ums Stick Animals

Mary Meyer Corp.

1964

Hello Kitty

Sanrio

1964

Rummikub

Pressman Toy Corp.

1964

Password Game

Endless Games

1964

Rat Fink Collectible Hot Rod Figures

Shadowbox Collectible, Inc.

1965

Trouble

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1965

Operation

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1965

See N Say

Mattel, Inc.

1966

Rock Em Sock Em Robots

Marx Toys

1966

Spirograph

Hasbro, Inc.

1966

Twister

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1966

Memory Game

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1967

Battleship

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1968

Hot Wheels Cars and Racing Sets

Mattel, Inc.

1968

Lite Brite

Hasbro, Inc.

1968

Nerf Balls

Hasbro, Inc.

1969

Big Wheels

Marx Toys


1970s

DATE

TOYS

MANUFACTURER

1970

Marshall Brodien Magician’s Card Tricks

Cadaco, Inc.

1970

Bachmann Trains

Bachmann Industries, Inc.

1971

Mastermind Game

Pressman Toy Corp.

1972

Uno Card Game

Mattel, Inc.

1973

Baby Alive

Kenner (Hasbro, Inc.)

1973

Shrinky Dinks

K & B Innovations

1974

Connect Four

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1974

Dungeons & Dragons

Wizards of the Coast

1974

Playmobil

Playmobil

1974

Waggie Lamb

Learning Curve International

1975

Othello

Pressman Toy Corp.

1975

Pet Rock

Rock Bottom Productions

1975

Tuneyville Choo-Choo

Tomy Toys

1976

Stretch Armstrong

Kenner (Hasbro, Inc.)

1977

Star Wars Actions Figures

Hasbro, Inc.

1978

Simon Electronic Game

Milton Bradley Co., Div of Hasbro, Inc.

1978

Hungry Hungry Hippos

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1979

Rubik’s Cube

Hasbro, Inc.
Winning Moves Inc.

1979

Strawberry Shortcake

Those Characters from Cleveland (now Hasbro, Inc.)


1980s

DATE

TOYS

MANUFACTURER

1981

Masters of the Universe

Mattel. Inc.

1982

Sequence Game

Jax Ltd., Inc.

1983

Cabbage Patch Kids

Coleco Industries (now Jakks Pacific)

1983

Care Bears

Kenner (Hasbro, Inc. )

1983

My Little Pony

Hasbro, Inc.

1983

Phase 10 Card Game

Fundex Games

1983

Trivial Pursuit

Hasbro, Inc.

1983

Read a Mat Place Mats

The Straight Edge, Inc.

1984

Transformers

Hasbro, Inc.

1984

Lee Middleton Baby Dolls

Lee Middleton Original Dolls

1984

Power Wheels

Kransco (now Fisher Price )

1985

Bubble Mower

Fisher Price

1985

MEGA BLOKS Maxi Building Blocks

Ritvik Toy Corp.

1985

Pound Puppies

Hornby

1985

Shera, Princess of Power

Mattel, Inc.

1985

Sylvanian Family (now Calico Critters)

Tomy (now International Playthings)

1985

Teddy Ruxpin

Worlds of Wonder

1985

Wheel of Fortune Game

Mattel, Inc.

1986

American Girl

Pleasant Company (now Mattel)

1986

Encore

Endless Games

1986

Flannelboard Fun Kit

Roylco

1986

Magna Doodle

Fisher-Price, Div. of Mattel, Inc.

1986

Zolo

Museum of Modern Art (then Wild Planet)

1987

Pictionary

Hasbro, Inc.

1987

Jenga

Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1987

Koosh Ball

OddzOn, Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1988

Barney

Lyons Group

1988

Micro Machines

Galoob Toys, Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1988

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Playmates Toys, Inc.

1989

Magic Nursery Dolls

Mattel, Inc.

1989

Polly Pocket

Bluebird Toys (now Mattel, Inc.)

1989

Super Soaker

Larami, Div. of Hasbro, Inc.

1989

So Soft Baby Doll

Learning Curve International


1990s

DATE

TOYS

MANUFACTURER

1990

Madeline Ragdoll

Learning Curve International

1990

Tribond Game

Patch Products, Inc.

1991

K'NEX Ferris Wheel

K'NEX

1993

(Mighty Morphin) Power Rangers

Bandai

1995

Lamaze Learning Products

Learning Curve International

1995

Sky Dancers

Galoob

1996

Bass Fishin Handheld Game

Radica

1996

Beanie Babies

Ty

1996

Little Smart Electronics

Vtech

1997

Bop-It

Parker Brothers (Hasbro, Inc.)

1997

Build-A-Bear

Build-A-Bear Workshop

1997

Tamagotchi

Bandai

1998

Air Hogs Air-powered Flight

Spin Master

1998

Amamzing Amy

Playmates

1998

Betty Spaghetti

The Ohio Art Company

1998

Blues Clues Notebook

Flying Colors (JAKKS Pacific)

1998

Furby

Tiger Electronics

1998

Magic The Gathering

Wizards of the Coast

1998

Pokemon

Wizards of the Coast

1998

Rescue Heroes

Fisher Price

1998

Scene-It

Screenlife

1998

Spice Girls

Galoob

1998

Spy Gear Vision Goggles

Wild Planet

1998

Talking Teletubbies

Hasbro, Inc.

1998

Tickle Me Elmo

Tyco Preschool (Fisher Price/Mattel)

1998

Yo-Mega Xbrain Yo-Yo

Bandai

1999

Cranium

Cranium

1999

Groovy Girls

Manhattan Toy

1999

LeapPad

Leapfrog

1999

Music Blocks

Neurosmith

1999

Tech Deck Finger Skateboards

X-Concepts


2000s

DATE

TOYS

MANUFACTURER

2000

Bey-Blade

Hasbro, Inc.

2000

Color Wonder

Crayola

2000

Poo-Chi

Tiger Electronics

2000

Razor Scooter

Razor

2000

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Pressman Games

2001

Bionicle

LEGO Systems

2001

Bratz

MGA Entertainment

2001

FDNY Engine Co 68

Code 3 Collectibles (Div of Funrise)

2001

PlasmaCar

PlaSmart

2001

Rumble Robots

Trendmasters

2002

UglyDolls

Pretty Ugly LLC

2002

Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Cards

4 Kids Entertainment

2003

Spider-Man Web-Blaster

Toy Biz

2005

Darth Vader Voice Changer Helmet

Hasbro, Inc.

2005

iDog

Tiger Electronics (Hasbro, Inc.)

2005

V-Smile Pocket

VTech

2005

Webkinz

Ganz

2006

BarbieGirls.com

Mattel, Inc.

2006

Mindstorms NXT

LEGO Systems

2007

PLEO

Ugobe

2007

Skype

Meccano

2008

Club Penguin Plush

JAKKS Pacific, Disney licensed

2008

Eyeclops Bionic Eye

JAKKS Pacific