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29 Best Selling Christmas Toys 1960 - 1989. With Commercials!

Behold, America’s top selling Christmas playthings as compiled by the Toy Industry Association, plus (most of) the original TV spots that convinced us to buy them. One question remains; Who was buying all the Koosh? Worst present ever.

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1960 The Game Of Life

1961 Trolls!

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In the absence of a Troll commercial, we present this horrific nightmare instead.

1962 Chatter Telephone (made a recent comeback via Toy Story 3!)

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1963 Easy Bake Oven

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1964 GI Joe

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1965 Operation

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1966 Twister

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1967 Battleship

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1968 Hot Wheels

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1970 Nerf Balls (with added Monkee business!)

1971 Mastermind

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1972 UNO ( commercial from 1981)

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1972 Shrinky Dinks

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1974 Dungeons & Dragons

1975 Othello

1976 Magna Doodle

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1977 Star Wars Action Figures

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1978 Hungry Hungry Hippos

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1979 Strawberry Shortcake

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1982 Stompers Vehicles

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1983 Cabbage Patch Kids

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1984 Transformers

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1985 Teddy Ruxpin

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1986 Pound Puppies

1987 Koosh Ball

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1988 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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1989 Super Soaker

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