The Rocking Horse Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reneedezvous.wordpress.com Kids who had these were basically rock stars. Fireworks Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Capitol Records / Via nottingham.tab.co.uk These became less popular after kids started losing fingers. Nuts Flickr: bubbo-tubbo Nuts for Christmas? No wonder the country was headed for a depression. The Radio Flyer radioflyer.com These were so popular that even during the Great Depression 1500 of these wagons rolled off the assembly line every day. Joy Buzzer timmstuff / Flickr: 66781660@N04 I'm pretty sure they weren't funny then either. Yo-yo Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Fox / Via youtube.com Demand for yo-yos was so high that the Yo-yo Manufacturing Company went from two employees to more than six hundred in less than a year. Red Ryder BB Gun MGM / Via hhs59.com Ralphie was but one of millions of little boys dreaming of this for Christmas. Sock Monkey Flickr: monkeymoments A rival product, the Underwear Monkey, failed to catch the public's imagination. Army Men Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Pixar / Via fuckyeahtoystory123.tumblr.com RIP to all the army men who lost their lives to bottle rockets. Lego Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF legos.com / Via lionpelt-66.deviantart.com The most wanted toy of 1949 has never lost popularity, so much so that The LEGO Group is now the world's most valuable toy company worth over $14.6 billion. The Magic 8-Ball Flickr: f2g2 Generations of kids have asked, "Does she/he like me as more than a friend?" The Slinky Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. / Via youtube.com More than 330 million Slinkys have sold since its debut in 1945. Barbie Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Pixar / Via fuckyeahtoystory123.tumblr.com Looking under Barbie's dress has been confusing kids for nearly sixty years. Fisher Price Little People Janet Sumner / Flickr: 10389614@N07 Fisher Price was way ahead of its time by referring to them as "little people." Mr. Potato Head Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Pixar / Via animated-disney-gifs.tumblr.com The original packaging came only with body parts that were meant to be stuck into an actual potato! The now iconic plastic potato body was added in 1964. Etch A Sketch freakingnews.com This classic was elected into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998. Easy-Bake Oven hasbro.com / Via indyweek.com And thus began the tradition of little girls forcing their parents to eat disgusting, undercooked food. G.I. Joe Via geeks.lockergnome.com Before getting streamlined in the Eighties G.I. Joe kind of looked like he belonged in The Village People. Rubik's Cube Flickr: bamalibrarylady You know how you solved these back in the day? By peeling off the stickers and putting them back on. Nerf Ball hasbro.com / Via imgur.com Kind of like Gremlins, bad things happened when you got these wet. Star Wars Action Figures Flickr: theboyk Long before there was a Jar Jar Binks action figure, these were 100% cool. Cabbage Patch Kids Flickr: veganflower At the height of their popularity there were widespread reports of parents breaking into fistfights over the last doll in stock. Teddy Ruxpin Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF DIC Entertainment / Via gifmovie.tumblr.com Did you feel like your Teddy Ruxpin watched you as you slept? Because I did. Transformers hasbro.com / Via abcnews.go.com If your parents couldn't score you these at Christmas, you got stuck with Gobots. Stupid, Gobots. Tickle Me Elmo Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com The demand was so high in 1996 that people were re-selling the doll for $1500, slightly more than the $28.99 suggested retail price. Super Soaker Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com If MJ had one you know they were popular. Furby Flickr: capitrueno These fur-balls sold over 15 million units in their first year alone. Wii Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com Nintendo says they named it Wii because it "sounds like 'we', which emphasizes that the console is for everyone." Good thinking, since pretty much everyone owns one. Bratz Flickr: puuikibeach These were like a karmic joke on every parent who said there would never be a doll worse than Barbie for little girls. Razor Scooter Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF wifflegif.com This .gif alone is reason why my kids will never have one of these. LeapPad Ultra Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF leapfrog.com / Via youtube.com These are probably as popular as they are because parents are desperate to stop their kids from hogging their iPads. Furby Boom Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF hasbro.com|pkw|new%20furby%20boom|pmt|b|pdv|c / Via geek-news.mtv.com LCD eyes and the ability to interact with an IOS app are a big reason for Furby's resurgence. Teksta Robotic Puppy Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF tekstaroboticpuppy.com / Via youtube.com It won't be long now until the machines take over.