32 of the Most Popular Toys From the Last 145 Years
J Thoendell stashed this in Misc
He-Man started out as a line of action figures to accompany the feature film Conan, but manufacturer Mattel didn’t think Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character was a suitable role model for young children—how right they were. The toy line was considered a bit of a risk at the time since boys weren’t known to play with dolls, but in 1985 the line earned over $400 million dollars, out-earning even Barbie.
Haha, what is good in life, Conan? "My line of action figures."
Not sure I agree at all. Labyrinth marble box? Electric slot racers? Mr. Potato head? All-in-one electronic set? Erector sets? Sllinky? Twister? Etch-a-sketch? Frisbee? Barbie? Crayons? Hula Hoop? Silly Putty? Skateboards? Yo-yo?
Okay, so I do see a slinky and a yo-yo there, but stilll
I could go on....
You have a good memory for good toys, Greg. :)