The 13 Most Influential Toys of All Time
"Time" magazine interviewed a bunch of toy historians and experts, and came up with a list of the 13 most influential toys of all time. Here are the results . . .
1. LEGO. It's the world's biggest toy company, and has stayed that way for more than 50 years across several generations of kids.
3. G.I. Joe.
4. The Nerf Bow and Arrow. When it launched in 1991, it showed Nerf could make more than Nerf balls . . . and they're still big today.
5. Chatty Cathy. She was the first talking doll.
6. The Easy Bake Oven.
7. The Super Soaker.
8. Doc McStuffins. This is the newest toy on the list. It's based on a Disney Junior animated series, and it's the first black doll that's become popular with all races of kids.
9. "Star Wars" figures. They were the first popular toys based on a movie, which opened the flood gates for movie-toy tie-ins.
11. The Rubik's Cube.
12. Leap Pad. One of the first toys that successfully made learning fun.
13. Cabbage Patch Dolls. (Time)