The most popular toys for kids in the 80s and 90s

The most popular toys for kids in the 80s and 90s
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Many people still look with fond nostalgia towards the 80s and 90s. So much that Argos had a whole survey to see which were the most popular toys then.

The study was carried among people ages 22 to 37 – the ones who grew up in the 80s and 90s, The Sun reports. “The progression of toys is an interesting one, you can clearly see how the requirements of a developing child change as they get older”, Juliet Ward, head toy buyer at Argos says.

“Like most children, millennials were engaging in role play at an early age, and this progresses right through to the ages of eight and nine. However, by the age of 10, children were much more influenced by playground crazes such as Tamagotchi, Pogs and Pokeman which became extremely popular”.

There are quite a few toys in various ages. Most of them you know. Well, actually, if you grew up in the 80s and 90s, you probably know them all.

Among the list we see Play-Doh, My Little Pony, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Beanie Babies, Care Bears, Etch-A-Sketch. There’s also Hungry Hippos, Gameboy, the Tamagotchi, lots of LEGO sets, Connect 4, Scalextric and many more.

It’s not really a surprise that many of these toys are still around today. And some, like the Tamagotchi, are making a comeback. Does that mean that old toys were better? Not quite. It means that among old toys there where a few that were better and that’s why they are still around.