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Best Selling Toys Of All Time

Updated on August 26, 2014

Which Are The Best Selling Toys Of All Time?

There are toys which we all love and which have stood the test of time and can be considered to be the Best Selling Toys Of All Time. Which are they? They are the ones that many of us are very familiar with and which kids today still love.

It doesn’t matter that these toys have been around for decades; they’re what would be considered everyone’s favorite toys because of their timeless designs and incredible playability. No matter how many times you’ve played with it at your friend’s house or even in the toy store, your collection of toys will never be complete without it.

When you think of classic kids toys, think of them as established, reliable, and successful toys that have proven to be great for children. They are simple, easy to play with, and won't fail as much as some of the new toys.

Although classic toys might not be as recognized as much as some of the more popular new toys, they are making a comeback due to the unreliability of those newer toys and will continue to sell. Children have been playing with classic toys for generations and will continue to enjoy them for years to come.

Below you will find some of the best selling toys of all time that will bring back lots of memories I am sure and which children everywhere have to have.

Schylling Sock Monkey

There’s no other sock monkey like the Sock Monkey which was first created back in the 1930s from a pair of red heeled socks.

He's cute, he’s cuddly and he’s pretty darn cool. This Schylling Sock Monkey measures 20 inches tall and features the classic brown color with white hands and feet and big bright red lips.

He’s made from smooth polyester fabric and includes his cute signature hat with tassel. This monkey will keep you company and happily go wherever you take him.

Why Stick With the Good Old Toys?

Classic kids toys were made before technology was so advanced that they needed to be so expensive and unreliable. Classic toys can provide lots of entertainment, and at the same time, they promote both an active and healthy imagination.

Some toys do better than others depending on how old the child is, for example, a Rubik's cube is great for kids that are aged 8 and up. The Rubik's cube will keep them busy for hours and keep their brain working all the time since the whole point of the cube is to solve the puzzle.

Classic toys have been developed so many times over the years that they have been perfected for children. Playing with a sock puppet today, isn't the same as playing with one in the 1920's. Although these are classic kids toys, don't think of them as old. They are toys that have continued to be popular due to their success and entertainment value that have evolved many times over the years.

Magic 8 Ball

Almost everyone one at one time or another has consulted with a Magic 8 Ball when it came to indecisiveness or simple curiosity of what the near future holds.

No one can resist the power of this prophetic 8 Ball; whenever you have one in your hands you can’t help but to ask it a question and give it a quick shake. Regardless of the outcome of its response you somehow feel affirmed or resolved, unless of course it says “Ask again later”.

Take all the guesswork out of life and get yourself a Magic 8 Ball, with 20 possible answers you’re bound to get results you like.

Rubik's Cube

It doesn’t matter how many times you try and fail at Rubik’s Cube.

It’s a toy, 3D puzzle and mind game all in one that will forever entice people of all generations. Whether you ever solve it in your life time or not, it’s still really fun trying.

Who knew a colorful cube could provide so much entertainment and even after decades since its invention, people are still going crazy over the challenging toy. There may be “43 quintillion” moves, but with the Rubik’s Cube there’s only one solution.

Play-Doh: Case of Colors

There’s no other dough quite like Play-Doh. It’s the one and only moldable dough that has been entertaining children for over 40 years.

And now you can make almost anything out of Play-Doh and there are also several Play-Doh making kits that come in the form of famous fast food restaurant chains, Disney characters, fun factories, automobile workshops, dessert shops and so many more.

If you’ve yet to join the Play-Doh craze then a good place to start would be with this 10 pack which includes ten 2 ounce Play-Doh cans in various cool colors like white, yellow, pink, brown, red, blue, purple, green, lavender, and black.

Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Mr. Squiggles

Inspired by the hamster videos on the internet, this fuzzy ball of fur has become a popular toy amongst today’s children.

It makes hamster noises like coos and purrs and they even scoot and scamper across the floor like real hamsters.

Each Zhu Zhu Pets hamster has their very own unique personality and sound effects that they make. Play with them, pet them and love them like your very own pet hamster.

Choosing Age Appropriate Classic Children's Toys

As I previously stated, a lot of the toys are dependent on how old the child is,

Children that are aged between 0-2 can be pretty easy when it comes to finding them toys to play with. To promote healthy brain development, sticking to easy toys such as color blocks, wooden cars that they cannot fit in their mouths, and soft bouncy balls will entertain them just fine. They will mostly be spending time with their guardians, so they will always have someone to play with.

Once your children get to ages 2-4, they will require toys that are more demanding. These are very crucial ages for your children, so make sure they are able to use their imaginations and can use their toys to help them fully develop. Toys such as soft dolls, sock puppets, word books to help them with speech, and other similar toys will keep them entertained.

At Ages 4-7, children are able to comprehend almost anything and are able to play with toys such as legos, Monkeys in a barrel, Yo-Yo, wooden tool sets, and many others. This is the age where there is a great amount of classic toys that will all be able to assist in keeping your child busy. As your child develops their personality, they will start to then have their preferences in toys, which will make it much easier to find excellent toys that are safe and reliable.

After ages 7-8, your children need to keep their brains expanding, so educational toys and puzzles are usually the best options. Rubik's cubes, children's books, word searches, and plenty of others will be able to provide them hours of entertainment while keeping their brains healthy.

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    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @Daisy Mariposa thank you that's very kind of you Daisy and very much appreciated

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      What a fun article! Thanks for publishing it on HubPages.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @Vellur me too! Thanks for the very kind comment.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @Jodah many thanks for the great comment and thanks for your kindness

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      I love the Rubik 's cube and still play with it! Great hub.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      All good toys that bring back memories pk. You can tell the successful ones if they are still around today. I had a Rubik's cube but never could solve that darn thing! A magic 8 ball gave me lots of good advice. My kids used to always leave the lids off they playdough and it dried out......probably doesn't anymore. But my favourite all time classic has to be lego. I passed my lego collection down to my children who added to it and now they have passed the originals and more to their kids. Good value toy. Interesting hub, voted up.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @teaches12345 thanks for the lovely comment and the classics really are the best aren't they!

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @Sunshine625 thanks for that great comment which really made me smile and great to be connected!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      As a teacher, play doh is comparable to a handyman's duct tape. It provides hours of creative play and can be used to teach a variety of thematic concepts. Old toys are the best.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I still have a Magic 8 ball, and I still ask it questions...the answers aren't up to par, but I still like asking them! :)

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @BLouw yes it's amazing isn't it but it has proven to be an incredible success over the years!

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      Barbara Walton 

      4 years ago from France

      Would never have bet on a sock monkey being a best-selling toy!

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @mumsgather thanks for the comment and yes it does really seem to have become an absolute classic doesn't it!

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      4 years ago

      My fav is play doh and since it is classic as you say, my kids love them too.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @ZenandChic it's very cute isn't it!

    • ZenandChic profile image


      4 years ago

      Love that little hamster!

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @Frischy yes I can remember hours of fun with Play-Doh too!

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      4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      My mother made a sock monkey for me when I was a baby. I think my favorite toy throughout childhood was Play-doh. My mom never liked it because it was messy, but I always found it so much fun.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @ILoveLegosToo I think you might be right there :-)

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      Tom Fattes 

      4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I think my choice is more than obvious. Lego, of course.


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