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Over 100 Years Ago Of Toys And Games

Updated on March 4, 2015

Vintage Toys


Over time toys have changed immensely. Not only from the materials that they are made of, wood, plastic, rubber, tin and other metals, but also with the mechanics that are used to make them work, keys, gears, batteries, electric and now the internet.

There have been so many new inventions, and yet, many toys have remained and continue to be popular to this day.

Original G.I. Joe Lineup


Play Time

The pure joy and anticipation, while watching the faces of children of all ages, light up with excitement at receiving a new toy is priceless. Be it today or yester year.

The little girl with the baby doll that did absolutely nothing other than allowing her to pretend to be a mommy, to the walking, talking and uhm , well you know.

From the little boy playing with marbles with his best shooting agate , to becoming the pinball wizard. Cap popping pistols to beebee guns: or sling shots and tomahawks. And we can't forget the hours and hours of playing with G.I. Joe and G.I. Jane

Nintindo to Xbox, Candy Land to Angry Birds or Lincoln Logs to Lego's.

Marbles A popular Children's Game


Once Popular Toys

I remember in grade school all the boys would bring their bags of marbles to school. During recess they would draw a circle in the dirt and using their favorite "shooter" they would try to knock the opponents marble out of the ring..If they were successful they would win said marble.

Some of the toys that were popular in the time period..There were many more that I have not listed.

You may be surprised to see how far back some of these toys go and how popular they are to this day..I know I was.

1910s : Raggedy Ann, Erector Sets,Crayola Crayons, Tinker Toys

1920s : The Magic Slate, Madame Alexander Collectible Dolls

1930s : The Teddy Bear, Shirley Temple Doll, View Master

1940s : Scrabble, Candy Land, Bubbles, Paper Dolls, Slinky, Silly Putty, Cootie, Model Airplanes

1950s : The Double Holster gun Set, Gumby, Matchbox Cars, Playdoh, Barbie Doll, Hula Hoop, Wooly Willy

1960s : Troll Dolls, Casper The Ghost, G.I.Joe Figures, Chatty Cathy Doll, Rock EM Sock Em Robots, Game Of Mouse Trap, Lego Construction Set

1970s : Lite Brite, Atari Home Computer System, Pocket Transistor Radio's, Hot Wheel Track and Cars, Erector Set, Hoppity Hops, Hungry Hungry Hippo, Simon Says, Star Ship Enterprise, Walkie Talkies,

1980s : My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, Lego Airport, Dukes Of Hazard Set, Glo-Worm, Rainbow Brite Color Kids, Sega Genesis 1989, Cabbage Patch Doll

1990s : Beanie Babies, Furby, Pogs, Tickle Me Elmo, Super Soaker, Game Boy, Power Rangers, Pokémon

2000 and going strong.. Technology has greatly increased..

Wii Console, Bratz, Razor Scooter, ipad, ipod, Kindles...etc


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    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      7 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Thank you for a warm and wonderful walk down my childhood memory lane.

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      7 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Thank you for a warm and wonderful walk down my childhood memory lane.

    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      7 years ago from USA

      Thank You Colin for the warm glad you liked the read....

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      7 years ago

      ..well this is certainly a trip down memory lane - well I was born in 1958 - so I go back that far - lol - thank you so much for the awesome research here and product information - toys seem so advanced now and almost too adult like and there's an irony in itself - forever gone is the innocence and the imagination - everything now is instant and done for you - like computer games (ugh - especially the violent ones) and kid now seems to be more sophisticated and more grown up - too much too soon - thank you for your beautiful hub presentation and so very nice to meet you - I am Colin from lake erie time 12:33 am ontario canada and sending you warm wishes and good energy


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