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Here’s the Most Popular Christmas Toy From the Year You Were Born

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There’s nothing like being a kid on Christmas morning and finding the toy you’ve been wishing for all year under the tree. No feeling can compare. Over the decades, the most desired toys have turned from simple board games and action figures, to technologically advanced gaming systems and gadgets. It’s really no surprise with the way technology plays a role in kid’s lives these days, though.

Livingly compiled a list of the most popular Christmas toy from each year, starting in 1963. It’s astounding to see how much things have changed. But it’s also pretty amazing to see that some of the classic toys and games (like Twister, G.I. Joe and Operation) are still just as beloved today.

Check out this nostalgic list to see what toy was a hot commodity the year you were born!

1963 — Easy-Bake Oven

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Minnesota Historical Society

1964 — G.I. Joe

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1965 — Operation

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The Big Game Hunter

1966 — Twister

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1967 — Battleship

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WorthPoint

1968 — Hot Wheels

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Hot Wheels Wiki

1969 — Chemistry Set

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1970 — Lite Brite

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1971 — Space Hoppers

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1972 — Uno

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Etsy

1973 — Walkie Talkies

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1974 — Tonka Toy Trucks

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PicClick

1975 — Pet Rocks

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1976 — Connect Four

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1977 — Star Wars Action Figures

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1978 — Simon

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1979 — Atari VCS

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1980 — The Rubik’s Cube

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1981 — Lego Trains

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1982 — BMX Bikes

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1983 — Cabbage Patch Kids

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The Cubicle Chick

1984 — Transformers

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TFW2005

1985 — Nintendo

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1986 — Laser Tag

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1987 — Jenga

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1988 — Starting Lineup

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Ecrater

1989 — Game Boy

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1990 — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures

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Here’s the Most Popular Christmas Toy From the Year You Were Born