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!