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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.

When I was a kid my request pretty much every year was for Barbie, except for the year everyone had to have a Tamagotchi, of course. I would spend hours playing with my Barbie dolls. Seeing them in the store still makes me think of my childhood. I think my parents are still trying to forget about the year my brother and I insisted on getting a Furby though. My mom says those were the second most annoying toys we ever got, following the hundreds of Pokémon cards my brother would spread out all over the living room floor.

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 list from 1963-1990 to see what popular toy was a hot commodity the year you were born! Get nostalgic looking at the classics and not the beanie babies, complicated game consoles and razor scooters that most likely dominated the early 90s.

1963: Easy-Bake Oven

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1964: G.I. Joe

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1965: Operation

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1966: Twister

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1967: Battleship

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1968: Hot Wheels

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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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1973: Walkie Talkies

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1974: Tonka Toy Trucks

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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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1984: Transformers

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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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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