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100 TOYS WE LOVE!

These are the top 100 Toys of all time according to VH-1. What do you think?

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    These are the top 100 Toys of all time according to VH-1. What do you think?
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    100. Magic 8-Ball was invented by Abe Bookman of the Alabe Crafts Company in Cincinnati in 1946. The answer cylinder used to be a glass jar, and the outer sphere a harder plastic (or perhaps even ceramic).
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    99. Thumbelina Ideal Toy Corp. made the original Thumbelina dolls in the 1960's and '70's. The first dolls had a knob on their backs and when wound up they gently wriggled. Later versions criers and pull strings.
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    96. Pong
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    90. Model Sets
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    86. Ouija Board
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    Can you remember what's hiding where? It's fun to find a matching pair! Just flip over the cards, two at a time, and try to make a match. If you find the same two cards, you keep them. Find the most pairs and you're a winner!
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    82. Little Golden Books - The first 12 titles were published on October 1, 1942 and sold for 25¢. As of 2005, 15 million copies of The Poky Little Puppy have been sold, including copies in various languages.
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    81. Wooly Willie - metal filings are moved about with a magnetic wand. Originally manufactured in Smethport, PA in 1955 and sold for 29¢
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    77. Stickers
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    76. Balsa
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    67. Tinker Toys - The Tinkertoy Construction Set was created in 1914, one year after the A. C. Gilbert Company's Erector Set. Designed by a stonemason, after seeing children play with pencils and empty spools of thread.
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    Risk was produced by Parker Brothers. Invented by French film director Albert Lamorisse and originally released in 1957, as La Conquête du Monde (The Conquest of the World). Control armies and attempt to capture territories from other players. The goal of the game is "world domination, through elimination.
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    65. Jig Saw Puzzles
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    59. Monopoly
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    Mad Libs (1953) Mad Libs (a play on ad lib, from Latin ad libitum - as you wish) is a word game. One player prompts another for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story for a humorous effect when the resulting story is read aloud.
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    56. Barrel of Monkeys (1965). A toy barrel with 12 monkeys. You "Dump monkeys onto table. Pick up one monkey by an arm. Hook other arm through a second monkey's arm. Continue making a chain. Your turn is over when a monkey is dropped." Sold in a cardboard tube, then a two-piece plastic barrel by 1968.
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    51. Lincoln Logs (1916) by John Lloyd Wright, son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.Came with instructions on how to build Uncle Tom's Cabin as well as Lincoln's log cabin. Were originally made of 100% wood but by the 1970s they were plastic - now they're wood again!
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    45. Frisbee
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    44. Raggedy Ann rag doll, created by writer Johnny Gruelle in 1915, and then a series of books he wrote and illustrated (1918). A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories (1920) introduced her brother, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat.
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    39. Tea Set
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    37. Mattel Classic Football 1977- A very simple game, and quite prehistoric when compared to the handheld games of today. As for sound, it was just bleeps and blips and it ran on a single 9V battery--not a rechargeable!
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    36. Strawberry Shortcake
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    30. Battleship
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    26. Trains
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    24. Water Guns
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    On a bear-hunting trip in in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a caught bear, and it became the topic of a political cartoon. Morris Michtom saw the drawing of Roosevelt and the bear cub and was inspired to create a new toy. He put it in his shop window with a sign that read "Teddy's bear".
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    16. Etch A Sketch
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    14. Bike
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    12. Radio Flyer The first wagon was the "No. 4 Liberty Coaster", which was built from wood and steel in 1923. #18 Classic Red Wagon is the most well know design. It has been in continuous production for over 70 years.
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    10. Wiffle Ball The Wiffle ball invented by David Mullany in 1953 to curve easily for his 12-year old son. They would refer to a strikeout as a "whiff". A classic Wiffle ball is about the same size as a regulation baseball, but is hollow plastic no more than 1/8th inch thick.
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    6. Monopoly (1935) The most successful board game in US history, with 485 million players worldwide.
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