Updated: 11/14/2012 3:47 PM
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Some toys stand the test of time. You probably played with some of the same toys when you were a kid that your kids or grandkids are playing with now. Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy from Time to Play Magazine is here with those vintage toys making a big comeback!
Back in 1998 (vintage to kids) Furby sold 40 million units. This new Furby has the most up to date technology of all animatronic toys.
Almost 15 years after its debut, the iconic FURBY creature returns! Using a sophisticated blend of robotic engineering and digital programming, Hasbro brings to life an interactive companion that appears to develop one of several personalities based on how it’s treated. Sound recognition technology and touch sensors allow FURBY to experience stimuli from its owner and its environment – feed it, speak to it, tickle it or play music for it – the personality of each FURBY is shaped by these experiences. Play nicely with FURBY and it may develop a sweet personality or pull, shake, and turn FURBY upside down and a mischievous demeanor may evolve. FURBY also expresses its mood through animations in its LCD eyes. Tickle FURBY and hearts may appear in its eyes; feed it a hot pepper and you may see fire in FURBY’s eyes. The FURBY creature also communicates through silly phrases, first spoken only in its “native” language, FURBISH. As part of its changing nature, the more a child plays with FURBY, the more English FURBY will start speaking. Each FURBY can also recognize another FURBY; place two side-by-side and they will interact, including dancing together to the same tune or having a conversation.
2. TRAIN SETS
Trains sets are a classic toy, and trains are retro to today's children.
CHUGGINGTON DIE-CAST RAILWAY/Wilson’s Wild Ride Playset
For the first time ever, budding engineers can build spiraling track layouts with this innovative track system engineered for stability and durability, enabling elevated layouts like never before. In addition, every action-packed playset in the Chuggington Die-Cast Railway can be built multiple ways, encouraging young imaginations to create, construct and play. With Wilson’s Wild Ride, pull the lever when Wilson enters the storm machine to activate storm sounds and to launch Wilson. Wilson shoots down the 360 degree spiral, past the spinning sign, past the popping cones, and onto the turntable, where he whips around 720 degrees! Set can create four different track layouts.
3. TONKA TRUCKS
Celebrating 65 years and started in Minne"tonka" MN, what little boy hasn't owned a Tonka truck.
TONKA DUMP TRUCK & FRONT LOADER
Built of sturdy steel to handle the toughest terrain and guaranteed for life, the Dump Truck and Front Loader can stand up to any construction job with deep cleated tires and real loading and dumping action.
4. CANDY LAND
Developed as a game to entertain kids with polio in 1949, Candy Land is back this year as a Disney Princess-themed set.
CANDY LAND DISNEY PRINCESS EDITION
Classic Candy Land game takes adventure to a whole new level with Disney Princesses and dancing fun Will you be the first princess to dance at the Candy Land ball? Move along the sparkling Candy Land path with all of your favorite Disney Princess and have lots of sweet adventures along the way!
5. HOT WHEELS
Still the strongest selling brand in U.S. history has sold 2 billion units since its 1967 debut.
$1.49 and up
Made for speed, these 1:64 scale die-cast vehicles are collectibles to play alone, or add to the dozens of Hot Wheels track sets.
The first teenage doll that wasn't paper, Barbie was introduced in 1959. She's had 105 careers and been designed for by the world's top designers.
HOLIDAY 2012 BARBIE DOLL
The annual Holiday Barbie is one of the most hotly anticipated Barbie dolls every year. Each year the Barbie designers knock themselves out coming up with the extraordinary look that’s classic, holiday-inspired, and gives a nod to current fashion trends. She comes in a red gown of satin jacquard or a green and gold strapless gown. She is available in blonde, brunette, or African American.
7. CRAYOLA CRAYONS
When cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith took over Edwin’s father’s pigment business in Easton, PA, neither one of them knew they were starting a company that would make the most famous creativity product still known to every child worldwide. Crayola crayons will be 110 years old in 2013. In French Crayola translates to oily chalk and started as a wax marking pen in 1903 with just the eight original colors.
CRAYOLA CRAYONS 64 CT BOX
The classic 64 box was introduced in 1960 and is noted by Yale University that as the most recognized item by American adults. The definitive tool for coloring fans of all ages, its 64 colors can create every coloring project imaginable.
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