Monday, December 22, 2014

The Must-Have Toys of the past 25 Years

With less than a week until Christmas, you can be assured that the malls will be packed with procrastinating parents searching for that must-have toy for their kids. Will they grab the last Snow Glo Elsa before she’s officially Ebay only? If this graphic of the past 25 years of must-have toys tells us anything, it’s that instant popularity doesn’t always dictate long-term fandom. While some still pine for TMNT and Pokemon collectables, toys like Easy Bake Oven and Talkboy are probably best left in the past. Created by personalized gifting company Personal Creations—did you make a wish to Santa for any of these childhood toys?

Text and Graphics by Personal

Scroll down to see the 25 Must-Have Toys since 1990. Click on the pictures for bigger and better views. These results are what the statistics tell us. I certainly remember some of them fondly, especially 1995, 1997 and 1998. 

And here's the entire graphic in all its glory :) all credit to Personal Creations

Related posts (other Infographics posted in my toy blog):
May 14, 2012 – Batman Infographic: Every (Significant) Bat-Suit Ever Created - How many are there? Read about them HERE
May 18, 2012 – Batman Icon's Mutation: 70-year Evolution of the BATMAN logo from 1941 till current 2012 in my toy blog HERE
May 3, 2013 – Hall of Armor: The Evolution of Iron Man Info-graphic by Kate Willaert, Halloween Costumes (link HERE)
July 19, 2013 – Evolution of Wolverine: Every Costume Logan's ever worn in almost 40 years (1974 – 2013) posted HERE
April 4, 2014 – 'Captain America' Characters' Evolution From The '40s To 'Winter Soldier' (1940 comic to 2014) HERE
May 1, 2014 – Evolution of Spider-Man costume from 1962 to 2014 Infographic by Halloween HERE
May 8, 2014 – All Of Spider-Man's Costumes In One Perfect Infographic (Evolution 2) 1962 to 2014 latest posted HERE
July 27, 2014 – July 23 was "Batman Day": Happy 75th Birthday, Batman! Not too bad for a 75-year-old hero posted HERE
August 23, 2014 – Superhero Height Chart [Infographic] Aleksandra Sobic & Kate Willaert ( posted HERE
August 24, 2014 – The mark of Batman: the evolution of an icon [infographic] by HERE
October 7, 2014 – 70 years of Batman Evolution: 1939 Batman up to 2012 The Dark Knight - $2.6 billion made posted HERE


humanbeingill said...

Only $336 on toys?? Let's hope they never discover Hot Toys.

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

I guess Hot Toys were never meant for children but adults LOL When we were children there weren't such things as adult collectibles until we grew up. How times have changed.

Bill Kern said...

Oh man, memory nostalgia overlord!!!