Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential Toys

TIME reporter Allie Townsend picks the 100 most influential toys from 1923 to 2009. Complete list including what year each toy came out.
Source: time.com · Added by Emily
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#1
Radio Flyer Wagon (1923)
48% 1
#2
Chemistry Set (1923)
22% 1
#3
Joy Buzzer (1928)
33% 1
#4
Yo-Yo (1928)
97% 1
#5
Pop-Up Book (1929)
85% 2
#6
Stuffed Mickey Mouse Doll (1930)
34% 1
#7
Finger Paint (1931)
84% 1
#8
Sock Monkey (1932)
40% 1
#9
Buck Rogers Rocket Pistol (1934)
2% 1
#10
Microscope Set (1934)
35% 1
#11
Beach Ball (1938)
82% 1
#12
Red Ryder BB Gun (1938)
15% 1
#13
Army Men (1938)
66% 1
#14
View-Master (1939)
76% 1
#15
Bubbble Solution (1940)
81% 1
#16
Little Golden Books (1942)
76% 2
#17
Slinky (1943)
96% 1
#18
Legos (1949)
96% 1
#19
Magic 8 Ball (1950)
79% 2
#20
Water Balloon (1950)
94% 1
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#21
Silly Putty (1950)
81% 1
#22
Fisher-Price Little People (1950)
63% 1
#23
Colorforms (1951)
31% 1
#24
Paint-by-Numbers Kit (1952)
80% 2
#25
Mr. Potato Head (1952)
77% 1
#26
Wiffle Ball (1953)
70% 1
#27
Matchbox Car (1953)
66% 1
#28
PEZ Dispenser (1955)
89% 1
#29
Gumby (1955)
40% 2
#30
Play-Doh (1956)
94% 1
#31
Tonka Truck (1955)
66% 1
#32
Frisbee (1955)
96% 2
#33
Corn Popper (1957)
74% 1
#34
Two-Handed Pogo Stick (1957)
57% 1
#35
Hula Hoop (1958)
95% 2
#36
Barbie (1959)
85% 1
#37
Troll Doll (1959)
82% 1
#38
Plarail Toy Train (1959)
17% 1
#39
Chatty Cathy (1959)
7% 2
#40
Fake Vomit (1959)
19% 1
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