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9 Classic Toys From The ’50s We Wish We Still Had

9 Classic Toys From The ’50s We Wish We Still Had

Things were just simpler back then. We may not have had advanced technology, but there was something to be said for family time and simple pleasures. On that note, I want to revisit some beloved, classic toys from the 1950s that you may remember fondly if you were a child during this decade. Get ready for a super sweet trip down memory lane!

1. Mr. Potato Head

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Released by Hasbro in 1952, Mr. Potato Head originally contained the plastic pieces to decorate a real potato. Eventually, the real potato idea would be replaced with a plastic potato, and the franchise would expand remaining popular even today.

2. Slinky Dog

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For families who didn’t have a real pet dog in the 1950s, the Slinky Dog pull toy was a great way to pretend!

3. Play-Doh

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Play-Doh was marketed to schools as an educational tool in the early to mid-1950s. It’s one of those products that has remained a favorite of children ever since!

4. Roller Skates

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Roller skates have come a long way! Roller skates from the 1950s had a lock and key system to strap your feet in. I wonder how many kids and teens in the ’50s had a big wipeout from these!

5. Hula Hoop

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The plastic hula hoop rose to popularity in the late 1950s and has remained popular ever since.

6. Lil Miss Teenager Train Case

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In the 1950s, the Miner Company came out with these fabulous travel cases marketed towards teenage girls. I love that it specifies “train case”!

7. Marbles

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Kids of today would just never be able to comprehend how much fun you could have spending an afternoon playing marbles with your pals.

8. View-Master

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I have such vivid memories of these things! The View-Master was extremely popular in the 1950s and came with different cards that would act as sightseeing views.

9. Yahtzee

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Released by Lowe in 1956, Yahtzee quickly became a family favorite – and still is today in many households!I hope this list took you on a nice little trip down memory lane. I know it did for me! Technology of today is great and all, but there’s just something about those simpler days gone by that I yearn for.




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