As Toys ‘R’ Us Files For Bankruptcy, Here Are The 20 Most Iconic Toys Of All Time

Iconic store Toys “R” Us is filing for bankruptcy this week. Even with the news, the company still plans on operating around 1,600 stores around the world, due to a new debt structure.

One major reason for the company’s decline is due to online retailer Amazon. In the early 2000s, the company set up a deal with the retailer that didn’t end up working for both parties, and eventually ended with a lot of litigation. Also, Walmart has been increasing toy sales rapidly over the past decade and now they are the largest toy retailer in the world. Another reason for the company’s struggle is that more children are using tablets instead of physical toys.

“We are confident that these are the right steps to ensure that the iconic Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us brands live on for many generations,” said Dave Brandon, Toys “R” Us CEO. Since 1948, the company has sold many toys that have unquestionably shaped millions of people’s childhoods.

Here is a look at the 20 of the most iconic toys of all time:

1. Etch A Sketch, 1959

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2. Magic 8 Ball, 1950

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3. Mr. Potato Head, 1952

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4. PEZ Dispenser, 1950

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5. Matchbox Car, 1953

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6. Play-Doh, 1955

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7. Barbie, 1959

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8. Slip ’N Slide, 1961

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9. Easy-Bake Oven, 1963

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10. G.I. Joe, 1964

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11. Hot Wheels, 1968

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12. Barbie’s Dream House, 1968

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13. Rubik’s Cube, 1974

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14. Star Wars Action Figure, 1977

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15. Simon, 1978

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16. My little Pony, 1982

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17. Cabbage Patch Kids, 1983
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18. Care Bear, 1984

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19. Polly Pocket, 1989

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20. Beanie Baby, 1993

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Did you ever have any of these iconic toys? Let us know in the comments!

— Peter Amirata

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