Friday's Top Ten

Top ten classic toys:

10. Lincoln Logs

  9. Tinker Toys

  8. Silly Putty

  7. Slinky

  6. Hot Wheels

  5. GI Joe

  4. Barbie

  3. Etch-A-Sketch

  2. Rubik's Cube

And the #1 classic toy:

  1. Legos

I know I left out many. And I purposely didn't go into games because there are way too many.

What classic toys can you add?

What was your favorite toy?

And did anyone reading here EVER solve Rubik's Cube?


No, never figured out the Rubik's cube. Couldn't make my Slinky walk down stairs either.
I had classic toys, but I grew up in England. My list is very different. We did, though, have Lego. Or rather my brother had Lego. Lots and lots of it. Now that's timeless stuff.
I never came close to solving the Rubik's cube, not that I tried. I knew when I was beat before I even tried.
Linda G. said…
Easy Bake Oven, maybe?

Oh, and did you see my last blog post? You're a winner! :)
Laura Eno said…
Loved the slinky and silly putty. :) No, I never solved the Rubik's cube.
Have a great weekend!
Karen Walker said…
Nope, never could lick the Rubik's cube. Do jacks count as a classic toy? I was great at that.
S.P. Bowers said…
Great list, you got all of mine. I never did solve the rubik's cube. My mom wouldn't let me touch it after she found me peeling off stickers and rearranging them. Hey, I was young!
Linda Kage said…
One time, I ripped all the colored stickers off this rubik's cube I had so I could put them back on in order! I always wanted a raggedy ann doll. Never got one. Oh, and a sock monkey would've been cool too. I had to get one of those for MY kid!
L.G.Smith said…
I still can't do the Rubik's cube. Even if you gave me instructions for how to do it, I couldn't do it.

And it's crazy how popular Legos still are with the kids. I've got a nephew who is completely addicted to putting those kits together.
LR said…
Wow I'd forgotten all about the slinky. What a blast from the past. As I recall, I often used slinky as a bracelet. :)

Gail said…
I always enjoy you top tens!

I loved my toy truck and my imagination.
Anonymous said…
I came close once or twice with the cube. My favourites were my dolls and doll house, trucks and tractors, cap pistols and trike.
Emily R. King said…
I loved Polly Pockets! Legos are still a big hit in my household. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - I don't know anyone who ever solved Rubik's Cube. Certainly not me! I was hoping to find the first here :)

Stina - Same with me and the Cube. Love to see your list!

Linda G - I never had an Easy Bake Oven, but my sister did. Zipping over in just a bit.

Laura - I liked Silly Putty, too. For about 60 seconds at a time.

Karen - Onesies and Twosies :)
Anonymous said…
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. And, yes, the Easy Bake Oven is still around. And, no, not smart enough to solve a Rubik's cube. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
S.P. - LOL! I never did that. But I never solved it either :)

Linda K - LOL! You and S.P. must be sisters! I wasn't much into dolls. I'd rather skate or ride my bike.

L.G. - I see Legos everywhere. And I don't think I could follow directions to solve the Cube either.

LR - So did I! It was a million silver bangles :)

Delores - I never had a toy truck, but I had a toy bus.

Carol Kilgore said…
Oops, I messed up.
My response to Delores above should have been to Gail.

So this one is really for Delores.

Everyone follow that?

Delores - I loved my doll house! Not much for dolls, but the doll house was a different story. I moved furniture every day and got upset because I couldn't change the wall color. I'm still the same way - LOL!
Carol Kilgore said…
Emily - Polly Pockets came along after I was a little girl, but my niece loved them!

Linda J - Ooh, I forgot about Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots!
Michelle said…
Oh yes the rubiks cube, my sister could get it out in a flash... I could get it in a couple of days or weeks hehe
Helena said…
I loved my Etch-a-Sketch and Legos! And as a grownup (sort of) I've got a Rubik's Cube, but that doesn't mean I can work it.
Carol Kilgore said…
Jenny - Another one I forgot. Loved it!

Michelle - You're the only one I know!
Carol Kilgore said…
Oops, we crossed, Helena! I liked Etch-a-Sketch, too. Fun :)
CATachresis said…
Not sure I know all of those!! Never solved Rubik's cube!! lol My favourite "toy" was my cat! I used to dress her up in little outfits and push her around in my dolly pram!!
Raquel.Somatra said…
Legos were the best thing ever-- til one of our parents stepped on one!!!! :O
Jemi Fraser said…
So many of my favourites!!! LOVED Legos especially. And I remember flattening out my silly putty and pressing it to my Archie comics to get the backwards scene on it :)
J. A. Bennett said…
Good ones! I think Mr. Potato Head could fit on that list as well. Bring back so many memories, those toys :)
Carol Kilgore said…
CATachresis - Probably some were U.S. only. How sweet about your cat :)

Raquel - I know! But those things DO hurt!

Jemi - Silly Putty was so useful :)

J.A. - I thought about Mr. Potato Head :)
Heather Murphy said…
What a fun topic! I used to take my rubiks cube apart and put it back together correctly.
I loved Lite Brite too.
A couple others were Strawberry Shortcake dolls (they smelled too), Cabbage Patch kids, Care Bears, Pound Puppies, My Little Pony, ...
Carol Kilgore said…
Heather - Never took a Cube apart. I doubt I'd get it back together correctly if I did.
Erector sets, jacks, Bob-o-loops, hula hoops, and a jump rope. As for thr Rubik's cube, one of our sons aolved it when he was about eight or nine years old. He disappeared upstairs at my parents' house for a while, and then came back with the cube... solved. Kinda. We noticed some of the color stickers were a bit askew. Yep, the little booger sat up there and removed the stickers and put them back on again.
michelle said…
You left out the 105 year old Teddy Bear!!? Or does he fall under another category?
Teddy is my favourite..... though I do love Lego!!
I've only heard of 5, 4, 2 and 1 :) Didn't have any of those, though :(

I mostly played with plastic animal figures which were my zoo and I drew a lot, like dozens of drawings a day.
I did solve Rubik's cube once or twice :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Susan - What's a Bob-o-Loop? But Hula Hoops! How could I have missed that one? Slams head to desk - LOL!

Michelle - Well...hula hoops and teddy bears. Remember last Friday I said I miss obvious things? There ya go :)

Dezmond - Yay, Dezzy, for solving Rubik's Cube! I never could draw anything that looked like what I was trying to draw - not even a square house. I'm jealous :)
Christine Rains said…
Great list! I see many other people added ones I'm thinking of too.
Carol Kilgore said…
Christine - Can you believe I forgot the hula hoop of all things. Duh!
Old Kitty said…
Yo-yo's!!! LOL!

Take care
Carol Kilgore said…
Old Kitty - Ack! Of course. Probably forgot that one because I could never yo-yo more than a few times without it/me messing up. Sigh.
Leslie S. Rose said…
G.I. Joe and Barbie were a hot couple in my house when I was a kid. G.I. Joe could kick Ken's ass. My own kids were lego-maniacs. We have huge tubs of them out in the garage for the someday grandkids.
Anonymous said…
I had all these toys as a kid. Well, not Barbie. And what about Spirograph. Hours of fun with that one!
Carol Kilgore said…
Leslie - Legos are forever!

Stephen - No Barbie? LOL!
The Happy Whisk said…
Legos really are forever. I agree. It's amazing how many kids (and adults), love those things.

Cheers and boogie boogie.
Carol Kilgore said…
Happy - Good to see you! Boogying on :)