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Our generation defined the world "lifestyle" and now we are reaping (usually) the benefits. The "me" generation has changed the world, how we live and what's important. Join us as we continue the wild ride!
Top Ten Boomer Toys

I won't be so presumptuous as to assume that the following toys are THE Top Ten toys for Baby Boomers, but most of them are ones we all remember fondly. 


Feel free to send me  your candidates for Top Toys Ever.
 
1. Twister: Loved this game and now wouldn't even consider doing one of the moves let alone several at a time. Yikes!
 
2. Howdy Doody Puppets: My mother used to tell me that we watched Howdy Doody every night when we were very little and then went right to bed. I honestly have no recollection of this, and may have to get hypnotized to find out for sure!  
 
3. Hula Hoops: Now, this one has staying power. I just saw a box of these in front of a Five Below store today selling for $2 each. Again can't imagine having done the hula (easily) in the past.
 
4. Barbie: For female Baby Boomers, Barbie was the IT girl. She changed everything about  what girls wanted in their dolls, and is still making her mark today on the hearts of little girls.
 
5. G.I. Joe: Tough guy toys and the predecessors to boys' action figures. Just don't call him a doll!
 
6. Colorforms: These were really fun. Shiny vinyl pieces that would let you design whatever you wanted. They did tend to get lost pretty easily.
 
7. Tonka Trucks: Built to last -- and stand up to any earth-moving operations a little boy put them through.
 
8. Yo-Yos: These plastic spinners were fascinating, but hard to control. Mostly Boomer kids would throw a yo-yo down and watch it come back up. Still have your Duncan yo-yo?
 
9. Board games: Some favorites were the Game of Life, Monopoly, Mystery Date (I had this one), Go to the Head of the Class. Mouse Trap.
 
10. Building Sets: Erector, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys,
 
Others you will no doubt remember are Play-Doh, Thingmakers, Wooly Willy, View-Master, Etch A Sketch, PEZ containers, Cootie, Mr. Potato Head, Matchbox cars, etc.
 
(Source: Warman's 101 Greatest Baby Boomer Toys)
 
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