If you were a child in the '60s or the '70s, you'll no doubt have fond memories of the toys you played with, and probably a few more of the toys you saw on TV and desperately wanted to play with.
Take a nostalgic trip back in time and see how many of these top toys from the '60s and the '70s you remember.
The Museum of Brands is a wonderful trip down memory lane!
Collecting stickers was a popular pastime for kids in the '70s, with stickers often used as a virtual playground currency. The Italian company Panini published its first FIFA World Cup sticker album in 1970 for the World Cup in Mexico, also becoming the first company to produce self-adhesive stickers in the '70s. If you happen to have any of them in your attic, there are still collectors today who are willing to pay a pretty penny for them!
ClackersThe toy of 1971 was sold as clackers or click-clacks and they became a huge playground craze‚ until they were banned. If you had a set, you'll remember the distinctive clacking sound they made, but the hard plastic that was used to make them in those days also had a tendency to shatter, creating an explosion of shrapnel!
Space HoppersOften hailed as the toy of 1971, Space Hoppers were, in fact, available in UK toy shops as early as 1969.
Dymo Label MakerSpeaking of crazes, the handheld Dymo Label Maker started a trend of labelling everything in the '70s. The tape came in a variety of colours and endless hours of fun were had labelling everything from school books to the cat.
View-MasterIf you didn't own a View-Master in the '70s, you probably knew someone who did.
Roller SkatesThe roller-skating trend has been coming and going since the '60s, but the arrival of disco music in the '70s made it popular with both young children in the playground and teenagers on the dancefloor.
The Sindy doll was launched in 1963 as Britain's rival to the American Barbie doll. She came in three different hair colours and with a huge choice of outfits for every occasion. By the '70s, she'd developed a fully posable body, but it would be the '80s before her friend Mark came along.
Other popular dolls at the time were the Tressy doll and the Pippa doll, both sold by Palitoy in the UK. Tressy had a key in her back that allowed her hair to growù and the pocket-sized Pippa was marketed as the pocket money fashion doll that puts fashion in your pocket.
By the mid-'70s, Pippa had around 30 friends, including Tammie, Marie and Pete which ones did you have?
Launched in 1966, Action Man was Britain's rival to the American G.I. Joe. He came in four hair colours, but strangely, originally only in a range of outfits worn by American Armed Forces.
Which toys do you remember?The above list may have sparked many happy memories for you, but here are a few more '70s favourites to reminisce over:
- Chopper Bikes
- Evel Knievel Stunt Cycles
- Crossfire Rapid-Fire Game
- Stretch Armstrong
- Fuzzy Felt
- Dinky Toys
Which childhood favourites would you add to the list?