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Argos Reveals Bestselling Toys From The Last 45 Years

Argos 45 years

Published at 1:18pm 18th October 2018. (Updated at 11:32am 6th November 2018)

With only 10 weeks until Christmas, Argos has listed its bestselling toys from the last 45 years. 
One of the most exciting things as a kid has always been the curiosity about the toys and gifts Santa will get you on Christmas. But many of us also recall flipping through Argos catalogue to make sure our wishes become reality.

 

Here is the full list of the most iconic presents from Argos over time:

  • 1973 – Shrinky Dinks
  • 1974 – Risk board game
  • 1975 – Othello boardgame
  • 1976 – Stretch Armstrong
  • 1977 – Star Wars toys, including figurines of Luke, Darth & R2D2
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  • 1978 – Dungeons & Dragons
  • 1979 – Strawberry Shortcake
  • 1980 – Hungry Hippos board game
  • 1981 – Rubik’s Cube

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rubik's cube
  • 1982 – Lego train set – Lego 255 basic train set
  • 1983 – Strawberry Shortcake 5” Scented Doll in mint
  • 1984 – Cabbage patch dolls 
  • 1985 – Transformers City Commander Ultra Magnus
  • 1986 – Lazer tag 
  • 1987 – Sylvanian Families – the grow bear family
  • 1988 – Ghostbusters Proton Park 
  • 1989 – Optimus Prime – Transformers Evolution Optimus Prime 2 Pack
  • 1990 – Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles action figures 
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  • 1991 – Gameboy 1992 – Barbie, weekend Barbie with a denim outfit
  • 1993 – Thunderbirds Tracey Island
  • 1994 – Power Rangers Action Figures
  • 1995 – POGs
  • 1996 – Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
  • 1997 – Tamagotchi blue and pink model
  • 1998 – Teksta the dog 
  • 1999 – Bob the Builder
  • 2000 – Furby
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  • 2001 – Who Wants to be a Millionaire board game
  • 2002 – Bratz Dolls – Jade and Cloe
  • 2003 – Beyblades
  • 2004 – Robosapiens
  • 2005 – BMX Bike 2006 – Xbox 360
  • 2007 – Nintendo Wii
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  • 2008 – In the Night Garden Iggle Piggle 
  • 2009 – Disney High School Musical 3 Dance Mat (Playstation II)
  • 2010 – Zhu Zhu/Go Go Pet Hamsters
  • 2011 – Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet/Electronic Test Tube
  • 2012 – Skylanders Giants/Nerf Gun
  • 2013 – Furby Boom
  • 2014 – The Frozen snow globe
  • 2015 – Barbie Saddle n Ride/Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Deluxe Electronic Light Sabre/Pie Face
  • 2016 – Hatchimals purple egg
  • 2017 – Cozmo white robot

Argos has also made it possible for anyone to revisit their beloved childhood toys in an exhibit at the Tottenham Court in London. The admissions are free and it is opened from 22 October until 28 October between 8:30 am and 8 pm every day.

Which one of these do you remember? Let us know in the comment box down below!


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