Dear Santa: The Most Sought After Christmas Toys of the Past 50 Years

Believe it or not, we were all children at one time or another. And we had extreme wants once Christmas came around, some that we put into writing in humble letters to Santa Claus.

Bikes, dolls, gaming systems, puppies, ponies, more JFK assassination books, are all things that litter the letters to Claus from American children on a mission. Though kids these days are probably asking for more Apple products than they are animals.

Over the years, toy fads have come and gone. Commercials have done a great deal to shape that. Flashy ads with kids going apeshit over a toy made you want it more. Even better if the toy pooped, shot water, tiny plastic things or made lots of noise.

These were the toys that parents fought one another over at your local Walmart or Toys "R" Us, unbeknownst to you while you were waiting for a velvet-draped fat man to bring them down your chimney and under your Christmas tree. They worked all year just for you to grow tired of these things by Valentine's Day. Well, except for the video games. You ended up wasting the rest of your life with them. Thanks Mom and Dad!

I don't know about you, but I still want a Tyco Fast Traxx remote control car and my weight in Pogs. And Mortal Kombat for Super Nintendo. And a pocket knife. Oh! And an Oilers jacket, one of the puffy ones. And a Jeff Bagwell jersey or a used game bat, I don't care either way.

Tickle Me Elmo


G.I. Joe

Nintendo Wii

Cabbage Patch Dolls

PlayStation 2

He-Man Castle Greyskull

Beanie Babies



Nintendo DS


Razor Scooters

Anything Pokemon


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Tyco Fast Traxx

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Sega Genesis


Super Soakers

Speak & Spell

Teddy Ruxpin

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