Top Christmas toys of the past 100 years revealed

50 toys have been picked across the decades from 1910s to present.
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Cash Generator's compilations shows that in the 1910s the teddy bear was a must have. Crayola Crayons and Raggedy Ann stole the limelight in the 1920s and Monopoly and the Viewmaster Slide Viewer were top of the Christmas lists in the 1930s.

The 1940s saw a number of toys hit the hotspot that are still around today, including Scrabble, Slinky and Silly Putty.

Barbie made her debut in the 50s, along with Play-doh and the Hula Hoop, while the 60s saw the introduction of GI Joe, Etch a Sketch, Action Man and the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

In the 1970s, kids were asking for Uno, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars Toys, Speak & Spell and Connect Four.

The iconic Rubik's Cube made its debut in the 1980s, along with My LIttle Pony, Teddy Ruxpin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers and the Koosh Ball.

The 90s saw the rise of the Beanie Babies, Pogs, Game Boy and some more licensed toys started to make the top spots including Tickle Me Elmo, Power Rangers, Buzz Lightyear.

The noughties top toys for Christmas saw more games consoles including Nintendo DS, XBox 360, Playstation 2 and 3 and Nintendo Wii. Tamagotchi Connections, Razor Scooters, Bratz dolls and Ben 10 Alien Creation Chamber were also top.

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