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And the Winner of the Most Favorite Toy of the Century is…

By Meredith Carroll |



The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis asked 24,000 people to vote for their favorite toy of the past century by asking them which one they feel represents the “stories that define our childhood,” according to Yahoo Shine.

“The toys give us common ground and are good conversation starters involving the entire family,” Jeffrey Patchen, the museum’s president and CEO said in a press release. Plus, “toys are a powerful tool for exploration and imagination as we learn and grow.”

Museum curators took the results and compiled the top 20 into a list, all of which have been around for at least 25 years. The most popular toy might surprise you, unless you’re a little boy who likes to shoot thing things, that is.

Which toy came out on top? Click here to find out!

1. GI Joe

2. Transformers

3. Lego

4. Barbie

5. View-Master

6. Bicycle

7. Cabbage Patch Kids

8. Crayons

9. Play-doh

10. Monopoly

Click over to Yahoo Shine to see the rest of the most favorite toys of the past century.

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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