Barbie, transformers and lego lead top toys of all time

Santa and helper with the top 10 toys of all time, according to a Toyworld survey
Santa and helper with the top 10 toys of all time, according to a Toyworld survey

REMEMBER the days where your toy room was scattered with Lego, barbies and transformers?

Apparently you wouldn't be the only one.

One of Australia's toy stores, Toyworld, carried out a survey to figure out the top 10 toys of all time:

  1. Lego - launched 1949
  2. Monopoly - 1934
  3. Barbie - 1959
  4. Transformers - 1984
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 1987
  6. Cabbage Patch Kids - 1982
  7. Tickle Me Elmo - 1996
  8. Trivial Pursuit - 1981
  9. Furby - 1998
  10. Tamagotchi - 1996

Vote in the poll below and tell us which of the top 10 is your favourite:

Which is your favourite toy of all time?

This poll ended on 29 November 2013.

Current Results









Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Cabbage Patch Kids


Tickle Me Elmo


Trivial Pursuit






This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

What toys do you think should be in the top 10 list?

Here are some readers' thoughts:

Mitch Crane - Transformers, GI Joe, Lego, Volton, yoyo

Adam Wehmeier - Voltron

Maria Finlay-Frenken - Barbie

MT Stracky - Lego, matchbox, tonka and me pushie. So many good toys back then

Charmaine Saunders - Barbie

Dylan Thiedeke - Rocket firing Bobba Fett ( toy collectors will know what I'm talking about)

CQ Community Careers & Workforce Information - Pushbike...

Petros Khalesirad - Lego is definitely number 1

Four of the top five toys for this Christmas are products from Toyworld's Top Ten Toys of All Time. Furby Boom, Big Hugs Elmo, Lego Dolphin Cruiser and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sewer Lair Set.

Following on from this, if someone would like to purchase a 'latest version' of their favourite toy for a loved one for Christmas, Toyworld prepared a 'forecast' of top 10 toys this Christmas (including prices).

1 Furby Boom! $99.99
2 Big hugs Elmo $99.99
3 Lego friends dolphin cruiser $99.99
4 Sylvanian families treehouse $89.99
5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sewer lair playset $149.99
6 Nerf rebelle heartbreaker $26.99
7 Air hog sharpshooter r/c mega blast $79.99
8 Care bears wonderheart $49.99
9 Glitzi globes starter set $14.99
10 EZ PRO DJ Mixer turntable $69.99

Furby Boom! an electronic Furby that you feed from your smart phone and can even take in the shower is based on the 1998 phenomenon and favoured to be the biggest selling toy this year.

Big Hugs Elmo and Lego Friends Dolphin Cruiser are close behind in early sales, making the top three of this year's predicted Top Ten Toys originating from products and brands featured in the TOYWORLD Top Ten Toys of All Time.  

Another Top Toy of All Time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles features again this year with the Sewer Lair Playset on this year's Christmas list. 

Three other toys that were nominated as Top Ten Toys of All Time candidates, Nerf, Care Bears and Sylvanian Families are also predicted to be top ten toys for this Christmas.

Only the tech based Air Hogs Sharpshooter and EZ PRO DJ Mixer Turntable and Glitzi Globes can lay claim to making the top ten without the power of an historic brand driving their sales into this generation of kids.

*The "All Time" Top Ten Toy list was created by surveying Toyworld employees and store owners all of whom had worked in the toy industry since the 1980s and were kids (the ultimate toy testers) in the decades prior. Whilst sales figures established a nomination list, the top ten resulted from an opinion based vote.

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