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Argos reveals the bestselling toys from the last 45 years

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Published at 12:21pm 17th October 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 for 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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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

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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

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1995 – POGs

1996 – Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Action Figure

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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 their Tottenham Court Road store in London. 

Which of these do you remember?

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