It doesn’t matter how far back through the decades you go, each Christmas season has had it’s “must-have” hot toy that all the kids wanted. Cabbage Patch Kids dolls were hot in 1983, but Davy Crockett coonskin caps were just as hot in 1954. We’re going to be taking a look back at the hottest toys for Christmas’s through time, and we’re starting with the 1940’s.
Little Golden Books
Little Golden Books published it’s first twelve books. 1.5 million copies were sold in the first 5 months alone.
Lionel Paper Trains
After being forced to halt production to their normal metal trains due to the war, Lionel offered a paper train for the holiday season. In its Model Builder magazine and its Railroad Planning Book, Lionel urged boys and their dads to start planning their post war railroad now.
Chutes and Ladders
Produced by Milton Bradley, Chutes and Ladders created a fervor among kids everywhere.