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 this time we’re looking at the 1950’s. You can also check out the decade of the 1940’s.
Fisher-Price introduced the Buzzy Bee, a wooden pull-toy shaped like a bee whose yellow plastic wings not only rotated when pulled but made a delightful clacking sound. Further delight was added by red wooden balls that waved at the end of coiled-spring antennae.
Hopalong Cassidy Lunch Boxes
Hopalong Cassidy lunch boxes, inspired by the new TV hit, flew off the shelves. Before December is out, over 600,000 had been sold.