Old classics like Lego never fail under the Christmas tree

Santa and his helper with Toyworld's top 10 toys of all time.
Santa and his helper with Toyworld's top 10 toys of all time. Jim Kellam

SANTA might be feeling a little nostalgic this year.

The results of Toyworld's top 10 toys of all time list showed the old classics beating the high-tech.

The final results for the list were based on the opinions of employees and store owners, many of whom had worked in the toy industry since the 1980s.

Savvy Toys Toowoomba employee Denise Patterson said the staff was seeing a surprising trend this Christmas season.

"Parents and grandparents are coming in and looking for the more traditional toys like wooden trucks," Ms Patterson said.

Toyworld general manager John Redenbach said it was quite amazing how relevant some of the older toys still were with many of the toys that captured the imaginations of earlier generations making a come-back.

"Parents might see a toy they played with and want to buy it for their children," Mr Redenbach said.

"Monopoly was a surprising result. If it was released now no-one would have the time to learn it.

"Parents still love it because they can teach their kids how to play."

Elmo and Care bear were among those nostalgic toys making a come-back for Christmas 2013.

New additions to Santa's list were a re-vamped Furby complete with i-Phone app and the Nerf bow for girls, inspired by Katniss from The Hunger Games.

TOYWORLD'S TOP TEN OF ALL TIME

1. LEGO 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

 

TOYWORLD'S TOP TEN TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS 2013

1. FURBY BOOM!

2. BIG HUGS ELMO

3. LEGO FRIENDS DOLPHIN CRUISER

4. SYLVANIAN FAMILIES TREEHOUSE

5. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE SEWER LAIR PLAYSET

6. NERF REBELLE HEARTBREAKER BOW

7. AIR HOG SHARPSHOOTER R/C MEGA BLAST

8. CARE BEARS WONDERHEART

9. GLITZI GLOBES STARTER SET

10. EZ PRO DJ MIXER TURNTABLE



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