Time Magazine recently released its Top 100 toys of all time. Check it out here: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2049243,00.html
|(G.I. Joe from the '60's)|
This article raises the question in my mind: What do you consider to be a toy? Is any object that you pass the time idly by with a toy? Are video game consoles "toys?" What about computer games? Stuffed animals? Board games? Some of the items on the list I would consider less "toys" and more objects of curiousity. Neodynium-Magnet Cube may be cool but does it qualify as a toy? Time says yes. The same thing with Paint-by-Numbers and Bubble Solution and Water Balloon and Colorforms. Are these all "toys"?
|The Greatest Toy of All Time|
How about the greatest toys of all time that they left off the list - rocks, sticks, dirt, and boxes? Wiffle Ball and Hula Hoop made the list but baseball and football didn't?
For me personally, Legos are the greatest toy of all time. Hundreds of hours of pleasure from simple rectangular prism shaped blocks. The limit is your imagination! Much better than say... Furby.