Whether you're six year old eyes couldn't help but fixate on that silver "Slinky" taking one step at a time or Super Mario Brothers on the original Nintendo Gaming System introduced you to video games, certain toys have weathered both time and technology, and continue to be looked upon fondly.
In fact, some toys with tremendous lineage and longevity actually are experiencing a surge in popularity. Look no further than the Lego brand, which has been invoking smiles on kids' faces and perpetuating and stimulating kids' imaginations for years. Not only is Lego still as loveable as it was 65 years ago when they constructed their first block, but the company is the centerpiece of a feature film that is racking up remarkable revenue at the box office to go along with rave reviews.
Lego has built quite the reputation and looks as sturdy as ever even in 2014.
Equally potent and going strong much the same way Lego is are Hot Wheels, which drove into the hearts of little boys in 1968 and haven't slowed even one mile per hour since.
Barbie and Ken also are living happily ever after since 1959 when Barbie first burst on to the toy scene. She's had her public relation issues here and there; some suggest she's too perfect and sets the wrong example for young girl as far as striving for unattainable perfection.
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