Image: Etsy. Before Santa was stuffing the latest electronics into stockings on Christmas Eve, he was gifting kids with simple treasures. The Fifties were a decade that saw some of the greatest and most enduring toys hit the market. Hula hoops, Barbies and Matchbox cars first found their way under the tree on Christmas mornings in the s. These were some of the most popular Christmas gifts back then.
Popular boys and girls toys from in the Fifties including Tinker Toys and Cradle Gym Exerciser
After the end of World War II and the beginning of the baby boom, the 's saw a dramatic increase in the amount and variety for children. Girls options were somewhat limited to kitchen sets, baby dolls, or fashion dolls. While boys ranged from building sets to cowboys to space travel and other imaginative play type toys. You also start to see more expensive toys and more family type games that everyone can play.
For boys and their toys in the 50s as a decade, it is the age of cowboys and spacemen: Davy Crockett and Roy Rogers lead the pack of western heroes that share the toy aisles with the out-of-this-world likes of Commando Cody and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet. And for those who like their toys gender-neutral, Wham-O keeps things swinging with Hula Hoops, Frisbees and more. B Barbie BB guns. D Davy Crockett. H Hot Potato Hula Hoop.
There are a huge variety of collectible toys from the s. Anything and everything from the fifties has some value. Some of the most popular toys from the 50s include lithographed tin toy cars, friction cars, die-cast cars, trucks and farm equipment.