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Dr. Toy's Best Classic Toys - 1997

Winners List

When your child has gotten tired of latest fad or last season's hottest toy, where do you turn to find a product that is long-lasting and fun and will hold your child's interest?

Now you can turn back the clock to find toys that have remained "hot" and "great" playthings since they were first introduced ten years ago or more, lasting favorites of all children who have played with them. These are the toys that with the passing of time have become "true classics" and have been available for ten to fifty years or more.

What is a classic toy? These are toys that are enduring and fun, encourage your child's involvement, are "child-powered and of course fun. There are many favorite playthings you can recall playing with as a child, including jacks and balls, jump rope, paper dolls, kites and marbles. Anyone who has ever tried a Hula Hoop find it's a great challenge to swirl a colorful plastic hoop for exercise.

Classic toys are toys you return to from your own childhood. You can recall the fun by just closing your eyes for a few moments and you will see your favorite toy. Imagine the time you played with a Yo-yo, Etch-A-Sketch, or Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. These are among many great toys that have become classics and never go out of style.

We have carefully surveyed the toy market place to collect a range of great classic toys. These are the winners of "Dr. Toy's First Annual Best Classic Toy" Search.

For each product there is provided an evaluation description, photo, specific product information such as age range, cost, how to locate the consumer information service of the manufacturer, and some history of the company.

So if you are at a loss for an appropriate toy check out Dr. Toy's best classic list. You will find products that your child will enjoy and find educational. These are toys that have met the test of time. They have endured, entertained and satisfied children for many years and will continue to do so for many years to come. Explore for yourself to find out what all the excitement is about. Then, make some of your own excitement by finding just the right product for your own child. The product may be something everyone can share like a game or an activity.

If the toy is older than you are, perhaps your parents first shared that toy with you when you were young. They wanted to give you something special also. You can enjoy the nostalgia of the past, and carry on a family tradition that may span several generations when you find that special classic toy for your own child. Having fun is what it's all about.

Remember to look for Classic Toys throughout the year at your favorite specialty store. Here are some great ones that Dr. Toy recommends this year. These are wonderful products to introduce to your child when they best fit their age and readiness.

Dr. Toy's Best Classic Toys - 1997 (alphabetized by manufacturer)
Company Item Ages Price Phone
Company Item Ages Price Phone
Alex My Collage Case 4-10 $20 800-666-ALEX
Applause Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls 3-8 $10 800-777-6990
Aristoplay Hail to the Chief 10-12 $25 888-GR8-GAMES
BEKA Floor Model Theater 3-10 $126 800-999-2352
BEKA Maple Utility Easel 3-10 $75 888-999-2352
Binney & Smith Crayola Crayons 3-11 $5.29 800-CRAYOLA
Binney & Smith Silly Putty 4-12 $1 800-CRAYOLA
Cadaco Tripoley 65th Anniversary Edition 8 up $20 800-621-5426
Cadaco Slam Bas-Ket 8 up $15 800-621-5426
Colorama Creations Rolocolor Coloring Desk 4-10 $14 800-366-9261
Discovery Toys Giant Pegboard 19 mo.-5 yrs $12.98 800-426-4777
Discovery Toys Right Moves Chess Set 8-12 $19.98 800-426-4777
Discovery Toys Snuggle Time 6 mos-2 yrs $14.98 800-426-4777
Gemini Kaleidoscopes Create an Image Kaleidoscope 6-10 $5.95 800-999-8700
Gemini Kaleidoscopes Magic Marble Kaleidoscope 6-10 $3.50 800-999-8700
Holgate Toy Jumbo Lacing Beads 2-4 $10 800-499-1929
Holgate Toy Rocky Color Cone 1-3 $15 800-499-1929
Hugg-A-Planet Hugg-A-Planet Earth 1-12 $19.95 800-332-7840
Kimbo Educational Bean Bag Activities 3-8 $10.95 800-631-2187
LEGO Systems FreeStyle Bucket 5-12 $9.99 860-763-3211
LGB of America LG&B Freight Starter Set 8-12 $349.95 800-669-0607
North American Bear Muffy VanderBear 3-10 $20 800-682-3427
Ohio Art Company Etch-A-Sketch 4-8 $10.99 800-641-6226
Pappa Geppeto's Toys Skwish Classic 6-24 mos $15.95 800-667-5407
Pleasant Company Samantha Parkington doll 7-12 $82 800-845-0005
Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon 18 mos-10 $50 800-621-7613
Steven Halpern's Inner Peace Music Lullaby Suite 0-5 $15 800-909-0707
Today's Kids All Star Basketball 2-10 $30 800-489-0454
U.S. Game Authors Card Game 8-12 $5 800-544-2637
Uncle Milton Industries Ant Farm 6-12 $11.20 818-707-0800
X-tra Art Rainbow Foam Paint 3-11 $13.95 800-283-6269

Classic Toys Remain Popular Today!
Barbie Blocks Bubble Pipes Candy Land Checkers
Chess Cootie Dollhouses Erector Set Etch a Sketch
Frisbee G.I Joe Gyroscopes Hula Hoop Jacks and Ball
Jump Ropes Kaleidoscopes Kites LEGO MagnaDoodle
Marbles Monopoly Mr. Potato Head Play Doh Radio Flyers
Slinky Tops Yo Yos

What is your favorite classic toy? Nominate your favorite for the next "Classic Hit Parade!"

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