Dr. Toy's Best Classic - 1998 Seal

Dr. Toy's Best Classic Toys - 1998

Winners List

Dr. Toy always talks about the value of Classic Toys. They have lasted over time and continue to prove their value to children's play experiences. Classic Toys provide durability and fun. They have style and have qualities that make them all time favorites. These toys are often used by adults as well as children as Yo Yo's, kites, Hula Hoops, Chess and Checkers. You may even find that a train enthusiast began as a boy setting up a layout for his first Lionel train. Or the avid doll collector started learning more about dolls when given a special one from her grandmother. Children are influenced by these early experiences and will grow to enjoy lifetime hobbies if given the opportunity.

Encourage your child to learn more by visiting your public library and seeking resources about toys, trains and dolls. Help them to learn to care for these assets so that they understand they are special and must be treated well.

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.

Dr. Toy's Best Classic Toys - 1998 (alphabetized by manufacturer)
Company Item Type(s) Ages Price Phone
Company Item Type(s) Ages Price Phone
Aaron's Balloon Animals How to Make Balloon Animals b cp 6-12 $14.00 800-755-2972
BRIO Figure-8 set t esp 3-7 $39.95 888-274-6869
BRIO Knock-Out Bench t esp 2-4 $29.00 888-274-6869
Chicco USA Gazoobo t esp 18 mos-4 yrs $14.95 877-424-4226
Discovery Toys Measure UP! Cups t esp 12 mos-2 yrs $9.98 800-426-4777
Discovery Toys Super Marbleworks t cons t esp 5-12 $34.98 800-426-4777
Educational Insights GeoSafari esp 8-12 $99.95 800-933-3277
Irwin Toy Erector Evolution II t cons 8-12 $34.95 800-268-1733
Learning Materials Workshop Arco Baleno t esp 3-8 $49.50 800-693-7164
LEGO FreeStyle XLg Bucket t cp 5-10 $19.99 800-822-4534
Lionel LLC Lionel Santa Fe Special Freight Set t h esp 8-12 $269.95 810-949-4100

Key to Item Types:
a=Active ac=Arts & Crafts ap=Activity Product
at=Audio Tape b=Book bg=Board Game
c=Computer-related cd=CD-ROM cons=Construction Toy
cp=Creative Product d=Doll dh=Dollhouse
e=Equipment esp=Educational Skills Product g=Game
h=Hobby mm=Multimedia m=Musical
nov=Novelty pl=Plush Toy pup=Puppet
puz=Puzzle sc=Science sw=Software
t=Toy trv=Travel trans=Transportation
u=Unique Product vg=Video Game vt=Video Tape

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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