Adults Keep an Average of 20 Toys from Their Childhood

Considering how many of my childhood toys I still have, I’m pretty sure I’m helping to skew this number just a little bit higher! A new poll found that the average adult keeps 20 toys from their childhood.

65% of people say they kept toys to pass them down to their children or grandchildren.

57% say they kept them because they’re sentimental.

59% say they’re probably better than anything you could buy today.

The top 10 childhood toys people often keep are:

  1. Barbie dolls
  2. LEGOs
  3. Hot Wheels
  4. G.I. Joe Action Figures
  5. Suzy Homemaker appliances
  6. Fisher-Price telephones
  7. Lite-Brites
  8. Slinkys
  9. Rubik’s Cubes
  10. Nerf balls

Other toys mentioned include:

  • My Little Pony
  • Etch-A-Sketch
  • Gaming systems like Game Boy, Nintendo, and SEGA
  • “Investment toys” like Beanie Babies and Trolls




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