From the Game Boy to the Furby, here are some sell out toys from Christmas’s past.
We all remember that one toy that we really wanted and asked Santa for, whether it was Star Wars toys, a Furby or Game Boy. It feels like most years there is a ‘must have’ toy, which sells out in record time. From the 1980s Cabbage Patch craze that inspired the Christmas film ‘Jingle All the Way’ to more recent additions, here we take a look at some of the most popular toys that we really wanted for Christmas thanks to data from Argos.
1. Mr Frosty
This cool character was all the rage in the 90s, and is still available to buy today. Photo: Argos
This talking, sleeping toy was a step up from the Tamagotchi and was the toy of 2000, making a return as 2013’s popular toy, the Furby Boom. Photo: Shutterstock
3. Star Wars toys
Now worth a small fortune, kids in the late 70s and 80s had figurines of Luke, Darth and R2D2 on their wishlist for Santa. Photo: Shutterstock
4. Game Boy
An ideal way to escape long before smart phones, the Game Boy was introduced in 1989 and sold millions. Subsequently colourful versions of the Game Boy were released as was the Game Girl. Photo: Shutterstock