By Allison Sadlier // SWNS
New York office – 646-873-7565 / usnews@swns.com
w/ VIDEO & INFOGRAPHIC

Play Doh, Mr. Potato Head and Trolls have been named as the toys most likely to stand the test of time, according to new research.

The study of 2,000 American parents examined the toys adults played with as children and which toys are still played with by their kids today — despite a digital revolution.

Other top toys that have been played with throughout the ages and continue to enchant today’s kids include toy phones, bicycles, teddy bears, water blasters and plastic animals.

And whether you grew up in the ’80s, ’90s or beyond, people can’t get enough of board games — Guess Who?, Scrabble, Monopoly, Candy Land and the Game of Life all made the top 30 things played with by both parents and children when growing up.

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Mr. Potato Head , who has undergone several iterations of his own, the survey revealed that adults are kids at heart since they still love playing with toys.

Nearly half of parents said their favorite childhood toy is still on the market in some version and 84 percent of those plan on or have purchased that toy for their child.

A favorite toy doesn’t hog the spotlight for long though, since the average “lifespan” as the most-loved toy is 11.3 months.

Part of the reason certain toys wear the crown might have to do with where they come from. Receiving a toy on a birthday or holiday leaves a lasting mark, especially if the present came from a parent, grandparent or aunt.

Sadly, when adults were asked where their most beloved toy was today, the number one response was it had been lost.

Thankfully the panic over a lost toy doesn’t last forever. Forty-five percent of children will lose their favorite toy, but not to fear — 68 percent of lost toys find their way home.

The most common places lost friends turned up were under the bed, in the car, left at a family member or friend’s house, behind the couch or hidden in the kitchen.

When it comes to buying a toy for a child, parents are on the look out for a certain set of qualities.

Three in five parents want a toy that’s educational, but just behind that is a toy’s ability to make their kid laugh (60 percent).

Fifty-nine percent are on the hunt for a toy that’s colorful, while 56 percent look for something interactive.

TOYS THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME (PLAYED WITH BY PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN WHEN GROWING UP)
1. Play Doh
2. Mr. Potato Head
3. Trolls
4. My Little Pony
5. Furby
6. Puzzles
7. Toy phone
8. Bop It
9. Building blocks

10. Bicycle
11. Yoyo
12. Guess Who?
13. Water blasters
14. Teddy bear
15. Scrabble
16. Tricycle
17. Candy Land
18. Game Boy
19. Spinning tops
20. Toy cash register
21. Plastic animals
22. Monopoly
23. Mouse Trap
24. Game of Life
25. Transformers
26. Clue
27. Baby Alive
28. Plastic food/kitchen supplies
29. Scattergories
30. Perfection

TOP SPOTS LOST TOYS ARE FOUND
1. Under the bed
2. In the car
3. Left a family member or friend’s house
4. Behind the couch
5. In the kitchen
6. In sibling’s room
7. In a closet

MOMENTS PARENTS LOOK FORWARD TO WITH THEIR CHILD
1. Teaching their child to ride a bike
2. Learning to swim
3. First beach trip
4. Play with toys together
5. Have a shared passion
6. Dancing
7. Start playing a sport
8. Playing catch
9. Watch a beloved childhood movie

TOYS ADULTS LOVED AS KIDS
1. Mr. Potato Head
2. Trolls
3. Play-Doh
4. My Little Pony
5. Toy phones
6. Furby
7. Puzzles
8. Building blocks
9. Yoyo
10. Bicycles
11. Bop It
12. Teddy bears
13. Baby dolls
14. Spinning tops
15. Candy Land
16. Guess Who?
17. Tricycle
18. Scrabble
19. Plastic animals
20. Toy cash register
21. Yahtzee!
22. Monopoly
23. Rubber duck
24. Clue
25. Mouse Trap
26. Game of Life
27. Plastic food/kitchen supplies
28. Perfection
29. Scattergories
30. Hungry, Hungry Hippos
31. Scooter
32. Bead maze
33. Sorry!
34. Operation
35. GI Joe
36. Super Soakers
37. Chutes + Ladders
38. Taboo
39. Trouble

Source article

Want more stuff like this?

Sign up to our mailing list to get the latest news and reviews

Don’t worry we don’t spam

Load More Related Articles
Load More By Entertain The Kids
Load More In News

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Check Also

British parents feel ‘under pressure’ to make sure their child does better than they did at school

  Three quarters of British parents feel ‘under pressure’ to make sure their chil…