CLEVELAND - G.I. Joe isn’t only a real American hero -- he’s the toy that most defines our childhood.
That’s according to a new survey from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which is the largest of its kind.
Starting in July, the museum asked more than 24,000 people who their favorite toys were from the past century. The museum not only asked visitors about the toys that resonated with them, but put a survey online for people to fill out.
The most iconic toy that people felt defined their childhood was G.I. Joe.
Coming in second were Transformers, with LEGO Toys in third place.
“The stories people have shared about intergenerational learning, family traditions and memories has been heartwarming and life changing in some cases,” said Dr. Jeffrey Patchen, president and CEO of the museum.
The rest of the top 20 toys consists of:
7. Cabbage Patch Kids
11. Raggedy Ann
13. Etch A Sketch
14. Little Golden Books
15. Hot Wheels
16. Lincoln Logs
17. Candy Land
18. Roller Skates
19. Silly Putty
20. Mr. Potato Head
More information can be found at: www.childrensmuseum.org/100toys .
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