10 Toys You Loved, Rebooted for a New Generation

Share the joy, and indulge in a little nostalgia, with these still-popular classics.

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NES Classic Edition


Relive the glory days of 8-bit with this updated miniature version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System. The console includes the iconic controller and comes preloaded with 30 games, including Super Mario Bros. Nintendo, ages 10+

Laurie Schacht is the president and chief toy officer of Adventure Publishing Group and founder of  The Toy Book and thetoyinsider.com.


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Shrinky Dinks Bake & Shape 3D Jewelry


Still making the fun shine. Kids color, cut and bake to create awesome custom fashions. Alex Brands, ages 8+

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This Game Is Bonkers!


Players combine strategy with luck to move around the board in this update of the 1978 favorite that’s never the same game twice. Winning Moves Games, ages 8+

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The Powerpuff Girls Flip to Action Play Set


Saving the world before bedtime is a cinch with this two-in-one set that transforms from the sassy superheroes’ bedroom to the professor’s lab. Spin Master, ages 5+

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Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin


With 111 all-wood pieces to work with, little builders can use their imagination or follow the included step-by-step builds. K’NEX, ages 3+

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Mini Arcade Games


These fully functional portable versions of Pac-Man and Space Invaders even have a working joystick. The Bridge Direct, ages 8+

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Spirograph Shapes Set


A new spin on an old favorite: For the first time in Spirograph’s 50-year history, gear shapes include hearts, stars and teardrops. Kahootz Toys, ages 8+

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Just like in the ’90s, you can bet it won’t get wet. With the Mermaid Classic Play Set and Sand ’n Sea Adventure Set, kids use the neon-colored sculpting sand to create imaginative underwater scenes. Cra-Z-Art, ages 6+

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Doodletop Twister Deluxe Kit


The original stocking-stuffer fave consisted of a single marker inside a top. This updated version includes three tops and 10 interchangeable markers for hours of creative fun. University Games, ages 5+

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Strawberry Shortcake Classic Doll


The ’80s throwback smells as sweet as she looks. The Bridge Direct, ages 3+