Toys have been around practically as long as organized society! The very first ones are said to have been made prior to written language, as early as 3000 B.C.E. The very first toys were a lot less imaginative (as well as completely non-reliant on computer technology) and were often representative of things in the natural world or were miniaturized versions of adult tools. Luckily, by the time the 60s rolled around, plastic was king and mass-produced toys were all the rage and readily available.
Many of the toys that were popular during the 60s are still being played with today; things like the Barbie and Ken dolls, Troll dolls, Disney plush dolls and LEGO bricks can still be found in most American homes with small children. Even some of the most sought-after toys of the 60s are still on children's birthday wish-lists: Easy Bake Ovens, yo-yos, Lite-Brites and Hot Wheels. The materials might be different (plastic instead of metal in some cases) but the overall playtime experience is the same.
So when you think about it, we really haven't changed that much. Do you think you can name all of these popular 60s toys by just looking at a picture? Take this quiz to find out!