Which Toys were Popular in the 1950s?

Some of the interesting and popular toys that set new trends were seen in the 1950s. Here's a quick look at some of these toys, which are also one of the most sought-after collectibles even today.
Historyplex Staff
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2018
skateboard on the table
Many of us can recollect our obsession with toys during our childhood, which led to overflowing closets and endless fights amongst siblings. While each one of us yearned to have the latest toys, certain kinds of toys have been around for years and we may have been too busy to notice them.
Sometimes, their charm from the olden era cannot be matched by anything. Have you often wondered which toys were popular in the 1950s? Take a look at the following list, and know some interesting fun facts about them.
This popular toy had many people make claims about its invention.
The early years were a little difficult for ardent skateboarders, since the early versions consisted only of wooden boxes with wheels attached. Today, it is more than a game; it's a passion for those who wish to master the finer nuances of skateboarding.
Ginny Dolls
Ginny Doll
Ginny dolls were more than just dolls; they were the top favorite amongst toys. The Ginny doll was created by the founder of the Vogue Doll Company. It created a rage in the 1950s.
Barbie Dolls
Barbie Doll
This highly fashionable doll was launched in 1959. It holds a strong position amongst all kinds of dolls available till date.
Although, there were plenty of controversies associated with the Barbie doll, its popularity soared with time. It has a complete range of outfits and accessories, and its own set of friends with new additions being incorporated every year.
Matchbox Cars
Matchbox Car
Matchbox cars were also very popular. These toys were first introduced in 1952.
Some of their early models had metal wheels; later on, plastic wheels were used. These cars truly became a rage with around 1 million models being produced every week by the 1960s.