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Patch Poll: Your Favorite Toy Ever?

'Tis the season that toys are on everyone's minds, as kids write letters to Santa and parents tussle over the hottest items. Take our poll on your favorite all-time toy and add your love in the comments!

There is a great blog making its way around Facebook these days — even though it was originally posted almost a year ago.

We think it is seeing a resurgence because this is the time of year that toys are in the spotlight.

For author Jonathan Liu, the Five Best Toys Of All Time are found right under our noses — and they are cheap, too.

Meanwhile, over at Amazon, you can track the most popular toys in the world right now on its Best Sellers in Toys and Games PageNumber one on the list gives us great hope for the future.

Of course all of this got us to thinking — what was our favorite toy when we were kids? Take our poll, and please, add your thoughts to the comments. There is nothing better than a walk down memory lane!

Kristina Bunnell December 07, 2011 at 05:16 PM
My little pony everything!
Joe Rozsa December 07, 2011 at 08:00 PM
Major Matt Mason was the best! He and his partners conquered space! They were these cool bendable figures that had tons of cool things. I guess he would fit in the doll category, but he was so much more than a doll.
Morgan Day (Editor) December 08, 2011 at 03:50 AM
I remember no one could tear me away from my Lite-Brite. Best. Toy. Ever.
Jean December 08, 2011 at 01:54 PM
a doll house my parents built for me it was incredible!
Ken Palosi December 08, 2011 at 04:02 PM
My favorite toy a all time wasn't actually a toy at all. It was a humongous cardboard box that a neighbor's new refrigerator came in. As a boy of seven growing up with few toys I was left to improvise for my own entertainment. When I saw the box sitting outside my neighbor's house I knew I had to have it and was delighted when my neighbor agreed to let me have it. It quickly became a fort that I would defend against marauding pirates. When the other kids in the neighborhood saw how much fun I was having in my fort it quickly became a clubhouse for all the neighbor kids. Most of all my spacious brown mansion was my refuge and my sanctuary where I could get away from what at that time was not a pleasant world for me. Today's toys with few exceptions offer children a chance to use their imagination. That is why I always tried to provide puzzles, books and art supplies for first my daughter and then my grandchildren. If I could I would like to give my grandchildren a similar box this Christmas but I am sure my family would have me committed. But, if my grandchildren would ever have the chance to explore and expand their imaginations like I did; maybe, just maybe they too might look back some sixty years later and fondly remember their favorite toy that wasn't really a toy at all.
Mary Lynne Zahler December 08, 2011 at 07:25 PM
My Ideal Petite Princess dollhouse furniture and dollhouse and my Little Kiddles!
Shelley Cobb December 09, 2011 at 12:23 AM
Blocks! I loved blocks. I built houses, castles, and schools and used the tall yellow cylinders for adults and the short purple ones for children. My children played with the same set and now they are in the attic waiting for my grandchildren. I have another set in my classroom and it is the first thing that the students run to get when there is indoor recess.

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