Take a trip down memory lane with these classic toys.
Talk about nostalgia! From Barbie and Chatty Cathy to Little People and Mr. Potato Head, some toys manage to stand the test of time and send us back to our childhoods. A few were instant classics while others gradually gained popularity more gradually over the years, yet all have been passed on through the generations.
Here, we relive our youth (complete with original commercials!) with some of the most popular toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Chatty Cathy Doll
From her smooth hair to her moveable limbs and random catchphrases, this popular doll sure lived up to her name. Manufactured by the Mattel toy company between 1959 and 1965, the Chatty Cathy Doll was the second-most popular doll of the decade behind Barbie and said up to 11 different phrases with a pull of the "Chatty Ring" on the back. With her short blonde hair and blue eyes, later versions of Cathy embraced more diversity, featuring red hair, brown hair and an African-American edition. Voice actress June Foray (famous for her role as Rocket "Rocky" J. Squirrel in the Bullwinkle TV series) also recorded the phrases that accompanied the 1960s version of Chatty Cathy.
Did You Know?: The Canadian edition of the dolls (produced by Mattel Canada) had a few notable differences from its American counterpart: The vinyl used on the Canadian doll had an overall glossier look, the eyebrows were placed higher on its forehead and a different type of plastic eye was used. As a result, the prices for the Canadian Chattys tend to be more expensive among collectors.
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