Games and Toys of the 1950's
by Andrea L. ,Raymond R. ,Jesse G.
THE YO-YO IN THE 1950'S
Even thought the yo-yo wasn't invented in the 50's, it was still popular and children would enjoy playing with it and coming up with new tricks.
Some of the most popular toys from the 50s include lithographed tin toy cars, friction cars, die-cast cars,and trucks.
Mr.Potato Head 1952
The yahtzee 1954
The Hula-Hoop in 1957
One of the many popular toys for girls was Barbie dolls by Mattel inc. in 1959
Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.
Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for over fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies andlawsuits, often involving parody of the doll and her lifestyle.