Glued to tablets and game consoles, children born today are missing out on some of the simple pleasures enjoyed decades ago.
Remember back in the '80s when all you wanted for Christmas was a Cabbage. Check out the most popular toys by year from the early 1980s until 2017, and .
Explainer: 12 hit toys of Christmases past. Cabbage Patch Kids (1983) Transformers (1984) Teddy Ruxpin (1985) Tickle Me Elmo (1996) Beanie Babies (1996) Furby (1998) Nintendo Wii (2006) Zhu Zhu Pets (2009)
TIME reporter Allie Townsend picks the 100 most influential toys from 1923 to the present.
Every Christmas, there are specific toys that are so popular that every child seems to want them. The exact toy changes from year to year, and decade to decade.