List of toys

This page is a list of toys; the toys included are both widely popular (either currently or historically) and provide illustrative examples of specific types of toys.

Boys with hoops on Chesnut Street
Hoops have been a popular toy across a variety of cultures since antiquity.

Action figures


  • Puppy in My Pocket

Cars and radio controlled

Construction toys

A set of toy blocks

Creative toys

Various Spirograph Designs
Designs drawn with a spirograph


Mexican Lupita doll from the 20th century
Amish Dolls
Faceless Amish dolls, a form of American folk art

Educational toys

Electronic toys

Executive toys

Newtons cradle animation book 2
An animation of a Newton's cradle

Food-related toys


Model building

Physical activity and dexterity

Slip n slide
A person sliding onto a Slip 'n Slide


Science and optical

A tough gang of Spinning Tops
An assortment of tops

Sound toys

Schoenhut 379 Concert Grand

A child playing a toy piano

Spinning toys

Person throwing flying disc
A person throwing a flying disc
Fan fan Fan fan Fan fan Dandan (Imagicity 577)

A child with pinwheels


A 1791 illustration of a woman playing with an early version of the yo-yo, then known as a "bandalore"

See also

Action Masters

Action Masters are a sub-line of the Transformers toy franchise, first released in 1990, with a wave of new releases released in Europe in 1991. It featured Transformers action figures who were unable to transform, but came with transforming partners, weapons or exo-suits. Some of the larger sets came with transforming vehicles or bases. This was the last sub-line release as part of the original Transformers toyline before the launch of Generation 2.

Demonic Toys

Demonic Toys is a 1992 American Direct-to-video horror comedy film produced by Charles Band's Full Moon Entertainment and directed by Peter Manoogian. The film centers on a police officer who is terrorized by the title characters after a botched arrest. Like many other Full Moon releases, Demonic Toys never had a theatrical release and went straight-to-video in 1992. In the United States, the film was given an "R" rating for violence, language, and brief nudity.

Gunpei Yokoi

Gunpei Yokoi (Japanese: 横井 軍平, Hepburn: Yokoi Gunpei, September 10, 1941 – October 4, 1997), sometimes transliterated Gumpei Yokoi, was a Japanese video game designer. He was a long-time Nintendo employee, best known as creator of the Game & Watch handheld system, inventor of the "cross" shaped Control Pad, the original designer of the Game Boy, and producer of a few long-running and critically acclaimed video game franchises, such as Metroid and Kid Icarus.

List of Bionicle toys

The following is a list of toys in Lego Bionicle line. They are organized by North American release dates; major differences in international releases are noted, America and Europe being one of the first to receive them.

There are five main kinds of sets:

Collectibles are random assortments of pieces to be used as accessories for larger sets. New collectibles were originally released every six months, but were reduced to a yearly schedule as of 2004. Collectibles are no longer released as of 2007.

Box Sets are the smallest and cheapest independent sets. Though most sets are packaged in cardboard boxes, this article will use the term to describe these small sets. A group of six box sets were released yearly, though in 2007 there were only four. In 2008, 6 of these were released to correspond with the canister sets, though the boxes themselves were similar to canisters. Box sets contain from around 15 pieces to about 30.

Canister Sets are the main focus in the toyline and the storyline, and are packaged in plastic canisters. Groups of six canister sets are released every six months. Canister sets usually contain around 50, 60 or 70 pieces.

Titans was a term first used for the 2005 large sets, and fans often use the label for similar large character sets. In this article, it will be used to describe any set larger than a canister set (besides playsets). Most Titans contain more than 100 pieces, though larger ones contain at least 200 or 500.(Note: The 2007–2009 sets are labeled "Warriors" on For the time being, this article will continue to use the "Titan" label.)

Battle Vehicles are the newest types of sets. They feature canister-set-sized characters on a larger vehicle. They were introduced in 2008 and replaced Playsets. They can be classified as a type of Titan. A few Battle Vehicle sets are about the size and cost of normal titans, however these sets are considerably smaller in size and have Box Set size figures in place of the Canister-size figures. One exception to this is the Toa Ignika set, which contained a vehicle and a Canister-sized set as the rider while still maintaining the normal titan cost. However, the skyboard (the corresponding vehicle) is considerably smaller than even other "normal titan" vehicles.

Playsets were introduced in 2005 and are traditional Lego construction sets; including minifigures of canister set characters. In 2008 these have been replaced with Battle Vehicle sets (see above).

Stars were "best of" canister sets in early 2010 that contained Box Set size counterparts of characters from previous years. Each contained a piece of golden armor that would fit onto the Tahu set within that particular toyline.There are also two kinds of other sets:

This list also includes specific promotions; either items packaged with sets or special collectibles available separately. Promotional sets that are officially not part of the toyline are not included, unless they are acknowledged by the storyline. Promotional Bionicle sets are usually under ten pieces and are free.

Other models are not categorized in any of the above. Other models includes a few Bionicle pieces, and sometimes a CD or video. Their prices vary widely. Most other models were released in Europe or America.

Releases are grouped in this list into six-month periods, the beginnings of which are marked by when canister sets are released; usually around January for winter periods and July for summer periods (though due to retail schedules, European "winter" releases begin around March instead).

Some sets are labeled "store exclusive"; they are only available at that store and directly through Lego (both Lego outlet stores and the Lego Shop At Home website), such as an unnumbered set of random Bionicle parts in a plastic bag.

List of Hasbro toys

This is a list of toys and toy lines produced by Hasbro, a large toy and game company based in North America.

List of stuffed toy manufacturers

This is a list of notable companies that manufacture stuffed toys.

List of traditional children's games

This is a list of games that used to be played by children, some of which are still being played today. Traditional children's games do not include commercial products such as board games but do include games which require props such as hopscotch or marbles (toys go in List of toys unless the toys are used in multiple games or the single game played is named after the toy; thus "jump rope" is a game, while "Jacob's ladder" is a toy). Despite being transmitted primarily through word of mouth due to not being considered suitable for academic study or adult attention, traditional games have, "not only failed to disappear but have also evolved over time into new versions."Traditional children's games are defined, "as those that are played informally with minimal equipment, that children learn by example from other children, and that can be played without reference to written rules. These games are usually played by children between the ages of 7 and 12, with some latitude on both ends of the age range." "Children's traditional games (also called folk games) are those that are passed from child to child, generation to generation, informally by word of mouth," and most children's games include at least two of the following six features in different proportion: physical skill, strategy, chance, repetition of patterns, creativity, and vertigo.

List of wooden toys

This is a list of wooden toys and games. A wooden toy is a toy constructed primarily from wood and wood products. Additional components made from other materials are also sometimes used.

Lists of brands

This is an index of brand-related list articles on Wikipedia.

Mr. Bucket

Mr. Bucket is a tabletop game and toy published by Milton Bradley and released in 1992, which was discontinued but re-released in 2007. It was discontinued again and re-released again in 2017. The game features a plastic, motorized bucket which ejects differently-colored balls from its mouth. The players use plastic shovels to scoop up the balls and place them back inside Mr. Bucket.

Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head is an American toy consisting of a plastic model of a potato which can be decorated with a variety of plastic parts that can attach to the main body. These parts usually include ears, eyes, shoes, a hat, a nose, and a mouth. The toy was invented and developed by George Lerner in 1949, and first manufactured and distributed by Hasbro in 1952. Mr. Potato Head was the first toy advertised on television and has remained in production since its debut. The toy was originally produced as separate plastic parts with pushpins that could be stuck into a real potato or other vegetable. However, due to complaints regarding rotting vegetables and new government safety regulations, Hasbro began including a plastic potato body within the toy set in 1964.Over the years, the original toy was joined by Mrs. Potato Head and supplemented with accessories such as a car and a boat trailer. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head may be best known for their appearances in the Toy Story franchise. Additionally, in 1998 The Mr. Potato Head Show aired but was short-lived, with only one season being produced. As one of the prominent marks of Hasbro, a Mr. Potato Head balloon has also joined others in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Today, Mr. Potato Head can still be seen adorning hats, shirts, and ties. Toy Story Midway Mania!, in Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, also features a large talking Mr. Potato Head.

Nickelodeon Toys

This is a list of toys created by the popular children's television network Nickelodeon.

Pinwheel (toy)

A pinwheel is a simple child's toy made of a wheel of paper or plastic curls attached at its axle to a stick by a pin. It is designed to spin when blown upon by a person or by the wind. It is a predecessor to more complex whirligigs.


Remco Industries, Inc. was a toy company in the United States founded in the 1940s. It was best known for toys marketed and sold in the late 1950s and early 1960s, like the 'Johnny Reb Cannon', 'Mighty Matilda Atomic Aircraft Carrier', 'Remco Voice Control Kennedy Airport' (which featured model airplanes of American, TWA and United Airlines, an album player and an album which played a voice giving landing and take-off instructions) and the tethered 'Electronic Falcon Plane' that "flies itself". The company's slogan was "Every Boy Wants a Remco Toy...And So Do Girls!"


Roominate is a construction set introduced by Maykah Inc., a company founded by Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen, in 2012. The product, marketed at girls aged 6–10, consists of modular plastic building pieces that can interlock to create models and includes circuits that can be wired. Originally funded through Kickstarter, the company received an investment from Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner during the sixth season of Shark Tank. In 2016, Roominate was acquired by toy manufacturer PlayMonster.

Silly Bandz

Silly Bandz are rubber bands made of silicone rubber formed into shapes including animals, objects, numbers, and letters. They are distributed by BCP Imports and are normally worn as bracelets. Silly Bandz retail in packages with themes, such as princesses or animals, and fashion accessories. Similar shaped silicone bands are also available under other brand names from a variety of companies. Silly Bandz are an iconic piece of pop culture and were very popular in the early 2010s.

The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious (colloquial: Fast & Furious) is an American media franchise based on a series of action films that is largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists, and espionage, and includes material in various other media that depicts characters and situations from the films. Distributed by Universal Pictures, and starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne Johnson in the major roles, the series was established with the 2001 film titled The Fast and the Furious; this was followed by seven sequels, two short films that tie into the series, and as of May 2017, it has become Universal's biggest franchise of all time, currently the ninth-highest-grossing film series of all time with a combined gross of over $5 billion.

The Toy Box

The Toy Box is an American reality television series that premiered on April 7, 2017 on ABC. The show is about contestants as aspiring entrepreneurs. They present toy inventions first to a panel of toy industry professionals, then to a panel of children. Only toys approved by the mentors are presented to the judges "in the Toy Box," who select one toy to advance to the finals each episode. The season's winning toy will be produced and distributed by Mattel and sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us stores.On June 16, 2017, ABC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on October 1, 2017, and ended on November 19, 2017. After the company Toys "R" Us announced that all UK and U.S. operations would be going out of business, the show was cancelled, despite the lack of an official announcement.

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