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Favorite Toys
Here are some toys that have been favorites of kids--and some inventors--for years.











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My Favorite was...




My favorite toy by far (I can hardly remember any other): a butterfly net, which I first took up at age 9. My parents helped me build my first one from a broomstick, coat hanger, and piece of cheesecloth. It turned me first into a hunter and then a naturalist.


E. O. Wilson, sociobiologist







Candy Land® Log Cabin Play House Richter's Popular Comet Blocks® June Allyson Paper Doll and Outfits Mr. Potato Head® Funny-Face Kit
“Miss World’s Fair” Model Airplane Little Golden Picture Puzzle, “Happy Man and His Dump Truck” Gilbert Chemistry Outfit Silly Putty®
Lionel Toy Train Engine and Tender Game of Life® Crayola® Crayons No. 8 1/2 All-Electric Erector® Set
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