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Poll Vault: Best toy you ever received for Christmas or Hanukkah?

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The Easy-Bake Oven was introduced by Kenner in 1963.

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Now produced by Hasbro, the Easy-Bake Oven has been updated several times and remains a popular toy nearly 50 years later.

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The little red wagon is a classic gift.

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Baby boomers, their children and their grandchildren undoubtedly have played with an Etch-A-Sketch, which is a member of the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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Aunt Mary and Uncle Carl Brandon gave Michelle Holdway this dollhouse for Christmas in 1979. They made it themselves, and she played with it for years.

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The Furby toy created a frenzy in 1998.

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Kenner's Death Star Space Station thrilled countless "Star Wars" fans in the late 1970s.

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What Christmas or Hanukkah gift put you over the moon when you were a kid? Was it an Easy-Bake Oven from the 1960s, a Big Wheel in the '70s or a Cabbage Patch doll in the early '80s? Or perhaps a handmade dollhouse?
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    • The Easy-Bake Oven was introduced by Kenner in 1963.
    • Now produced by Hasbro, the Easy-Bake Oven has been updated several times and remains a popular toy nearly 50 years later.
    • The little red wagon is a classic gift.
    • Baby boomers, their children and their grandchildren undoubtedly have played with an Etch-A-Sketch, which is a member of the National Toy Hall of Fame.
    • Aunt Mary and Uncle Carl Brandon gave Michelle Holdway this dollhouse for Christmas in 1979. They made it themselves, and she played with it for years.
    • The Furby toy created a frenzy in 1998.
    • Kenner’s Death Star Space Station thrilled countless “Star Wars” fans in the late 1970s.
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