The 50 hottest toys of the past 50 years

Gael F. Cooper

For most kids, 2016's most coveted toy, the Hatchimals, won't be hatching until January. Maker Spin Master just wasn't ready for the demand, and the Pengualas, Draggles, Owlicorns, Burtles and Bearakeets will have to stay tucked safely inside their eggs till the New Year. Once they arrive, they'll peck their way out with the help of their owner. And while not every year has an impossible-to-find toy, 2016 has two: The Nintendo mini NES Classic Edition, complete with 30 nostalgic games, is similarly unattainable.

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