Over the course of human history, toys have played an important part in transmission of culture from adults to children.

Yet there have been few toys with the “staying power” to achieve popularity with generations of children, and still remain a fond childhood plaything in the memories of generations of parents.

Trends may come and go; yet a handful of novelties do manage to strike the chord, which spans the tides and continues to find a place in the hearts of children and adults alike. Of these rare exalted few, includes kites, yo-yos, roller skates and the true icon of innocence, a rubber duck.

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