Argos celebrates it's 45th birthday with the most popular toys from last 45 years

Argos celebrates it's 45th birthday with the most popular toys from last 45 years

Can you believe Argos has been around for 45 years? Over the years, children have loved going through the Argos book before Christmas and writing their wish list. To celebrate their birthday, Argos have put together the top bestselling toys from the past 45 years and it’s taking us back!

1973 - Shrinky Dinks

1974 - Risk board game

1975 - Othello boardgame

1976 - Stretch Armstrong

1977 - Star Wars toys, including figurines of Luke, Darth & R2D2

1978 - Dungeons & Dragons

1979 - Strawberry Shortcake

1980 - Hungry Hippos board game

1981 - Rubik's Cube

1982 - Lego train set - Lego 255 basic train set

1983 - Strawberry Shortcake 5” Scented Doll in mint

1984 - Cabbage patch dolls 

1985 - Transformers City Commander Ultra Magnus

1986 - Lazer tag 

1987 - Sylvanian Families - the grow bear family

1988 - Ghostbusters Proton Park 

1989 - Optimus Prime - Transformers Evolution Optimus Prime 2 Pack

1990 - Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles action figures 

1991 - Gameboy

1992 - Barbie, weekend Barbie with denim outfit

1993 - Thunderbrirds Tracey Island

1994 - Power Rangers Action Figures

1995 - POGs

1996 - Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Action Figure

1997 - Tamigotchi - blue and pink model

1998 - Teksta the dog 

1999 - Bob the Builder 

2000 - Furby

2001 - Who Wants to be a Millionaire board game

2002 - Bratz Dolls - Jade and Cloe

2003 - Beyblades 

2004 - Robosapiens

2005 - BMX Bike 

2006 - Xbox 360

2007 - Nintento Wii

2008 - In the Night Garden Iggle Piggle 

2009 - Disney High School Musical 3 Dance Mat (Playstation II)

2010 - Zhu Zhu / Go Go Pet Hamsters

2011 - Leapfrog LeapPad Explore Tablet/ Electronic Test Tube

2012 - Skylanders Giants/ Nerf Gun

2013 - Furby Boom

2014 - Frozen snow globe

2015 - Barbie Saddle n Ride/ Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Deluxe Electronic Light Sabre/ Pie Face

2016 - Hatchimals – purple egg

2017 - Cozmo - white robot

Argos Toy Exhibition

To celebrate 45 years of toys at Argos, they are inviting you to take a trip down memory lane at the Argos Toy Exhibition at the Tottenham court road store this October half term.

Open between Monday 22 – Sunday 28th October, the free exhibition is taking place at Argos, 216-217 Tottenham Court Rd, Bloomsbury, London W1T 7PT (nearest station:Tottenham Court Road). Open daily 08:30-20:00.