The programme was broadcast on Channel 5 last night.
The two hour Toys That Made Christmas Great show was broadcast on Channel 5 on Sunday evening, highlighting some of the classic toys that have been huge Christmas hits through the years. The programme featured numerous toy trade luminaries, including MGA’s Andrew Laughton, Sarah Allen from Mattel, Bandai’s Nic Aldridge, former Toys R Us merchandise director Fiona Murray-Young, Just Play’s Anna Chapman, David Kremer from Seven Towns, industry stalwart Alan Munn and Toy World’s very own Rachael-Simpson Jones and John Baulch.
The toy industry representatives were joined by a selection of toy designers from across the globe, influencers, minor celebrities and assorted comedians to share their memories and reminisce about the iconic toys that have appeared under the tree over the years. Working from an original list of 50 toys, a panel of industry experts whittled this down to the top 25 which featured in the show. Some hugely popular toys just missed out on a place in the top 10, including Buzz Lightyear, Power Rangers, LOL Surprise and Thunderbirds’ Tracey Island.
The top 10 toys were:
- Rubik’s Cube
- Star Wars
- Cabbage Patch Kids
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Game Boy
If you missed the show, it is available here.