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The most popular Christmas toys and tech from over the last 41 years

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The most popular Christmas toys and tech from over the last 41 years

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It seems like every year there's a new fad toy that's come to market just in time for Christmas and with high demand and limited stock, the shops are full of parents fighting to get the last one off the shelf.

Over the last 41 years, there has been a range of popular toys that have been as much of a torment to parents as they have been a joy to the children. The happiness that comes when that present is taken from under the tree and unwrapped is undeniable, but the hassle of getting it there might have broken more than a bank account.

Join us as we take a tour back through the last 41 years to show you the most popular toys for the Christmas period. 

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