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Published December 09, 2013, 08:07 PM

Christmas toys

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Long before your children asked for iPads, high-tech head phones and an HD-TV for their bedroom, there were toys.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAZ

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Long before your children asked for iPads, high-tech head phones and an HD-TV for their bedroom, there were toys.

Since we didn't own an “i-Anything" years ago, we turned to the Cabbage Patch doll; turns out to be the hottest number-one item in America.

Christmas shoppers in Fargo-Moorhead lined up as they did around the country to get the much-sought-after doll.

They are so cute; so ugly they are cute. It goes down as the Number One Christmas toy in 50 years.

Rubik's cube in the mid-70s flew off the shelves.

And as the 80s rolled around, Ninja Turtle anything is what kids wanted at Christmas.

Buzz Lightyear, Furbiues, Teletubbies and the never-failing Barbie all make the top-ten list for toys over the years.

And for years, starting in the mid-80s, the Daytons' Department stores introduced us to the Santa Bear.

A half-million sold in just days; going on to be collectible items, as were the Beanie Babies, a small stuffed cloth animal, that sometimes sparked stampedes at stores among holiday shoppers.

Today, they sit boxed up, nearly worthless.

And there is always the "Chia Pet Kitten" for $12.95.

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