Did You Know Adults Keep an Average of 20 Toys from Their Childhood?

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If you think about all the stuff we lug around from family home to family home, a good chunk of it is old childhood toys.

A new poll found that the average adult keeps 20 toys from their childhood.

65% of people say they kept toys to pass them down to their children or grandchildren. 57% say they kept them because they're sentimental. And 59% say they're probably better than anything you could buy today.

The #1 toy people have kept is: Barbie dolls. LEGOs are next, followed by Hot Wheels, G.I. Joes, Suzy Homemaker appliances, Fisher-Price telephones, Lite-Brites, Slinkys, Rubik's Cubes, and Nerf balls.

Other toys mentioned include: My Little Pony, Etch-A-Sketch, gaming systems like Game Boy, Nintendo, and SEGA, and "toys" like Beanie Babies and Trolls, which some people initially bought as "investments."

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