The Toys Every '70s Child Knows and Loves

Introduced in the late 1950s, Barbie dolls remained incredibly popular throughout the 1970s, inspiring countless hours of imaginative play for children of all ages.

Barbie Dolls:

These iconic toy cars zoomed into the hearts of '70s children, offering endless opportunities for racing and creative storytelling.

Hot Wheels:

Lego bricks provided a world of building possibilities, allowing kids to construct anything from simple structures to elaborate creations limited only by their imagination.

Lego Sets:

With the release of the original Star Wars trilogy in the '70s, action figures featuring characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader became must-have toys for fans of the franchise.

Star Wars Action Figures:

Budding chefs delighted in the Easy-Bake Oven, which allowed kids to bake miniature treats using a light bulb as the heat source.

Easy-Bake Oven:

This stretchable, poseable action figure became a sensation in the 1970s, captivating children with its unique design and durability.

Stretch Armstrong:

Budding artists enjoyed creating intricate, swirling designs with the Spirograph drawing toy, which allowed for endless patterns and color combinations.


With its magic screen and two knobs, the Etch A Sketch provided hours of entertainment as children used skill and precision to create drawings and designs.

Etch A Sketch:

Kids could embark on virtual adventures with the View-Master, a stereoscopic toy that showcased 3D images of popular cartoons, movies, and scenic locations.