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The Most Popular Toys During the Holidays Since 1983 (Infographic)

Did you ever own a Game Boy? If not, what rock did you live under?
The Most Popular Toys During the Holidays Since 1983 (Infographic)
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It’s the holidays, and you know what that means: shopping.

Every year, there’s always that one must-have item -- especially when it comes to kids' toys. People are known to wait in line for hours so they can score the season’s hit item for their child, niece or nephew. From the once-popular Nintendo Game Boy to the creepy furry friend “Furby,” the past three decades have been loaded with random, inventive and even frightening holiday products.

Related: The 7 Most Stunning Holiday Windows in New York City -- and What You Can Learn From Them

This year, Nintendo’s NES has made a comeback in mini form. But before you go Googling where you can get your hands on the hot toy of the season, we hate to inform you: It’s sold out. In fact, the console sold out within minutes of its release. Nintendo has promised to release more units throughout winter.

While you wait for it to make its return to the market, check out Ebates’ infographic of the most popular toys of the past three decades.

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