Once upon a time, toys made in China were unheard of. That’s because the United States was home to more toy manufacturers than anywhere on earth, with Chicago and New York vying for dominance in the industry.
During the 1950s and 1960s, baby boomers were bombarded with classic toys, such as Mr. Potato Head (1952), Matchbox cars (1953), Gumby (1955), Play-Doh (1956), Barbie (1959), Chatty Cathy (1959), Etch A Sketch (1960), Lego (1961), Easy Bake Oven (1963), G.I. Joe (1964), Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots (1966), Hot Wheels (1968) and Lite Brite (1968).