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The Entertainer is celebrating its 40th birthday by walking through memory lane of some of the best Christmas toys of all time.

The family-owned high street retailer has been looking back over its four decade history at its top selling toys.

LEGO wins out overall as its most popular toy of the last 40 years.

While, our favourite board game was revealed as the classic property-trading game Monopoly.

The Entertainer's top selling Christmas toys of all time

Top toys in the 1980s

80s kids fo you remember what you Christmases looked like?

The Entertainer expects them to include all of its favourites from Cabbage Patch Kids and Care Bears to  Rubik’s Cubes.

Its other most popular toys were Sylvanian Families, My Little Pony and Transformers.

Unsuprisingly, Star Wars toys were also popular due to the releases of Episodes 5 and 6 of the franchise.

The 80s were unique for their iconic rainbow-coloured Koosh balls that used to appear in millions of Christmas stockings every year.

Epping Forest Guardian: Toys through the decades- 1980s and 1990s. Credit: The EntertainerToys through the decades- 1980s and 1990s. Credit: The Entertainer

Top toys in the 1990s

Every 90s will remember the desperation to find a Buzz Lightyear following the release of the 1995 hit film Toy Story.

The intergalatic hero was originally called Lunar Larry and we have to say, we're glad that they changed it.

Other popular toys in the 1990s included Furbys, Power Rangers, Tamagotchis and Teletubbies.

It was also common to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thunderbirds Tracy Island and Pogs.

WWF Wrestlers were popular Christmas toys before the brand renamed itself to WWE in 2002.

Top toys in the 2000s

Bob the Builder owned the 200s with his hit Christmas number one single and his title as the most popular Christmas toy of 2001.

Beyblades span into existence in the early 2000s, becoming one of the most popular toy lines on the planet.

Kids swapped out their barbies for Bratz dolls and younger children fell in love with the In The Night Garden toys.

Epping Forest Guardian: Top selling toys between 1990s to 2021s. Credit: The EntertainerTop selling toys between 1990s to 2021s. Credit: The Entertainer

Top toys in the 2010s

The 2010s saw a wave of nostalgia as they returned to the top selling toy list.

Loom Bands hit the playgrounds with fans turning these colourful elastic bands into entire necklaces, bracelets and even dresses and jackets.

We all remember the frenzy around Disney's Frozen which had children around the world make Anna, Elsa and Olaf their must-have playtime friends.

And 2016 saw the revival of the messiest hit game in the Entertainer's history.

Pie Face saw families spend Christmas day covering each other in whipped cream after a viral video gave the 1960s game a new lease of life.

Back to 2021

Back to the future, Christmas is just around the corner at just 74 days away.

Ready or not, children across the country will be putting together their Christmas lists.

But don't fret, we've put together some of the Entertainer's best deals that will have you ticketing off those Christmas lists in no time.

LEGO Star Wars AT- AT vs Tauntaun

You can't go wrong by combining LEGO and Star Wars.

This playset lets builders recreate the battle of Hoth from the Empire Strikes Back.

It includes two LEGO figures a Luke Skywalker with a lightsaber, and an AT-AT Driver.

Both have stud shooters and electrobinoculars.

It is available for £18.00

Barbie 3-In-1 Dreamcamper Playset

This Barbie 3 in 1 dream camper is one of the Entertainer's hottest toys this year.

There's room for four barbie dolls to eat, sleep and play along with 50 other accessories to enjoy.

Get yours for £83.99.

Vtech KidiZoom Video Camera Studio

Your kids can brush up their photography skills or star in their own TV show with this Vtech Video Camera Studio. 

The camera kit comes with a tripod and flappable lenses and ability to make special effects. 

It is available for £62.99.