How Many Errors Can You Spot in 30 Years of Hot Christmas Toys?

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The folks at Ultimate Coupons were nice enough to pass on this video game-dappled infographic featuring the top toys of three decades worth of Christmas holidays. In the true holiday spirit we only tear it apart just a little.

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It's a trip down memory lane that begins in 1981, when Donkey Kong for the Nintendo Entertainment system was the hottest toy, despite the NES not being released in Japan until 1983. Then we noticed the chart's complete lack of the Nintendo Wii, listing the PlayStation 3 as the hottest toy of 2006 despite being soundly trounced by Nintendo's motion-controlled wonder in just about every market (except Europe, where it arrived late).

Adding insult to injury, intern Chris points out that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle package shown is the wrong one for its year, and Evan pointed out that Elmo is holding a Fleshlight. He might just be imagining that last one.

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For extra added fun, when you're done picking apart the list tally up the toys on it that you've owned and calculate the percentage. I'm at 83 percent. How about you?

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ChickenPawks
Chicken Pawks

POG!?

nostalgia thread is a go!

I once cried when I got a Mighty Max set that I already owned while my brother flaunted the one that I had been hoping for.

He was forced to give it to me because I was younger. He was a middle child and became kind of an asshole. I regret nothing.