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    Hot toys through the ages (VIDEO)

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  • Hot toys through the ages (VIDEO)

    Hot toys through the ages (VIDEO)

    No one knows what turns a toy into a must-have phenomenon. Some years,something pops out of nowhere and is immediately snapped up. Other years are quiet (including 2011, retailers say). Here’s a look back at seven toys that became blockbusters in their day and left an imprint on American culture:

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