As the world wait to party like it was 1999, toys continued to be a hot item in 1998. Some big sellers from the past included Star Wars toys, Giga Pets, Barbie as Sleeping Beauty, Olympic Skater Barbie Doll and of course the ever present Hot Wheels. One of the lowest priced items was Crayola Crayons (24 pack.)
A new toy that shipped in 1998, was “AMAZING AMY” – the first of 6 best selling dolls in the Amazing brand by Playmates Toys.
Another doll – much stranger – also made its appearance in 1998. The Furby sold nearly 2 million units the first year it was available. As many popular toys, it was hard to find one for quite a while. (Although now you can find them pretty easily if you look.)
Toys“R”Us launched Toysrus.com in June 1998, and it quickly grew to become one of the biggest sites in the toy and baby shopping categories online. Today, it’s still a pretty cool site and a popular destination for those looking for toys.
McDonalds Toys 1998
A Bug’s Life wind-up toys – 1998
Disney’s Animal Kingdom toys
Disney’s Mulan toys
Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals toys
There was a Godzilla movie released in 1998, so as you might imagine, the toy market was flooded with various Godzilla toys and merchandise. It wasn’t as bad as some movies, however.
So, what toys are we missing from 1998? Leave your 1998 toy memories below as a comment and receive eternal thanks from all your toy collector friends! Stay tuned as the Toys Timeline time Machine bumps off to another year soon.
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