Toys in the Attic
Adults don't understand them. Schools ban them. Parents buy them or risk having the only kid on the block without one. Trendy toys come out of nowhere, command the attention of America's youth for a moment, and earn their inventors millions. Then they disappear ... only to return years later as nostalgic kitsch purchases, of course. From the pop-its of today to the Furbies, slap bracelets, mood rings, and Silly Putty of decades past, here are the toys kids have loved — and grown-ups have loved to hate.