Some things just never go out of style. Toys have a funny habit of reappearing over the years, returning from the depths of the toy box with a bit of a modern twist to bring joy to a whole new generation of kids. There are so many classic brands that are still popular with today’s kids, including Lite Brite, Barrel of Monkeys, and more. The nostalgia is strong with these toys and games that bring classic franchises from yesterday back into the spotlight today! See them all below.

For more of this year’s hottest toys and games, be sure to check out our full Holiday Gift Guide!

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Marissa Silva

Marissa Silva

Marissa Silva, AKA That Toy Girl, is the editor-in-chief at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider. With more than a decade of experience in the toy industry, Marissa is a trusted toy expert, providing parents, gift-givers, retailers, manufacturers, and licensors with information on the latest news related to toys, games, kids’ products, pop culture collectibles, and licensed merchandise for adults. A board game pro and puzzle queen, Marissa spends most of her free time shopping for superhero T-shirts, dominating at Mario Kart, and anxiously awaiting her Hogwarts acceptance letter. She is also a new mom to her baby girl Lucy Jo and has quickly become an expert in high-contrast cards, wooden toys, and plush. Marissa has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Tamron Hall Show, Access Hollywood, Fox & Friends, ABC World News Now, MSNBC, CBS, NY1, WPIX, and more. You can follow her on Instagram @thattoygirl.