The toys kids play with!

The previous century was a time of enthusiastic entrepreneurship, especially in terms of entertainment for kids. Interactive, educational, and plain fun, toys like the ones in this list were all the rage in the decades gone by. The fact that they have sold millions of units stand testament to how popular they are.

Illustration of young boy playing with rwin the little patient
Illustration: © Rama Ramesh

Erwin the Little Patient

This German plush doll is designed to delight every kid who’s interested in becoming a doctor and learning about anatomy, albeit a cute and less gross version. Erwin comes with a zipped torso that features small and large intestines, kidneys, spleen, liver, lungs, and, ummm, a heart-shaped heart. All the organs are attached to each other with red Velcro strips completely unlike the real body, but hey, who wants to faint over a scientifically-accurate model!

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Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.