17/10/2018 13:18 BST | Updated 18/10/2018 11:31 BST

Remember These? Argos Reveals Its Best Selling Christmas Toys Of The Last 45 Years

BMX, Star Wars action figures and Furbys have all made the list.

It’s only ten weeks till Christmas and whether you’re starting your shopping early or planning to leave it till the night before, it’s always helpful to know what is going to be top of every child’s wish list.

Every year there is a standout toy that children across the country hope Father Christmas will leave them under the tree - this year there seems to be a clear unicorn theme, with Argos revealing the top contenders as follows:

Poopsie Unicorn Smile Surprise, LOL Surprise Tots Innovation Doll, Unicorn Hugs, Tine Treasures Sleepy Doll, Paw Patrol Rescue Fire Truck Playset, VTech Fantasy Unicorn, My Lovely Unicorn 12V Power Ride On, Treasure X 3-Pack Chest, Lego City Arctic Mobile Exploration, Nerf Laser Ops Two Pack or the Fingerlings Untamed Dino Cage.

While these might sound all shiny and new do you remember what you wanted as a kid? These toys might ring a bell. 

The best selling Christmas toys from 1973-2018:

1973 - Shrinky Dinks 

1974 - ‘Risk’ board game

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1975 - ‘Othello’ board game

1976 - Stretch Armstrong 

1977 - BMX bike

1978 - Dungeons and Dragons

1979 - Star Wars Toy range 

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1980 - Hungry Hippos

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1981 - Rubix Cube

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1982 - Lego train set

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1983 - Strawberry Shortcake

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1984 - Cabbage Patch Dolls

1985 - Transformers

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1986 - Lazer Tag

1987 - Sylvanian Families

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1988 - Ghostbusters Proton Park

1989 - Optimus Prime

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1990 - Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles action figures

1991 - Gameboy 

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1992 - Barbie 

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1993 - Thunderbirds Tracey Island

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1994 - Power Rangers action figures

1995 - POGs

1996 - Toy Story Buzz Lightyear action figures

1997 - Tamagotchi

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1998 - Tetska the dog

1999 - Bob the Builder 

2000 - Furby

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2001 - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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2002 - Bratz Dolls

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2003 - Beyblades

2004 - Robosapein

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2005 - BMX Bike

2006 - XBOX 360

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2007 - Nintendo Wii Console

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2008 - In The Night Garden Iggle Piggle

2009 - High School Musical dance mat

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2010 - Zhu Zhu Hamsters

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2011 - Leapfrog LeapPad Explore Tablet

2012 - Skylanders Giants/Nerf Gun

2013 - Furby Boom

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2014 - Frozen Snow Globe

2015 - Barbie Saddle ‘n’ Ride

2016 - Hatchimals

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2017 - Cozmo

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