23 Must-Have Toys from the 1950s and Beyond


Easy Bake Ovens

Since 1963, when they were first introduced, more than 16 million Easy Bake Ovens have been sold. A light bulb provided the heat source for baking mini-cakes in America's first working toy oven. The original color was a trendy turquoise, and the stoves also sported a carrying handle and fake range top. As children, several celebrity chefs, including Bobby Flay, owned an Easy Bake Oven, which perhaps provided inspiration for their future careers.