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These are the 17 toys your kids will remember when they're your age

Every generation has its Cabbage Patch Kid or Tickle Me Elmo. Here are the toys your kids will remember opening on Christmas morning for years to come.

Jessica Roy
Minions toys
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Minions toys

Minions figures. Minions games. Minions dishware. Minions everything. 2015 will go down in history as the years a bunch of squealing yellow critters took over the world.

Star Wars toys
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Star Wars toys

Thanks to J.J. Abrams and the Disney merchandising machine, a new generation of young people will experience the joy of bothering their parents for more Star Wars merch for years to come. See CNET's first take of the Sphero BB-8.

Minecraft toys
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Minecraft toys

Little kids love Minecraft toys almost as much as they love playing Minecraft on your laptop when you need it for work.

Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot
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Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot

Kids have dreamed of having a personal robot pretty much since robots have existed. For the first time, your kid can have one. Jealous!

Hoverboards
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So-called Hoverboards

While they don't technically hover, they do technically explode on airplanes occasionally. Hoverboards are both expensive and dangerous, aka the two things kids most want out of a toy. The battery won't last, but the memories (and inevitable scars) will.

Beyblades
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Beyblades

Parents aren't entirely sure what these things are, or what they're supposed to do, or how they're fun. Chalk up the appeal of these to the magic of a child's imagination!

Skylanders
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Skylanders

These little guys are such a big deal they earned a float in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. See also: "The newest trick for Activision's Skylanders: Planes, boats and cars."

Bratz dolls
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Bratz dolls

You treasure your memories of playing with your anatomically impossible Barbies. Now your daughter gets to enjoy her own set of dolls that will give her body-image issues for years to come.

Bunchems
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Bunchems

Your kids will fondly remember Bunchems as the toy that forced Mom to cut off all their hair after they got tangled up in these godforsaken things.

Doc McStuffins
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Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins exerts some kind of hypnotic power over toddlers. If it means they'll leave you alone long enough to take a shower, they can have all the Doc McStuffins playsets you can fit in the trunk.

Frozen toys
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'Frozen' toys

Disney somehow miscalculated the appeal of Frozen, leading to the Great Frozen Merch Shortage of 2014. Your children will always remember the excitement of finally getting their Elsa doll or stuffed Olaf.

Goldie Blox
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Goldie Blox

Finally, STEM toys for girls! Goldie Blox encourages tomorrow's scientists and engineers to find creative ways to build things.

Monster High
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Monster High

Today's kids don't scare easily, which is why they love the idea of a high school populated by werewolves, vampires and other classic horror tropes. In just a few short years, they'll get to find out that real high school is much more frightening.

Shopkins
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Shopkins

When you're too young to have to shop for groceries yourself, the grocery store seems like it's full of awesome stuff. Enter Shopkins, a collectible bunch of anthropomorphized items usually relegated to the shopping list.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Everything old is new again, and Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo are no exception. The new stylized TMNT toys are huge this year.

Drones
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Drones

Kids will fondly remember how they got to go outside and play with their drone...until they flew it into the cranky neighbor's roof, or the battery died while the drone was over a lake. See CNET's list of the best toy drones you can buy right now.

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