Every holiday season, there’s always one toy that is a must-have. Whether it's a video game, video console or a toy that talks, one toy always seems to be coveted.

Ebates, the cash back shopping site, just broke down the most popular and hardest toys to get over the past few decades.

Most popular for 2016 is the new NES Classic Mini! Nintendo’s latest game council loaded up with all the classic Nintendo favorites. Nintendo has always been a favorite, appearing on the list seven times, making its first appearance on the list of most popular and hardest to get toys in 1988.

A few additional gaming counsels have also taken rank:

  • Xbox 360 (2005)—the Xbox 360 sold a total of 5.5 million units during its first six months on the market.
  • Playstation 3 (2006)—the system was so popular upon its release that people became violent in their attempts to acquire one.

What was popular before Nintendo turned top gifts to gaming counsels?

  • Cabbage Patch Kids (1983)
  • Transformers (1984)
  • Teddy Ruxpin (1985-86)
  • Koosh Ball (1987)

The Most Popular Toys Through the Decades
The Most Popular Toys Through the Decades Created By: Ebates