1974: Dungeons & Dragons When it first came out in 1974, iconic role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, with its dragons and elves, orcs and mages, immediately appealed to the fantasy-loving, J. 1975: Barbie Barbie Millicent Roberts is her name, and seemingly random job-hopping is her game.Barbie has been an astronaut, a flight attendant, a movie star, a veterinarian, a dentist, a fighter pilot, a paleontologist and more.

The classic yellow dump truck shown here has been hauling around Legos, Barbie dolls and other kid cargo since 1965.

Their popular Jeep has been rolling since 1962, and Tonka pickups first revved their engines in 1955.

This is not the first time that a talking doll raises security and privacy concerns.

Last year, Mattel released Hello Barbie, which was marketed as an Internet-connected talking doll that could record conversations with kids and upload them online.

They screeched their way into the Toy Hall of Fame in 2011.

1969: Lego and Duplo The first recognizable Lego bricks were introduced in 1947, but it was in 1969 that their younger family member, the larger Duplo blocks, joined the fun.

Her looks have changed too, from a bubble-top hairdo with sultry downcast eyes, to a suntanned Malibu girl with tan lines, to the more modern and diverse offerings of today. Barbie was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 1998.

1976: Fisher-Price Little People Fisher-Price Little People aren’t so little anymore.

1973: Baby Alive Kids are fascinated with bodily functions, and in 1973, along came Baby Alive.

Sure, feeding her the specially sold food was fun, but face it, kids were more interested in the fact that this baby doll actually filled her diapers.

If that’s too much work for today’s computer-raised kids, there’s now an i Pad app.