Most of the toys in ATB's That One Toy thread hail from circa 1985, about 22 years ago. So what are today's toys that today's generation will reminisce about in 22 years? (Let's keep video games out of the equation.)
I know we've got a number of forumers with kids who can give first hand information, but for my own submission I'm going to have to go on the toys I've seen that my inner child is pining after.
First up for me are the masterpiece edition Transformers. I splurged on Optimus Prime and his trailer, but I would love to scrounge together some money for the Megatron and Starscream versions that have been released. I suppose the fanciest versions (Legend edition?) of the new movie Transformers would be really neat to have, but when I was in a Toys R Us recently I could only find the low end "push a button to sorta transform" versions.
If I was a kid today I'll bet I'd still be begging for the latest and greatest LEGO sets. The huge Star Wars collector editions are appealing to me now, but if I was 8 again I'll bet I'd want something like the Hogwart's Castle:
On the castle theme, I remember seeing these pre-built castle toys that looked really really neat. The knight figurines didn't look poseable, but there seemed to be a huge selection of castles and units, and I think the catapults looked like they would really work.
I could also see myself asking Santa for the Nerf sniper rifle:
Or wow, look at this! An interactive R2-D2!
So those of you with kids, what are they begging for that you know they'll probably never receive? Those of you without, any toys out there now that you think you'd be ga-ga over if you were a kid again?