Some of the hottest new toys are old ones

WASHINGTON — What do you get for the child who has everything? Maybe a piece of your own childhood would be the perfect gift to put under the tree.

Toy companies are listening, and some popular favorites from generations past are back for round two this holiday season. Hasbro has a new Furby out that comes complete with an app for your smartphone or tablet. Original ‘90s-style Furbies can also be found on eBay for around $15 or so.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are also back for another tour of duty. Your local toy store will have no shortage of action figures and other items sporting the likes of Leonardo, Donatello, Rafael, and Michelangelo.

Not into reptiles? How about a Lite-Brite instead? The ‘70s classic that could keep kids busy for hours is back with a new 21st-century version. The New Lite-Brites come complete with more challenging patterns and environmentally friendly LED lights. The Lite-Brite website also lets you make custom designs online.

Amazon is also a good place to look for vintage toys. You can find an original Teddy Ruxpin and all the necessary accessories for about $150.

But don’t expect to find Stretch Armstrong anywhere. Stretch was discontinued decades ago and can go for hundreds of dollars on eBay.

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