Toys are an integral part of childhood. Whether you were spoiled rotten with everything your heart desired or cobbled together a makeshift friend out of whatever was laying around, kids – like life – will find a way.
To that end, Hollywood has tapped into our collective nostalgia for years. Sometimes to elicit a happy memory, sometimes to scare the pants off you, and sometimes to pull on emotional heartstrings like they human psychology wizards they are. From the Golden Age of Hollywood to the most recent summer blockbusters, toys constantly pop up as powerful metaphors, characters, and plot points.
After the jump, HitFix has collected our favorite toys on film. Don”t see yours? Add it in the comments!