In my 3rd youth it's hard to find toys in your house when you are not blessed with a bunch of grandchildren not to speak of only one. I am not at all updated with what kids play today except that they play with computers ! I never buy a toy when a baby is born, I always buy something more useful. I don't have any special toys kept from my childhood, I don't even remember with what I played except my dollhouse but that is since over 30 years in the attic.
But I have living toys, they are my favourites ! and there I am very much updated what kind of toys they like ! My "toys" today are my cats. We follow the rule of an old long married couple now without children which has to have at least one cat or a dog. In our case we have 5 cats (you can see them here on my cat blog). Unfortunately 3 of them are rather quiet and posh ladies who spent most of the time sleeping and grooming. The only male Arthur prefers to play outside with real stuff. Remains little Rosie.
Rosie only loves this kind of toy. That's her favourite ! Green, red and yellow mice (or mousies as cat lovers call them) filled with catnip.
Usually I give her 2, but after a week with intensive playing the mouse has no tail and no eye anymore and the stuffing hangs out and it looks ready for the bin.
For Christmas Rosie got 4 ! Is she happy !
During the night Rosie ranges her mousies around or even in the food bowls. I never found out why. But that's what I usually see in the morning or one is swimming in the water and the other in the bowl.