5 American Toys That Were Made In China

Christmas will soon be upon us, and if you have little ones on your Christmas list, then your shopping is sure to be fun. While you search for the latest gadgets and toys for the special children on your Christmas list, have you ever stopped to think where the toys might have been made? China is the number one exporter of toys in the world, with over 70% of toys originating in this country. If you’re curious, here is a list of 5 popular toys that were made in China:

Thomas & Friends (Thomas the Tank Engine)

Just about every little boy is a fan of Thomas the Tank Engine. Thomas is cute, funny and colorful, which is very enticing to young children. If you have little boys on your Christmas list that are Thomas fans, then you might not have been aware that all Thomas toys are made in China. These wonderful toys are sure to please any child, regardless of the country they’re from, however.


Girls and women everywhere have been in love with Barbie, the beautiful and fashionable doll. Barbie is always so beautifully-dressed, and she has the most adorable accessories available, as well. Whether a young girl is looking for Barbie to be her new friend, or a woman wishes to collect Barbie dolls, this China-manufactured favorite will continue to be a hit for many years to come.

Polly Pocket

If you have a young girl on your Christmas list this year, then she would likely sit for hours and play with an amazing Polly Pocket set. Polly Pocket is one of the best China manufactured toys for girls, because of the ability to dress the various pocket-sized dolls in many different outfits. Each Polly Pocket set comes with a full line of accessories that can be mixed and matched, providing great fun for any little girl.

Vtech Toys & Electronics

This is another line of toys created by China manufacturers. It doesn’t matter if you are buying a toy for a boy or a girl, he or she is sure to love any Vtech toy. Vtech manufactures the world’s top electronic learning toys for children of all ages. Not only can children learn with these devices, but they will have hours of fun.

Rubik’s Cube

This toy became a major hit in the 80’s, but this intriguing puzzle created by China manufacturers continues to be popular among children and adults today. Not many people can match all sides of the Rubik’s Cube simultaneously, but many have tried. The children on your shopping list are sure to be just as amazed by this colorful toy as children (and adults) were back when it made its debut decades ago.

Many people were never aware that so many of the toys they purchase were made by China manufacturers. Since more than 70% of the world’s toys are manufactured in China, obviously this country does a pretty impressive job making the toys that children—and adults love the most.

Whether or not your product is a children’s toy, manufacturing it in China is a smart choice. Contact ITI today for more information about manufacturing overseas.

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