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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Betsy Wetsy from Ideal (1950s)

A 1950s commercial for the “crying and wetting” Betsy Wetsy doll from Ideal. Released in 1934, Betsy Wetsy was much desired by young girls throughout the 1950s and 1960s in particular. Ideal also sold a variety of accessories for the doll, including carrying cases and clothing. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association named Betsy Wetsy to its Century of Toys List.

Remember the toys and games of years past through vintage advertising – for better and for worse!