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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.

Call the Plumber from Tiger Games (1989)

A 1989 print advertisement for Call the Plumber from Tiger Games. This action game outfitted two to four players with miniature “plumbers helpers” that they used to try and capture marbles from an old bath tub. At the start of the game, a series of coloured balls drop into the tub and rapidly rotate thanks to a “spinning whirlpool” that was powered by two AA batteries.


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