In 1963, Gilbert released The Wing Thing, an “all-weather flying vehicle” that stood a whopping 36-inches long by 48-inches wide.
You may recognize the two actors in this classic StarWars commercial: Peter Billingsley (Ralphie from A Christmas Story) and Christian Slater.
As part of its diversification into other toy lines Lionel began to offer additional products with a science focus in the 1960 – including weather stations.
“Twist, turn, and spin like wild. What a ride!”
The Fly-Over Chicane was an add-on accessory that could be installed on any American Flyer Auto-Rama race set.
“It’s a race to feed his face!”
In 1975, Marx Toys released a squadron of six high-flying planes called Prop Shots.
“I am the gatekeeper!”
Make Zenzational pretzels with the Pretzel-Jetzel, the “jet-age” pretzel baker!
“These people are doing some real goofy things…”
A 1989 print advertisement for Call the Plumber from Tiger Games.
“We are the Domeheads. We are the perfect family and we play the perfect electronic game.”
In 1974, Model Products Corporation (MPC) released four model kits loosely based on the popular Haunted Mansion attraction at Walt Disney’s Disneyland and Magic Kingdom theme parks.
“Sits in her stroller; goes where you take her; hugable, lovable Suzy Homemaker”
It’s Olympic skiing, Barbie-style!
“Outta Control: the only rules are fun!”
Locomotives equipped with Magne-Traction had driving wheels that were magnetized through the insertion of Alnico magnets in the driving axles.
“Now from Milton Bradley, a weird game: Voice of the Mummy”