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Vintage Advertising

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

The Wing Thing from Gilbert Toys (1963)

In 1963, Gilbert released The Wing Thing, an “all-weather flying vehicle” that stood a whopping 36-inches long by 48-inches wide.

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Weather Stations from Lionel (1962)

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.

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Prop Shots from Marx (1976)

In 1975, Marx Toys released a squadron of six high-flying planes called Prop Shots.

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Lionel Trains with Magne-Traction (1953)

Locomotives equipped with Magne-Traction had driving wheels that were magnetized through the insertion of Alnico magnets in the driving axles.

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