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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.

Vintage Advertising

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

The Karate Kid from Remco (1986)

Remco’s The Karate Kid toy line was the official, licensed toy line for the movie franchise of the same name.

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Poochie from Mattel (1983)

Released in 1983 by Mattel, Poochie was a plush stuffed animal with sassitude.

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Knock-Off! from Kenner (1969)

Released in 1969 from Kenner Knock-off was touted as a game of “fast, unpredictable action.”

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Mystery Maze from Marx (1976)

Released in 1976 from Marx, Mystery Maze was advertised as “the inscrutable game of skill and luck.”

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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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