“Where’s Merlin now? It’s not there. It’s out with Billy playing Magic Square.”
Released in 1969 from Kenner Knock-off was touted as a game of “fast, unpredictable action.”
“Shake those ruffles at your hips!”
Released in 1976 from Marx, Mystery Maze was advertised as “the inscrutable game of skill and luck.”
“Who’s giving everybody the giggles?”
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.