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Vintage Advertising

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

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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Playskool Tape Recorder (1992)

An advertisement from 1992 for the Playskool Tape Recorder, reflecting a time when cassettes were still king.

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Beany-Copter from Mattel (1963)

Mattel’s Beany-Copter was inspired by the Beany and Cecil Show, an animated cartoon series that ran for eight seasons on ABC.

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