“Well, whaddaya know, it’s me!”
Paying homage to the space-faring exploits of sci-fi fan-favorite Buck Rogers, Norton-Honer released an official Sonic Ray Gun in the 1950s.
“You can make some cookies your friends will like a lot.”
Kenner’s Steve Scout High Adventure Scout Base was a 28-inch tall log-constructed lookout tower, proportioned to the size of the company’s Steve Scout action figure line.
“Complete with their own fantastic super weapons.”
In an attempt to make a child’s daily ritual of brushing their teeth as thrilling as jumping over Snake River Canyon, Kenner released the Evel Knievel Battery Powered Toothbrush.
“Live the adventure of G.I. Joe!”
This iconic learning toy allowed children to learn to spell, draw, and count using letters, stencils as well as chalk and an eraser.
A vintage commercial for Island Fun Barbie from Mattel.
In the 1960s, amateur detectives had a new game to test their skills of reasoning and deduction.
A vintage commercial for The Rock Flowers line of dolls featuring the unmistakable voice of Casey Kasem.
Released in 1966 from Mattel, Flea Circus is a three-dimensional skill game where players score points by making magnetic fleas perform a series of circus tricks.
Released in 1993 by Milton Bradley, Maniac Mouse was a dexterity game for children ages 4 and up.
Enjoy this classic commercial for Tiny Tears featuring Shari Lewis and Lambchop.
In 1982, REMCO produced The Saga of Crystar toy line, which was linked to a short-lived comic book series of the same name released by Marvel Comics in 1983.
“Sabrina’s so pretty in her sparkling gown. She’s the coolest witch around!”
Mail-order ads for toy soldier sets were routinely found in the back pages of popular comic books throughout the 1950s – 1980s.