If you were looking for help “popping a wheelie” on your Sting Ray bike, the Wheelie-Bar from WHAM-O was your ticket to ride (literally).
Released in 1961 by the Ideal Toy Company, Robot Commando was a 19-inch tall robot constructed of red, blue, yellow, black and white plastic.
In 1952, Tarco Toys allowed you to “whiz through space” with your very own Space Pilot Helmet.
The Swing Wing was “a hula hoop for your head” – proof positive that the 1960s were where it was at! Somebody get these kids to a neck specialist stat!
In 1958, the box of Crayola ’64’ was introduced by Binney & Smith.
Which flamboyant bidder did you play? Was it Baron Dietrich von Oberlitzer, “Bitsy” Rich Wong Dobrowski Keyes, Count François du Bonnet, Millicent Friendly, Roxy “Big D” Warrenson of Dallas, TX, or V. Elton Whitehall Esq.?
In 1976, Dinky Toys produced the first die-cast metal version of the USS Enterprise. This model fired plastic discs and included a plastic shuttle craft.
Released in 1978, the Death Star Space Station from Kenner is 20 inches tall and features four floors of action-packed fun, including a laser canon, retractable bridge, detention block, and trash compactor.
“Set up your Hot Wheels Grand Prix today. Then throw out the the challenge. See if Dad can stand the pace.”
A 1971 commercial for the View-Master by GAF with Henry Fonda and a young Jodie Foster.
“We’re Atari. And if someone in your family hasn’t asked for us yet, get ready. They’re going to.”
When you open the door will your mystery date be a dream or a dud? Dig that catchy jingle!
“Suddenly a mild mannered street machine changes into nearly a foot of road gobbling racing machine.” They were kind of like Transformers… before Transformers!
A 1960 television commercial for the Barbie Dream House from Mattel. It’s retro-chic!
It’s like going to the movies. Only better!
A 1978 television commercial for Louis Marx and Company’s Green Machine. What a ride!
Batman and Robin give Santa a helping hand in Batman No. 27, dated February/March 1945.
This two-player action toy featuring dueling robot boxers proved to be a hit for the Marx Toy Company when it was released to the North American market in 1966.