“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.
All the excitement… All the Realism.. All the “Bionic” Action! And an opportunity to join The Six Million Dollar Man Action Club to boot!
An early television commercial for Ideal Toy Company’s Mouse Trap Game. Inspired by the work of cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg, the game was originally released in 1963. Hasbro is still selling it today.
A vintage comic book ad for Silly Putty – “The Wonder Toy of the Twentieth Century.”
♫ Lite-Brite, making things with light.
Outta sight, making things with Lite-Brite! ♫
Christmas is just around the corner and the more toys the merrier according to this 1967 advertisement from Fisher-Price.
Easy-Bake birthday week continues with this #TBT post of a 1963 television commercial for the toy oven from Kenner Products.
Milton Bradley launched Simon in 1978 at the infamous Studio 54 in New York City.
Most famous for their plastic model kits of classic Hollywood monsters, New York-based Aurora Plastics Corporation also produced a series of licensed models based on other characters from movies, television shows and comic books in the 1950s and ’60s.