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.
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.