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!
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.?
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.
A 1971 commercial for the View-Master by GAF with Henry Fonda and a young Jodie Foster.
When you open the door will your mystery date be a dream or a dud? Dig that catchy jingle!
A 1960 television commercial for the Barbie Dream House from Mattel. It’s retro-chic!
A 1978 television commercial for Louis Marx and Company’s Green Machine. What a ride!
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.
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.
♫ Lite-Brite, making things with light.
Outta sight, making things with Lite-Brite! ♫
Easy-Bake birthday week continues with this #TBT post of a 1963 television commercial for the toy oven from Kenner Products.