In 1974, Model Products Corporation (MPC) released four model kits loosely based on the popular Haunted Mansion attraction at Walt Disney’s Disneyland and Magic Kingdom theme parks.
“Sits in her stroller; goes where you take her; hugable, lovable Suzy Homemaker”
It’s Olympic skiing, Barbie-style!
“Outta Control: the only rules are fun!”
Locomotives equipped with Magne-Traction had driving wheels that were magnetized through the insertion of Alnico magnets in the driving axles.
“Now from Milton Bradley, a weird game: Voice of the Mummy”
An advertisement from 1992 for the Playskool Tape Recorder, reflecting a time when cassettes were still king.
“Thin Ice from Pressman. It’s cool!”
Mattel’s Beany-Copter was inspired by the Beany and Cecil Show, an animated cartoon series that ran for eight seasons on ABC.
“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.