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Vintage Advertising

Remember the toys and games of years past through vintage advertising – for better and for worse!

Hop ‘n Stomp from Kenner (1969)

The Hop ‘n Stomp offered kids an “indoor game with outdoor action.” After all, we could all use a little “hopping, stomping, romping fun” from time to time!

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Spars & Stripes from Tomy (1976)

Released in 1976, Tomy’s Spars & Stripes was a new “unsinkable” sailboat that actually sailed.

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Mr. Mouth from Tomy (1976)

Released in 1976 from Tomy, Mr. Mouth was a tiddledywinks-influenced game of skill and coordination for children ages 5 and up.

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Electronic Detective from Ideal (1980)

Released in 1979, the Electronic Detective game from Ideal required one to four players to match wits against a “fiendish computer brain” to solve an imaginary crime.

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