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.
In the 1960s, amateur detectives had a new game to test their skills of reasoning and deduction.
A vintage commercial for The Rock Flowers line of dolls featuring the unmistakable voice of Casey Kasem.
Released in 1966 from Mattel, Flea Circus is a three-dimensional skill game where players score points by making magnetic fleas perform a series of circus tricks.
Released in 1993 by Milton Bradley, Maniac Mouse was a dexterity game for children ages 4 and up.
Enjoy this classic commercial for Tiny Tears featuring Shari Lewis and Lambchop.
In 1982, REMCO produced The Saga of Crystar toy line, which was linked to a short-lived comic book series of the same name released by Marvel Comics in 1983.
“Sabrina’s so pretty in her sparkling gown. She’s the coolest witch around!”
Mail-order ads for toy soldier sets were routinely found in the back pages of popular comic books throughout the 1950s – 1980s.
A vintage commercial for the Total Control Racing (TCR) system from Ideal Toy Company.
Released in 1993 from Parker Brothers, Elefun was a skill and action game for preschoolers ages 4 and up.
“…but wherever it goes, it comes back to you.”
My Mixer was a food-mixing device for children that made the preparation of a variety of food and desserts a “fun-filled adventure in homemaking.”
“Discover the secrets of karate with Karate Kid tri-action figures.”