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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Vintage Advertising

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

Beany-Copter from Mattel (1963)

Mattel’s Beany-Copter was inspired by the Beany and Cecil Show, an animated cartoon series that ran for eight seasons on ABC.

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Fisher-Price Play Desk (1972)

This iconic learning toy allowed children to learn to spell, draw, and count using letters, stencils as well as chalk and an eraser.

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Flea Circus from Mattel (1966)

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.

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