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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!

Weather Stations from Lionel (1962)

As part of its diversification into other toy lines Lionel began to offer additional products with a science focus in the 1960 – including weather stations.

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Prop Shots from Marx (1976)

In 1975, Marx Toys released a squadron of six high-flying planes called Prop Shots.

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Lionel Trains with Magne-Traction (1953)

Locomotives equipped with Magne-Traction had driving wheels that were magnetized through the insertion of Alnico magnets in the driving axles.

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Playskool Tape Recorder (1992)

An advertisement from 1992 for the Playskool Tape Recorder, reflecting a time when cassettes were still king.

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