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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!

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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My Mixer from Gilbert Toys (1963)

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.”

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