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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!

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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Bash! from Milton Bradley (1965)

“First you take your hammer, then you aim it straight. Hold it tight, swing it right, Bash! It’s great.”

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110 Camera from Fisher-Price (1986)

Before digital photography became commonplace, Fisher-Price offered children, ages 5 and up, a camera that used 110 film cartridges.

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