Released in 1980, Ideal’s Beware the Spider is a test of nerves, skill, and possibly even arachnophobia.
“A Go-Go’s new. A Go-Go’s fun. A Go-Go goes with everyone!”
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.
“Think of what you want to be then call on me.”
In the early 1980s, the Ginny doll went “Sasson,” paying homage to the “designer jeans” generation.
“A toy shouldn’t break just because a child plays with it.”
Get ready for real action with Chopper Chase, the motorcycle hill race game!
“How did I ever get along with five?!”
Introduced in 1975, Bless You! Baby Tender Love was one of Mattel’s popular Tender Love doll series.
“Lookin’ cool, feelin’ hot. Wish you had a pool but it’s a long shot.”
It’s Ring-A-Ding fun for everyone with the Slingin’ Slot from Mattel!
“Notice it runs all by itself.”
Designed for children ages 4 and up, the Creative Music Maker was a combination microphone and built-in keyboard.
“Anything goes as long as you don’t get caught.”
A dealer advertisement from 1963 for Tuggy the 2-Headed Turtle from The A. C. Gilbert Company.
“First you take your hammer, then you aim it straight. Hold it tight, swing it right, Bash! It’s great.”
Before digital photography became commonplace, Fisher-Price offered children, ages 5 and up, a camera that used 110 film cartridges.
“It’s Scrabble: America’s good-time game.”