In the 1960s, amateur detectives had a new game to test their skills of reasoning and deduction.
A vintage commercial for The Rock Flowers line of dolls featuring the unmistakable voice of Casey Kasem.
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.
Released in 1993 by Milton Bradley, Maniac Mouse was a dexterity game for children ages 4 and up.
Enjoy this classic commercial for Tiny Tears featuring Shari Lewis and Lambchop.
In 1982, REMCO produced The Saga of Crystar toy line, which was linked to a short-lived comic book series of the same name released by Marvel Comics in 1983.
“Sabrina’s so pretty in her sparkling gown. She’s the coolest witch around!”
Mail-order ads for toy soldier sets were routinely found in the back pages of popular comic books throughout the 1950s – 1980s.
A vintage commercial for the Total Control Racing (TCR) system from Ideal Toy Company.
Released in 1993 from Parker Brothers, Elefun was a skill and action game for preschoolers ages 4 and up.
“…but wherever it goes, it comes back to you.”
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.”
“Discover the secrets of karate with Karate Kid tri-action figures.”
Released in 1994 by Milton Bradley, Gator Golf was a miniature golfing game for kids that could be played indoors.
“Grandma’s poppin’, grandpa’s poppin’, poppin’ over you!”
Released in 1994 by Milton Bradley, FraidyCats was billed as “the purrfect race game of fur flyin’ fun!”
Enjoy this vintage commercial celebrating the 50th anniversary of Slinky in 1995.