“Ever since I got my new Snoopy Pencil Sharpener, life just hasn’t been the same.”
In 1976, Kenner released Soapsters, a line of bathtub toys designed for kids ages 2 and up. Suds were generated automatically thanks to moving soft foam rubber wheels.
“A radio message from the tower: Adventure Team member caught in quicksand.”
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It’s like going to the movies. Only better!
“Folks, I want you to meet some mighty special friends of mine from the magic forest…”
In 1952, Tarco Toys allowed you to “whiz through space” with your very own Space Pilot Helmet.
“Now the excitement of real arcade basketball is yours with Electronic Hot Shot Basketball.”
WHAM-O reinvigorated the hula hoop craze by adding sound!
“Mickey, come over for a party.”
A 1976 ad from Kenner for the Bionic Beauty Salon – the place where the Bionic Woman would unwind after doing battle with the Fembots.
November 4 is National Easy-Bake Oven Day! Enjoy this classic commercial for the Betty Crocker Easy-Bake Mini-Wave Oven from Kenner Products.
Kenner’s Steve Scout High Adventure Scout Base was a 28-inch tall log-constructed lookout tower, proportioned to the size of the company’s Steve Scout action figure line.
Enjoy this classic commercial for Milton Bradley’s Pivot Golf game featuring Lucille Ball.
In 1963, Mattel released High Gear, the “mechanical maneuver game” with rules as complex as the game’s mechanics.
In 1974, Mattel released Spinwelder, a welding toy that children used to construct various vehicles.
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