“Olympic-size skittle bowl, it’s like having a bowling alley in your backyard or playroom.”
“With the Monster Machine and your imagination, you can crank out a creepy creation.”
Tomy’s Drive Yourself Crazy handheld game put kids ages 6 and up into the driver’s seat.
“The longer I hop around, the more they’re out to get me.”
The Hop ‘n Stomp offered kids an “indoor game with outdoor action.” After all, we could all use a little “hopping, stomping, romping fun” from time to time!
“You can pretend she’s stuck up in a tree. Luke and Bo gotta set her free.”
From 1989-1990, Kenner released a series of 6-inch Beetlejuice action figures that tied into the Tim Burton movie starring Michael Keaton.
“Merlin’s a game that you can play, you can play it six different ways.”
Released in 1976, Tomy’s Spars & Stripes was a new “unsinkable” sailboat that actually sailed.
“Angel, I have an assignment for you.”
Released in 1976 from Tomy, Mr. Mouth was a tiddledywinks-influenced game of skill and coordination for children ages 5 and up.
Orson Welles stars in this vintage commercial for Dark Tower.
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.”