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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!

Golferino from Hubley (1962)

Released in 1962 by Hubley, Golferino was a 9-hole tabletop miniature golf course molded in high-impact plastic.

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Darth Vader Tie Fighter from Kenner (1979)

Released in 1979 from Kenner, the Darth Vader TIE Fighter was a modified version of the company’s original TIE Fighter vehicle replica from the movie Star Wars.

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Musingo from Mattel (1962)

What would you get if you combined bingo with music? Musingo, the “surprise musical” game from Mattel!

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Jewel Magic from Mattel (1975)

When loaded with beads, Jewel Magic produced “oodles of baubles ‘n bangles” at the turn of its handle.

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Hop ‘n Stomp from Kenner (1969)

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!

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Spars & Stripes from Tomy (1976)

Released in 1976, Tomy’s Spars & Stripes was a new “unsinkable” sailboat that actually sailed.

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