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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!

Spars & Stripes from Tomy (1976)

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

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Mr. Mouth from Tomy (1976)

Released in 1976 from Tomy, Mr. Mouth was a tiddledywinks-influenced game of skill and coordination for children ages 5 and up.

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Electronic Detective from Ideal (1980)

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.

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