“Twice the magic, twice the cool. Wish your tub into a swimming pool.”
Kenner’s 1973 advertisement for the Give-A-Show Projector promoted new entertainment options for the toy’s 14th anniversary.
“You’re up and headin’ for home. Carrier rendezvous accomplished!”
This 1985 dealer advertisement from Ideal features “the adorable style and exclusive action features” of Kitt (the doll) and Kaboodle (her pony).
“You know it’s so much fun to eat at Ralph’s!”
This 1961 dealer advertisement for Power Steering Pit Stop from A.C. Gilbert features two add-on products for the company’s Autorama racing line.
“You can tell she’s Mattel; she’s groovy.”
This 1975 dealer advertisement for Kiddie Fondue from Kenner! features kids having fondue fun.
“It’s never the same game twice!”
A 1994 dealer advertisement for Big John from parker Brothers. Advertised as “the electronic flush and burp game.”
“She’s the funniest doll you’ve ever seen.”
A 1989 dealer advertisement for Birthday Surprise from Tiger Games. Advertised as “the lights and music birthday cake game”, the board game was all about conspicuous consumption.
“Now you can be Batman in your very own Batmobile from Marx!”
When loaded with beads, Jewel Magic produced “oodles of baubles ‘n bangles” at the turn of its handle.
“Sometimes we’re all poppin’; poppin’ and droppin’ everywhere.”
“Watch out for the ghosts!”
In 1963, Gilbert released The Wing Thing, an “all-weather flying vehicle” that stood a whopping 36-inches long by 48-inches wide.
“Dear Atari Anonymous, my son Boris has mission command problems.”