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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!

Dozzzy from Galoob (1987)

Enjoy this vintage commercial for the glow-in-the-dark Dozzzy doll from Galoob. If you think the stars of the commercial look familiar, you’re right. Child actors Keisha Knight Pulliam and Peter Costa are featured in the ad.

Ouija Board from Parker Brothers (1968)

A 1968 ad for the Ouija Board that featured the talking spirit board being used to answer important questions such as, “Shall I become a model, or fashion designer?” and “Should we go steady?”

Ad Mats from Kenner (1979)

Before the advent of digital publishing, toy companies like Kenner typically produced ad mats for retailers to use to advertise their product lines.