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Vintage Toys & Games

Explore classic toys and games that captured our attention and never let go.

Payday from Parker Brothers (1975)

Payday from Parker Brothers challenges players to make it through a month of bills, financial pitfalls, and monetary gains to be the player with the most cash at the end of the month.

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Monster Magnet from Wham-O (1964)

Released by Wham-O in 1964, Monster Magnet is one of the many zany toys that were key to Wham-O’s success in the 1960s.

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Kryptonite Rocks from Fan Club Corporation of America (1977)

In 1978, Fan Club Corporation of America (FCCA) began selling glow-in-the-dark Kryptonite Rocks. The idea was to cash in on the waning Pet Rock fad as well as tie into the forthcoming release of Superman: The Movie.

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Finger of Fate from Colorforms (1971)

Released by Colorforms in 1971, the Finger of Fate was a fortune-telling “crystal ball,” a mashup of Magic 8-Ball and a Ouija board.

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The Magnajector from Rainbow Crafts (1959)

Released in the late 1950s, the Magnajector from Rainbow Crafts (1959) was a kid-friendly opaque projector, and the company’s first foray outside of its iconic Play-Doh modeling compound.

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LEGO Pirates: 30 Years of High Adventure

Thirty years ago this year, the LEGO Group sailed into uncharted waters with all-new product line captivated children around the world: LEGO Pirates.

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$20.50 Cash Refund Booklet from Kenner (1973)

Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Kenner routinely advertised and placed premiums inside of some of General Mills most popular cereals, like Cheerios. Usually in booklet form, these promotions offered cash refunds on all of the company’s popular toys, including the Easy-Bake Oven.

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Happiness from Milton Bradley (1972)

Released in 1972 by Milton Bradley, the Happiness Game is a throwback to the days of flower power and hippie love culture.

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Voice of the Mummy from Milton Bradley (1971)

Released by Milton Bradley in 1971, Voice of the Mummy lets players imagine they are explorers hunting for jewels inside the tomb of an ancient pharaoh.

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Grabitz from International Games (1979)

Following the success of UNO, International Games Inc. (IGI) released another family-friendly card game, Grabitz, in 1979. Inspired by Spoons, Grabitz is also a last-person-standing game for 2 – 6 players.

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