Over the course of 45+ years, Lite-Brite has undergone a high-tech makeover, replacing the incandescent light bulb with LEDs that are powered by batteries.
In 1995, Parker Brothers released Merlin: The 10th Quest – the company’s second attempt to re-capture the magic of Merlin.
Driven by the popularity of sci-fi movies like Star Wars, the Verbot was part of a family of “home entertainment robots” released by TOMY in the mid 1980s.
Released in 1969, the toy with the tongue-twister name combined fun with scientific principles and drew its design inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century drawings of imaginary flying machines.
Originally released in 1976, Dinky Toys’ incarnation of the Star Trek flagship space vehicle integrates a removable orange shuttlecraft and rapid-fire “phaser” defense system into a die-cast metal body.
Released in 1974 by the Ideal Toy Company, The Hollywood Squares TV Game is modeled after the game show of the same name, which originally aired on NBC from 1966-1981.
Vincent Price, the actor with the distinctive “horror movie” voice, would have been 104 years old this week. This makes it a perfect time shine a spotlight on one of the toys he endorsed in the mid-1970s: the Vincent Price Shrunken Head Apple Sculpture Kit.
Pac-Man is turning 35. Here are 7 fun facts about the video game.
May 16th is National Sea-Monkey Day, a perfect time to check-in on one of my favorite oceanic “instant pets.” *spoilers ahead*
Released in 1971 by Milton Bradley, The Partridge Family Game offers a glimpse of what life on the road was like for one of TV’s favorite fictional pop bands.
Kenner’s Movie Viewer was used to feature a variety of the company’s licensed properties, including Snoopy, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Star Wars and the movie Alien.
While it may be tempting to dismiss Tunnels & Trolls as merely a D&D knock-off, doing so would do a grave disservice to the entire product line and most certainly raise the ire of its dedicated fan base.
If you’re looking to let off some steam, the Bop the Beetle game might be the release you need.
Designed by Marvin Glass & Associates and released in 1960 by Ideal Toy Company, Mr. Machine became an instant hit for the company. The toy was essentially an updated version of the popular metal robots of the 1950s, except that Mr. Machine was made primarily of plastic.
Released in 1958, Kenner Products’ Turn-A-Tune is a mashup of a vintage phonograph and a modern turntable.
To celebrate World Monopoly Day, here are 8 fun facts about the game.
The popular Close ‘n Play Phonograph from Kenner simplified one of the most challenging aspects of operating a turntable: setting the needle on the record.
Book and Record Sets from Power Records deftly combine three of my favorite things: comic books, reading, and vinyl records.