This catalogue from 1959 highlights the company’s “ready-to-run” HO Scale product line.
Released in 1979 by Parker Brothers, the Frosty the Snowman game tasked kids with bringing Frosty back to life by being the first player to reach his Magic Hat.
TOMY released its Tron line of toys in 1982 following the release of the science fiction action movie by Walt Disney Productions.
Released in 1963 by Lowell Toy Mfg., Hawaiian Eye board game was based on the TV series of the same name that ran on ABC from 1959-63.
The Toy Tales annual Holiday Gift Guide highlights contemporary gifts that have a nostalgic flair.
Irwin Toy’s 2002 toy catalogue offers a fascinating glimpse at how it planned to re-position itself and grow its brands in the North American market.
Released in 1954 by Lowell Toy Mfg., Beat the Clock board game was based on the TV series of the same name that ran on CBS from 1950-58.
In 1992, Remco released Steel Tec, a model construction system that offered junior engineers builds combining metal parts, such as brackets, strips, and plates, and polystyrene components that were inter-connected using metal screws.
Released in 1980 by Milton Bradley, Tri-Trac is a strategy game that pits two opponents against each other in a race to be the first to establish a path between two points.
Dave of the Lucky Penny Shop YouTube channel provides a hands-on demonstration of the Tom Thumb Cash Register from Western Stamping Co.
1978 marked the 25th year Matchbox diecast vehicles were available to fans and collectors.
Released in 1981 by Parker Brothers, the Strawberry Shortcake Berry-Go-Round game appealed to young fans of the whimsical characters first established by American Greetings in the 1970s.
Advertised as the “world’s tallest playset” at over 5 feet tall, Earthquake Tower from Remco capitalized on the public’s fascination with disaster films in the 1970s.
The Bat Masterson race game was based on the TV series of the same name and took place in the fictional Western town of Dry Gulch.
Released in 1971, Scream’n Demons was a line of fast-moving motorcycle toys from Hasbro that was heavily influenced by the popularity of biker movies and culture at the time.
Released in 1969 by Ideal, Hurry Waiter! tested memory, nerves, and patience as players took on the role of waiters racing to complete the orders of anxious guests.
Mattel released the Casper the Talking Ghost doll in 1961, a toy based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost character created in the 1930s.
In 1968, Remco released a series of electric quiz games with printed circuit boards to challenge players with a series of trivia questions and answers.
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