The Mickey Mouse Club theme song set the tone for the 1976 Mickey Mouse Game from Parker Brothers.
In 1967, Lakeside Toys released a children’s painting set that used cotton to “magically” create a mess-free colouring activity.
Released in 1975 by Ideal, The Game of Jaws capitalized on the success of the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film that hit theatres on June 20 of that year.
Definitely Dinosaurs! from Playskool was a collection of dinosaur toys that offered numerous prehistoric beasts in varying shapes and sizes.
The psychedelic ’60s provided the backdrop for the 1967 release of the Twiggy board game from Milton Bradley.
In 1968, 25 years before Jurassic Park hit cinemas, Mattel introduced Strange Change Machine, a clever toy that allowed children to “magically” create their own prehistoric creatures.
Released in 1977 by Ideal, the Up Against Time! game challenged players to stack a series of barrels before their efforts came to an unfortunate end.
In 1967, Remco released Swap Mobile, a souped-up sports car with interchangeable engine parts.
Released in 1976, Milton Bradley’s version of the classic word-guessing game, Hangman, featured Vincent Price on the box cover in an Old West setting, complete with a cowboy hat, gallows, and Hangman’s noose.
Released in 1978, Schaper’s Tobor promised “imaginative science fiction fun!” in the form of a remote-controlled robot.
In 1966, Transogram completed the Mighty Comics Super Heroes Game that pitted superheroes from the MLJ/Archie Comics universe against the evil Ultra-foe.
Released in 1960, Hasbro’s “machine that thinks like a man” was inspired by the mammoth room-filling mainframe computers of its day.
Released in 1959 by Milton Bradley, Casper the Friendly Ghost Game sent players on a journey down a spooky path and into a haunted house.
Kenner’s 1979 18-inch Alien action figure took the nightmare-inducing monster off of the silver screen and into the home.
Released in 1977 by Parker Brothers, the Laverne & Shirley board game was a race to accumulate the most dating hours in a single week.
Released in 1971 by Hasbro/Romper Room, Weebles were a series of small, egg-shaped figures that quickly became one of the company’s most popular toy lines for more than 10 years.
Released in 1974 from Tomy, Nuttsy Tennis was a tabletop tennis game for 2 players.
Tiny marshmallows and gum drops were the house specialty at Transogram’s Kandy Kitchen.
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