Released in 1964 by Ideal, Crazy Clock Game took players on a Rube Goldberg-inspired journey to spring a man from the comfort of his bed.
Amidst the rising popularity of frisbee as an outdoor, family-friendly game, Amsco introduced Skyro, its own variant on the flying disc.
If Hunger Games-esque free-for-alls are your thing, you’ll probably want to look for the quirky Fang Bang game released by Milton Bradley in 1967.
Remco released Universal Monsters in 1980, a line of figures capitalizing on the popularity of the famed monsters of filmland.
Released in 1961 by Lowell Toy Mfg., the Sea Hunt Underwater Adventure Game was based on the TV series of the same name.
Mattel released The Sunshine Family line of posable dolls in 1974. The line centred around a wholesome family of three living life in the country.
The 1964 Johnny Seven toy line of playsets and facsimiles of military equipment from Topper Toys was marketed exclusively to boys.
In Topper Toys’ Clock-A-Word, players competed to form the longest possible word from a random selection of 9 letters in the shortest amount of time.
In 1961, Ohio Art released Magnastiks, a construction set that allowed children to “experience the wonder of magnetism.”
Released in 1974 by Milton Bradley, the King Oil board game challenged players to acquire land, drill for oil, and financially decimate opponents.
In 1974, Hasbro released Ricochet Racers — action toy playsets that combined target shooting and race cars.
Atari released the Lynx in September 1989, a revolutionary handheld that looked to take sales away from the Nintendo Game Boy.
In 1971, Topper Toys launched Ding-a-Lings, a line of robots from an imaginary universe.
For almost three decades, Aurora Plastics Corporation was a prolific manufacturer of scale model kits. This 44-page catalog from 1967 highlights the various lines that captivated model makers during the company’s heyday.
A famished frog demanded feeding in Milton Bradley’s now-classic Mr. Mouth game from 1987.
These zero-tech tablets allowed children to draw and quickly erase their work repeatedly without needing to charge between uses.
Two years before the company went out of business in 1967, The A.C. Gilbert Company released
65 The Year to Go Gilbert, a catalogue promoting their active toy lines.
In Mattel’s Slime Monster, players competed against each other to defeat a creature that invaded a town and oozed the green, viscous compound.
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