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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Vintage Toys & Games

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

Crissy Doll from Ideal (1969)

Released in 1969 from Ideal, the Crissy Doll was a big and bold entry into the fashion doll scene, with the unique (at the time) ability to “grow” hair.

Moon Blast Off from Schaper (1970)

Designed by Marvin Glass & Associates and released by Schaper in 1970, the Moon Blast Off game is set on the moon’s surface, and players race to return their astronauts to Earth.

Frenzy from Marx (1974)

Released in 1974 by Marx, Frenzy has all the attributes worthy of its name. Patience, a steady hand, and fast reflexes are paramount to success.

Astrolite from Hasbro (1969)

In 1969, Hasbro released Astrolite, a psychedelic building set that combined the creativity of building-toys like LEGO with the eye appeal of Lite Brite.

Showboat from Remco (1962)

In 1962, Remco released Showboat, a replica river steamship and theater that included four pre-packaged plays with detailed set design.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual Holiday Gift Guide offers gift ideas for the play enthusiasts in your life. Whether it’s a rousing board game or quiet time spent with a puzzle, we share some of our favourite finds from the past year. And, hey, there’s nothing wrong with buying something for yourself. This year has not been easy; you deserve a treat. Permission granted!