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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.

Dr. Seuss Zoo from Revell (1959)

“You can put us together in millions of wacky ways!”

In 1959, plastic-scale model manufacturer Revell released the Dr. Seuss Zoo, a set of model kits based on the work of children’s author and cartoonist, Dr. Seuss. The initial set included four models: Gowdy the Dowdy Grackle, Tingo the Noodle-Topped Stroodle, Norval the Bashful Blinket, and Roscoe the Many-Footed Lion.

In 1960, two more models were added: Grickly the Gracious and Busby the Tasselated Afghan Spaniel Yak.

All of the kits included a variety of multi-coloured plastic parts that were fully interchangeable with each other, allowing children to mix-and-match to create new Seuss-inspired creatures.

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