Those E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 game cartridges have moved from the landfill to The Smithsonian and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
This two-player action toy featuring dueling robot boxers proved to be a hit for the Marx Toy Company when it was released to the North American market in 1966.
The true object of all human life is play.
British Author 1874-1936
RIP Ralph Baer, the inventor of the first video game console and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
All the excitement… All the Realism.. All the “Bionic” Action! And an opportunity to join The Six Million Dollar Man Action Club to boot!
Twenty years of PlayStation and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
An early television commercial for Ideal Toy Company’s Mouse Trap Game. Inspired by the work of cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg, the game was originally released in 1963. Hasbro is still selling it today.
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
When you’ve had upwards of 140 job changes over 50+ years in the workforce, you surely need a posh place to live. Since her debut in 1959, the Barbie Dream House has always reflected design trends of the day – and now rivals some of the “McMansions” of today. Will there be a downsizing in her future?!?
Shopping for a Cabbage Patch Doll in 1983 and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A vintage comic book ad for Silly Putty – “The Wonder Toy of the Twentieth Century.”
With an ancient origin and operating under a variety of different names, few games of skill can boast the staying power of jacks. Historical evidence shows that children all over the world have been playing some form of the game for over two millennia.
Interested in LEGO? Check out Creations for Charity, an annual fundraising event that provides new LEGO building sets to underprivileged children during the holidays.
Upgrade your ride with the Batmobile and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
♫ Lite-Brite, making things with light.
Outta sight, making things with Lite-Brite! ♫