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Movieland Drive-In Theater from Remco (1959)

I have fond childhood memories of enjoying drive-in movies in the back of the family station wagon – thus, the Movieland Drive-In Theater playset has great appeal for me. Released in 1959, it was one of the earliest toys released by New Jersey-based Remco Industries.

Monopoly FacTOYd

The total amount of money in a classic Monopoly game is $20,580.

WHAM-O Super-Book

The WHAM-O Super Book – Celebrating 60 Years Inside the Fun Factory! by Tim Walsh deftly chronicles the first 60-years of the California toy company’s existence.

The Imposters

“Suddenly a mild mannered street machine changes into nearly a foot of road gobbling racing machine.” They were kind of like Transformers… before Transformers!

Dial Typewriter from Marx (1950s)

The Dial Typewriter from Louis Marx and Company is a classic example of the type of tin lithograph toy that helped propel the company to global success in the toy industry.

Spirograph FacTOYd

In 1967, Spirograph was the first mechanical drawing tool to be marketed as toy.

The Lowdown on CompleteSet

Dubbed “the online treasure map for collectors”, CompleteSet is an web-based application that offers a nostalgia/collectors museum, user community, and an online marketplace to help you buy that special item needed to round out your collection.