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Robot Commando from Ideal

Released in 1961 by the Ideal Toy Company, Robot Commando was a 19-inch tall robot constructed of red, blue, yellow, black and white plastic.

Mr. Potato Head FacTOYd

Mr. Potato Head is the official travel ambassador of Rhode Island, home to toy company Hasbro.

Mr. Machine from Ideal (1960)

Designed by Marvin Glass & Associates and released in 1960 by Ideal Toy Company, Mr. Machine became an instant hit for the company. The toy was essentially an updated version of the popular metal robots of the 1950s, except that Mr. Machine was made primarily of plastic.

Swing Wing from Transogram

The Swing Wing was “a hula hoop for your head” – proof positive that the 1960s were where it was at! Somebody get these kids to a neck specialist stat!

Slinky FacTOYd

It takes 80 feet of wire to make a Slinky.

Lincoln Logs FacTOYd

Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son John.