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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.
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Twister FacTOYd

Twister was the first game invented that required people to use their bodies as playing pieces.

A Toy is Born

First published in 1974, A Toy is Born is still an enjoyable read for anyone interested in a look back at the origins of some classic toys and games and the national issues of advertising and toy safety that faced the industry at the time.

Monopoly

A vintage ad from 1967 for Monopoly from Parker Brothers. “Mother cleans up again! But this time it’s fun…”

Rebound Game from Ideal

It’s the Watsons vs. the Klepels in this 1974 commercial for the Rebound Game from Ideal. Which family will win the $1,000,000 Rebound Championship?!?

Tetris FacTOYd

The catchy Tetris theme song is an arrangement of a 19th-century Russian folk tune called Korobeiniki.

Tinkertoys

An advertisement for Tinkertoys from Playskool. The company acquired Tinkertoy in 1985 and redesigned the toy in 1992 for its 80th anniversary. Tinkertoys were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998.

Movie Viewer from Kenner (1975)

Kenner’s Movie Viewer was used to feature a variety of the company’s licensed properties, including Snoopy, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Star Wars and the movie Alien.