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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.
Hall of Fame 1998

Among the first 11 toys to be inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998 were the Erector Set, Barbie, and Etch A Sketch.

Tri-Trac from Milton Bradley (1980)

Released in 1980 by Milton Bradley, Tri-Trac is a strategy game that pits two opponents against each other in a race to be the first to establish a path between two points.

Earthquake Tower from Remco (1976)

Advertised as the “world’s tallest playset” at over 5 feet tall, Earthquake Tower from Remco capitalized on the public’s fascination with disaster films in the 1970s.

Frank Hornby

Frank Hornby grew his idea for a toy system with interchangeable parts into the company that would become Meccano Ltd., makers of the Hornby Trains and Dinky Toys brands.