Download Jim Rockford’s answering machine messages along with 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A 1968 ad for the Ouija Board that featured the talking spirit board being used to answer important questions such as, “Shall I become a model, or fashion designer?” and “Should we go steady?”
Today is National Play-Doh Day! Here are 10 facTOYds about the toy/modelling compound.
A look back at iconic toy store FAO Schwarz along with 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
“It’s a race, it’s a chase, hurry up and feed their face!” Hungry Hungry Hippos was released by Milton Bradley (a division of Hasbro) in 1978.
I think LEGOs are one of the best toys ever developed.
Known as the 2-XL Type 3 to collectors, the 1992 Tiger Electronics’ version of the educational toy originally released by Mego in 1978 offered enhanced sound quality, and a technology upgrade.
A look at the Lunch Box Museum along with 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A 1984 ad for Trivial Pursuit. The initial release of the Genus Edition in 1981 was followed by a series of subsidiary card sets, including the Baby Boomer Edition, Young Players Edition, and the Silver Screen Edition.
In 1968, Hasbro released the Pie Face Game, a cream-pie variant of Russian roulette.
A look at Rock Lords and other failed toy lines of the ’80s along with 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
This game goes back to the 1940s when it was known as Yatzie. Enjoy this classic commercial!
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
Creating your own action scenes with Letraset Action Transfers and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A 1979 ad for View-Master Gift Paks. Gift Paks were packaged in branded canisters and included a View-Master Viewer and seven full-color 3-D reels, 49 scenes in all.
A mashup of educational toy, creative design tool, mathematics lesson, arts & crafts project – Spirograph is all of these things and fun to boot. With a shelf-life approaching 50 years, Spirograph’s longevity can be traced to its simplicity and the fact that it taps into a child’s desire to draw and doodle.