In 1976, Dinky Toys produced the first die-cast metal version of the USS Enterprise. This model fired plastic discs and included a plastic shuttle craft.
A new Ghostbusters board game has been kick-started and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Released in 1978, the Death Star Space Station from Kenner is 20 inches tall and features four floors of action-packed fun, including a laser canon, retractable bridge, detention block, and trash compactor.
Growing up, we had a large playroom in our basement. The benefits were two-fold. From my parents perspective, it prevented “toy sprawl.” But to me, it was the perfect place to unleash my inner engineer using construction toys like Tinkertoy, Lincoln Logs and Legos.
Play is the exultation of the possible.
German Philosopher, 1878-1965
Raggedy Ann is turning 100 and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
“Set up your Hot Wheels Grand Prix today. Then throw out the the challenge. See if Dad can stand the pace.”
Cereal: Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture from author Ed Daly is a humorous look at an industry that, despite recent downturns in sales and on-going health questions, remains a multi-billion dollar business in North America.
Recently at the 2015 New York Toy Fair, Mattel announced that it’s teaming up with Google to reboot the View-Master, the iconic 3D stereoscopic picture viewer that has fostered exploration, entertainment and discovery for 75+ years.
Satisfy your comic book binge-reading with Scribd and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A 1971 commercial for the View-Master by GAF with Henry Fonda and a young Jodie Foster.
The 100+ year history of the North American International Toy Fair includes a building in the Flatiron district of Manhattan known as the International Toy Center.
Whoever wants to understand much must play much.
German physician, 1886-1956
Jinkies! Scooby-Doo is getting the LEGO treatment and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
“We’re Atari. And if someone in your family hasn’t asked for us yet, get ready. They’re going to.”
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.