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Colorforms

When Colorforms hit the market in 1951, it was the very first plastic-based creative toy.

Etch A Sketch

On July 12, 2015, Etch A Sketch will officially turn 55. Here’s a vintage ad from 1960 to help you celebrate.

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Blip – The Digital Game

Released by TOMY in 1977, Blip was a hand-held version of Atari’s popular Pong video game.

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Easy-Bake Oven

Since its release in 1963, more than 30 million Easy-Bake Ovens have been sold.

Bionic Beauty Salon

A 1976 ad from Kenner for the Bionic Beauty Salon – the place where the Bionic Woman would unwind after doing battle with the Fembots.

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KerPlunk

Rock out to this 1993 TV commercial for KerPlunk from Tyco Toys.

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Tonka FacTOYd

Tonka released its Mighty Dump Truck in 1965, and it became the company’s best-selling toy of the century.