Twenty years of PlayStation and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
An early television commercial for Ideal Toy Company’s Mouse Trap Game. Inspired by the work of cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg, the game was originally released in 1963. Hasbro is still selling it today.
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
When you’ve had upwards of 140 job changes over 50+ years in the workforce, you surely need a posh place to live. Since her debut in 1959, the Barbie Dream House has always reflected design trends of the day – and now rivals some of the “McMansions” of today. Will there be a downsizing in her future?!?
Shopping for a Cabbage Patch Doll in 1983 and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A vintage comic book ad for Silly Putty – “The Wonder Toy of the Twentieth Century.”
With an ancient origin and operating under a variety of different names, few games of skill can boast the staying power of jacks. Historical evidence shows that children all over the world have been playing some form of the game for over two millennia.
Interested in LEGO? Check out Creations for Charity, an annual fundraising event that provides new LEGO building sets to underprivileged children during the holidays.
Upgrade your ride with the Batmobile and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
♫ Lite-Brite, making things with light.
Outta sight, making things with Lite-Brite! ♫
Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
Contemporary American author
Sesame Street hits the big 45 and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Christmas is just around the corner and the more toys the merrier according to this 1967 advertisement from Fisher-Price.
Long before FarmVille and Candy Crush Saga dominated game-play on Facebook, the computer puzzle game Tetris reigned supreme as the guilty gaming pleasure for millions of home computer and Nintendo Game Boy users. The game recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Author Susan Marks provides an in-depth and enjoyable look at this food icon in her book Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of Food
Released in 1978, Merlin paved the way for a new era of handheld/portable electronic games.