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Bats in Your Belfry from Mattel (1964)

Having “bats in your belfry” has long been a euphemism for lunacy, but in Mattel’s game of the same name, it’s a pre-requisite for fun.

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My Little Pony 3D Lights from 3DLightFX

Fans of the entertainment franchise My Little Pony can shine some light into their surroundings with a set of 3D lights courtesy of Canadian night light company, 3DLightFX.

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Mad Marbles from Lakeside (1970)

Released in 1970 by Lakeside, Mad Marbles is an action game that requires “fast reflexes, good judgment, and a keen sense of humor.”

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Lie Detector from Mattel (1960)

In Lie Detector two to four amateur detectives attempt to ferret out the guilty party by following clues and using a lie detector to determine if a suspect is telling the truth or perpetuating a bold-faced lie.

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Furbies FacTOYd

In 1999, the NSA allegedly banned Furbies from their Maryland headquarters over concerns that the robotic toys would hear confidential conversations and repeat them.

Retro Gamer Magazine | Toy Tales

Retro Gamer

Retro video-game enthusiasts, you’re not alone! Head over to Retro Gamer to find your comrades.

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Preset Chess

Chess enthusiasts looking to break out an ad-hoc game or two have a potential new option, Preset Chess.

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