The Teletubbies are returning – this time with touch screens on their stomachs and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A fantastic TV commercial from the 1960s for Dinky’s Volvo P1800. The voice-over is from Australian radio personality John Laws.
Originally released in 1976, Dinky Toys’ incarnation of the Star Trek flagship space vehicle integrates a removable orange shuttlecraft and rapid-fire “phaser” defense system into a die-cast metal body.
A toy that requires time to assemble develops patience in a child.
Released in 1974 by the Ideal Toy Company, The Hollywood Squares TV Game is modeled after the game show of the same name, which originally aired on NBC from 1966-1981.
Dazzle your friends some new official scrabble words and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A vintage ad from 1975 for Snap-Together model kits from Revell. “No Gluing! No Painting! They’re a snap!”
Vincent Price, the actor with the distinctive “horror movie” voice, would have been 104 years old this week. This makes it a perfect time shine a spotlight on one of the toys he endorsed in the mid-1970s: the Vincent Price Shrunken Head Apple Sculpture Kit.
Make waves at the beach with your very own light-up Death Star beach ball and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Chatty Cathy was a pull-string, “talking” doll produced by Mattel from 1959 to 1965.
Pac-Man is turning 35. Here are 7 fun facts about the video game.
Life is more fun if you play games.
First published in 1974, A Toy is Born is still an enjoyable read for anyone interested in a look back at the origins of some classic toys and games and the national issues of advertising and toy safety that faced the industry at the time.
Channel your inner Evel Knievel to jump over Snake River Canyon and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A vintage ad from 1967 for Monopoly from Parker Brothers. “Mother cleans up again! But this time it’s fun…”
May 16th is National Sea-Monkey Day, a perfect time to check-in on one of my favorite oceanic “instant pets.” *spoilers ahead*