A new twist on the classic paper airplane and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
This little guy is a very earnest pitchman. He probably grew up to be the Master of Ceremonies in a circus.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island.
With advertising that touted its “three-dimensional madness” and innate ability to “drive you up the wall”, Remco’s Frustration Ball is an excellent example of truth in advertising.
Teach your preschooler how to code with the ‘Code-a-Pillar’ and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A vintage ad from 1968 for the Suzy Homemaker line of miniature toys from Topper Toys.
In 1972, Kenner released Sip-Along Sam, a “partner that makes refreshment time fun.”
Over its 55-year history, Fisher-Price’s Little People toy line has provided hours of entertainment, met with controversy, and undergone numerous transformations.
A year-end top 10 list of the most popular articles on Toy Tales based on readership statistics and engagement through various social media channels.
Is your child an aspiring witch doctor? Complete with a bag of “powdered flesh”, The Witch Dr. Head Shrinkers Kit from Pressman is exactly what they need for their apprenticeship!
I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
To complement the earlier release of its die-cast USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), in 1977 Dinky Toys released a replica Klingon D-7 Class Battle Cruiser.
Released in September 1977, the Atari Video Computer System (VCS) was one of the earliest video game systems and is widely credited with helping lay the foundation for what would become a multi-billion-dollar industry.
All the best for 2016!
A vintage ad from 1967 for the Rebel “400” Banked Raceway from Revell, one of ten sets to choose from for the holiday season.
For avid collectors, the process of collecting isn’t always an easy one. From acquiring items to cataloging, displaying, and storing items, collecting is serious business. Ottawa-area collector, Elizabeth Kondruss, knows a lot about this. As a long-time collector of Barbie and Barbie-branded objects, she knows more than most about how serious a business collecting is for some…. Read more »