Transogram’s Green Ghost game originally appeared in 1965 and was touted as, “the luminous game you can play in the dark.”
As CEO of the Global Toy Group, Richard Gottlieb has a finger on the pulse of the toy and play industries. He’s a popular industry commentator and an outspoken proponent of the importance of play in our lives. On this edition of The Friday Five, we ask Richard about trends in the industry and how he sees technology affecting how we play.
The WarGames movie from 1983 is being remade into an ‘interactive experience’ and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A cream pie in the face! It’s an ageless slapstick comedy routine that is also the inspiration for Hasbro’s Pie Face Game. Thanks in part to a viral video, this equally ageless game is sure to inject a little slapstick comedy into your next family gathering.
For anyone interested in game theory, design, and play, A Gamut of Games is required reading and a worthy addition to your bookshelf.
Sea Monkeys, the amazing instant pets for the entire family!
Play has been man’s most useful preoccupation.
Interested in LEGO? Check out Creations for Charity, an annual fundraising event that provides new LEGO building sets to underprivileged children during the holidays.
You can help name “The Colorforms Guy” and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
The toy line was produced by Mego between 1976 and 1981 and included a series of interchangeable space toys (figures, vehicles, and playsets.)
Mattel has released their View-Master Virtual Reality Headset and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Wouldn’t it be fun if the spin cycle worked the same way in real life?!? This vintage commercial from Mattel is one of Seth Green’s first acting gigs.
I collect stuffed animals, and toy stores make me happy.
The Strong National Museum of Play has named their 2015 Toy Hall of Fame finalists and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Every decade has its share of toy-related consumer crazes – Pogs, Furbies, and Tamagotchis come to mind. But none were bigger and brasher than the Beanie Babies craze of the 1990s.
Texas was the location of a new Twister world record and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.