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*
Practice your bedside manner with the Operation game and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
It’s the Watsons vs. the Klepels in this 1974 commercial for the Rebound Game from Ideal. Which family will win the $1,000,000 Rebound Championship?!?
Released in 1971 by Milton Bradley, The Partridge Family Game offers a glimpse of what life on the road was like for one of TV’s favorite fictional pop bands.
It’s kind of fun to do THE IMPOSSIBLE.
Ottawa Comiccon 2015 is just around the corner – taking place the weekend of May 8-10, 2015 in Ottawa. Here are 8 things you need to know about this year’s show.
Amaze your friends with some mail-order items from comic books of yesteryear and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
An advertisement for Tinkertoys from Playskool. The company acquired Tinkertoy in 1985 and redesigned the toy in 1992 for its 80th anniversary. Tinkertoys were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998.
Kenner’s Movie Viewer was used to feature a variety of the company’s licensed properties, including Snoopy, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Star Wars and the movie Alien.
This Saturday, May 2, is Free Comic Book Day in North America. A quick scan of the comics on the list reveals a variety of genres that should appeal to a wide-range of age groups.
Take a return trip to Walnut Grove, MN with your very own Little House on the Prairie dolls and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
The first commercial for Barbie aired on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1959. The doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959.
Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child.