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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Rubik’s Zig Zaw Puzzle from Ideal (1983)

A vintage dealer advertisement from 1983 for the Rubik’s Zig Zaw Puzzle from Ideal. This pseudo jigsaw puzzle contains 131 pieces and was designed for ages 8 and up. A majority of the pieces in the puzzle are of identical shape and size, allowing them to be fit together in “billions of combinations.” Once all the pieces are matched up properly, the final result is a 16″ x 20″ mural of a large number of solved Rubik’s Cubes.

Remember the toys and games of years past through vintage advertising – for better and for worse!