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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.

Slingin’ Slot from Mattel (1974)

It’s Ring-A-Ding fun for everyone with the Slingin’ Slot from Mattel! This 12-inch by 19-inch tabletop game combined the action of a pinball machine with Pachinko-style slot gaming payouts. Requiring no batteries or electricity, Slingin’ Slot was made of high-impact styrene plastic made to look like simulated wood. Players inserted stylized tokens and viewed their progress down the vertical playing field. A brass-plated bell rang to indicate a successful payout.

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