Top 10 Toy Tales Articles of 2021
2022 has finally arrived – the perfect time for a top-10 list of the most popular articles on Toy Tales in 2021. The list was curated based on site activity and engagement through various social media channels. If you missed them the first time, this is your chance to see what you missed. If you read them before, it’s worth taking another look! Enjoy:
Little Miss No-Name from Hasbro (1965)
With large sad brown eyes, a drooping mouth, and mop of unkempt blond hair, Hasbro’s Little Miss No-Name was designed as the antithesis of the impossibly glamorous Barbie.
Milky, the Marvelous Milking Cow from Kenner (1977)
Milky, the Marvelous Milking Cow stands as one of quirkiest entries in the Kenner Products toy line.
Uncle Sam’s 3-Coin Register Bank from Durable Toy & Novelty Company
The Uncle Sam’s 3-Coin Register Bank is a classic toy bank that brought savings to a new level.
Chutes and Ladders from Milton Bradley (1943)
Chutes and Ladders has been a hit with the kindergarten set since it was introduced in the United States in 1943, by Milton Bradley.
Suzy Homemaker Super Safety Oven from Topper Toys (1966)
Released in 1966 by Topper Toys, the Suzy Homemaker Super Safety Oven was the company’s answer to Kenner’s Easy-Bake Oven.
Batman Classic TV Series “To The Batcave” Ornament from Hallmark
Fans of the 1966 Batman Classic TV series can adorn their trees with a miniature replica of Batman and Robin’s secret crime-fighting headquarters this coming holiday season.
Collector Spotlight: Bruce Pascal
Bruce Pascal has curated the rarest Hot Wheels collection in the world and wrote the book on Hot Wheels prototypes. Here, he dishes on details about his massive collection and shares his dying wish related to the hobby.
In 1943, brothers Alvin and Earl Herdklotz established the A & E Tool and Gage Co. in Rockford, Illinois as a defense-based precision tool-and-die business. After World War II, focus shifted primarily to toy making. Operating under the name Midgetoy, the company began to produce basic, smaller-scale die-cast vehicles and airplanes at low price points.
Secret Sam Attaché Case from Topper Toys (1965)
Released in the mid-1960s, Topper Toys’ Secret Sam Attaché Case was a comprehensive spy kit concealed in a black plastic carrying case.
Atomic “Bomb” Ring from KiX (1947)
In 1947, General Mills’ KiX cereal brand offered the Atomic “Bomb” Ring as a premium in exchange for 15 cents plus a cereal box top.