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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.

Tuggy the 2-Headed Turtle from Gilbert Toys (1963)

A dealer advertisement from 1963 for Tuggy the 2-Headed Turtle from The A. C. Gilbert Company.

A. C. Gilbert’s offering consisted of a large plastic turtle, wired to two remote-control units, and a pair of finish line assemblies. As two players pressed the control buttons, a head popped out of one side or the other, and the turtle moved in that direction. Tuggy’s motor was battery-powered. The goal was to successfully move Tuggy towards an opponent’s goal line and knock it over to win.

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