Vintage Toys & Games

Wacky Races, Milton Bradley

The Wacky Races from Milton Bradley (1969)

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Published by Milton Bradley in 1969, The Wacky Races game involved players traversing an illustrated countryside in flamboyant automobiles attempting to race past their opponents for the win.

JA-RU Toys, Harvey Comics

Use and Reuse: JA-RU Rack Toys for Harvey Comics

Harvey Comics collector Jonathan Sternfeld explores rack toys manufactured by JA-RU for Harvey Comics’ characters Richie Rich and Casper.

Luscious Limbs from Pressman (1968)

In the 1960s, Pressman released Luscious Limbs, a wacky product that allowed children to “feast on edible ears and other parts of the body.”

Tickle Bee from Schaper (1956)

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Published by Schaper in 1956, Tickle Bee was a manual dexterity game that challenged children to move a magnetic bee around a maze using a magnetic wand.

Bert 'N Ernie Radio, Concept 2000

Bert ‘N Ernie Radio from Concept 2000 (1976)

Released in 1976 by Concept 2000, the Bert ‘N Ernie radio let kids control their soundscape with a radio shaped like two of Sesame Street’s most beloved characters.

W.H. Schaper Mfg. Co. Inc.

W.H. Schaper Mfg. Co. Inc. was quick to embrace innovations in plastics manufacturing to create some of the century’s most recognizable games.

Fonzie from Mego (1976)

“Fonzie’s cool, not a square.”

Kar-Zoom from Whitman (1964)

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Released in 1964, Kar-Zoom from Whitman was a dexterity game that challenged players to score points by “racing their car” through a series of underpasses.

Magic Erasable Pictures from Transogram (1950s)

In the 1950s, Transogram released a series of colouring books that provided a creative outlet without paper waste.

Gigantic Frankenstein from Aurora (1960s)

The Gigantic Frankenstein All Plastic Assembly Kit was a model kit produced by Aurora in the 1960s that stood a whopping 19-inches tall.