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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.

Water Games from TOMY (1976)

The first water-based games from TOMY hit the market in 1976. Each game presented a skill-based challenge enclosed in a clear plastic container filled with water. Depending on the game, the base contained one or two large buttons. When pressed, each button created a stream of air bubbles that would move the contents of the container through the water. With some patience and a bit of luck, the buttons and the air bubbles they generated could be finessed to complete the challenge.

“Just add water for gallons of fun!”

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