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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.

Western Gun Sets from Ideal (1984)

An advertisement from 1984 for Western Gun Sets from Ideal. All three sets were geared towards kids ages 4 to 10. The sets included a cap-firing repeater rifle, pistols, and holsters made of Texhyde (a faux-leather material) attached to an adjustable belt. To complete the cowboy cosplay, Ideal outfitted the sets with swag that included a “hand-tooled-look” vest, red neckerchief with a steer head slide, and a 10-gallon hat. Yee-haw!

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