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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.

Wheelie-Bar from Wham-O (1966)

If you were looking for help “popping a wheelie” on your Sting Ray bike, the Wheelie-Bar from Wham-O was your ticket to ride (literally). Wham-O released the Wheelie-Bar in 1966. This permanent bike accessory was made of “chromed steel parts” and attached to specific bike models. The packaging included instructions on how to “do all the famous tricks done by the experts.”

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