Hot on the heels of the flower child era, back in 1974, Mattel introduced a set of dolls that were sort of the anti-Barbie: The Sunshine Family. Though the new family members (the parents, at least) were about the same size as Barbie and Ken dolls, fashion and luxury living was not their thing.
Get a Wonder Horse, and you've made your cowboy's happiest dreams come true... Wonder Horse makes the world’s most popular toy horses. All 17 models promise instant joy on Christmas morning -- and lasting year-round enjoyment!
When I was a kid, we had the same desire to loot and pillage and rape as these kids today, we were as savage as kids always are, but at the same time, we knew that our parents and all other grownups were unalterably opposed to it, and we didn't do it.
Here is a look inside one of the books in this '60s series of vintage preschool favorites: Puppet Storybooks with 3D lenticular covers! This one had a simple concept: teaching kids the concept of time, and how to keep track of the hours of the day.
To the average American girl, between the ages of, say, 10 and 17, slumber parties are as important as pizza, add-a-beads and Judy Blume.
In the early 1940s, Whitman's Chocolates heavily promoted their product as the ideal Mother's Day gift -- and they laid the guilt on thick. "There is no hurt like forgetting."
Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, with their progeny David and Rick, are synonymous with the American family image both on and off television. The Nelson boys are perhaps the only people who have literally grown up before the eyes of millions of weekly viewers.
Have you ever wondered about Mother's Day -- like how it got started? In the early years of the 20th century, Anna Jarvis started a movement that spread throughout the world: the custom of observing the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
These familiar rhymes and fairy tales have delighted generations of children. With their 3-D lenticular covers and full-color puppet-like illustrations, these vintage Puppet Storybooks are more irresistible than ever!
Response from Charlotte Collyer, survivor of the Titanic Mrs Charlotte Collyer's article, "How I Was Saved from the Titanic," printed seven weeks ago... Click to read more...
The first 'children's liberation' album, 'Free To Be... You And Me' - featuring stars like Marlo Thomas, Mel Brooks, Harry Belafonte, Alan Alda, Diana Ross and Shirley Jones - was catchy, upbeat, and like nothing else, and by 1976, had sold half a million copies.
Any little girl who gets this playhouse will see the magical land of make-believe come true right in her own backyard. It's a real house, with a Dutch front door and hearts and flowers dormers and a white picket fence.
What were the hottest toys in 1987? See them in this vintage Toys R Us toy & game catalog insert! The slogan that year: 'You'll never outgrow us.'
Barbie, Color Magic Barbie & Tutti If you’ve ever watched Barbie help a little girl grow up, you know why she’s our most famous doll. With Bar... Click to read more...
Fifty years ago, a woman practically retired from the pleasures and active interests of life at about her fortieth birthday, and began to get ready to die.
No other kitchen comes with as much fun stuff as the Fisher-Price All-In-One Kitchen Center!
Can you guess what was the #1 evening pastime according to nearly half of the people interviewed in a 1974 Gallup survey?
Imagine, up above the clouds enjoying a cheeseburger from McDonald's for lunch or dinner. McDonaldland cookies for dessert. There's even a McDonald's sausage biscuit for breakfast.
Princess Diana went along with the maternity fashions of the '80s that draped the body to camouflage the baby bump. And despite wearing a gown that would make the team of Project Runway weep, Di somehow looked kind of adorable.
Before the Civil War, a talented photographer named James Presley Ball, Sr. produced beautiful daguerreotype portraits for hundreds of people -- among... Click to read more...
Bringing you the finest in family entertainment, Disneyland is reaching for the stars like never before!
A pretty wrapping makes a gift special. But when you suddenly realize that some of your Christmas presents are costing almost as much to wrap as they did to buy, then it's high time for ingenuity and originality!
So pretty, such fun to do! One of the nicest Christmas customs we know is having both young and old make ornaments for the tree! These are paper ... Click to read more...
We're not having a white Christmas (We've decorated our white L'eggs eggs in gold, silver, red, blue, green, so you can give brighter Christmas prese... Click to read more...
Let's hear a "Ho, ho, ho" for two of the most memorable characters from the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of the seventies: Heat Miser &... Click to read more...
Remember when Christmas was homemade ornaments and handmade gifts? Maybe this is the year for Christmas past. All it takes is a batch of dough and ... Click to read more...
Kate Mulgrew is going where no woman has gone before -- starring as Captain Kathryn Janeway, the first female captain of a Star Trek vessel on TV's Star Trek: Voyager.
A bouncy new baby is wonderful fun - but quite a burden, too! This practical safety crib will make Baby even more fun, because Trimble's Kiddie-Koop makes baby care easier for you... safer for Baby
Take a look back at the latest and greatest toys from 1986!
Alice had her Wonderland. Dorothy found her Oz. And Charlie -- in 1971 -- has his chocolate factory.
With two lively females on his hands, Ronnie calls his home "The Ronald Reagan Home For Delinquent Girls" By Ida Zeitlin The Ronald Reagans were... Click to read more...