The original Patsy, made simply with painted eyes and a small mouth, was very popular around the Great Depression. See a vintage Patsy doll here!
In 1985, Coca Cola debuted ‘New Coke’ and dropped the 100-year-old popular recipe. That decision lives on in PR infamy. Here’s the story.
What were mutts and pedigreed pups eating in the ’40s-’80s? Here’s a look back at vintage dog food print ads & TV commercials you might remember.
‘Suzy Homemaker’ was the name of a vintage line of toy appliances that encouraged girls to play by cleaning and cooking… just like mom!
With the vintage Growing Up Skipper doll, if watching a little girl grow up into a bosomy teenager seemed a bit much, just turn her arm back and she’s cute and young again.
The Annie movie from 1982 was based on the award-winning Broadway play, and was a no-lose combination of sweet-faced orphans, a lovable dog, foot-tapping musical numbers, and an all-star cast.
See some of the dozens of the most popular vintage board games from the ’50s, including Easy Money, Alfred Hitchcock’s WHY, Summit and more fifties fun.
Hot on the heels of the flower child era, back in 1974, Mattel introduced a set of toys that were sort of the anti-Barbie: The Sunshine Family dolls.
Jell-O’s Soft Swirl packaged dessert mix debuted in 1971, and joined its cousin – pudding mix – on supermarket shelves. Compared to pudding, the new product was more mousse-like.
The Aroma Disc was a little machine from the ’80s you could use to play different fragrance ‘records’ to make your place smell like flowers or buttered popcorn… or dead fish.
Now best known for their appearance in the Back to the Future movies, DeLorean cars had an unusual origin story – and ended in a spectacular flameout.
The pocket Instamatic 110 cameras introduced by Kodak in 1972 were – by ’70s standards – incredibly small, and super-affordable, which led to their huge popularity. See some of these old cameras here!
Here are just a few of the toys you could find at a Woolworth’s store in the ’50s – the old discount retailer that seemed to sell just about everything!
Kodak’s disc camera was was lightweight, foolproof (with auto-exposure and built-in flash), affordable, and used a brand new kind of film cartridge… but it was only sold for six years.
Anyone who lived through the great videotape format war of the late 1970s to early 1980s will never forget the big question: VHS or Beta? Here’s the Betamax side – the player that ultimately lost.
Kids thirsty? Back in the ’60s, if you didn’t want Kool-Aid, you could try Keen – a powdered instant soft drink in fruit flavors, made by Nestlé.
Chomp into new Cheddar Taters and you’ll get quite a surprise – and not just the flavor of potatoes so yummy they make your mouth water.
Despite a spectacularly expensive launch, the Ford Edsel was one of the greatest business failures of all time. Take a look back at these vintage cars here!
See vintage Milton Bradley board games like Uncle Wiggily, Candy Land, Go to the Head of the Class, Chutes & Ladders, Stratego, Concentration and others!
Introduced in 1982, the Dodge Rampage pickup truck (and its re-badged brother, the Plymouth Scamp) was a small, unibody similar to the Subaru BRAT. The line was discontinued in 1984.
A chewy retro ’60s energy snack developed for astronauts became known as Pillsbury Space Food Sticks – treats in chocolate, caramel & peanut butter flavors.
Remember these retro snacks? Buttons were small round, cheesy bite-sized puffs, and Bows were crisp little ribbons that tasted like popcorn.
Crisp-i-Taters: A retro potato snack from General Mills. After these, French fries and potato chips would never seem the same again.
Unbelievably enchanting and ever-changing, the Wham-O Magic Window toy created countless designs, landscapes, seascapes, birds and butterflies as the crystals fly, slide and erupt into one pattern after another.
When it comes to diapers, all the absorbency in the world won’t help, if it’s not in the right place. That’s why we shaped Kimbies like a baby, instead of making it square.
Here, see a dozen classic old-fashioned board games that are freshly-made, but look just like you remember… or, at least, pretty close.
Jell-O salad gelatin came in two flavors, celery or mixed vegetable, and both savory salad gelatin mixes made to be a base for vegetables and meats.
Radium face cream made its debut in 1905: ‘The radium in the cream energizes the cells of the skin so that they throw off impurities… producing the charming glow of delicate color.’
Back when radium was first discovered, people loved that it was new and cool and it glowed… so companies decided to put it into a variety of products, like this radioactive X-radium cookware. Yeah, that was a bad idea.
While other cereals have up to 55% sugar, Sun Flakes crereal is lightly sweetened 100% with NutraSweet instead. For a deliciously light sweet taste your whole family will enjoy.
Ideal for displaying plants in any room, the Aladdin Folarium gives plants a healthy indoor environment.
They’re gooey. They’re chewy. They’re chocolaty. Kraft Fudgies are the fun-to-eat candies. Take Fearless Fudgie’s advice, and buy a bag of fun today.
Introducing the first kids’ cereal even mothers will love New Cabbage Patch Kids brand Cereal is the one cereal both moms and kids can feel
In 1995, Sanford launched McMarkers — two sets of licensed scented markers — in partnership with McDonald’s. The partnership didn’t seem to last very long, as almost no
How you can lose weight – and eat what you want! “It happened to me,” says Zsa Zsa Gabor No Drugs… No Diet… Results Guaranteed!
Focus-Tronic Super 8 movie camera This power focusing camera assures you of razor-sharp zoom movies — without guessing. >> Also see: Kodak home movie cameras
Hot-n-Buttery frozen waffles pops up with a golden brown buttery-flavored crispness that you just can’t get with any other brand of frozen waffles.
Don’t be skinny! (1967) Look better by adding desired pounds this easy way… without pads, exercise or fishy oils Raquel Welch: “I can’t afford
Everything you always wanted to know about Atari Games, etc, etc. Atari games are the forerunner of home computers. And although you may not be
One Dish Wonder #9: Pantry raid that pays off in 20 minute Start off with handy-dandy Mac ‘n Cheese, add a little something, and you’ve
“So that’s why Chipos taste better… look at this.” There’s a big grease stain under the ordinary potato chips.* Hardly any under the Chipos. So
Suddenly, snacks are in great shape In 1621: A Wampanoag Indian brought a snack to the first Thanksgiving Day dinner… popcorn! In 1966: General Mills brings
Introducing the computer age (for ages 9 and up) These days, a student can’t go very far without knowing how to use a computer. That’s
These Ford Elite cars from the 1970s were based on the Torino, but meant to be a less-expensive alternative to the Thunderbird. The short-lived nameplate only lasted three model years – 1974, 1975 and 1976.
Any company can take the IBM PS/2 apart. Only one can put it all together. The moment IBM introduced the Personal System/2 family, the race
The new femme fatale of the game world (1982) The amazing Ms Pac-Man offers all the fun of Midway’s famous Pac Man with four new
Atari vs Intellivision? Nothing I could say would be more persuasive than what your own two eyes will tell you. But I can’t resist telling you more. – George Plimpton
Macintosh makes the financial page It also changes the weather. Pinpoints trouble spots. Displays baseball scores. And just generally covers the planet daily. For publications
Stokely — a canned food company — together with Tonka Toddler Toys, introduced this line of fruit and veggie-themed preschool toys in the early seventies.