Take a look back at the latest and greatest toys from 1986 in this vintage Toys R Us catalog they called the ’80s Out of this World Toy Book.
Originally played with people in place of the pieces, vintage Parcheesi had a long and unusual history before becoming the popular board game we know today.
What were vintage Magic Slate Paper Savers about? Think of them like a really low-tech tablet – you could draw and then erase… and do it over and over.
The classic Nintendo Entertainment System came with a robot, a light-sensing video gun, ‘true-to-life’ graphics and a library of games. Here’s a look!
Tiddlywinks (originally Tiddle-dy Winks) seems like a simple kids’ game… but there’s a lot more to it! Find out about it – including how to play – here.
As long as there have been kids, there have been _bored_ kids. For parents in the ’60s, one magazine offered these great old-fashioned ways to have fun.
Millions know ‘Say, Say, Oh Playmate’ – also known as ‘Playmate’ – but few today know much about the rhyming song & hand clapping game. Find out more here!
Press the Clock-A-Word lever and new group of letters appears – the clock starts ticking and you try make the longest possible word fast.
Here, take a look back at some of the most popular vintage Tuppertoys of yesteryear, including the now-iconic Tupperware shape sorter!
After hitting the market in the ’80s, it didn’t take long for the Rubik’s Cube to become one of the most popular toys ever. Here’s a look back!
These fun vintage coin-operated rides – including horses and rockets – lived in front of drugstores and grocery stores across the country, and made millions of kids smile.
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.
Are you an undiscovered military genius? You could find out with these Vintage Gamemaster board games from MB, by living the drama of history’s most exciting battles.
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!
The vintage Spirograph toys let you create millions of colorful, startlingly beautiful extraordinarily intricate designs in infinite variety – all you needed were pens, paper and the kit’s plastic gears and wheels. Take a look!
The first of the Fantasy Role Playing games was Dungeons and Dragons. In it, players got to become – for a few hours – the characters they played… centaurs or wizards…
Take a look back at a few of the popular vintage Star Wars video games from the ’80s, including ones based on Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi!
In the early ’80s, arcade video games like Pac-Man, Asteroids, Space Invaders and Donkey Kong started to make millions of dollars – one quarter at a time.
Who remembers Peter Coddle, Shoot the Hat, and Snap? They were old-fashioned games that provided hours of entertainment before radio and TV. Find out more here!
Show us the face of Max the Master Robot. And you may win your own talking robot Team up with a friend to defeat Max
Here, take a look back at some of the game pieces, cards, and several game boards for the vintage Candy Land game. Which ones do you remember most?
How to have fun with Lite-Brite: Put in the black picture outline, insert colored glow pegs, then watch them light up the screen with your fun design!
Vintage Etch-A-Sketch: 50 million moms can’t be wrong (1970s) Moms know, nothing draws out creativity like the Etch A Sketch magic screen. The power of
By substituting trick or treating with a Meet ‘n Treat Halloween party, this year’s festivities can become a time for sharing the fun with family and neighbors in a spirit of friendship.
See what kids in the early ’80s were hoping to find under the Christmas tree by browsing the toys and games section of the 1981 Sears Wishbook catalog!
Anyone obsessed with Strawberry Shortcake probably dreamed of winning a bedroom makeover like this one from 1982. The prize package included more than 75 pieces of sugary sweet delight – toys, of course, but also wallpaper, roller skates and more.
The Hula Hoop fad had millions of children and adults shaking their hips to make the hoop spin. See what the craze was all about – and how to hoop!
Teen guests will swing at a party of food, fun and favors that a young hostess can make herself. Greet your invited ghosts and goblins with a Halloween party!
Vintage pinball machines gallery Click on any image to see a larger version, or to start the photo gallery slideshow.
The party favorite – more fun than throwing custard pie! Wham-O Silly String shoots a plastic stream of plastic string 1/4 mile long!
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.’
Quiet fun for kids with paper bags and crayons Paper bag puppets: Start with small paper bags folded flat so that the squared bottom of
When video games first hit the market in the ’70s, manufacturers couldn’t keep up with demand for the new technological novelties. Here’s a look back!
How to give a preschooler something fun to do. And something fun to learn. (1966) The Mattel-O-Phone talks, teaches, and works like real. The voice
Crayola Corner: Constructive ideas to keep children happily occupied Shirt board shields. Grey shirt cardboards look like steel — make perfect “knight’s armor.” Sword, shield,
True Value Hardware Stores: Santa’s Preview Sports & tabletop games Tudor Play NFL Football, Ideal Big Action Games, Milton-Bradley New Pivot Pool, Aurora Skittle Pool
Briarwood home pinball… you’ll flip for it! From Brunswick, leader in home recreation… Introducing Briarwood — commercial-quality home pinball. Now you can choose from six
Insist on Slinky Toys At your nearest toy counter Original Slinky $1 / Slinky Soldiers $2 / Slinky Seal $1 / Slinky Handcar $2 /
Playskool Candy Land Kids collection: A little girl’s first dolls Small, soft and machine washable, these dolls were designed especially for little girls 1-1/2 years and
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