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.
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!
Here, see a dozen classic old-fashioned board games that are freshly-made, but look just like you remember… or, at least, pretty close.
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!
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!
‘Just add water and you’ve got instant life!’ they said. ‘Over 150 amazing Sea-Monkeys born ALIVE before YOUR eyes!’ But, oh, the disappointment when the critters didn’t look anything like the pictures on the package.
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!
Children’s activity center Hours of family-planned fun with this compact “home saver” A separate little world for the youngsters of your house . . .
This catalog of household goods was published to help people ‘spend’ the gift stamps they had earned at the grocery store — much like the better-known Green Stamps.
The party favorite – more fun than throwing custard pie! Wham-O Silly String shoots a plastic stream of plastic string 1/4 mile long!
The Dorothy Dot “Around the World” paper doll series ran in newspapers (such as the Los Angeles Herald and Salt Lake Tribune) in 1909. As much as some
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.’
Here are several cute paper doll sets – as well as clothing and furniture for the doll – that were published in newspapers back in 1911.
When you joined this Young Model Builders Club back in the 1960s, with each kit, your child would get a booklet outlining the history and development of the original car or other object upon which the model was based
Based on Jean Shepherd’s collection of short stories “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” A Christmas Story has worked its way into American
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
These retro spinning top toys were super-popular with kids in the sixties! Each one had a clear plastic dome with a train inside.
What better use to make of those big, clumsy cartons that once held ar new refrigerator or range? Make a fun toyland for the kids with these creative DIY cardboard box fort & playhouse ideas!
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
The Runaway Doll, an illustrated vintage rebus story Boy Blue was playing in the nursery with his blocks and his box of tin soldiers… MORE:
New! Party fun… country style Pillsbury’s got the cake and the party kit — if you’ve got 8 little guests County Fair Party Cake, Made
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
This old ad said you could toss these prehistoric dinosaur toys in the air, and they would always land on their feet. It sounded too good to be true… and it was.
In choosing Christmas gifts for the children, avoid complicated or fragile articles that give pleasure only for a short time. Here are some ideas.
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
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
Over the years and across the miles, tricycle riding we go! Check out this cute collection of vintage snapshots of kids and their beloved three-wheelers.
Make him the happiest boy in the world this Christmas (1950) … with the only train in the world with ‘Magne-traction’ — the sensational new
Model kits: Build guided missile ships… jet planes (1956) with Revell Authentic Kits from Woolworth’s U.S.S. BOSTON, first Guided Missile Cruiser, built 1955. Revell model
Idea factory: Color a bird Johnny drew a bird for grandma to put up in her kitchen Idea factory: Paper flowers Jackie colored paper
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
Tips on doll repairing by Emil E Brodbeck A little girl may have a number of dolls, but there is always one which is “special.”
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
With a Lego set, there’s never ever “nothin’ to do” She has boundless energy and an endless imagination. Now she has a building set that
Parents should superintend children’s play — it’s an important factor by Minna S Parks The nature of a child’s play helps greatly in determining its
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
To keep a baby quiet John E Ring of Chatham, New York, has invented an apparatus to give babies plenty of air and exercise without
Stokely — a canned food company — together with Tonka Toddler Toys, introduced this line of fruit and veggie-themed preschool toys in the early seventies.