100 Greatest Toys

100 Greatest Toys

UK viewers we were recently treated to 100 Greatest Toys. Maybe a few suprises in their from some of the votes but no suprise Lego was number 1 Certainly few will argue that Monopoly in at number 2 as the greatest board game ever. additionally great to see Scrabble and Risk along with Cluedo (Clue) making the top 30 It's ...

Arcade in the 80s

Arcade in the 80s

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  V  W  X  Z  1  7 // // The entire world gets a major case of Pac-Man fever, and video games get their first true superstar. Video takes the arcade into a new golden age, riding on the shoulders of giants like Donkey Kong, Defender, Centipede, Frogger, Galaga, Q*bert and the Pac's little lady, Ms. Pac-Man. If the video cabinets are ...

Vintage Holiday Posters

Vintage Holiday Posters

I just love the old vintage posters that used to encourage holiday makers to visit undiscovered areas of the country. Many were transport releted like the railway posters and various seaside resorts including Blackpool, Bournemouth and Scarborough. These antique Vintage Posters are truly an art form. They have become highly collectible and reproductions of some of the ...

1961

Year of 1961

1961 was a year that saw congress approve the Peace Corps as a permanent federal agency within the State Department, and Kennedy signed the legislation on September 22. If you were going to school you may well of had a Pets and Pals metal lunchbox with matching steel thermos from King Seeley. Crossing the road became a lot safer once a ...

1 2 3 Go

1 2 3 Go a 1960 NBC TV program with Jack Lescoulie and Richard Thomas.

Program: "1 2 3 Go!" - Children's tv travelogue Network: NBC TV Network Sunday evenings: Sunday 10/8/1961- Sunday 5/27/1962 Hosts/Narrators/Interviewers: Jack Lescoulie and Richard Thomas. On Sunday evening October 8,1961..NBC TV aired the children's travelogue:"1 2 3 Go!", the series had two people: "The Today Show's" resident sportscaster: Jack Lescoulie and kid actor and dancer : Richard Thomas (Who would later go ...

The Shirley Temple Show

The Shirley Temple Storybook

"The Shirley Temple Theater" / "The Shirley Temple Storybook" / "The Shirley Temple Show" ABC/NBC TV Networks January 12,1958 to 1961. Host/Performer/Narrator: Mrs.Shirley Temple Black. Mrs.Black hosted this family anthology series..where she would introduce specially produced tv adaptations of popular children's stories that featured well known performers..playing the characters. More often than not..Mrs.Black would also perform in certain instalments ...

Toys in the 00s

B  C  J  L  M  P  S  T   Contrary to the later beliefs of the Pokémon generation, kids at the Turn of the (last) Century have more than their share of toys to play with. By refusing to shoot a cub, Theodore Roosevelt inspires the invention of the Teddy Bear. Meanwhile, Lionel lets out a mighty 'All Aboard' with the development of its ...

Toys in the 10s

B  C  E  J  L  M  P  R  S  T   Raggedy Ann sweeps the imaginations of girls, while Erector sets and Tinker Toys get boys excited about contruction. Henry Ford's Model T car gets shrunk down to toy form, as die-cast cars from Tootsietoys and others become all the rage for those too young to drive the real thing. BB guns C Cap Guns Checkers Chutes and Ladders Crayola Crayons E Erector ...

Spinning tops

Spinning top toy

Spinning tops Most kids before computers would remember getting dizzy watching a spinning top. A top, or spinning top, is a toy that can be spun on an axis, balancing on a point. This motion is produced by holding the axis firmly while pulling a string. An internal weight then rotates, producing an overall circular motion. Typically ...

Toys in the 20s

B  C  E  J  L  M  P  R  S  T  Y   The twenties roar on, as kids play with everything from Lincoln Logs to Yo-Yo's. Antonio Pasin starts mass-producing the little red wagons that will soon be called "Radio Flyers," Pogo Sticks send kids bouncing happily down the street, and J. Pressman gives the European game Halma the more exotic-sounding name of Chinese Checkers. B BB guns C Cap Guns Checkers Chinese ...