Toys in the 40s

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World War II halts the production of metal toys for the first half of the decade, but the post-war years more than make up for it. Chutes and Ladders, Cootie and Candy Land delight the pre-adolescent set, Slinky makes kids crazy over a metal spring, Ertl die-cast toys bring the farm to the city, and the Magic 8 Ball answers all questions with its liquidy, mystical powers.

Toys in the 30s

B  C  E  J  L  M  P  R  S  T  V  Y   The 1929 Stock Market Crash makes toys a luxury most 30's kids can't afford, but imagination makes do in the meantime. The Great Depression does make the man who invented Monopoly a millionare, and a mouse named Mickey brings smiles to every product his rounded ears grace. Parker Brothers releases Sorry! to a game-hungry public, ...

Bagatelle

Bagatelle

Back in the seventies, if you couldn't afford an Electric Pinball table then the next best thing was a stash of ball bearings and a Bagatelle table. This was always enhanced by the addition of any marbles you could find down the sofa. The object of the game is to obtain the most points possible by ...

80s clothes

80s clothes

80s clothes were the ultimate in neon clothing and outrageous hair cuts. Being bold and outrageous was the fashion. There are some real fun 80′s outfits for women which have great colors and shine. 80s Clothes are back! 80s fashion seems have began reappearing again in lots of stores and on the runway. Today we will remind ourselves of ...

Toy Story – Most Retro Top 5

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Continued from yesterdays Toy Story - Most Retro Top 10 we now reveal the top 5 With Toy Story 3 out we've gone Toy Story crazy at Skooldays we now enter the top 5 Are there more deserved candidates for a retro toy? Here goes.... at number 5 Slinky the Dog Dog is based on Slinky, a pull toy by James Industries, which was ...

Mr Men books

Mr Men Books

Question: So who was the first Mr Men character - Answer : Mr. Tickle Yes it all started with Mr Tickle. The reason it came about was his son asked him to draw a tickle. Sales over 100 million worldwide in 22 languages followed by means of the Mr Men series. That is a lot of Mr ...

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman

"Lois & Clark:The New Adventures Of Superman" Review by Kevin Butler Show: "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman" ABC TV Network: Sunday nights 9/12/1993-1997 Saturday Nights:1997 to June 13,1997 Cast: "Clark Kent" / "Superman": Dean Cain "Lois Lane ": Teri Hatcher "Perry White" : Lane Smith "Jimmy Olsen" : Michael Landes (1993-1994) Justin Whalen "Cat Grant"  :Tracy Scoggins (1993-1994) "Martha Kent" : K.Callan "Jonathan ...

KerPlunk Game from Ideal

KerPlunk Game

Challenging game and great fun KerPlunk is a game first marketed by the Ideal Toy Company in 1967. It consists of a plastic tube, a number of plastic rods called straws and a number of marbles. The plastic tube stands upright on a base that contains four separate trays and the straws are passed through holes in ...