Magnetic Fish Pond Game

Magnetic Fish Pond Game.

Back in the 1920s this old family favourite started to make its way into the local toy shops namely Spears Magnetic Fish Pond Game. The game was made up of four fishing rods with magnets attached. The four section collapsible cardboard aquarium is beautifully printed with two different fish scenes around it and acts as the ...

Pong

1972 Atari released Pong to the world

Back in 1972 Atari released the Pong game to the world. Pong was probably the first video game i ever saw. Closely followed by Old Boot Hill which was heavily advanced compared to pong. Pong is a simple 2 dimensional tennis sports game. With my home version it came with 2 further games, Squash where ...

Space 1999

Space 1999 Eagle Transporter

How cool was this toy. Based on Space 1999, it was the first attempt since the demise of Star Trek in 1969 at producing a large-scale weekly science fiction series, and the show drew a great deal of visual inspiration (and technical expertise) from the Stanley Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. The show's special ...

The Goodies

The Goodies

The Goodies were a mad cap comic team that rained supreme with there unique and often loose canon humour in the 1970's. The Goodies were Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie. The Goodies were a kind of insane Trio based in Cricklewood and were up for any challenge each week. In effect they were ...

Evel Knievel Chopper

Evel Knievel Chopper

1976 Ideal Evel Knievel Chopper Motorcycle.This amazing toy from Ideal took the stuntman to a new level. The basic Evel Knievel Motorcycle and figure came out in 1976, it was quickly followed with the Scramble Van, Chopper, Dragster, Stunt Car and SkyCycle. There was also different outfits and accessories sold too. Evel Knievel was a seventies ...

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 ...

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 ...