Toys

Toys and Games of the 90sThe 90s 
The future arrives with a tiger uppercut to the jaw in Street Fighter II, and the era of the one-on-one fighter kicks in. Mortal Kombat amps up the gore to
Toys and Games of the 80sThe 80s  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
Toys and Games of the 70sThe 70s  The era of the video arcade game is ushered in with Computer Space in 1971, but few really notice. Pong rights that wrong the following year, and
Toys and Games of the 60sThe 60s  The future can be yours, as long as Zoltan and Madame Morgana get their due. If action is more your style, Bazaar and Hayburners II give a few new
Toys and Games of the 50sThe 50s  Photo booths become a national craze, letting best friends and puppy lovers take home a four-strip keepsake. Shuffle games move beyond bowling with
Toys and Games of the 40sThe 40s  The Voice-O-Graph lets amateur crooners save their performances on a cardboard record, Drive Mobile puts gamers behind the wheel, and Monkey Climb . well,
Toys and Games of the 30sThe 30s  Baffle Ball single-plungerdly invents the pinball craze, while Bumper and Contact take the game two steps into the future. At the penny arcades, fortune telling
Toys and Games of the 20sThe 20s  The Voice-O-Graph lets amateur crooners save their performances on a cardboard record, Drive Mobile puts gamers behind the wheel, and Monkey Climb . well,
Toys and Games of the 10sThe 10s  Baffle Ball single-plungerdly invents the pinball craze, while Bumper and Contact take the game two steps into the future. At the penny arcades, fortune telling
Toys and Games of the 00sThe 00s  The Voice-O-Graph lets amateur crooners save their performances on a cardboard record, Drive Mobile puts gamers behind the wheel, and Monkey Climb . well,

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading