March 25, 2011MCM Home Improvement: Toyland
By Sablemable aka Jan
I’m just a big kid at heart and at age 57, I still adore toys, especially the classic ones!
To put you into the retro-state-of-mind, here are some vintage toy ads from the Fifties and Sixties.
1961 TONKA TOYS
My brother had the bulldozer, road grader and crane. Sometimes he’d let me play with them.
1953 HASBRO TOYS MR. AND MRS. POTATO HEAD
Who didn’t have this toy?
1964 SILLY PUTTY
We loved this stuff! And it did pick-up the comic strips from the newspaper!
1966 MATTEL SEE ‘N SAY
Okay, I didn’t have this toy, but I remember it.
Now that you’ve went down memory lane, let’s see what classic toys we can still purchase.
Back To Basic Toys has a large selection of vintage toys.
Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, John, designed these in 1916? I didn’t know that!
SLINKY (INVENTED IN 1943)
SOCK MONKEY (1940s-1950s)
FISHER PRICE BOUNCY BEE (1950)
8 BALL (INVENTED 1946)
MATTEL BARBIE DOLL (1959)
RAGGEDY ANN AND RAGGEDY ANDY (1915)
PLAY-DOH (1956 BY RAINBOW CRAFTS, NOW OWNED BY HASBRO)
Share your toy memories here, Readers!