Star Wars Toys

Star Wars Toys

Along with pioneering incredible special effects and bringing an alien universe to life, the Star Wars movies also offered the biggest, most mesmerizing toy catalog ever. From the largest Imperial cruiser to Princess Leia’s hair buns, everything was replicated in detail to satisfy children and adults alike who longed to be part of this far, far away galaxy. Continue reading...

Kites

Kites

Since days of yore when men made gods of celestial bodies and idols of envied birds, the sky has held a particular fascination. The obsession with flight is ageless, captivating the old and enthralling the young. Without regard to race, religion, or gender, the heavens call to our imaginations. And from this fancy comes the delight of the kite. Continue reading...

Domino Rally

Domino Rally

While Dominoes are really nothing more than a form of playing cards stamped onto blocks of wood, they’ve become infamous for something they were never intended to do ... fall over. The Pressman Toy Company took note of this in the early 80s, releasing Domino Rally - a toy that allowed you to arrange colorful falling blocks in ways you never imagined. Continue reading...

Pet Rock

Pet Rocks

Maybe it didn't come when you called it, but when it came to standard tricks such as sitting, staying still and especially playing dead, there was no pet that was easier to train. Such was the premise of one of the zaniest gag gifts to ever come from the 70s, Pet Rocks. Continue reading...

Cap Guns

Cap Guns

To the dismay of parents everywhere, very few children grow up making a hero out pacifists. No kid ever ran outside excited for a rousing game of bankers and philanthropists or begged their parents for a talking Ghandi doll. No kid ever looked at a RISK board and wanted to play as the U.N. peacemaker. Continue reading...

Sea Wees

Sea Wees

Since time immemorial, kids have dreaded the drudgery of bath time. Enterprising toy companies took advantage of that fact and produced a huge variety of tub and pool toys: boats, submarines, and solid plastic action figures. Most of these toys however appeal to boys and that left girls in the lurch. Enter Sea Wees, the Barbies of the sea! Continue reading...

Parcheesi

Parcheesi

It stands to reason that some of those favorite board games from childhood don't always hold the same appeal for adults. It's rare to see a group of grown-ups playing Candyland, for example. But one game has always had its share of cross-generational interest. Perhaps that's one of the reasons that Parcheesi has remained a favorite for some sixteen centuries. Continue reading...

Dominoes

Dominoes

Planning is about to meet execution. You can't move a muscle, you can hardly breathe, lest you (or one errant sneeze) accidentally lay to waste your hours spent slaving over piece after endless piece. But now it is here, the moment of reckoning, as you prepare to fell your arch-rival - the domino, and all the troops behind him. One tiny touch, and clickity-clackity, it's over. Continue reading...