Electric Football

Electric Football

When it comes to football, there are plenty of electronic options today that simulate the game right down to the minute details. The grunting players look identical to their real-world counterparts, the stadiums are replicated to the last detail and gameplay options allow one to do virtually anything that's possible on a real field. In decades past, however, electric football games couldn’t tout realism as a selling point, so they made up for it by offering sheer fun. Continue reading...

Baseball Games

Baseball Games

More than a half-century before anyone would ever know what a video game was, pinball games reigned supreme in the local arcade and enjoyed a long and colorful history that continues today. But another game emerged back in the 30s, one called a “pitch and bat,” which led to a series of wonderful pinball-esque baseball games that are still fondly remembered to this day. Continue reading...

Nintendo

Nintendo

It started when a Japanese playing card company decided to get their feet wet in the world of arcade games. They introduced an addicting little video game about a plumber battling an ape and, within five years, the name Nintendo was synonymous with home video game systems. Every family in America didn’t have a deck of Nintendo playing cards in their living room but millions had one of their Game Systems. For a kid from this golden era, it was simply the only game to have. Continue reading...

Milky the marvelous milking cow

Milky the Marvelous Milking Cow

There was once a time when a young tyke had to grow up on a farm to get a little cow-milking experience. But what about those poor city kids, whose urban existence didn’t expose them to such organic experiences. Luckily, Kenner Toys was around to ensure that kids from all walks of life could get down and dirty with the barnyard beasts, and pretend they were the proprietors of their very own dairy with the one, the only, the amazing – Milky, the Marvelous Milking Cow! Continue reading...

Trolls

Trolls

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Troll Dolls have been around forever. Modern generations can thank the retro-crazed 90s for the resurgence of the little lucky toys, while older generations can thank Thomas Dam, a Danish woodcutter who, as legend has it, didn’t have enough money to buy his daughter a toy so he created one that would become famous the world over. Continue reading...

Barbie

Barbie

The best word to describe the children’s toy known simply as Barbie might be “invincible.” In the war waged to win the hearts of little girls (and a few boys) everywhere, the toy battleground is littered with thousands of battered beauties, all whom failed to knock this iconic princess from her lofty pedestal. In name recognition alone, real people like Princess Diana and Mother Theresa didn’t hold a candle to her - a doll that epitomized style, a princess of fashion, one of the most beloved toys ever made. Continue reading...