Fisher Price Movie Viewer

Fisher Price Movie Viewer

Sure, if you compare it to the technology introduced in recent years, the Fisher Price Movie Viewer looks pretty darn antiquated. But for a youngster growing up in 1973, the idea of being able to play your own movies on a handheld device, wherever and whenever you wanted, was cutting-edge stuff. Let's look back at this well-remembered toy. Continue reading...

Fisher-Price Little People

Fisher Price Little People

For four decades, the little known toy company started by Herman Fisher, Irving Price, and Helen Schelle made whimsical wooden toys in relative obscurity. Shortly after their beginnings in 1930, Fisher-Price (as they called themselves) released the Woodsey Cart, a small animal-drawn wagon with a small wooden driver. The driver had a round head and cylindrical body and was fastened to his seat. Continue reading...

Foto-Electric Football

Foto Electric Football game

For those who wanted a taste of the strategic side of football before they were old enough to actually manage a team of players on the field, came an ingenious way to learn the skills necessary to carry your very own clipboard someday as an offensive/defensive coordinator or head coach. Foto-Electric Football provided all the training you needed - *Bucket of Gatorade not included. Today, we take a look back at this memorable game from yesteryear. Continue reading...

Furby

Furby

There may not be much a call for speaking fluent Furbish these days, but there was a time when children all over were determined to learn it to the best of their ability. Mastery of the dialect meant you could communicate better with your Furby, a little furry creature that looked like the offspring of an owl and a gremlin. And if you wanted to be hip to Furby’s jibe, you were going to need to do a little homework. Continue reading...

Game Boy

Nintendo Game Boy

It’s a nice sunny day; birds are chirping, the world is turning, and if you are kid addicted to video games – you might not even know that such simple pleasures exist. You are tethered to the television in an all out battle alongside Mario. Wouldn’t it be nice if one could carry their video addiction wherever their travels take them, a nice monkey on their back as it were? Well, dream became reality in the 90s and thy name was Game Boy. Continue reading...

Garbage Pail Kids

Garbage Pail Kids

If anyone in this world can appreciate the classless, tasteless, and downright disgusting humor of this world, it’s children. While gas may strain a marriage, it brings mirth to a classroom. While boogers are a taboo subject among adult circles, they can be found under desks and on the back of school bus seats everywhere. If it’s grosser than gross, chances are, kids wanna hear about it. Continue reading...

Give-A-Show Projector

Kenner Give-A-Show Projector

Grab some popcorn and dim the lights – it’s show time! And best of all, no movie theater required. Thanks to the Kenner Give-A-Show Projector, you could be the envy of your friends and be the proprietor of your very own movie theater. Well, sort of... Continue reading...

Glo Worm

Glo Worm toy

Children are not afraid of the dark. They are afraid of what is hiding in the dark, waiting to devour them whole once the last electric light has been shut off by a parent's treasonous hand. Possibly there is the faintest glimmer of a streetlamp's light slipping through the child's Strawberry Shortcake curtains, but the light is too diffused to overcome the inky darkness with all its hidden horrors. Continue reading...

Gnip Gnop

Gnip Gnop game

Some prefer the leisurely pace of Stratego or chess to fight their battles and that’s just fine. But combat is rarely a casual occurrence, with plenty of time for the relaxed and careful calculation that these games offer. Sometimes it is an utter eruption of frenzied fighting, the fog of war as it were. Sometimes a battle was over within a few minutes, the other side left bloodied and confused, never knowing what hit them. If that’s how you liked your competition, Gnip Gnop offered all the chaos you could handle. Continue reading...