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Operation Game – Retro Classic Version

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This battery-operated game of physical skill is the ultimate test of hand-eye coordination! Invented in 1964 by John Spinello, an University of Illinois design student at the time. Spinello actually made a deal with the game company Milton Bradley. He sold the rights to the game for a sum of $500 and a promise of a […]

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Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots Game

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This Classic Game From 1966 has been thrilling kids for over 40 years. A battle of precision and quick acting thumb action will crown you the winner in this game. This is a great gift for baby boomers to give to their own children. So go ahead and knock his block off!

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$32.40
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Retro Paddle Ball Game

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Invented and patented in the 1920s, this classic game is incredibly simple yet very difficult to master. Paddle ball makes a fun nostalgic game for adults and a hand-eye coordination challenge for kids. It’s also an easy way to hit yourself which I have done countless times while trying to set a personal record. Overall it’s […]

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PF Flyers Hi Top Sneakers “Sandlot”

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“Run Faster and Jump Higher”. In 1933 BF Goodrich created the Posture Foundation (PF for short) insoles for comfort and support. In the 40s and 50s the shoes were becoming more than just a gym or baseball shoe, they were becoming fashionable to wear. By the 60s the PF was one of the most popular sneakers […]

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Green Plastic Army Men

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The first American plastic toy soldiers were made by Bergen Toy & Novelty Co. in 1938. They became very popular in the 40s 50s and 60s. Many of you guys may remember playing with these army men in the backyard dirt. These affordable fun toys are great for party favor bags at birthday parties. Being nostalgic […]

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Classic Play-Doh Playset

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Invented first as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s, it was later repurposed into a modeling compound when a classroom full of children started playing with it in the 50s. After realizing the products’ full potential, in 1956 it was demonstrated at an educational convention and it sparked a lot of interest. Sales exploded, and to […]

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Retro Huffy Cruiser Bicycle

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Cruise around the block in style! Growing up it was every kids dream to have their own bicycle. Names like Schwinn, Huffy, and Murray were synonymous to kids growing up in the 50s 60s and 70s. Having your own bike gave you a sense of freedom. This Huffy cruiser is modeled after 50s and 60s […]

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Fruit Stripe Gum

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Launched in 1969, this 5-flavored pack of chewing gum is a childhood classic. It’s actually the only gum with painted-on-stripes and is packaged in a temporary tattoo wrapper! Is there a better gum out there? Next let’s talk flavor. It tastes awesome, but if you’ve ever had it you know that it’s notorious for it’s […]

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Classic Twister Game

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The classic game Twister blew up in popularity after actress Eva Gabor played it with host Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show on May 3, 1966. This game is a blast from the past and can be played by people of all ages. Great game for people who like retro games. Get it for your next […]

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Throwback Dr Pepper Made with Pure Cane Sugar

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Enjoy a refreshing 24 pack of throwback Dr Pepper Soda made with real pure cane sugar and taste the difference. Did you know that Dr. Pepper has been around since the 1880s? Today almost all soda drinks are made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Many claim that you can actually taste the more subtle […]

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Tootsie Roll Pops

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How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? According to an engineering team who built a licking machine at Purdue University, it takes an average of 364 licks to get to the center. Tootsie roll pops are the world’s number 1 selling candy filled lollipop. Tootsie pops have been loved […]

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Mr. Potato Head

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Invented in 1949 but manufactured & distributed in 1952, Mr. Potato Head was originally produced as separate plastic parts with pushpins that would stick into a real potato or vegetable. That all changed in 1964 due to new government safety regulations, not to mention the numerous costumer complaints regarding rotten vegetables. Then, just when the popularity […]

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Mountain Dew Throwback Soda 8-Pack

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Made with real sugar, this Mountain Dew Throwback soda will quench your thirst. Today’s sodas are all being made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), making this soda better for you? I’m not sure. What we do know is that many soda makers are offering a sugary, HFSC-free alternative to meet consumer demands. Try a 8-Pack […]

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5 Most Iconic Shoe Models That Stood The Test Of Time

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The following is a list of the 5 longest running shoes models of all time. Brands include Nike, New Balance, Converse, and more. These shoes have gained a huge following and are being adopted generation after generation. Some may even argue that they will never be out of style, or discontinued.

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Retro Vornado Room Fan

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If you’re gonna circulate air, you might as well do it in style. This classic metal designed fan is inspired by the original Vornado fan from 1945! Identical to the ones built in from the past. Great to showcase in an office desk or living room.

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Retro Rotary Style Telephone

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With cell phone usage increasing every year, less and less land lines are being used. Not only does a rotary telephone serve the purpose of communicating, it’s also just cool to look at. You gotta love the classic design, not to mention the retro french blue color.

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The Original Retro Sweets Candy Gift Box

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This gift box of over 100 pieces of candy feature the once popular sweets from your childhood candy shop memories. Dandy Candy offer this quirky and affordable retro gift for anyone at any time.

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The Original Metal Slinky

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Almost every kid growing up has played with a Slinky. Whether it was the metal ones that kids in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s grew up with, or the cheaper less cooler plastics versions that the 90s, and millennium kids had growing up. One thing we know for sure though, it was nearly impossible to get […]

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The Etch A Sketch toy

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Fun Fact regarding the Etch A Sketch: In the late 1950’s a French electrician named André Cassagnes invented it, naming it the “magic screen”.

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