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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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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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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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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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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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