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Sony Walkman Cassette Player

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Portable music playing devices are incredibly popular and common in todays society. Smartphones have allowed us to take music with us wherever we go but there once was a time when this was not possible. Portable audio cassette/tape players were first introduced in the late 70s when cassette tapes where popular. When you think of […]

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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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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 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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