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Toys and Novelties

Toys are a super-duper important part of any child's life; often, the world of his or her toys is as real as the material world. Small girls, barely babies themselves, instinctively carry around dolls and hug them close. Toddling boys push around miniature cars and trucks, or carry action figures around like little companions. I know I'm obsessed with my own childhood and everything, but I can remember nearly every single toy I owned from very early on. Why not? Someone once said that the Golden Age was whenever one happened to be ten years old, and he was absolutely correct. Anyway, enjoy reading about some of the toys and other crazy little novelty items of our youth...


Action Jackson

Ants in the Pants

Barbie

Captain Action

Charmin' Chatty

Mystery Date Colorforms

Coloring Books

Etch-A-Sketch

The first video games (brief article)

Johnny Seven OMA

Large Size Star Wars action figures

Little Miss No Name

Major Matt Mason

Mars Attacks cards

Midge

Mr. Potato Head

Mystery Date

Pepper

Sea Devils

Sea Monkeys

Secret Sam

Silly Putty

Space Invaders

Strange Change Machine

Thingmaker

Troll Dolls

Upsy Downsys

You'll Die Laughing trading cards

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