The '60s were all about teens having fun in beach movies. He also bought me this teeter totter that was for 2 to 4 kids – you rocked it back and forth it and it would start moving all over the grass, several times we flipped the thing!! The tube could be attached to any ordinary garden hose so water would project down the surface and create a slippery surface. While the Slo Poke Bar and the bite-size chew are still around, the lollipop is long gone, despite being a childhood staple throughout the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Nearly all of the examples I have seen have extremely sharp edges that would never pass CPSC standards today. One of those is the Leggy doll. They would NEVER go back to the original shape once they were uncompressed. Their names were all appropriately '70s: Jill, Nan, Kate, and Sue. See more ideas about childhood, childhood memories, vintage toys. The design was just like a metal slide with the steps up and the cart latched at the top while the rider climbed aboard and then you pulled the handle and off you went. It was made out of painted metal and was raised from the ground like a merry-go-round. When I turned 6, I scored the mother of all S&H green stamps toys when my mom redeemed an enormous number of books at Wieboldt’s for an awesome Chein tin toy roller coaster. … The backyard roller coaster was originally designed and manufactured by BLAZON Corp in my small hometown of Jamestown, PA. That year, it was one of the hottest toys on Black Friday. You pushed a release and down you went, all of five or six feet at a gentle slide angle. However, after a mail-in campaign by fans, Tiger Electronics created a real version of the Talkboy, which debuted in 1993. I actually had that bicycle and it was great. Sometimes we would get under it and pretend to be turtles. The balls were fairly heavy and could move rather fast, sometimes leading to the acrylic shattering or hitting kids in the face. Courtesy Sony 03 June 2019. The Slip ‘N Slide and related products attained sales of more than 9 million units from 1961 through 1992. Introduced in the 1960s, super Mod Dip-a-Flower kits were a colorful and crafty kit. Back in the 50s and 60s, there was no consumer … I think I had the teeter-totter too. My best friend had one, and also a four-seater Whirly Bird. The concept of the Thingmaker was first introduced in 1963, as an extension of Mattel’s “Vac-U-Maker” line. One huge problem was stopping the thing. These toys were great and made us learn responsibility. Kids, including your truly, would get their jollies (mainly during school recess) by swinging them up and down so they banged against each other, making a clacking sound. Hope your holiday is filled with many a delight. I recall there was a lot less violence and no gang activity way back then, and I grew up in Orange County, CA. Another great Mattel toy my brother and I had was the Strange Change Machine. This is what I told someone about it on Facebook recently: “It was about the same size as a medium sized metal slide and instead had tubular rails and a little single-rider car which rode in the tracks. I’ve looked like crazy, but have never found this toy on any website. It was a lot of fun, but no way it would pass modern safety standards today. my web blog … norske spilleautomater (Lily). Damn that was dangerous, but the burning wood smell lives on in my memory! Perhaps this creepiness led to Cathy's discontinuation in 1966. A resin cast is formed when resin and a chemical catalyst are combined to form a hard, plastic-like material. things from the 60s that no longer exist. Skip-Its were released in the '80s, and received a makeover as well as Nickelodeon commercials in the '90s, which turned them into one of the hottest toys of the time. Wow—sure miss the good old days. The Vac-u-Form, also called Vac-u-Former, was a toy manufactured by Mattel in the 1960s. Our Whirly-Bird eventually rusted out and my parents tossed it, much to our dismay, as well as Joan’s. It was an exciting time for play for all ages – not only were classics like dolls and teddies getting clever new updates, games consoles were appearing, giving us new technological addictions too. The Slip & Slide and Water Wiggle were 60’s toys we remember. Damn, I still bemoan the fact that my parents wouldn’t buy me that cool Schwinn Sting-Ray with a glittery metallic banana seat and handlebar streamers. You'd slide the loop onto one ankle, and have it swing around your feet in circles, hopping over it every time it passed your other leg — or else you'd trip and fall, or whack yourself with it. No one was hurt, but you could see where it could really do some damage. I got mine in about 1960. The Original Whirly Bird, Two Seat and Four Seat Models where also Invented and made here along with many, many other back yard toys and swing sets and including the Original Snow Dish ( of Hollywood Movie fame ) and Snow Wing sleds. In the next decade in the United States, employment is expected to increase by 11.5 million, but it is also projected that manufacturing and federal government jobs will decline. I had the wood burning set too. Your email address will not be published. Does anyone remember a toy that you sat in and rocked forward and backward until it went head over heels? Pam – Isn’t it fun to see these relics of our childhood. The biggest problem with this toy is that it didn’t have any real padding, so kids and adults were basically hurling themselves onto a thin piece of plastic over pretty hard grass. As long as there have been kids, there have been toys: in fact, kites and yo-yos have been around since 1000 BCE. The following 34 things rocked your world if you grew up in the 60s and 70s and you’ll remember them forever. I hope to visit Granbury Texas some day to look for one of those catalogs. 5. Also, no kidding, I had the Marx doll house which I just bought on eBay for my girls, the footsie, the stingrays (with streamers). How about the wood burning set! Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Later iterations even had a counter, so you could monitor your progress. Thanks for writing – I don’t know since this is not an area of expertise. Sky Dancers, introduced in 1994, were dolls attached to a plastic base. I have a blue hard thick plastic seat that is roundish, made by Marx. I still have the original 4-seater Whirly Bird riding toy and am wondering if anyone can direct me to an owners manual? I remember it was very messy and the sharp wire poked out of the ends of the stems. Take a look at some of the weirdest, fun and arguably dangerous toys from the 50s and 60s. But all good things come to an end. 1) If you were a teenage girl, you most likely had a pair of these. They were SO loud once you got them going. Good luck for the next! The faster you pushed and pulled the bar, the faster it would spin. Steel dollhouses were first introduced around 1948 and dominated the 1950s decade, continuing into the 1960s, before being replaced with plastic or wood. The '60s was the golden age of the tan–and no UV protection. It needs some fine tuning, but is a great workout! The slider’s forward momentum drives the body into the neck and compresses the spinal cord.”. Girls still loved kitchen sets. I had one of these and lost interest after using it a couple of times. The mixture would dry in minutes without heat. Discovery Zone: 1989–1999. Made it to adulthood, so guess overall, they weren’t as bad as today’s snowflakes make them out to be. This toy never worked correctly and it wound up in the back of my closet. We’d end up in the grass and that was the end of the ride. Did you ever come across something called the Doozy Wheel? There have been several revivals of the Thingmaker – the first in 1978 was called the Thingmaker II and employed safer technology. I loved that thing. Chatty Cathy really earned her name — if you pulled a string on her back, she'd say one of 11 pre programmed phrases. Clackers were popular in the '60s and '70s and were very simple: just two acrylic balls attached to each end of a string, meant to be smacked together loudly. Thank you. Until one of them went home, jumped on the computer and found it posted…so thank you for your post and this site, reliving my childhood!!! You had to pick them up with some tongs they provided, or you would burn your fingers (as we did many times despite the tongs).This toy would never be allowed today. The top child would lean over to start the motion and the whole thing would rotate like a Ferris Wheel, shooting the kid on the bottom to the top and around and around. Up until the 1970s, log drivers helped move huge tree trunks from the forest to sawmills for construction purposes. I told some friends about these things and they think I made them up!! The reformulated Plastigoop did not work well, the bugs and insects were shoddy, and the process was painfully slow, so it went kaput fairly quickly. Poo-Chis were the dream gift for any kid whose parents wouldn't let them have a living and breathing pet. Their popularity could be attributed to their emotional manipulation — their hangdog eyes and sad face hanging out of a cardboard doghouse were impossible for kids to ignore on the shelf. Two colorful acrylic spheres measuring about 2 inches in diameter were suspended from two strings. They also designed and built indoor toys like the War Cloud Spring Mounted Rocking Horse and the Skipsy Doodle Teeter Totter. According to The Guardian, the earlier iterations of the Game Boy were discontinued in the early 2000s, and the Advance followed in 2007. I loved it back then… . HitClips were mini stereos … I’m thankful I’m not a parent since I absolutely can’t stomach the insanely overprotective style of parenting nowadays. Defunct beer brands are plentiful, thanks to quirks of distribution systems and mergers. I had one and thought it was the greatest. Everyone thought vinyl was done forever too, and now record players are on sale at Urban Outfitters. I completely forgot about it but I’d spend hours heating those little plastic pieces and watching them unfold. With Christmas just around the corner and millions of kids eagerly waiting to open presents, I thought it was a good time to look back at a few toys of the past. Some of these were toys I blogged about when I was waxing nostalgic for the Sears Wish Book of my youth. I have been trying to tell my son and other people about the whirlybird. Kids were directed to pull a string on said base, causing the Sky Dancer dolls to spin and fly. These all are great toys that taught kids how to play safely. I had or played with most of these toys. After that, you rolled into the grass. But this page has some similar cereal premium figurines. When you tired of them, you would heat them up again, and cram them into a little vise that compressed them back into a cube. Mar 26, 2020 - Great toys = Great childhood : ). I’ve been trying to find it online for years and I can’t find it. Joe, Twister and Operation can still be found on toy shelves around the world. Considering the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) didn’t exist before 1972, late Baby Boomers got away with playing with a lot of toys in the 1960s-early 1970s that would never pass muster today. Joe • Die-Cast Model Cars & Trucks like Corgi & Matchbox Clackers went by many hilarious names in the late '60s and early '70s: Clankers, Click Clacks, Knockers, Bonkers, and Ker-Bangers. We had one when I was a kid – a swing set with a roller coaster on the side. We almost broke our forearms in 4th grade with those things. Chip, thank you for your post – I had all three. The toy was a long sheet of thin plastic with a lengthwise heat-sealed tubular fold running down one side. We lived in Pennsylvania at the time and my father was an aeronautics engineer. In 1961, Wham-O introduced the original Slip ’N Slide®, which quickly became a popular summer favorite among kids around the world. It too was made out of tubular metal…the only other thing you needed was a tether ball so you could smack someone in the face and knock their teeth out!! In the 50s/60s in Germany we had plastic figures of ships, trains, cars, etc., about 40 mm in height and wide and and about 5 km thick. Back in the late ’60s or early 70’s, I had a helicopter toy that ran along a twine that was strung around the room. We had one in my kindergarten class until someone fell out and got hurt. From 1999 until 2004, HitClips were the ultimate status symbol — the more of those little cartridges you had clipped to your key-chain, the cooler you were. The click clacks that left you with bruises on your knuckles and wrists and arms, not to mention your head once in a while … LOL. These days, many of the toys being offered are based on a popular movie, television show or some other media influence. Consumer Grouch is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. With the Footsie ring on your ankle, you jumped over the cord and ball as it swung around. Echo dolls were larger than most dolls, coming in at 13 inches. By 1988, the popularity of Pound Puppies was declining and they eventually disappeared from shelves. Depending on who you ask, Halili beer and beverages fizzled out either because of a strategic acquisition or lack of leadership. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. My friend Joan absolutely loved this wondrous backyard toy and we would play on it endlessly during the summer. Widespread fear of exploding Clackers led to the amazingly named 1976 case, "United States v. An Article of Hazardous Substance Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls," which led to the ban of acrylic Clackers. Consistently on yearly youngsters’ day there are bounty of child’s toys like dolls and inflatables wherever in the boulevards. But Micronauts fans can rejoice. Heck – style? I made a beautiful poinsettia bouquet for my mom. Ours was blue and that toy was used so much. We take a look at the best toys of the 90s (we know that every generation thinks the toys of their childhood are the best, but when it comes to the 90s, we think it might just be true). One of these days I’ll find the Montgomery Ward catalog that had this advertised. Creepy Crawlers was absolutely the best! Well if kids today had an imagination these totally awesome toys would not be lame! But the world has changed a lot in the past 60 years or so — some of our favorite toys are no longer available for kids to play with now. Here are 49 once-beloved stores that don't exist anymore. I always wondered if there was an extension of ladder track available, to make the ride last a little longer. All of Nintendo's heavy hitters appeared in Game Boy games, and a few even made their debut there, like Pokémon and Kirby. I know my kit was from the Sears Wish Book and I made a paperweight with a silver Mexican coin. The Whirly-Bird was manufactured by Hedstrom and we had the four-seat version. It was basically a heating element covered with a plastic dome with a rotating cover. List View | Expand View . Many of the toys that were popular during the 60s are still being played with today; things like the Barbie and Ken dolls, Troll dolls, Disney plush dolls and LEGO bricks can still be found in most American homes with small children. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Wow – think I had the same roller coaster when I was a kid in the 1960s; even have a family movie of me riding it. They were whitish in colour on a flat bottom, any idea were they came from? I recall the tubular tracks being a dull orange color, with a total drop of about five feet, and one good “hill” after the initial shallow drop, before the flat run-out. When the string was pulled together, the discs moved apart and then clapped together with a loud noise. Manufactured by Kramer Designs, more than 2 million units of Op-Yop sold in 1968 before it was relegated to toy heaven … or was it? My brothers and I had most of these in the 60’s and we survived to tell about it. It’s not that we were more resilient or had harder skulls – it’s because no injury surveillance systems were in place monitoring these injuries. You could finally take your favorite video games with you on the go. I have no idea where my folk’s got ours but we lived in Greenwich, Connecticut at the time, and they probably bought it in 1962 maybe. Great fun. I spent hours in my room playing with this and spilling plastic goop on my carpet. There was that water wiggle too – we had that one. I haven’t been able to find any information about this toy since. That was it………Montgomery Wards. wikipedia.com It’s practically the law with parents getting hassled by cops for allowing kids to do everyday normal things like play unattended or walk unaccompanied in the city. 11. Micronauts, as established by a Marvel comics storyline, are too small for the naked eye to see and are constantly raging war against the evil Acroyears. These toys will make you wonder how these toys ever made it to stores or maybe why we don’t have these toys anymore. Barbie is one of the most popular and enduring doll brands of the past six decades — but that doesn't mean we don't miss the others that have been lost along the way. No, this doesn't just refer to the log ride at Six Flags. This one doesn’t have the little hill(s) in the track after the first drop either. In December 2017, Den of Geek wrote that a Micronauts movie is coming in 2020 produced by Hasbro and Paramount. Toys like G.I. With Christmas just around the corner and millions of kids eagerly waiting to open presents, I thought it was a good time to look back at a few toys of the past. It needed to be "fed," and would have a different personality depending on how often you trained it. Don’t like to think what was in it! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Even though Cathy could be considered unnerving today, she was downright innovative in 1959, and there are plenty of kids who grew up in the '60s that love and miss their Chatty Cathy dolls. Because molten plastic is totally skin-friendly. The car had a little tractor seat, your legs were bent with knees up and little handles on either side. Simpler times! The only problem was that sometimes the balls would smack together so forcefully that they'd explode. In "Home Alone 2," Kevin uses his Talkboy to record his voice and distort it to make him sound like an adult — seems like a useful toy, right? According to Vintage Doll Repair, Echo dolls were only produced from 1962 to 1963, and were only sold until 1965. I … Love the memories. We had a backyard roller coaster set from Montgomery Ward. Best toys in the world. Before television was 24/7 and five-hour marathons of Law & Order and Hoarders didn’t exist, people used to go to bed no later than 1:30 am, when television programming ended for the evening. October 28, 2020 / No Comments. I didn’t wear a mask or gloves and the 2-part resin mixture was highly toxic. What used to be a local industry, with certain brands dominating a state or few, turned into a national industry, and many ubiquitous beers -- your Ballantines, Rheingolds and Falstaffs -- went out of business or were swallowed up. I remember that we spun so fast that the entire thing lifted up off the ground. For the new millennium, this was a huge deal. There were plastic cubes that when heated up in the chamber, opened up into monsters or dinosaurs. According to CNN Money, injuries included "eye injuries, scratched corneas, and incidents of temporary blindness, broken teeth, a mild concussion, a broken rib, and facial lacerations that required stitches.". Now, Skip-Its are hard to come by in their original form, if not impossible. There was no seat belt or restraints of any kind. https://img0.etsystatic.com/009/0/5873511/il_570xN.465191104_4d38.jpg, https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/87/3f/57/873f572087b938da95d4b84a5006d1bc.jpg. They were such a hot toy that Wham-O could hardly keep up with the demand, at one point churning out 170,000 balls every day. I made creepy crawlers and was addicted to the dip-a-flower set. Still, according to the CPSC, there were 276,425 children 18 and younger treated for bicycle-related injuries at U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2012. Older kids would use baby oil with iodine in it to prevent burns and would use a reflector to bake themselves in the sun. I don’t know what to call it, but it does have Marx embossed on it. Also, the candy cigarettes you could buy at the liquor store that you could puff, and powder smoke would come out. There’s a good site here that describes it and has some awesome pictures: http://boingboing.net/2015/07/20/why-the-strange-change-machine.html Some of the better antique towns have issues of the old catalogs from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. That’s pretty much what we had. Kids came home and had to fend for themselves—and if had an older sibling to watch you, your parents probably weren't in any rush to get home. They came from the 60s. Required fields are marked *. The came in small packets of puffed rice. Mom may have slathered you with suntan lotion, but to help your tan along not to protect your skin from harmful rays. Subscriber The roller coaster, teeter totter thing and the whirly bird!! The tubes slipped over one another and one climbed to the top of the slide, and sat on a cart with wheels that were molded to ride the tubes. And I had an incident with younger boys in the neighborhood chasing me on their bikes and trying to knock me off mine. Today I'm feeling a little nostalgic, so I decided to go on a hunt to seek out as many of your memories from the 50s and 60s that I could find. I cannot believe I had a resin pouring kit when I was 10 or 11. Thingmaker Creepy Crawlers by Mattel was by far my absolute favorite toy as a kid and I got my first one in 1968. While modern dolls put these to shame, they retain a sense of nostalgia we can't quite shake. Popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I remember having several of these toys in the third or fourth grade. Candy tastes have changed since the latter half of the 20 th century, with candies like Slo Poke, Sugar Daddy and Bit O' Honey falling out of favor with the younger crowd, but older folks are still nostalgic for the long-lasting chews. A kid could have easily fallen off and gotten whacked in the head as the thing was still spinning around. Pocket Locker, Dear Diary, Etc. I just discovered a company in Michigan revived this toy in 2010 and they are available online. HitClips had a short life, but they remain in the hearts of every '90s kid. ToyMax went out of business around 2002, and yet another company, Jakks Pacific started producing a similar toy starting in 2006. http://www.angelfire.com/biz/toysoldierhq/Premiums.html. Halili was afflicted with infantile paralysis, no one from his sons took over the business, hence the death of the brand. Erector Sets were super simple, but super popular. doyouremember.com 2) Things from the 70s: Atari let you enjoy video games at home for the first time ever and it rocked. You sat in the seat and put your feet on a bar below. Using an industrial process called vacuum forming, a rectangular piece of plastic was clamped in a holder and heated over a metal plate. Unfortunately, Fisher Price was too early for the pocket music trend, and Pocket Rockers were only on the market from 1988 until 1991. I didn’t like the results because little air bubbles formed and even back then, I was a perfectionist when it came to arts and crafts projects. People looked at me like I was crazy. I would not give up one thing from those days. Boys still loved to play war. I also had the coaster, the whirlybird, teeter totter, jungle gym, and a huge hill in the backyard. One version of this toy had a red bell-shaped object (that jingled inside) tied to a 2-foot plastic cord with a large yellow plastic ring on one end. The first Game Boy was released in Japan in April 1989, and the world of gaming was forever changed. First developed in 1978, the Speak & Spell was a must-have for any kid learning how to spell. Thanks for writing! But Poo-Chis were discontinued in 2002 after the advent of FurReal Friends, which did all of the above and were soft and huggable. Do you remember the name of it. 20. However, these dolls were not all fun and games. Wow…Clackers! You can find Talkboys on eBay for as low as $10. Too many bells and whistles have changed why this simple toy was so popular to begin with. Micronauts were Transformers-esque action figures with their own interesting backstory. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 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