Category Archives: Toys/Games
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 15, 2013
There was a boom of Annie memorabilia in 1982. The Broadway musical had become a major motion picture and little girls of a certain generation (my sister’s) became fans of the the little orphan girl. This model kit is one the collectibles released at that time. It was released by the Knickerbocker Toy Company. The [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 3, 2013
An iconic toy and logo from the 1980s are brought together in this one item. Rubik’s Cube was THE hot toy in the early ’80s, while IBM was the stalwart for personal computers. By the end of the decade, interest in the toy puzzle had waned and IBM discontinued their 5150 Personal Computer (the first [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 28, 2013
Captain Marvel Jr. first zapped into our lives in December 1941. He’s the sidekick to Captain Marvel (also known as Shazam) and was introduced by Fawcett Comics. Unlike his elder, Junior remains a teenage boy and does not grow up when transformed into a superhero. Captain Marvel Jr was a big hit with young boys [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 21, 2012
One of the hottest Christmas items in the early/mid-80s was the Cabbage Patch Doll. My sister had one, how about you?
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: October 1, 2012
We cleaned out my dad’s barn a few Sundays ago and high on shelf covered with sawdust was this tattered and torn punch-out book. It’s called “Easy to Build Models of Warplanes of the World – 2nd Series.” It was published in 1943 and made by Wallis Rigby. This was the height of World War [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 18, 2012
A friend of mine has a vintage Bally “Dolly Parton” pinball machine. He bought it last year and has it in his man-cave. The Bally Manufacturing Company (1931-1983) was one of the premier makers of pinball machines. This machine was released in 1979 and 7350 were made. For a history of pinball machines click here.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 2, 2012
When I was in 3rd and 4th grade (back in the mid-70s), I remember all the boys were gaga over KISS. They ate out of KISS lunch boxes, swapped KISS trading cards and gazed longingly at the record covers. The girls in class didn’t understand the boy’s fascination with the band, but that was okay. [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: September 8, 2011
Weebles entered the Hasbro Playskool family in July 1971. According to the official Weebles price guide, 116 Weebles were born between 1971 and 1983. And more continue to enter the world every day. Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video as we salute the toy that won’t fall down!
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: August 15, 2011
Lionel trains were invented by Joshua Lionel Cowen in 1900, but they weren’t designed as toys. Instead, they were meant to be used as props in window displays! Shoppers loved what they saw in the windows and kept asking shop owners if they could buy they display trains. It didn’t take long for Lionel to [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: July 21, 2011
I don’t recall seeing this ad on TV back in the 1970s. Do you? And did you ever own a Sea Monkey? I wanted to, but I never did. If you have memories of Sea Monkeys, then let us know! And enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.