Category Archives: Toys/Games
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: June 3, 2011
Are you a Master of the Rubik’s Cube? If you are please let us know! I’ve never been able to crack the code, but my mom claims she has. However, I’ve never seen one in her hands. Anyway, her curious comment made me seek out this week’s My Vintage Video. It’s a commercial from 1981.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 5, 2011
This oil cloth doll features one of the most beloved advertising figures — Aunt Jemima! She and three other family members were offered as product premiums in the 1930s and 1940s (maybe even earlier). Collectors would send in box tops from Aunt Jemima pancake mix along with a small amount of money. This doll is [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 17, 2010
If you can’t get home for the holiday’s, you can always phone home! Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 1, 2010
Recently, I was looking through my great aunt’s trunk and came across this tin toy. It’s a “No. 58 Bizzy Andy Jr.” The patent date is Jan. 22, 1918. At the time I’m sure many kids found the Bizzy Andy a fun and entertaining toy; These days I’m not so sure.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 26, 2010
Enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers by reheating them in an Easy Bake Oven! It’s this week’s My Vintage Video!
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 1, 2010
Here’s a great chess set featuring characters from Alice in Wonderland. The pieces are made of pewter. The board is handmade. This set once belonged to a good friend of mine. It now sits on an end table in the office. To learn more about collectible chess sets click here. Listen to a recent BBC [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: August 20, 2010
OBJECTIVE: To prove you are the real Six Million Dollar Man ENEMIES: Imposters – others who claim they are the real Steve Austin EMPLOYER: NASA, INTERPOL, the CIA and the Defense Department This board game came out in 1975 and was made by Parker Brothers. It was one of the many licensed products based on [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: June 27, 2010
My last post featured a Pullman Train brochure. Let’s stick with the transportation theme, but switch to toy boats! These photos are from the July 2010 issue of the KOVELS newsletter. (I recommend subscribing to it if you don’t already.) These toy boats were auctioned in May at the Noel Barrett Antiques and Auction house.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 16, 2010
Thirty years ago this month one of the most popular video games in the world was introduced — Pac-man! Pac-man‘s a fun and easy game to play. But, believe it or not there’s a strategy to play it. So keep these in mind next time you head to the arcade : 1 – Your only [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 27, 2009
‘Tis the season for shopping! Here are two toy catalogs from the mid-1960s. This was back in the day when mom and pop hardware stores sold toys and handed out catalogs. Perhaps the most sophisticated toy in 1965 was the Easy Bake Oven! Here’s a 1966 Toy Catalog from a hardware store in southern New [...]