Vintage Toys We Love! 1950s 1960s 1970s
Big Loo -Great Garloo - Clackers, Klick Klacks, Klackers - Zippy Chimp, Mr. Bim - Johnny Reb Cannon - Inchworm - Magnetic Garage or Dollhouse - Frogman US Navy Commando - SSP Racers - Mattel Pull String Yackers - Elly & Andy, Mr & Mrs. Mouse Treehouse - Clancy Skating Chimp - Hugo Man of Thousand Faces - Vertibird - Johnny Seven OMA - Gaylord Dog - 007 Attache Case & Spy Toys - Odd Ogg, King Zor - Tony The Pony, Stutz Bearcat - Crashmobile - Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap - Robot Commando - Jet Cockpits - Monster Stuff - Car Dashboards, Driving Toys - Johnny Astro - Show N Tell - Cooking, Food Toys - Troll Village - Kenner Projectors - Rock'em Sock'em Robots - Jarts, Lawn Darts - Magic Window - Lemon Twist, Jingle Jump, Footsie - Mr Kelly's Car Wash - Fred Flintstone on Dino - Ships & Subs - Thingmaker, Vac-U-Form, Strange Change - Silly Skiers - Bowl-A-Matic - Air Blaster - Slot Car Sets - Tigeroo - Tiger Joe Tank - Hanna Barbera Plush - Emenee Instruments - Hands Up Harry - Bop A Bear - Bing Bang Boing Game - Mighty Mo Cannon - Blaze Ride On Horse - Billy Blastoff - 1965 James Bond 007 Aston Martin Car by Gilbert -
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Big Loo Moon Robot by Marx. 1963 Hard Plastic 37" tall.
He takes 2 "D" batteries to make his eyes light up. All other actions are done manually. He shoots a Rocket from his base. He also shoots balls from his arm. You can pull the ring in his shoulder to open and close his hand. Lift in back to have him bend over and pick up things too. He has a grenade he can drop. There is a crosshair site in his head, you can aim & fire the two large darts from his chest, there is a whistle you can blow while it is in the back of his head, or take it out to blow. He has a bell in his back. There is a Morse code chart and clicker in his back - to send messages to other Moon Men. There is a crank on his back to make him talk & say phrases. The balls & rockets are stored in his base and there is a Compass down there too. There was a small squeeze plastic bottle in his chest so that you could squirt water out of his chest. His head turns in a full circle. He has wheels on his base so you can roll him around.
When Big Loo is in stock - He can be found on the Toys1 page - 1960s section.
Great Garloo by Marx. 1961 Hard Plastic 24" tall. Battery Operated.
Goes Forward or backward, turns left & right. Arms open & close, he can bend over to pick up items & carry. Originally came with "Garloo" medallion, wrist chains, cardboard tray, shoulder pads, palms pads & leopard print loin cloth.
I remember one of the original commercials showed Garloo carrying a glass of water to the kid. I thought that was just the greatest thing! Boy, did I want him. My mom wouldn't buy him though, because she thought he was too ugly!
When Garloo is in stock - He can be found on the Toys1 page - 1960s section.
Clackers, Klackers, Click Clacks, Klappers, Klik Klaks, etc. Known by many names. But basically all the same. Two acrylic balls, usually about 1.5" in diameter connected with a string. Made in late 60s to mid 1970s. The idea was to hold the string, ring or paddle, and get the balls klacking each other - to eventually get the balls to travel in an upward arc to hit each other at a 12:00 position. Pretty hard to do! Taken off the market due to accidents with kids hitting each other with the hard balls.. or the acrylic chipping and flying off into kids eyes. A newer version came out that was basically hard plastic balls that won't chip and they were about 1/2 the size of the originals. I only have original 1970s Clackers for sale on my site.
* I have had requests for Glass Klackers. They were NEVER made out of glass. Acrylic looks kinda like glass and breaks apart like glass after heavy use. That's why they discontinued them!
When Clackers are in stock, they can be found on the The Clackers For Sale page.
Zippy the Monkey or Chimp. 16" tall. Originally had red & white hat. Shirt with "ZIP" printed on front. Red Corduroy pants with suspenders. Black plush body with rubber face, hands and shoes. "Rushton Co" printed on bottom of shoe. No Banana. His arm squeeked too. Zippy was re-introduced to the market in the 1960s & 70s again, by the Rushton Co. He looks the same as the original 1950s version - except the 50s Zippy had Howdy Doody on his hat.
Zip the Monkey stuffed animal was derived from the famous real tv chimp of the 1950s. He made many appearances including the Howdy Doody Show.
Zippy's girlfriend was Tippy - she looks just like him except her fur is white and she wore a dress.
Another popular 1950s - 1960s monkey was Mr. Bim. He came in 2 sizes. He holds a banana.
When Zippy or his friends are in stock, they would be on Toys1 page 1950s section.
Johnny Reb Cannon by Remco. 1961. Big 31" Civil War type plastic cannon. Fires plastic cannonballs 35 feet when lanyard is pulled. Originally included 6 cannon balls, Rebel flag & ramrod. Was introduced during the year of the Civil War Centennial.
When in stock, the Johnny Reb Cannon would be on the Toys 3 Page
Inchworm or Inch Worm Ride On Toy by Hasbro. 1970s. Approx 3 feet long. Child basically bounces up and down on it to make inchworm "inch" forward. Makes a clicking noise when wheels turn. Wheels will not go backwards - it was a safety feature.
When in stock, Inchworm can be found on Vehicles page - Ride On section.
Magnetic Play Sets
Magnetic Doll House by Child Guidance. 1964. Large masonite board with paper litho - measures 26" x 20". House had plastic walls you assembled. There was a clear plastic roof. 4 Plastic corner legs. Originally came with people with magnets under them. There was also a non-magnetic sitting woman and a plastic car with a magnet on front axle. Two plastic wands were included with magnets on them which would allow you to move the people and car about the house. Set included stickers you would put on the walls to depict 1960s decor. Over 45 pieces of plastic furniture in various colors came with the house. There were two different versions that I know of - One with the clear plastic roof and the other without.
There was also another set called the Mary Mag Powrs Magic Dollhouse Doll House, which was basically the same but also included a dog and cat with the family. Most people think it is spelled Mary Mag Powers.
Other Magnetic Playsets: 1964 Thimble City by Remco "Cars & People Move Like Magic"
1964 Magnetic Service Station Car Wash by Child Guidance
When in stock they can be found on Toys1 or Toys2 Girls pg. or Vehicles pg.
Frogman - U.S. Navy Commando - Remco 1961
Large 24" Battery Operated Motorized Waterproof Motor Frogman. Adjustable arms, legs & flippers. Includes: Adjustable Ballast, Snorkel, Air Hose, Face Mask, Depth Gauge Watch, Weight Belt, Knife, Flashlight, Spear Gun, Rifle, Helmet & Walkie Talkie.
Box measures 28" x 13" x 8", display cardboard with all items affixed.
When Frogman is in stock - He can be found on the Toys1 page - 1960s section.
SSP - Super Sonic Powered Racers & Smash Up Derby Set by Kenner.
Early 70s cars with "ripcord" pulls that make the wheels go super fast. The smash up derby set had ripcord racers that also smashed apart upon impact & then were able to be put back together each time.
When in stock, SSP's can be found on the Vehicles pg. - 1970s section.
Larry the Lion - Chester O'Chimp - Bernie St. Bernard - Crackers the Parrot - T-Bone
Mattel Yackers Pull String Talkers. 1962 - 1965. Yertle the Turtle 1970
Plush animals say several cute phrases when strings are pulled. Crackers had his own perch! Their mouths would move when they talked. Mattel made many more dolls and stuffed animals that were pull string talkers, such as, T-Bone, Mrs. Beasley and Casper the Friendly Ghost.
When in stock, Mattel Yackers & Pull String Talkers would be on the Toys1 pg - 1960s section.
Elly & Andy Baby Mouse Tree House & Mr. & Mrs. Mouse House by Remco. 1967
Tree house is tin and plastic 3 story round house. Elevator, swing, built in beds, cabinet, table, 2 chairs and 2 cheese slices. 2 twin mice. Mr. & Mrs. Mouse House was a two story house, with beds tables, chairs and the Mother & Father mice with night gowns. Sorry, I don't have a decent photo of the M&M Mouse House.
When in stock, the mouse houses would be on the Toys 2 page.
Clancy (Clancey) the Great Roller Skating Chimpanzee by Ideal - 1963
One of the many cool toy inventions by Marvin Glass. 22" tall. Battery Operated. 3 D cells in his shoe. Mechanism in hand allows him to skate forward when you press switch. Also, if you attach his special hat in the same hand and throw a coin in it - the electrical circuit is completed and he will skate forward. He originally came with 2 metal coins - which were plain metal "slugs" about the size of a half dollar coin. He will also work with quarters or dimes. His head turns side to side when skating forward. One problem with Clancy, When you find one that "works" it doesn't necessarily mean he will walk/skate forward. He has a special part in his leg that makes him actually skate forward, but over time, this thin rubber part would disintegrate and crumble - and he won't go forward (he will just skate in place). I have a replacement part that works and will never disintegrate. So all Clancy's purchased here will actually WORK!
When in stock, Clancy would be on the Toys1 page - 1960s section.
Hugo Man of A Thousand Faces - Kenner 1975
"Easily changed disguises create thousands of pretend friends, disguises fit on Hugo as well as youngsters" - Kenner ad. 12" upper body figure. Vinyl - he comes with a blue denim shirt and the following accessories: 2 Glue Sticks, 2 Sideburns, 2 Eyebrows, 2 Noses, 2 Chins, 4 Scars, 4 Warts, Eyeglasses, Eyes, Eye Patch, Fangs, Goatee, Head Bandage, Mask, Mustache (2 pcs), Sunglasses, Wig.
When in stock, Hugo would be on the Toys1 page - 1970s section.
Vertibird Rescue Helicopter by Mattel. 1971 - early 1980s
Helicopter is attached to 21" rod which goes in central spinning hub, & takes 4 "D" cells. You would use the controller to fly the copter around in a circle and have it swoop down to retrieve items or figures with the hook beneath the helicopter. Mattel made several versions, mostly with a rescue theme. Verdi or Verde Verdy Bird - some search spellings.
When in stock, Vertibird would be on the Vehicles page - 1970s section.
Johnny Seven 7 O.M.A. - One Man Army Gun - Topper Toys 1964
The best selling boys toy of 1964! Seven guns in one, which included: Grenade Launcher, Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher, Anti Bunker Missile Launcher, Armor Piercing Shell, Rifle fires 10 Bullets, Slide Bolt Action Machine Gun, Detachable Cap Pistol which fires shells. Detachable Stock & built in Bi-Pod. Over 3 feet long!
When in stock, Johnny 7 Seven O.M.A would be on the Toys3 page
Gaylord The Walking Bloodhound - Ideal 1963
One of Ideal's cool "battery operated animal series" toys. Another cool toy invention by Marvin Glass. Gaylord will walk forward when his leash is pulled once, stop when pulled second time and go backwards when pulled again! He also was designed to walk up shallow stairs. He came with a leash and bone. His nose has a magnet in it which would allow him to "pick up" the bone when his nose is by it.
When in stock, Gaylord would be on the Toys1 pg. - 1960s section.
James Bond 007 Shooting Attaché Case - Multiple Toys 1965
The most popular 1960s 007 toy made and one of my favorites. I still have my original gun from the set I had as a kid. Black plastic briefcase measures 18" x 12". Contains shell-firing pistol with attachments: stock, scope, silencer - which all converts into a rifle. Secret message decoder, code book with booby trap, wallet, passport, currency and business cards. These is a hidden dagger that slides in the one side. Latches are combination type. Case can be booby trapped to explode (fire a cap) if opened incorrectly - and it will shoot a shell when you press secret trigger.
PS> Originally the case came with a piece of black tape in the inside of each hinge of the case. I guess to protect the hinges or to keep them from rubbing against the insert? But I specifically remember my Dad telling me to leave the tape on the hinges since, "They must have been put there for a reason." Funny, I don't remember much I learned in school.. but I remember that!
The 007 Attaché Case, Sixfinger, Six Finger, Secret Sam Case & other cool spy toys such as Man from U.N.C.L.E & Agent Zero M would be on the Toys 3 pg.
Odd Ogg - Half Turtle Half Frog by Ideal 1962
I've had so many people tell me they were scared of this guy when they were kids! He can be pretty intimidating. He comes with 4 colorful balls. The object is to roll the ball in the center of him. If you hit it right in the center - he rolls toward you, if you miss - he backs up and starts "razzing" you - showing his big red tongue. One of the many cool toy inventions by Marvin Glass.
Odd Ogg would sometimes lose a leg or arm. And usually the balls are missing. The worst is when you lose his battery cover, since its a weird shape and he won't work without one. A handy person, though could fabricate one.
Another cool Monster type toy from Ideal was KING ZOR. He would shoot small plastic balls from his back and you could shoot darts (with gun provided) at his tail to make him change direction.
When in stock, Odd Ogg or King Zor can be found on the Toys1 page, 1960s section.
Tony The Pony Battery Operated Ride On by Marx 1961
Large 32" long and 23" tall Battery Operated Ride On Horse. I have seen two color variations. Light Tan & Light Brown. Tony The Pony is one of the best! Turn his head to change directions - Go forward AND Backwards by pressing his foot pedal. Wow. 6Volt Battery is needed and can be purchased at any Radio Shack. These are the large lantern type batteries. A door under him swings open for the battery "shelf". With any of these old Batop Ride Ons, you can also use the rechargeable batteries available at toy stores, you just need to add little clips to the end of Tony's wires. Another great Ride On by Marx was the:
Stutz Bearcat Car - Marx 1961
Replica of 1914 Stutz Bearcat. Very Large Measuring 42" long. Works on the same principle as Tony. Forward & Backward control with a steering wheel. Nice design & details. Crank in front, fake gas tank & tool box. Very cool.
Merry-Go-Round by Marx 1960s
Large Carousel type ride on toy for two riders. No batteries or electricity needed.
When in Stock, Tony The Pony, Stutz Bearcat & other ride-ons
would be on the Vehicles page in "Ride On" section.
Crashmobile by Tri-Play Toys - 1960s
These were cars that you wound up and let go - when it crashed against something, you could just put them together and start all over again. They came in the smaller 3" junior version - or the larger 7" version as shown in my photo.
When in Stock, Crashmobile can be found on the Vehicles page in 1960s section.
Fuzzy Wuzzy Bath Soap - Aerosol Corp. 1966
Ok, so maybe not your normal toy - but a great way to get a kid to take a bath! Not sure of the chemical makeup of this stuff, but we are still alive - so I guess there were no adverse effects. Get the soap wet, let it sit a few days, the air makes him grow a fungus like? fur. Then use it again and again until you get down to the middle where there is a surprise inside. I remember Rat Fink charms, not sure if there were different surprises inside.
I remember this circus type box and there were 5 different animals available: Cat, Poodle, Bear, Lion and Monkey. The back of the box had a press out area to use as a stand. There was also a color photo box they came in. Another great bath soap was Crazy Foam - made in the 1960s, 70s and still today.
When in stock, Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap & Crazy Foam can be found on the Misc. Page.
Robot Commando - Ideal Toy Co. 1961
"The Amazing Mike Controlled Robot." Large 20" tall Battery Operated Robot. You could use the remote control (remember: the 60s remotes were actually attached by a wire - No radio controls yet!), that was shaped like a microphone - either manually or with "voice activation." Robot Commando moves forward and fires missiles from his head and throws balls from his arms. His eyeballs rotate. Another one of the many cool toy inventions by Marvin Glass.
When in stock, Robot Commando can be found on the Toys1 page - 1960s section.
Jet Cockpits & Airplane Flight Simulators
Jimmy Jet - TV Jet - Deluxe Reading 1960 - 21" x 15" x 14". Moving flight simulator screen, silhouette of plane shows on screen and can be controlled by steering wheel. Sold only in grocery stores.
Fighter Jet - Ideal 1959 - Neat cockpit with radar type screen that lights up when you are "on target". Images project out of the back of toy and you can aim and fire darts that are on top of console.
Flying Fox - Remco 1959 - Dual control simulator. You can control throttle, steering, right & left turns, takeoff and landings. Plane has lights & moving propellers. Measures 18" x 18" x 11".
Pan Am Dual Control Jet Cockpit - Remco 1969 - Allows Pilot & co-pilot to both "fly" and they can communicate through the two headsets. Toy also features neat engine sounds.
Johnny Spacemobile - Topper Toys 1960s - Nifty Space theme dashboard console. Measures 14" x 11" x 8". Lunar scenery moves when you steer, crank on top, faux microphone, bat-op foot pedal for accelerator sounds.
When in stock, jet cockpits & simulators can be found on Vehicles page - 1960s section.
Spooky Games & Monsters
1960's Universal Monsters & Horror Items. Trading Cards, Games, etc.
Ka-Bala Game - Transogram 1967. Fortune Telling Game - Glows in the Dark
Haunted House by Ideal 1962. Trap doors, secret passages on the way to the jewel in the attic.
Green Ghost - Transogram 1965. Glow in the dark game with creepy snakes, bones, bat wings.
Mystic Skull - Ideal 1964. Mystic Skull determines which voodoo dolls get the pins.
Which Witch? Milton Bradley 1970. Travel through the witch's house without turning into a mouse.
Monster Lab by Ideal 1964. I have info here: Monster Lab
Motorized Monster Maker - Topper Toys. Like a Thingmaker to make your own Monsters. Info
Space Orb - Eye In The Sky Space Monster Kaleidoscope by Stevens Mfg. Shows Monsters from each Planet.
When in stock, Spooky games can be found on the Games pg. 1960s section.
1960s Universal Monster Toys - Model Kits, & TV Monster Items can be found on TV/Movie Page 1960s section.
Car Dashboards - Driving Toys
Skill Drive by Emenee. 1960s Measures 33" long 17" wide and 9" tall. You plug it in. Has a foot pedal accelerator. There is a large lithographed plastic - heavy cellophane sheet that goes around the two rollers underneath.. It has a colorful - dual roadway design on it. Motor attached to roller. The car is a cool 60s Corvette attached to the rod with also electrical wire attached under it. Also, under the car is a roller in the middle that can move up and down.. Well, when you turn the wheel alittle, it aims the car - right or left. When you turn the steering wheel more.. it moves the whole car along the rod - left or right to get on one of the roads. On each road - in the middle.. the plastic is raised with a bumpy surface..so when you drive exactly in the middle - as you should, it presses up on that wheel in the middle of your car to allow the screen bulb to light up! The further you press on the pedal the faster the scrolling road moves.
Firebird 99 - Remco 1958-1962 - Featured motorized wiper blade, beeping horn and directional signal lights. Approx. 13" wide. Came with a key and drivers license. Glove box door broke off the hinge easily. Powered by 2 "D" batteries.
Playmobile Dashboard - Deluxe Reading 1961 - Much larger than the Firebird 99. Very detailed. Battery powered. Working motor, 2 wiper blades, sun visors, directional signals & horn. Gauges and key for ignition. Large windshield has a tendency to warp from age.
Crusader 101 - Deluxe Reading 1960s - "Remote" Control Battery Operated 28" long Car with Driver inside. Car was a very impressive size. It can go forward or backward - turn left & right. Inside the trunk - spare tire & jack.
Johnny Speed Jaguar - Topper Toys 1966 - "Remote" Control Battery Operated on 6volt lantern battery. 22" long - 9" wide. Very cool looking. Forward, backward, left or right control. Accessories could be purchased.
U Drive It - Schaper Toys 1974 - Battery Operated Tabletop Driving Toy. You steer to maneuver car over rolling road with obstacles. Foot pedal accelerator/brake.
When in stock, Car Dashboards & Remote Cars can be found on Vehicles page - 1960s section
Johnny Astro - Topper Toys 1967
"Launch & Fly your own space craft with no wires or connections." Neat Air powered device that maneuvers your spaceship around the room. Hard to get the hang of at first - takes some practice. Battery operated Control Center with a fan attached on the end that you can move with control stick. You can also control the power or thrust of the fan.
Originally came with the Control Center, Launching Station, 3 Space Vehicle Balloons, 2 Under carriages, Astronaut and Capsule and Space Vehicle Template. You could also buy a molded plastic lunar landing base accessory.
Topper Toys also made the portable version that you could carry around - Johnny Astro Explorer.
When in stock, Johnny Astro can be found on the Space page.
Show N Tell Record Player/Slide Show - General Electric 1964-1970s
GE Show and Tell. Very cool record player with a tv screen to view slide movies. Record Player plays 45 or 33 rpm records. Also played slides from Picturesound Program sets which were records and slides telling various children's stories. While the record was playing, the slide would move up to the next scene. Many different Picturesound sets were made: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, History, Science, Religion, Disney, later Sesame Street, etc.
The record player came in different colors and versions. Later, Child Guidance also manufactured a record player much like the show n tell.
When in stock, Show N Tell - Show and Tell - would be on the Toys1 pg - 1960s section.
Cooking & Food Related Toys
Suzy Homemaker - Topper Toys 1966-1970's - Susie, Suzie. Topper Toys made many different cooking toys under the name Suzy Homemaker. Toys that worked just like Mom's! Most items plugged into the household outlet to operated lights such as the oven, dish washer, grill, or the corn popper which really worked. With the sinks and dishwasher - you could actually pump water through them! Smaller items such as mixers, and hair dryers used batteries to operate them. Also, the kitchen appliances such as the ovens and washers came in 3 sizes.
Easy Bake Oven - Kenner 1964 - Now. - The most popular of them all - ever - and still! Kenner's Easy Bake oven. Original issue was turquoise blue and later included other colors. Set came in large box which included cake mix packages, trays, mixing bowls, utensils and cookbook. It really cooked! Very safe too. The secret was the 100 watt light bulb that got the job done. I can still remember baking our first cake and icing it. Yes it was small but yummy!
Toot Sweet Tastitoy Tootsweet Candy Whistle Maker - Tastitoy - Mattel - 1968 - Inspired by the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." This is a very desirable and highly sought toy. Make real candy whistles with Tootsie Rolls. Set includes 8 molds, a mold making machine, instructions and of course Tootsie Rolls. Of course, you can still buy Tootsie Rolls today to use!
Chocolate Factory - Emenee 1966. Nice large set includes many molds including holiday molds. Make candy with melted chocolate bars using the molds and machine provided.
Lollypop Factory by Emenee 1965 - Another nice set by Emenee. Measures 22" long. Cook your syrup mixture on a mini electric burner.
Pretzel Jetzel Pretzel Factory - Transogram 1965 - Large factory looking toy with conveyor belt. You make the pretzel mix and shape it into the molds on the conveyor belt, turn crank slowly to allow pretzels to cook in the "oven" with light bulb. Set came with mix, paper holders, utensils, mustard container shaped like a man and instructions.
Kandy Kitchen. Candy Kitchen - Transogram 1966 - Marshmallow & Gumdrop Maker.
Mr. Mixit Drink Mixer - Ideal Toys 1960s. Press down on mans hat to mix contents of cup. Ovaltine, Chocolate Milk drinks, etc. Put your straw through his mouth to drink. 9" tall. Mr. Mix It.
IceBird - Kenner 1970s. Make your own flavored ice balls.
Other popular food related toys: Incredible Edibles Sooper Gooper - Kooky Kakes by Mattel, Lollypop Factory by Emenee.
When in stock, Cooking - Food Related Toys would be on the Toys2 page.
Troll Village - Miniature Play Set by Marx 1965
Marx was famous for it's fabulous, detailed play sets! They made many dating back into the 1950s up to the 1970s. Cowboys, Space, Army, you name it - they made it. Terrific sets with tin litho buildings and miniature figures, weapons and vehicles. It would take pages to describe all the wonderful sets they made, so I will just feature MY favorite.
The 1965 Marx Troll Village. This set originally came with over 75 pieces. Relatively small box measured approx. 8" x 10". Colorful graphics on the box. Pieces inside were: 1 Paper Play mat, 12 - 1" Trolls, 10 animals, 12 trees-bushes and hedges which included coconuts you attached on the palm trees, fishing pole, 2 gray small barrels, 3 kegs, 2 tree stumps, 2 brown fences, 4 blue walls, "wild horses canyon" sign, gray table, wagon, 16 rock formations, house, hut and 2 part cave.
The set was hand painted by artists and made in British Crown Colony of Hong Kong.
When in stock - Marx Play sets can be found in Toys1 pg - 1960s section. or 1950s section.
Give A Show & Other Kenner Projectors 1959-1970s
Kenner made some great toys but one of their most popular was the Give A Show Projector. It was battery operated and used short strips of cartoon cels with narration written on them, set in cardboard so that they could slide in & out of the front of projector. The light was behind the slides and you could focus the lens in front. Slides were of popular cartoon & tv characters of the time.
Other projectors Kenner made that were also big hits were:
Super Give A Show 1962 - Larger version of the Give A Show with accessories - also was electrically operated.
Super show Projector - This was a projector that you used to project images from books and such on the wall.
Easy Show Movie Projector 1967 - Used a movie film in round canister that you could pop in and crank by hand to see moving pictures.
Real Sound Projector - 1968 - Had an optical soundtrack right on the film (like professional film).
Motorized Easy Show Projector 1970 - Same as above but battery operated.
Change A Channel TV 1966 - Same type movie film used but in a TV type projector
Play N Show Projector 1970 - Phonograph with records and slides combined
Cassette Movie Projector 1970 - Fully enclosed cassette movie - like the easy show but easier to use
See A Show 1965 - Handheld Stereo Viewer with small slides
When in stock - Kenner Projectors can be found on Toys1 pg - 1960s section. or 1970s section.
Rock'em Sock'em Robots by Marx 1966 & 1970s
One of the all time favorites from the 1960s & 70s. Marx first introduced this set in 1966. It came in a large display box with a boxing ring scene insert and score cards. Ring measures approx. 15" square. "Red Rocker" & "Blue Bomber" were the two robots names. Later in the 1970s Marx re-introduced the robots. They were the same ring and robots but in a smaller box. You had to put this set together yourself. One of the many cool toy inventions by Marvin Glass.
Recently this toy has been re-introduced to the toy market.. but the ring and robots are much smaller.
When in stock - Rockem Sockem can be found on Toys1 pg - 1960s section. or 1970s section.
..Jarts - Lawn Darts - Yard Darts - when in stock - are located on the Games page!
Magic Window by Wham-O 1973
The Magic Window was about 10" diameter plastic frame 3/4" thick. Inside consisted of a type of sand, “MILLIONS OF MICRODIUM CRYSTALS.” The cool thing about this toy was that the two colors of “crystals” would not mix, but stayed separated somehow to create “magic action,” “lacy flower patterns,” and “foaming, swirling effects!”
You could create moving changing pictures with fascinating "Volcanic Action".
When In Stock, Wham-O Whammo Magic Window can be found on the Toys1 page - 1970s section.
Lemon Twist by Chemtoy 1970s
Plastic lemon is connected to a plastic tube and ring that you put around your ankle. "Swing It - Swirl It - Spin It - Twirl It - Hop - Skip" Get A Lemon Twist! Ankle Toys.
When in Stock Lemon Twist would be on Toys1 page - 1970s section.
A similar 1960s Toy was Jingle Jump which also connected to your ankle but had a jingle bell inside. There was also a similar toy called Footsie.
When in Stock Jingle Jump would be on Toys1 pg - 1960s section.
Mr. Kelly's Car Wash - Remco 1964
Large battery operated motorized car wash. Originally came with 2 cars, cloths, cans of wax, signs. Chain would pull cars through the wash. The water tank above had a switch hanging below it - the passing car would move it & release the water. Sponges on the rollers would usually disintegrate over time.
When in Stock, Mr. Kelly's Car Wash would be on Toys1 pg - 1960s section.
Fred Flintstone On Dino - Marx 1962
Large Tin Litho & Plush Dinosaur measures 22" long and 11" tall. Battery Operated Mechanical Toy takes 3 "D" batteries. Dino goes forward & when he bumps into something he backs up and turns around and keeps going. Dino's neck moves as well as his tail, head and mouth! Fred rocks back and forth while holding reigns as Dino moves, so it looks like Fred is actually controlling him! Toy makes a cool whistling noise too.
When in Stock, Fred on Dino would be on Toys1 pg - 1960s section.
Ships & Submarines
Phantom Raider - 1963 - Ideal Looks like a normal cargo ship but flip the switch, it extends from 28.5" to 38" into a battleship. Depth charges & missile firing. Battery Operated.
Mighty Matilda - 1963 - Remco Large 33" Aircraft Carrier Battleship. 2 working elevators, moving radar antenna, Battle Alarm, Plane launcher, Crew. Motorized forward movement. Battery Operated.
Battlewagon B-400 Battleship - 1963 - Deluxe Reading 34" long. Missiles, Rockets, Plane Launcher, Depth Chargers, Crew. Battery Operated - Motorized.
Barracuda Submarine - 1962 - Remco Large 36" Long. Missile firing, Rocket Launchers, Crew, Motorized forward movement with alarm. Battery Operated. Clear plastic cover usually warped from age.
Big Caesar Ship - 1963 - Remco Over 30" long, Catapults, Rocks, Crew. Motorized. Battery Operated.
Fighting Lady Battleship - 1960 - Remco 33" long. Motorized Battery Operated. Jet Launchers, Rocket Firing, Depth Charges, Shell firing guns, crew.
Power Sub by Kenner 1960s-70s 12" long - Powered by Baking soda pellets.
When in stock, Ships & Subs can be found on Vehicles page - 1960s section
Thingmaker & Vac-U-Form by Mattel 1963 - 1964
Creepy Crawlers was the first Thing Maker set made by Mattel in 1964. Set consisted of die cast metal molds. You filled these molds with different colors of a liquid substance called "Plastigoop." Then, heat the mold on a open electric hot plate - which was included in most sets. When the mold cooled you would have a neat rubbery figure. I can still remember what the cooking plastigoop smelled like - very distinctive!
Other sets included: Creeple Peeple, Fighting Men, Fright Factory, Jillions of Jewels, Incredible Edibles, Fun Flowers, Mini-Dragons, Picadoos.
In 1963 Mattel developed the Vac-U-Form set which molded items by heating thin sheets of plastic and then using a vacuum pump to form and cover over the molded forms. Different items could be made, vehicles, animals, figures, etc. Vacuform.
Another cool Heat Machine toy by Mattel was the 1967 Strange Change Machine.The Lost World. This included a molded plastic mountain to hold your Heat Machine/Compression Chamber Apparatus. The set came with Plastic cubes called Astropod Capsules. When you inserted them in the heat chamber, slowly a creature would emerge. After you finished playing with them, you would heat them again and then compress them back into a flat cube.
Another cool type of Thingmaker set was made by Topper Toys - 1969 Motorized Monster Maker. Set came with a windup motorized figure and body parts. You would mold your own extra parts for your figure. Head, arms, legs and accessories. Topper Toys also made Rings N Things with the same type heat machine.
When in Stock, Thing makers & Vac-u-forms, etc. can be found on the Building Page.
Silly Skiers by Tomy Asahi Japan 1972
Very innovative toy for the time! When assembled, measures over 5 feet wide. Has battery operated, motorized mountain lift track to carry your 3 skiing animals (rabbit, bear & monkey), to the top of the mountain. Animals ski down the track (with the help of steel wheels under their skis). Track includes a 360 degree loop, curves and a switchable track to stop them by the ski hut or to ski continuously.
When in Stock, Silly Skiers can be found on the Vehicles pg. or Toys1 pg.
Bowl-A-Matic Bowling Game - Eldon 1962
Bowl-A-Matic Automatic Bowling Game by Eldon Toys. Game measures over 4 feet long. Has realistic arm & wrist action on bowling man you control. Innovative gear mechanism allows realistic actions: Automatic pin setter resets pins. Automatic ball return. You can also sweep alley of pins. Bell rings too. No batteries needed.
When in Stock, Bowlamatic Bowl-A-Matic can be found on Games page 1960s section.
Air Blaster Gun - Wham-O 1962-1970s
Air Blaster Gun by Wham-O. Whamo. Large gun with wide opening in front. Pump by pulling lever on top of gun, up and back down. A big blast of air shoots 40 feet. The closer the target the better the action of course. It came at first in a regular box. In 1963 Wham-O included a target of a gorilla - built right into the box. The Gorilla Target was printed on a plastic sheet that was then partially shredded - to allow it to go back to its original shape after blasting it. Once you shoot an air blaster - you never forget the sound.
In The late 60s-early 70s, Wham-O made the Air Blaster in a Blue/White version.
Another very popular "Air Gun" was the Sonic Air Blaster by Mattel. Sold in their Agent Zero M line of toys in 1966. A Long Rifle like-blaster which was louder and more powerful.
When in Stock, Air Blaster & other toy guns can be found on the Toys3 page.
1960s Aurora Slot Cars & Race Sets
During the 1960s slot car craze, some of the coolest HO Slot Cars were introduced by Aurora. There were many different tracks and accessories to choose from. Thunderjet or T-Jet tracks and cars were (and still are) my favorite. In the late 60s to 70s Aurora introduced the AFX Slot cars and tracks.
When in Stock Aurora HO Slot cars (and 1/32 or 1/24 Slots) will be found on the Vehicles pg.
Tigeroo Tiger Bike Siren - Ideal 1965
"Put A Tiger On Your Bike - Squeeze The Lever - Hear Him ROAR!" Neat Bicycle Accessory. Came with a Plush Tiger Tail that you could hang on your back reflector. Very colorful hard plastic. No batteries needed. Another cool toy design by Marvin Glass.
When in Stock - Tigeroo will be found on the Vehicles pg.
Tiger Joe Army Tank - Deluxe Reading 1961
Large motorized Tank measures over 2 feet long. Take 4 "D" batteries for forward & backward motion. Originally came with 6 shells you could load into barrel and shoot.
When in Stock - Tiger Joe Tank can be found on the Vehicles pg.
Hanna-Barbera Plush Cartoon Characters 1959
I've had many stuffed animals over the years.. but the most memorable were my Hanna-Barbera friends. My favorite was Quick Draw McGraw. There were many made from 1959 into the early 1960s. They were manufactured by Knickerbocker Toys. Plush bodies with hard rubber heads ranging in size from 7" to over 2 feet tall. I have seen three different markings on the tags: Quick Draw McGraw, Huckleberry Hound, or The Flintstones.. depending on which show their character was on.
When In Stock - Cartoon Character Toys can be found on the Cartoons Page.
Emenee Musical Instruments 1960s
Emenee made some really nice toys, but they were mostly known for their Musical Instruments. They were very cool smaller versions of Adult instruments that us kids could actually play AND sound pretty good too.
Each instrument was made with great detail and nice extras (music book holders, tassels, removable mouthpieces, etc). The cases they came in resembled the old 1950s alligator skin suitcases - but they were really cardboard of course. Some instruments I have seen: Trumpet, Trombone, Glockenspiel, Accordion, Organ, Guitars, Saxophone and Tuba!
For the really cool kids, Emenee made an actual Juke Box! Well it played one record at a time but it was very groovy with lights and speakers in it. Jukebox Jamboree was large - over 3 feet tall and made in the late 60s.
When In Stock - Emenee Instruments can be found on the Toys1 page.
Hands Up Harry - Transogram 1964
Cowboy Target Game -Sturdy fiber board with great paper litho - over 2 feet tall. Harry came with a six shooter type dart gun and darts. He had two small soft plastic guns in each hand.
When you shot his plastic belt buckle his pants would fall down exposing polka dot shorts and dollar bills hidden. Then, when you shot his hat off (it would stay attached but fall backwards), his arms would go up. Then, if you were a really good shot, you could shoot his guns out of his hands.
When in Stock - Hands Up Harry can be found on the Toys3 page.
Bop A Bear Motorized Target Game - Marx 1960s
Large 14" long, 10" tall, 7" wide Motorized Bear takes 4 "D" batteries. He has "bump & go" action. When you shoot him with the dart, he changes direction, growls and moves on. Also when he hits something, he changes direction. Most are missing the battery cover, which is large and covers the whole motor compartment. Set originally came with a double barrel shotgun type dart gun and the 6 rubber tipped darts. Box is large display type with great graphics.
Marx also made a Rabbit Target game called Rabbit Hunt. This was a windup rabbit.
When in Stock - Bop A Bear can be found on the Toys3 page.
Bing Bang Boing Game - Ideal 1972
The "Bounce-A-Dilly Whatchamagame with The Bingaroony Sound."
One the coolest and most requested games. The first "Open Ended Action Game." You set it up yourself. Steel balls go down the ramp or "Bingleflinger," bounce on one or more of the "Hum Drums," go through the "Flickerticker," bounce on more "Hum Drums" through/around the "Banglevator" and eventually into the "Boinglebucket" to raise the IDEAL flag. The directions have several games you can actually play against someone and score.. so this is considered a game but I think of it as a toy too! Very fun! One of Ideal's best.
Came in two sizes: Skill Set - Ramp, 3 Drums, Flickerticker & Cup. Super Action Set - larger - with all items listed above & shown in photos.
To see original Bing Bang Boing Commercial >>
When in Stock - Bing Bang Boing can be found on the Games pg. 1970s section
Mighty Mo Cannon - Deluxe Reading 1963
Large Cannon Ball Firing Toy measures 27" long. Needs NO Batteries! Features Breech Loading & Spring Action Remote Control Firing. Comes with 3 Cannon Balls. To Operate: Open Breech door, remove Cartridge - Place Cannonball on rod, Push Down with Plunger. Load the Cartridge into breech (there is a tab that matches the slot), Close door. Cannon is ready to fire by remote control or manually. The spring action remote is held on by two screws - one in each side - if that is broken - cannon can still be fired by pressing the button. Cannon can also be elevated or lowered in different positions.
When in Stock - Mighty Mo can be found on Toys3 page.
Blaze Ride On Horse - Mattel 1961
Unique Ride On Pinto Horse made by Mattel. Large 41" tall, 35" long. Base is 1" tubular frame which would not tip over like normal spring horses. Blaze, when ridden, would rock back and forth plus when going up down his legs would make a realistic galloping motion! Blaze was also a Pull String Talker - like other toys Mattel made. When you pulled the magic ring he would whinny like a horse and say phrases like "I want hay."
When in Stock - Blaze can be found on the Vehicles pg. In the Ride On Section.
Billy Blastoff - Adventurer by Eldon 1969-1971
Billy is a 4" plastic boy figure. Made in Japan. Tomy product. His power pack on back takes 2 "AA" batteries. The power pack would allow him to operate his many vehicles & accessories. He also had a friend, Robbie Robot. Billy Blastoff came in a few versions: Space Scout, Fire Fighter, Scuba Scout, Construction Set, Snowmobile Set, Cargo Jet Set, with a nice selection of vehicles & accessories for each set. Inside of Space Scout Set - Fire Fighter Set
When In Stock - Billy Blastoff can be found on the Toys1 pg. 1960s or 1970s sections.
James Bond 007 - Aston Martin DB5 Car by Gilbert 1965
The most famous 007 Car! From Goldfinger (1964) & Thunderball (1965) Movies. Takes 2 "D" batteries. Goes forward, stops, Rear Bullet Shield goes up and down, The Wheel Spinner spins, Front Bumper Guards push out, Red Front Machine Guns go out, light up & make a LOUD Shooting sound. When you pull up and down on antennae, the license plate changes. The Ejector Man is spring loaded. Push him in, close the sun roof, Slide the switch on the outside of window & he ejects out of the roof .
When In Stock - 007 Aston Martin can be found on the TV/Movies pg.
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