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Toy time! : from hula hoops to he-man to hungry hungry hippos: a look back at the most- beloved toys of decades past / Christopher Byrne.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780385349123 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0385349122 (pbk.)
  • Description: 240 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [2013]

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Contents Note: Introduction -- 1: My dolly and me: Barbie (1959) -- Chatty Cathy (1959) -- Liddle Kiddles (1966) -- Beautiful Crissy (1968) -- Baby Alive (1973) -- Rub-a-Dub Dolly (1973) -- Strawberry Shortcake (1979) -- Cabbage Patch Kids (1976 and 1983) -- My Little Pony (1982) -- Care Bears (1983) -- Rainbow Brite (1983) -- 2: Outdoors with that!: Wiffle Ball (1953) -- Frisbee (1957) -- Slip 'N Slide (1961) -- Jingle Jump (1964), Lemon Twist (1976), and Skip-It -- Super Ball (1965) -- Big Wheel (1969) -- Nerf Ball (1969) -- The Green Machine (1975) -- 3: Batteries not included: Mr. Machine (1960) -- King Zor (1962) -- Big Loo (1963) -- Operation (1965) -- Teddy Ruxpin (1985) -- Simon (1978) -- 4: Mom, look what I made!: Colorforms (1951) -- Play-Doh (1956) -- Crayola 64 Crayons (1958) -- Etch A Sketch (1960) -- Vac-U-Form (1962) -- Easy-Bake Oven (1963) -- Creepy Crawlers Thingmaker (1964) -- Spirograph (1967) -- Lite-Brite (1968) -- DoodleArt (1973) -- Shrinky Dinks (1973) -- Fashion Plates (1978) -- Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine (1979) -- 5: Gotta have that!: Hula Hoops (1958) -- Trolls (1959) -- Wizzzers (1969) -- Clackers (ca. 1970) -- Pet Rock (1975) -- Rubik's Cube (1980) -- POGs (1991) -- 6: Boys will be boys: Tonka Trucks (1947) -- Matchbox Cars (1952) -- Johnny Reb Cannon (1961) -- Air Blaster (1963) -- G.I. Joe (1964) -- Johnny Seven O.M.A. (1964) -- Major Matt Mason (1966) -- Hot Wheels (1968) -- SSP Racers (1970) -- Six Million Dollar Man (1975) -- Stretch Armstrong (1976) -- Star Wars Action Figures (1977) -- He-Man and Masters of the Universe (1981) -- Transformers (1984) -- MicroMachines (1986) -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1988) -- 7: For two to four players: Nok Hockey (ca. 1942) -- Cootie (1948) -- Mouse Trap (1963) -- Crazy Clock (1964) -- Green Ghost (1965) -- Mystery Date (1965) -- Twister (1966) -- Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots (1966) -- Careful (1967) -- Hands Down (1967) -- Ker-Plunk (1968) -- Uno (1971) -- Dungeons and Dragons (1974) -- Othello (1975) -- Hungry Hungry Hippos (1978) -- Trivial Pursuit (1982) -- 8: The true classics: LEGO (1932; arrived in the United States in 1961) -- View-Master (1940) -- Magic 8 Ball (1950) -- Little People (1950) -- Silly Putty (1950) -- Mr. Potato Head (1952) -- Gumby (1955) -- Uncle Milton's Ant Farm (1956) -- Show'N Tell (ca. 1957) -- Give-A-Show Projector (1959) -- Thimble City (1964) -- See 'N Say (1965) -- Sit 'n Spin (1974) -- Weebles (1971.
Summary: "A nostalgic celebration of the most beloved toys of decades past - like Twister, LEGOs, My Little Ponies, Lite Brite, Viewmaster, Transformers....and much more. Attractive, gifty, and fully illustrated with photos of vintage toy packaging, advertisements, and of course the toys themselves, Toy Time! is chock full of fun facts, trivia, and memories about the toys you cherished most"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Toys > History > 20th century.

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