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Blue Chip Stamps Toys

by Blue Chip Stamps




There was a catalog lying on coffee tables throughout America back in the 1970s. Children around the country would pick up the catalog and browse through the toy section. Imaginations ran wild with thoughts of, “If I had a million dollars…” “For Christmas…” “I’m getting this for my birthday…” “I want…” and “Can I have…” The Blue Chip Stamp catalog was used to redeem the popular trading stamps for TOYS (if you were a kid) and lots of other stuff if you were an adult.

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Crumpet, the Tea Party Doll

by Kenner



Have a party with Crumpet!

Crumpet by Kenner, close up

Crumpet by Kenner, close up

Released in 1971 by Kenner-General Mills, Crumpet is the perfect hostess for every little girl’s tea party. She turns and bows to greet her guests, pours the tea and serves it, too. Crumpet comes dressed in a gorgeous red velvet dress with matching red shoes. Under the dress is a cute, long-sleeved white shirt printed with pink and red flowers and matching panties. The shirt cuffs and collar are pretty, white lace.

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Cracker Jack Toy Prizes

by Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein, Borden, Frito-Lay



Click HERE to watch Jack Gilford in a classic TV ad.

Cracker Jack Prize, front

Cracker Jack Prize, front view.

In 1964, Borden purchased The Cracker Jack Company from Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein. At that time, Frito-Lay lost the bidding war to Borden.However, Borden finally sold the Cracker Jack brand to Frito-Lay in 1997. Since 1912 when it was still owned by Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein, The Cracker Jack Company put prizes into every box of Cracker Jack. The prizes were low quality, garnering a much-deserved status as cheap. References to the value of the prizes, “…it came in a Cracker Jack box,” is a long-standing testament to their quality.

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Cocoa Marsh Soda Fountain

by Super Syrups, Inc.



Cocoa Marsh Soda Fountain by Super Syrups, Inc.

Cocoa Marsh Soda Fountain by Super Syrups, Inc.

Here it is! It’s a real soda fountain to make your own sodas, sundaes and other recipes. This is the Cocoa Marsh toy Soda Fountain. Distributed by Super Syrups, Inc., this very cool toy originally included a free jar of Cocoa Marsh packed inside the box.

Cocoa Marsh Soda Fountain by Super Syrups, Inc.

Back of the box

Although Cocoa Marsh issued this toy soda fountain before our time, we couldn’t help but snag this beauty from a local “antique” store. It’s one of those stores with a sign outside that reads, “Antiques”, but it’s not really an antique store. You know the kind, one of those places with a huge collection of old stuff, thrift items and junk. Seems like it’s this type of place that you inevitably find some of the neatest treasures.

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Clanky Chocolate Syrup

by Family Foods, Chicago, IL



Click to watch Clanky Spaceman in a classic TV ad.

Click to watch Clanky Spaceman in a classic TV ad.

In the early 1960s, the Space Race was on. Nearly anything space-related was an instant hit.

Clanky Chocolate Syrup - Spaceman (Robot) Bottle

Clanky Chocolate Syrup - Spaceman (Robot) Bottle

Distributed by Family Foods, Chicago, Illinois, beginning in 1963, Clanky Chocolate Flavored Syrup quickly became a childhood favorite. The brown plastic container stood approximately 9.5″ tall and contained a handy cap that did not require removal to dispense the syrup.

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Happy Apple

by Fisher Price



The Fisher Price Happy Apple was first produced in 1972. Many are still in use and circulation today. The Happy Apple is a toy that, when pushed, makes a chiming noise. The Happy Apple may also be played with in the bath, as it floats and is waterproof. The earlier version has a happy, smiling face, two soft plastic leaves for teething, and a long brown stem.

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Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kids

by Mattel



Watch the classic television commercial >>> here! < <<

Mattel Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid dollMattel Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid doll The Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kid is ironically one of the best-functioning Cabbage Patch dolls ever made. The doll comes with plastic food that it “eats”. When you put the plastic food in the doll’s mouth, the food reappears in the doll’s backpack. The coolest part is that when the doll “eats”, its mouth moves up and down like it’s chewing. It was no surprise that when these first came out, people went gaga over them.

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Mr. Potato Head

by Hasbro



Hasbro, Mr. Potato Head

Hasbro, Mr. Potato Head – image credits this page: en.wikipedia .org

On April 30, 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy ever advertised on television. In just the first year, over one million kits were sold. Since its invention, Mr. Potato Head has been on television, in movies, and has had his own comic strip. Mr. Potato Head has also acted as spokesperson for a number of causes.

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Food Fighters

by Mattel



Mattel, Food Fighters, Mean Weener Mattel released these action figures in 1988 and 1989. They subsequently experienced an unfortunate drawn-out life lasting into the early ’90s. I know a couple of kids who actually liked these strange, hollow-rubber monstrosities. One of them went on vacation and never returned from a Princess Cruise. The other guy still plays with Food Fighters in his mom’s basement while listening non-stop to Pablo Cruise.

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