Other Stuff

Water Wiennie

by Wham-O


What do you call a long, over-sized water balloon that’s shaped like a…well, a big hot dog? Wham-O called it a Water Wiennie. The name alone is worth a look. After all, in the mind of a 10 year-old boy, when it comes to words like wienie, poop and fart…wienie is right up there. Remember, “Oh, I wish I were an Oscar-Mayer wiener?” That song would not have been nearly as memorable if the ...

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Toy Trivia

by Toy Maker or Name

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Atari

  • After leaving Atari, Nolan Bushnell went on to start Chuck E. Cheese Pizza.
  • Atari was founded on a $250 investment by Nolan Bushnell.
  • Leonardo ...
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Sid Davis Kiddies Coloring Cut-Out Masks

by Davis Publishing Company – copyright 1948


Sid Davis Kiddie MasksFor boys and girls. Fun for parties, prizes, holidays and all year ’round! Series 201. Trade Mark Sid Davis. Copyright 1948, Davis Publishing Company, Incorporated – Los Angeles, California.

 

 

 

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Mattel Toy Factory in the 1950s

by Mattel



This is a 1950s film that shows the inside work involved in the planning, design and manufacture of Mattel’s Jack-in-the-Music-Box toy. This film depicts how it was in the days when simple things like this were made in the USA. It is both educational and fun to watch. Although this is a public domain film, it has been edited for length and content. The beginning of ...

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Clanky Chocolate Syrup

by Family Foods, Chicago, IL


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

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.

Clanky Chocolate Syrup was ...

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Mr. Potato Head

by Hasbro


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.

Mr. Potato Head was originally called “Funny Face Man” by his inventor George Lerner. It was in 1949 that ...

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