Are They Serious?

Funny Bones

by Parker Brothers



If ever there was a narrator trying to convince you a game is fun by his own forced laughter, this is it. If you think this looks like a fun, hilarious game you’d like to play with family and friends, here’s fair warning: DON’T WATCH THE TV COMMERCIAL (above). On the other hand, if you’re the type who touches your canker sores with your tongue even ...

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Baby Won’t Let Go

by Kenner


In 1977 Kenner released a unique doll called “Baby Won’t Let Go”. She isn’t the cutest doll, but she does something – she has the ability to hold onto your fingers like a real baby. When she does this, you can “teach” her how to walk. This is an interesting feature, because with all the other toy companies out there vying to make the most life like doll, this is one thing real babies do that ...

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Swing Wing

by Transogram


Transogram came out with some pretty cool toys in the 1950s and 1960s. This was not one of them. It’s lame. The children in the commercial are not really having fun. It’s annoying to watch. I even irritated myself when I tried to sing the song.

“It’s a new thing! It’s a fun thing! It’s a Swing Wing!”
It’s a what?
“It’s a Swing ...

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Prof. I.M. Smart Game

by Transogram


Transogram, Prof. I.M. Smart GameWhy does the hummingbird hum? Professor I.M. Smart knows. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Professor I.M. Smart knows. What is air? Professor I.M. Smart knows.

Transogram released this now vintage game in the 1960s. Intended as a teaching tool for children ages 6-10, Professor I.M. Smart makes learning fun. ...

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Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kids

by Mattel


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 ...

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