Upsy Downsy
Upsy Downsy is a brand developed by Mattel. It concerns two races of strange beings, one that lives rightside-up (The Upsys), the other upside-down (The Downsys). These psychedelic creatures and their...
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Johnny Seven OMA
Johnny Seven O.M.A. (One Man Army) is a multi-function toy weapon produced by Deluxe Reading under their Topper Toys toyline, and released in 1964. Johnny Seven O.M.A. was the best selling boys' toy o...
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See 'n Say
See 'n Say is an educational toy created by the toy company Mattel in 1965 after the success of its talking Chatty Cathy doll. For nearly 50 years See 'n Say has remained one of the most memorable and...
Captain Action
Captain Action was an action figure created in 1966, equipped with a wardrobe of costumes allowing him to become Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Aquaman, the Phantom, The Lone Ranger (a...
G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe is a line of action figures produced by the toy company Hasbro. The initial product offering represented four of the branches of the U.S. armed forces with the Action Soldier (U.S. Army), Act...
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Greaser (subculture)
Greasers were a working class youth subculture that originated in the 1950s among teenagers in northeastern and southern United States. Rock and roll music was a major part of the culture, and styles ...
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Hip (slang)
Hip is a slang term sometimes defined as fashionably current, and in the know. It has also been defined as "an attitude, a stance" in opposition to the "unfree world", or to what is square, or prude....
Love Tester
The Love Tester is a novelty toy made by Nintendo in 1969. Designed "for young ladies and men", the device tries to determine how much two people love each other. To operate the device, both users gra...
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Tammy (doll)
Tammy was a 12" fashion doll created by the Ideal Toy Company that debuted at the 1962 International Toy Fair. Advertised as "The Doll You Love to Dress", Tammy was portrayed as a young American teena...
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Motorific
Motorific is the brand name of a line of battery-operated slot car toys and related accessories marketed by the Ideal Toy Company from 1964 to the early 1970s. It differed from traditional slot car s...
Bike boom
The term "bike boom" or "bicycle craze" refers to any of several specific historic periods marked by increased bicycle enthusiasm, popularity and sales.Prominent examples include 1819, 1868 as well as...
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Mebetoys
Mebetoys was an Italian toy manufacturer that produced die-cast model cars during the 1960s and 1970s. For most of that time the company was owned by Mattel.
The Gran Toros website says that Mebe...
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Army men
Army men, or plastic soldiers, are simple toy soldiers that are about 5 cm (2 inches) tall and most commonly molded from green or other colored relatively unbreakable plastic. Unlike the mor...
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Littlechap Family
The Littlechap Family was a series of dolls released by Remco in the early 1960s. They were an idealized Kennedy-like family consisting on Dr. John Littlechap (who shared the first name and resemblanc...
Sophie the Giraffe
Sophie the Giraffe is a teether – a toy for teething infants to chew on – in the form of a 7-inch-high hevea rubber giraffe.
The toy has been made in France (as Sophie la Girafe) since 1961, first...
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Chatty Cathy
Chatty Cathy is a pull-string "talking" doll manufactured by the Mattel toy company from 1959 to 1965. The doll was first released in stores and appeared in television commercials beginning in 1960. C...
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Efsi Toys
Efsi was a Dutch company making diecast cars and trucks starting in 1959 under the Bestbox name. The company was based in Heerlen, the Netherlands, which is located in southern Limburg province.
I...
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Best of the West (action figures)
The "Best of the West" was the generic series name used by toy manufacturer, Louis Marx and Company, in the late 1960s and the early 1970s to market a line of articulated 12-inch action figures featur...
History of the bicycle
Vehicles for human transport that have two wheels and require balancing by the rider date back to the early 19th century. The first means of transport making use of two wheels arranged consecutively, ...
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Chatter Telephone
The Chatter Telephone is a pull toy for toddlers 12 to 36 months of age. Introduced in 1962 by the Fisher-Price company as the "Talk Back Phone" for infants and children, the Chatter Telephone is a ro...
Paper clothing
Paper clothing, in the form of women's dresses and other clothes made from disposable cellulose fabric, was a short-lived fashion novelty item in the United States in the 1960s.Individual paper and pa...
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Tressy
Tressy is an American fashion doll with a a feature to adjust the length of its hair. Tressy was first produced by American Character Doll Company in the 1960s and later by Ideal Toy Company in the 19...
Operation (game)
Operation is a battery-operated game of physical skill that tests players' hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The game's prototype was invented in 1964 by John Spinello, a University of Illi...
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Gonk
A gonk is normally an egg-shaped or spherical furry novelty toy with googly eyes and sometimes small arms and legs originally popular in the 1960s and 70s. The term Gonk was also used as a contractio...
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