Toys of the Seventies, Colorforms

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Keith - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
These were hours of fun. The best one I ever had was Spiderman. The Incredible Hulk was a close second. I haven't thought about those things in years.
Dion - December 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I have a dim memory of colorforms. I remember the commercial saying something like "'s Colorforms fun!" I remember a shiny plastic scene of an empty street. There were some buildings. I think I will GOOGLE image search Colorforms!
Lori - April 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I had tons of these..alot of barbie ones but my absolute favorite was a scooby doo haunted house one... It was great
Jenny - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I had Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Colorforms!!! I would love to find some!!
John - August 10, 2008 - Report this comment
This is the reason I am on this site now, had a tickling in the back on the head which wouldn't go away. A few internet searches and BLAM here I am reading other's memories of this cool 'toy'. Mine was a Batman Colorform set. Cheers all.
EAP - December 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the Raggedy Ann Colorforms. How I loved playing with that toy!
merri pugh - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
i remember recieving this as our 'BIG GIFT' we had'nt much money and these were the best gifts ever. i had cinderella and my sis had snow white.
Amanda - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I think the original Colorforms came out in the 1950s and were different colored geometric shapes only, before the ones that looked like cartoon characters, etc. came out. I've seen the original style ones brought back in upscale catalogs as midcentury modern retro art nostalgia!
cheshirecat - November 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Can you believe I had the Peanuts Gang colorforms set?
Nikki - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the Snoopy beagle scouts one! It was cool!
Kathy - January 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I had Miss Cookie's Kitchen and have been searching to purchase one-wish they would come out with it again.
Donna - March 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember getting Colorforms as a little girl when I had my tonsils taken out. I also got them for birthdays and when I was sick.
Ray - November 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a mickey mouse peg pals colorform from 1974. Anyone interested? Good condition. Make offer
Rob Lambert - June 15, 2015 - Report this comment
The roots of Colorforms go back to 1952, starting as a small company from New York. The first licensed cartoon character by Colorforms was Popeye (1958). The familiar logo (three shapes with the smile face on the "C") was created in 1959. The slogan in TV commercials was changed in 1967 to simply, "It's Colorforms Fun." Colorforms remained independent until 1997, changing hands several times since then. Colorforms was not big-budgeted in TV advertising. Commercials aired mostly on local, syndicated kids programs (little network exposure) into the 1970s. It was successful despite this.
Rob Lambert - June 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Found a TV commercial for the Batman Cartoon Kit by Colorforms. This first came out in August of 1966. Included was an instruction booklet, a Gotham City scene board, and vinyl pieces of Batman, Robin, Joker and Penguin, plus some "POW-WHAM!" caption pieces. Slogan: Colorforms...What a Toy! Commercial aired locally on WGN in Chicago during the "Dick Tracy" and "Uncle Waldo" (syndicated name for "Hoppity Hooper," which was still on ABC-TV) cartoon shows in the fall of 1966.
Rob Lambert - February 26, 2018 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, the "Welcome Back, Kotter" board game from Ideal. The classroom board served as a maze for the six pawns (four Sweathogs and two non-character girl students). The winner got to stick the rubber hose up his nose. Followed by a "Kotter" Colorform set, with classroom backdrop and only a few character and prop pieces to put in place. This aired on "Krofft Supershow" over ABC (10/16/76). The "Kotter" show was a hit for two seasons. Then, John Travolta left for super-stardom. In 1978, Gabe Kaplan took a walk, leaving the supporting cast to carry the show for 15 episodes. Producer James Komack paid Kaplan, suddenly a movie star ("Fast Break"), a hefty sum to make a three-minute appearance in the series finale, when Horshack got married.

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