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MARCUS - April 18, 2008 - Report this comment
THERE ARE NO INVENTIONS MAN
Dev - June 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Hello! I would like help identifying this toy from the 70's. It was a plastic owl, maybe 12 inches high, purple in color. It emitted light from it's eyes which you projected on the wall or ceiling as I remember. But I dont remember the purpose or the name of this toy. I just remember my sisters and I having a great time messing around with it. Anyone know what this was?
Mark - June 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Comic Strip light desk tracing toy? This is similar to the toys by Lakeside, Emenee, and Cox, but this one I remember didn't use licensed characters; it used generic, cartoony western characters and backgrounds. I had the western kit, but I'm sure there must have been others. I don't remember who made it. The light desk was much smaller than any of the above toys. Anyone remember this?
jersey_devil - June 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Dev, I think I had the same owl toy. Didn't it have yellow plastic rings around its eyes? Maybe I'm thinking of a different toy but I think you put a card in it's neck and it would light up a ghost image or whatever on the card that would glow in the dark? It must have been part or a game or something. I remember the eyes lighting up though. Aarrrgh, what was this thing? Was it a game called Who's Hoo or something?
Connie - June 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Trying to remember the name of this toy. It was an oval-shaped clear plastic thing that was sort of a flat see-through case and it had blue and white sand in it. You just sort of manipulated it in your hands to make different sand pictures inside the oval. Maybe something by Ohio Art?
Bev - June 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Im trying to remember the name of these toys i used to love I thought they were nemed Kittles but i guess not. They were tiny people with round heads with either plastic hair of a hat on them and the body was like a plastic cylender that fit into the furnature you bot it or say the car or hourse or wat ever it was sitting in or on. I had the complete house with toilet and all that they fit into.....hope someone remebers the name of these things lol
Bev - June 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Holy smokes I should have checked my spelling lol
Michele - June 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Hello. There was a toy that looked like a section of the ground and grass. It was all in plastic. It came with 3 worms or caterpillars. It had a spout on top that when you turned it, the elevator in the middle would rise and one of the worms would pop up out of a little door. I am trying to find that toy. Please advise.
SusieQ - July 01, 2008 - Report this comment
For Bev - your toy was the Magic Window by Wham-O and was my favorite, too! I googled it and came up with a few fun pictures to "take me back"
jaw - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Bev have you looked at Fisher Price Little People yet?
Nikki - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone know about a teddy bear, red-ish color, terry cloth fabric, and he cried when you fed him & had a rubber face... I called him "cry teddy" but I cannot locate info on him anywhere!!! I know he was given to me 1975-1980 but I have no other info.. HELP!!!
Kris - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember those cool blue sand things; they were a thin (0.25in or so) oval (oval was maybe 8in x 12in) when you moved them around the sand would move around inside and create cool "sand art" scenes. I know that you can buy art-quality things like this, but I don't know what they are called
lily - July 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Trying desperately to find the name of a toy dog I had as a kid. It was a plastic dog.. I believe it was a pull toy. It had a leash with a plastic dog bone at the end. When you squeezed the bone it would make the dog's mouth close. It had plastic biscuits with ridges that you would put in the mouth and the dog would "eat" them. I have done several searched with no luck! Anyone remember this!?
binary - July 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember two pirate figures from the 70's? One had a wooden leg which had a treasure map hidden inside. One or both had a button in their side which would move their sword arm. Any clues? Also, when i was a kid i inherited some toys i can't recall the name of. There was a white translucent space age character made of hard plastic but with a soft head. He had a nemesis which was a different colour. i remember some of their limbs were interchangeable. They were advertised on tv. Sorry to be so vague!
binary - July 27, 2008 - Report this comment
The plastic owl was called Screech and was made by Parker Brothers. You can see the tv advert by typing "70's toy commercials" in youtube - it was uploaded by someone called bolt70. The ad is near the end. i had this as well but had totally forgotten about it!
NJTitan - July 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone rememember a toy football game from the early 70s where the field was a giant roll out plastic mat? The players were red and yellow plastic and stood about 4 or 5 " tall, the runner was on a wind up base and the defense was on metal dollys. The name of this game has been driving me crazy !! Can anyone help ?
Mandy - August 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Can you help? I remember having a portable doll house/room that would close up so that you could take it with you. It had all the furniture attatched inside (ie. bed, dresser/vanity etc) I think it generally had 2 rooms main room and sleeping. I used it with barbie but I don't believe it was intended for her. The height of the sides when open was only 3-4" and very compact. It had stickers for the details like the bedspread. Can you help with the name?
John - August 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Hiya Connie, Kris, the blue-and-white sand toy you are writing of is called "Magic Window" and is described on this very site: http://www.inthe70s.com/toys/magicwindow0.shtml
Bev - August 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Thank you JAW you are completely right!! Little people thats what they were. I googled it and low and behold there they were
tiffany - August 22, 2008 - Report this comment
when i was small (mid 80's), i had an old "fashion plate" type toy (a garage sale find even then) that i CANNOT remember the name of. I believe it was from the 70's. it was a doll body & a plate that closed over it. the plate had the shape of the doll body cut out, and you could lay scraps of fabric over the dolls body & close the plate to make her new outfits. i remember spending hours with bits of material making different "clothes". i want to say it was a barbie, but i could be off there. it was not the actual "fashion plates" toys that you color... you just use fabric scraps. i think my daughter would love it & i am sad i don't still have it somewhere. anyone know what it's called? my google-fu is failing me.
nankie - September 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I am looking so see if anybody remembers the name of a stuff monkey with a yellow belly and a banana for a thumb. I have most of my stuff toys from when I was a kid but I am missing this one toy and I would like to find it. If you can help it would be wonderful.
Mel - September 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Nankie, I believe the doll was called the "Chic a Boo". I don't know about the yellow belly (there were several different versions of the doll), but it you could pop his banana in his mouth, or his thumb, or also a toe. Do a search online for "chic a boo" and see what you come up with!
Kim - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a doll that use to have copper wire through her hair that allowed you to style it any way you wanted? I remember the commercials use to say "mess up her hair, fix up her hair." What's the name of that doll?
BKP - October 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Tiffany, I think the toy you had was the "Flip & Fold Fashions", had one as a kid, my daughter loves it now!
Bridge - October 17, 2008 - Report this comment
When I was a kid, my aunt had a really neat toy that had 2 long ropes with handles on both ends, one person would pull their ropes a part and send a football shaped ball with the ropes running through it flying towards the other person. Make any sense? I would love to know what this toy was called and get one if I can.
crazy amy - October 20, 2008 - Report this comment
2 things-NANKIE,i dont know the name of that monkey but i had 2 of them with a banana and vinal sneakers yellow tummy red suspenders. i recently bought one in the cracker barrel store(connected to the restaurant). its real cute. 2ND does any one remember a toy called "has anyone seen my rex?" or just "REX"? he was about 4 ft tall styrofoam dinosaur you put together on a frame bone by bone. my brother had one and i chewed it up(i had a thing about liking the feel of biting down on styrofoam)unfortunately i ate rex bone by bone (which was a daily mystery for my poor brother who wondered why every day another bone was missing)imagine his suprise when he walked in on me-bone in hand-foaming at the mouth! i wish i could find one to repay him with.
Mike - November 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember this? It was a game consisting of a plastic barn with swinging doors on each of 4 sides and a open chimney at the top. You would set up plastic animals outside of each of the doors, then each player on their turn would drop a ball into the chimney. The ball would then randomly come out one of the 4 doors and roll over the plastic farm animals. Whomever's animal(s) were the last ones standing was the winner. I know I got this as a gift in 1975, but can't remember what it was called.
bduares - November 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Binary: Your pirate was part of a series called the Fighting Furies, and was named Captain Peg Leg. other in the series were Hook (bald save for a pony-tail)The Ghost of Captain Kidd, and Captain Patch. Photos of them are at the Toyhead Classics site.
Rillabee - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
We had a light-up building toy in the 70's. It had a black plastic base, and clear straight or curved rods about 6" long that you could connect together. You inserted the rods into holes in the base and turned the light on for an almost fiber optic effect. There was also a color wheel you could turn to make your creation shift colors. Sound familiar, anyone?
Pipster - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
You can also find the monkey w/ the banana in Vermont Country Store's catalogue. As for REX, my bro had one. When he didn't want it anymore, I gave it to my 5th grade teacher. He set it up, and had all my classmates sign it. My 5th grade teacher STILL teaches and STILL uses it-30 years later. Anybody remember the plastic box (approx. 8"x8" square) you placed a drop or 3 of water in and then tried to maneuver it through a maze? I think they were called Quicksilver or Slicksilver, not sure. Thanks!
Katie - November 23, 2008 - Report this comment
man I hope someone can help...I am making myself nuts...okay here is the toy...they were animals, chipmunk, a squirrel, and rabbit maybe,they were about as tall as little people..but they were made of vinyl and their heads were larger than their bodies. They were out around the same time the weebles were...I thought it was the tiny tot treehouse...but it's not...though i think these animals had a tree house as well. I also believe their heads were hollow, you could "squish" them...their faces kind of looked like beatrix potter characters...fingers are crossed, thanks.
Miles - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi, Thanks for the help. Im looking for the Name/Toy of a flying type ship from the early 70s. There were a "fleet" of different ships that could be flown on wires from person to person. The specific one I remember was red, with a canopy that would open, with wheels that would decend or withdrawl. The ship was only about 6 to 8 inches from tip to tail. If you can help, please let me know mrmiles42@hotmail.com Thanks!
kristie - December 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a doll house that was in the shape of a tree. You pushed down on the top and the top popped up and there were little rooms inside. There were people and an elevator that moved the people up inside the tree if you wanted. Would like to find one if I could. Thanks.
Kathi Vallade - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Help! I'm looking for an old toy from the late 70's early 80's...It was a white plush Rabbit named Jack. He has 3 outfits..a jogging suit (Green shorts & yellow & white stripped tank top) and a silver racing outfit/suit and I Tshirt that said JACK. (I think...) ANYWAYS,I tell my daughter about Jack every Christmas (Theres a long story behind it) and I would LOVE to find one for her (EVEN A PHOTO!) If ANYONE knows how I can find Jack PLEASE let me know! Thanks!
caroline power - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Did anyone ever have a large green plastic train, it didnt come on a track, it had removable carriages,about three or four. The carriages opened up and there was a stove and loads of things to do inside. It was quite a chunky toy i could imagine fisher price making it but i cant find it, can anybody help, it must of been brought out in the 70s.I loved playing with this toy.
Lisa - December 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember Baby matchbox dolls called Baby Pernios? They were so cute collectable, beenie babies all different colours outfits and came in a matchbox sized boxes. I am fro Cornwall so maybe just a crazy Cornish Fad!!
sss - January 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I have these Super Cool Pirate dolls over my Parents house. They came with a Fold out vinyl Pirate ship. I think they were the "Original" Pirates of the Caribbean.I've been gooling my fingers off but can't find a single trace of them. One pirate has brown hair with a mustache a peg leg with a map in it, the other is cooler, with an Asian look, purple velvet vest, bald with a scalp lock,(a kind of ponytail)and a tatoo on his chest. he has a button that moves his arm for his sword. Can anyone help me with this? It was was around the "Big Jim" with his Camper era.
marci - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Kristi I found that tree- google "magic klorofil tree"- but it's only in France now. very strange b/c i had it as a kid too!
marci - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Kristi- also look on e-bay at Kenner Family tree house there are a bunch of them!!
Bethany - January 06, 2009 - Report this comment
There was a pattern-drawing device that had two big flat plastic plates of odd shapes with grooves in, and a stylus and a pen-holding device with three fat short pens in (blue, red, black). It could draw the most amazing mind-bending patterns as you traced the stylus round the groove. I thought it was an early spirograph but it's NOT as that has much smaller cogs and you draw with the pen directly (and no search on spirograph has ever brought it up) - so it must have been called something else. This was the late 70s! Hope someone else can remember it.
Niff - January 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Lily: Was the dog you mentioned this one? Digger the Dog--Digger, he goes with you when you explore--just pull on his leash, he'll go with you anywhere, he's your dog for sure
Niff - January 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember a toy that was a yellow ball with several handles/spikes/udders--one of which was red or orange. I think the object was to toss it into the sky and catch it by the red udder? Does anyone know the name of this toy?
JR - January 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi, I'm looking to identify a tiny 2 inch rubber doll that came with a ladybug car, some other hard plastic figurines (a tree with eyes?) and a game board that had a road through a magical landscape drawn on it. It came in a yellow square box and there were 4 different sets of them.
John - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey, back around 1973 or so I had this plant growing type toy that was basically plastic petri dishes with clear gel in them. It came with seeds, I think like watermelon or beans or something. I remember thinking it was really cool but the gel kind of dried up shortly after the seeds sprouted. I guess it was some sort of educational toy. Does anyone remember this or what it was called??
Lisa - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, John I remember that sooo well. I myself have been searching for it on the internet. No one I know remembers it. I loved it. If you come across the name, please let me know.
Michelle - February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Lily, your dog was "My Good Puppy"...when you squeeze his bone he "chew" and eat his bones (one yellow, one red, and one white) that he came with...if you lifted his bone and leash he'd sit, and if you squeezed his bone quickly he'd "bark" a little squeaky noise...I LOVED him...he's still in my mom's attic!
gaquie - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
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Rich - March 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a toy that had rotating mirrors inside a half-dome shaped top with a hard paper screen, I believe. A light from the base was directed at the rotating mirrors and it reflected a colorful design onto the inner side of the paper screen. I believe the controls were levels that controlled the mirrors and colors. It was an amazing toy that came out in 1969 or 1970 and I've never been able to find anything about it. If anyone can help me, please write to rybergadams@hotmail.com. Thank you.
Angie - March 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't stop thinking about a dollhouse I had in the mid-70's. It was an A-frame lake house. There were two girl dolls, about 4 inches tall, and the cabin had cots, a firepit, a kitchen unit and a motor boat.
mazinga - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Cool site. I'm looking for a black plastic space ship, single cockpit, red clear canopy, you held it on the bottom like the handle of a gun, and it shot out a clear red plastic missile from the nose. It may have been from the early eighties. It may have had the word "hawk" in its name. similar shape to Battlestar Galactica Viper.
julia - April 07, 2009 - Report this comment
i have a magic roundabout doll, florence made intirely from plastic, cant seem to find one anywhere to get more info...can anyone help?
Mary - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember this plastic circle you put over your ankle and attached to the circle was a rubber cord with a LEMON? I think the lemon had these tiny beans in it that made it whiz. It was like a hula hoop for the ankle. What was it called?
Lisa - April 18, 2009 - Report this comment
The lemon toy is called "lemon twist" and i used to play with that thing all the time lol
Vic - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a toy where you bought a scene (like underwater or space) printed on paper and it came with a sheet of things to put onto the scene? They weren't like stickers--you had to rub the back of them to affix them. What was this thing called? Many hours of fun were had with this.
Susan - April 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Colorforms was my favorite thing to play with when I was a kid. I had a snoopy set and it was so much fun. Does anyone else remember these?
Jennifer - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Lemon Twist!
Mary Madison - May 24, 2009 - Report this comment
In the 70's I had a toy. I THINK it was called "Klutz"? It was a purple furry creature with a wooden nose, and it's eyes were hidden under it's fur. You attached it to the ceiling. Everyday I would pull it down and it would "Sproing" and bounce up and down and sideways, and make cool high pitched "Sproing" noises. It smelled really awesome, like wood, and clean fur, and nice toy smells. (LOL)
Tanya - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Mandy, this sounds like the dolls rooms I had as a child, I only had the 2 one was a bedroom which the bed folded out when you opended the case and the other was the living area amd I remember the front door had a battery operated door bell. Did you have any luck finding out the name/brand??
Richard - June 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I am trying to remember the name of a toy I had in the early 70s (no later than 1976). It was a stock car (about a foot long, maybe?) that came with air tools and you take it apart and put it back together.
Ken - June 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Richard RE: JUNE 1 question. Did the "tool" spin plastic rivets that melted and held the car together? The plastic was blue, and the detailed parts of the car were printed panels that snapped in...I came here looking for it and your inquiry matched a little...
Ken - June 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Looking for an electronic toy/game/puzzle. Globelike, maybe 8" diameter. White base with a clear blue lid that lifted to reveal the white keys and red lights.
Richard - June 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Ken: No it didn't. It had actual nuts and bolts. I believe it was red with lots of sponsor decals. It also had hand tools as well.
Sandy - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a toy from the early 70's-it was a box-like plastic container with the decal of a body of a griaffe on both sides. You'd stick what I think were cubes into one end and eventually the giraffe's "neck' made of cubes would emerge from the other side. My sisters and I all remember this and could never come up with the name.
Mary M. - June 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember a toy. It was a game with a big game board. You contructed a haunted house on the board. There was a scary plastic witch figure with a broom at the top of a staircase (and another you could see in a window). And if you did something wrong, the witch would sweep (with a broom) a big silver ball bearing down the staircase and the bearing would knock your game pieces off the board. And you'd lose. Was it called "Which Witch"?
Kathy J. - June 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I had this little 6 wheeled car that you could ride in and it was made of plastic. I can't remember if you peddled it or you had to be pushed in it, but I think it was called a Crazy Cart or something of that nature. It was orange or a yellowish orange color if I'm not mistaken. Does anyone else remember this toy or have a picture of it? It's driving me nuts that nobody knows what I'm talking about..I know it existed somewhere...lol
cobalt - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I believe that the monkey doll may have been called ZIPPY.
Dawn - July 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anywone remember a game from the 70's that consisted of a big plastic sheet that you laid out on the table...it had streets and houses on it and it came with a crayon that you would drawn a line around the streets and a battery operated dog would follow the crayon line? At least that is how I remember it!!
nic - July 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Okay, going crazy trying to remember the name of this toy. It was almost like a "magnadoodle", but it was a mans face and you would use a fake pen and you could move these stringy magnets and give the guy hair, moustache, eye brows... help!
Bob - July 09, 2009 - Report this comment
In the 70's I had a toy dog consisting of a plastic head and tubular bendable legs with plastic feet that I believe were green ? T-Bone was the name or Tee-Bone. I loved that dog ... anyone know it ? PLEASE email me SAKOTU@aol.com
rick - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
i had a semi transparent red atlas rocket,that you would fill up partway with water.and using a small hand pump would launch the thing pretty high.any info on ot would be appreciated.
andrea - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Kim--I had that doll, too! I think it might have been "Quick Curl Barbie"? I am often reminded of her whenever I have a bad hair day-lol
Murkala - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Looking for the name of a series of toy trucks that steered when you tilted them to the side. They were the size of Tonka (maybe made by Tonka) but had unique almost unrealistic shapes, with tall cab areas. Mine was a red metal firetruck with plastic white ladders on each side. The axles were held in a loose slot, so that when the vehicle was leaned to the left the two left wheels moved closer together, and the right wheels moved apart.
roy - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Looking for the name of a set of small foam rubber airplanes that you could launch with a slingshot type device. These would have been made in the mid 70's.
Jessy - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Roy do you mean the Flying glider? I know the gift times shop site have something that look alike what you search for....
Bob - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Binary, the space age characters you are talking about are called Micronauts.
Shuler-Perez - August 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Looking for the name of this toy... was a similar concept of the Big Wheel, you could ride on it but this one was like a big circle and you could seat in the middle, in each side have two big circles and each one have a handle so instead of your feet you move turning the circles....
roy - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Jessy, I'm not sure. I don't know where the gift times shop site is.
MARK CULLISON - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember a toy I received at christmas that was a soft plastic cylinder filled with water and some sunken tresure tyupe items..It had a submersible in it and when you squeezed it a certain way the sub would go down and you would try to grab the items and bring them up
Mandy - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Tanya - may 31 That description sounds about right! I still have had no luck in trying to find out the makers/distributor of this product. It is driving me insane!
Chris - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey bob, I remeber that was called "wooly Willy" And nic, I am also trying to remember that dog/crayon line toy. I was VERY young when I played with it, and was hoping it wasn't just a fgment of my imagination, like Snuffleupagus.
Jay - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
VAN - ANIMAL HOSPITAL - 1970's This was a blue van featuring one brown dog, two orange cats, and possibly one bird. The tools were not very technical in nature, actually quite unrealistic considering the size of the animals (3 - 5 inches). A bandage, a needle and a stethoscope come to mind. This toy was popular in the early to mid 1970's. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Bev S - October 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I am looking for the name of a toy, probably late 60's, early 70's. It had a screen and records. You put on the record and a song with pictures would appear on the screen. One of the songs was about rose colored spectacles. Any info would be greatly appreciates. Is starting to drive me crazy. Thanks.
SZA - October 08, 2009 - Report this comment
When I was young, my grandmother had a wonderful toy at her house my sisters and I loved to play with. It was a plastic post office, complete with handheld truck and little colored plastic "envelopes". You would load the envelopes in the back of the mailtruck, back the truck into a special slot on the building and the letters would "magically" unload into a mailbox. Does anyone remember something like this? I almost want to say it was a Fisher Price type of playset, but I've never seen it anywhere else.
Rob Bailey - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a toy, it was in the 70s. It had a triceratops head, and a spiky shell. It also had 6 or 8 legs, and it walked. It came with a flashlight that you could shine into a rectangle (sensor maybe?) on it's neck, it would stop walking and it's eyes and mouth would light up if I recall correctly. I've looked all over the internet trying to find it, and I can never seem to find any info on it. I think there were action figures that were in the set, but I'm not sure. Any help would be appreciated!
steve - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Mazinga-i had that too i belive it was called space hawk, had a trigger on the handle you coud make lasers kinda lioght up and shoot lol
steve - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Ken I have been dyng to find out what that white plastoc blue pastic dome toy was. Vic- they were called presto-magix and you can still find them on ebay.
candy - October 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I think it had the look of a circus tent of mirrors that you put on a record that had little pictures and they would move.Does any one remember that toy?
Jody - October 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I am looking for a toy for my husband who was born is 1977. When he was a small child he had a ride on toy that was orange and had six wheels. That is all I know and I would love any bit of information anyone could provide. Thank you!
Cory - November 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm looking for the name of a toy, I think I remember my mother referring to it as "moon buggies" . It consisted of a hard plastic track with these little cars that had a tinted blue window in front to conceal the battery. On top of the "buggy" was a "V" that was parallel to the top of the car. The cars would pass through these see-through clear plastic domes. On the top of each dome there was wheel you could turn that would lower a "bolt", for lack of a better word, that would either catch on the V part of the car or let it pass. It is difficult to describe. Does anyone know this toy?
Tracy - November 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a toy that my brother used to play with. It was a clear plastic man that when you pumped a ball on his hand it would show blook pumping through his veins. It showed his heart and lungs too I think. It's driving me nuts.
Peggy - November 07, 2009 - Report this comment
help me out if you can….I don’t remember what it was called but I’ll describe it……it was a warm furry….ahhh worm I think,…..I think it had eyes. It was flat (like a piece of rug) measuring about 3X9”. When you “pet” it, it would curl upwards like an inch-worm. They came in a variety of colors
Bob - November 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Please help me....Around 1969-or 70 there was a remote control type car. Instead of a remote control it had a flashlight and the car would follow the flash light beam of light. The commercials showed a red car going under a table in a "dark kithcen" I never owned it but wanted it sooo bad . Mom said it was too expensive. I held it in my hand at the toy store. ANYWAY does anyone know this toy?
Angie - November 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Shuler-Perez -- do you mean the Spin-Out 360?
Erin - November 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I just got back from a garage sale... I bought a teddy bear for my son, (who's five) because I remember having one just like it when I was little. He has a red heart on his chest, and when you squeeze his paw, the heart lights up and he records a few seconds of audio and then plays it back to you. There is ONE tag on the bear, but it doesn't give a name or anything, just materials it was made out of. I'm pretty sure the bear I had when I was a kid was already 'old', and secondhand (from my aunt I think), and I was born in the early eighties, which leads me to believe the bear was from the seventies. The 'new' bear I got my son is 'broke'. (The wires for the battery terminal need soldered back on) and I don't have the tools to do so, so... Any tips on how I might repair the bear so it works would be GREAT, as well. :D
Jill T - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I was wondering if anyone remembers 2 toys... The first was a plastic toy that had an oak tree as the background and there were animals in different spots on the tree with holes behind them. You had to push a button with each animal represented ( squirrel, bird, rabbit, etc..) and flip a little acorn/nut into the holes. Almost a preschool version of a pinball game. For very young kids I had it around 1979-1980 so I was 4 or 5 at the time. I remember it was plastic yellow and stood up right with the animal buttons along the bottom. The other toy was nothing but little tubular shaped styrofoam cylindars that you pinched between your fingers until they popped out. I wanna say they were called 'finger poppers' but haven't seen any matches for that. thanks!!
Mark - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone ever get an answer on here? I am looking for the same six wheeled ride in/on toy as Jody is above. You pedaled it with your hands and each side of the pedaling is independent and you could spin it around etc.
Mark - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Markmiller06@gmail.com Does anyone ever get an answer on here? I am looking for the same six wheeled ride in/on toy as Jody is above. You pedaled it with your hands and each side of the pedaling is independent and you could spin it around etc.
AD - November 30, 2009 - Report this comment
does anyone remember a toy that I believe was called, "Monkey See, Monkey Do" -- or it was the catch phrase for the product? It was a piece of plastic that was shaped like a monkey; it was brown, and had a pointer in one hand, and a slot for a pen or pencil in the other. You would trace over a picture with the pointer, and at the same time it would draw that image with the pen or pencil that was in the other hand. I can't seem to find any info on it...
Leighton - December 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Had a toy in late 60s/early 70/s...haunted house game of some sort.Just had to have it, I know.Not sure who made it...no details.Maybe used batteries. Sorry. Think I got it at Western Tire...Western Auto. Does that even sound right? So long ago now.Wow.
magooster - December 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Here's a Happy Holiday wish...I hope everyone who is searching for the name of their favorite memories is successful! I have three nameless obsessions. Number one, and top of the list is a series of Matchbox-sized toy cars from the mid-70s, but very unique because each one was an exaggerated human figure with wheels attached. One was in a sitting position, another was on hands and knees. They were all racers or hot rods. I believe each one had a name, like "Flyin' Freddie". Number two is a "tire", maybe half a foot in diameter, powered by a couple of D batteries. Turn it on, let it go and the thing would roll forward until it ran into something. No doubt a dull concept in the age of Wii, but it really got me curious about how things work. The last one, I think was called Time Bomb. This was a sort of a hot potato game that featured a round, black, plastic "bomb" with a yellow top and fuse. Turn the top to start the timer and pass the bomb around until the bombs buzzer sounded. Thanks in advance for any sightings/memories of said items.
Jamie - December 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I own the Screech game by Parker Brothers.
josie - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
bridge i know what you are on about with the 2ropes and aball moved to the other person i can not remember what it was call but the range and poundstretchers do them they are only a few pounds to buy
chrissy - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember a toy/craft when I was a kid in the '70s. It was a mix and you poured it into a mold and after it was cast you could paint it. They were not really trolls, but almost like goofy monsters or creepy creatures.
Jimmattcait - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Ken and Steve------I have been trying like mad to find out the name of the same toy. I thought it was called Omni or something like that. I remember having it, but only being able to touch it if mom or dad were there.
Sonnemarie - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Mark and Jody -- I am also looking for info on this ride-on toy, but mine was white with black wheels. My mom had it up until a few years ago, but I have no idea what it was called. I'd love to get one for my daughter. It was the best!
gondogn - December 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Mark and Jody I think what you are referring to is The Krazy Kar. You can buy them on amazon.com I am also looking for a toy maybe 70's it was a circular wheel-like toy with I believe 8 legs with suction cups at the ends and you threw it at a wall and it stuck and rolled down. I think it was something like a wacky-walker?
Kath - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anybody remember something that I recall as "Wacky Waters?" They were little pouches that could be thrown into the bath water & would color it -- red, blue, yellow, green. It seems like the pouches were paper, and meant to dissolve in the water, but I always tried to tear them open only to have them disintegrate in my wet fingers. They had creative names for each color, and maybe even a story built around them.
Marika - December 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I am trying to find the brand name of a tiny doll that came with a working shower. Mine had dark hair and and a little yellowing towelling robe. the shower was also yellow. I got it around 1979 - 1981?
DKN - December 26, 2009 - Report this comment
The owl was named "Screech." I had one and my older brother broke it! Never even got to play with it. We recently saw the pics during a viewing of the old slides. Now they know I was not making this up!!
dab - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Looking for a doll from I believe the 70;s, I was born in 71'. Anyway it was a little doll made of sponge like material because he was a bath toy, he wore red and white striped pj's and a blue and white bathrobe. He had a bald head except for a curl of red hair on his forehead. I have the name "scrubby" in my head, not sure if it's the name or not.
Dena - January 02, 2010 - Report this comment
does anyone remember a toy clock that was about 6-10 inches tall? You could take the face of it off and inside were the plastic working parts. they were all different colors and looked like tops.You could remove all the parts.I think the outside of the clock was red.if anyone remembers this please email me at d68692@yahoo.com. Thanks!!
JUL - January 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I am going crazy looking for the name of a toy...it was a plastic friction school bus,ambulance,police car(all sold seperate) would ride around on plastic tracks......any ideas
Elaine - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Would like to know the name of the red plastic skies, no special boots required. They came with poles (used of small hills behind a house). Not sure if they were called mini skis....
Jelora - January 06, 2010 - Report this comment
For John & Lisa (way back on the board): The plant in the petri dish was called Nature's Window (circa 1971). I remember this because I received 3 of them at my 6th birthday party and remember how much that sucked. What kind of 6-yr-old gets excited about pushing a bean into plastic gel and then waiting a week while nothing happens? John was correct. By the time the plant was a couple inches tall, the gel dried out & the plant died.
Barbara - January 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I am trying to find the manufacturer of an infant's mobile from the 70's called Playtential. Can't find it anywhere. It had "add-ons" for various ages of the infant.
Geri - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a line of dolls that were maybe 8- 10" tall, had soft bodies with wires in the so they would bend, large eyes and came dressed in different career outfits? There were also books that went with them. I remember having a stewardess one. I thought they were called something like "peeples" but haven't been able to find anything like that. Thanks!
Heather - February 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a family of small dolls that were 70's called something Bunch. There was a plastic tree with a tire swing, I think a tent,
Nico - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi Jul, The clock name was "Click Clock"I am not sure of the spelling but I had one also and yes you could take it apart. It had a clear body.So that yoy could see the mouvements. Unfortunatly I can't remember who made it. By the way I am also searching for a plastic friction/vibrating plastic race track with little cars that had a sort of plastic keel from side to side of the underbelly of the little cars can't remember who made it. Sure would like to get my hands on one. Thank you
Angela - February 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi Nico the dolls you are looking for are the honey hill bunch by matteli have one right here on my desk she is the little asian girl with glasses and a book in her hand there were a few a baby one with blond hair and a red headed one i remember them all even the car. i got this one on ebay mint. you can find them there if you keep trying. good luck let me know if this is what your looking for.here is an item number for ebay for the tree house mint in box 260550084094 good luck and let me know if this is it.
Angela - February 12, 2010 - Report this comment
hi sry i see i put the wrong name my comment is for heather.
Adam - February 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi I'm trying to find a game I had as a child It was an Owl game, the owl was orange and you used to shoot at it with a light gun it had a dart board like target markings on the front, when you hit the centre of the target the Owl eyes it up and it made a hooting sound ( it was a bit light lighting luke made by Corgi ) Thanks for any help you can give Adam
John F - February 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I was born in 1968. In the mid-70's, there was a black toy "gun" with a light inside which would project images onto a wall (targets, ghosts, etc). The targets were from clear talp strips that would be inserted into the gun. The gun would either poke or burn a hole in the tape, which in turn would look like a bullet hole in the image projected onto the wall. Does anyone have any information on this toy? It is driving me crazy.
julie y. - February 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi there. I am looking for 2 toys from my childhood that I really enjoyed and don't know the names of. The first one is a red clock that I had when I was really young so forgive me if I don't describe it properly. The only thing I remember is that you could wind a dial in the front of the clock and it played a really simple song and the hands moved with the music. That's about it. I thought it was called the Tick Tock Clock. The other toy was a marble tower that kept me busy for hours. There were about 5 or 6 levels. There was either 1 or a few marbles that you had to try to get to the bottom level by either turning a wheel with a hole in it and the marble would drop, and the next level would be a cylinder with another hole that would drop the marble to the next level, and so on... I would like to know if any of them still exist or if anyone knows what they are called.
K-Rock - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi! This toy was a build-as-you go man in a plastic hammock that you would stack things (I think sandwich makings) on top of his belly until it spilled? I remember it from the early 1970's, had 2 trunks and a plastic hammock, the fat man, and then all kinds of bits you could hang and stack all over the toy until it spilled?
Louallinder - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a toy from the 60's or early 70's. It was a plastic blue square with little metal stands to hold it standing up and you would put a picture you wanted to trace on one side and a blank paper on the other side and when you looked through the stand up blue divider you could see the picture on the blank page and you could trace it. I would love to get one for my daughter. If you can help me my email is louallinder@yahoo.com
Dakota - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the little molded plaster toys. They came after the Thing Maker (which was such a dangerous toy! Hot metal plates making rubber bugs, etc). I can't remember their name tho. I had a doll when I was younger like the monkey see, monkey do that was called Peggy Pen Pal; she was my favorite.
Dakota - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
The name of the plaster mold toys was Shaker Makers! It came to me last night! :)
JAG - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Ok...big family....lots of toys... Shenanigans (there was also a Saturday AM show that went with this....), Mousetrap, Kerplunk, Feely Meely, Footsies, Caroms, Nok Hockey, Ghosts in the Graveyard, Battling Tops, Thing Maker as mentioned about--hilarious that it had boiling water and metal molds....Creepy Crawlers, Incredible Edibles--all molds you could make in your basement--never today! Remember the Frito Bandito eraser tops that you attached to your pencil--they came free in every multiple lunch pak? Does anyone from the Midwest remember 45 records given away in boxes of Lays Potato Chips?
VR - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi, does anyone remember this toy that was a piece of paper with a scene printed on it and with the scene you received a separate waxy sheet of pictures to add into the scene? One was an underwater scene and on the seprate sheet were little pictures of divers, fish, treasure, etc... that you would apply onto the scene. They were like stickers in a way but you had to apply them to the scene by positioning the little picture where you wanted it on the scene and scratching the back of the wax paper that they were affixed to to make them stick to the scene. It was really cool and I would love to find it again.
VR - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Thank you so much, Steve!!!!! Presto Magix!!!
tonya - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
does anyone remember the toy back from the 70's called the whirlwhin. it was used in the yard. 4 seater. hands and feet bars and when you pushed back and forth, it went round and round as fast as you could get it to go. oh, and try vintage toys for sale for everything else you guys are looking for. the have the pics and names of everything, just not mine. now, please help me.
JDmomof6 - March 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a large - like 5 foot styrofoam tyrannasaurus rex 3D puzzle? I'm looking for one!
Madge - March 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Peggy - Were those worm toys called "Magic Worms"?
Vic - March 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Were those worms "Squirmles"?
c - March 28, 2010 - Report this comment
julie y - For your marble toy, are you thinking of Fisher-Price's Tumbling Tower?
julie y - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
c-Thank you very much. I found it at the Fisher Price vintage website. It is called the Tumble Tower. That is so awesome. Now I am happy. Thanks again c.
shane davis - April 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I am looking for a toy magic set from 70's to 80's. It was a black box with three different colored doors. on the back you could secretly slide levers making the ball go to another compartment. itcame with other tricks as well and a magic wand that colored cloth came out of. the box was black. help me! can't think of the name or brand. bonedango321@gmail.com
Mollyanne - April 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I am looking for a hair style toy that was a head the your could pull the hair long or twist it inside the make it short. Anyone know what is was called and or who made it.
Kat - April 04, 2010 - Report this comment
1. I'm looking for the name of this toy that was set up with a plastic cup for each foot, and a rubber rope attached to each cup. When you walked on these cups they would make a "clop clop" sound? 2. The other toy I'm thinking of was a gift I got one Christmas...the toy was like a boxing ring with a metal/magnet 2-inch pole in the center of the ring. Each person chose a metallic colored worm. You would put your worm onto the pole and turn the game on. The winner would be dependent on whose worm hung on the longest.
shelly - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
for VR: the wax paper scene creator was called Presto Magix for Mollyanne: it was the Crissy doll with the adjustable hair
VR - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
for Kat: the first toy is Romper Stompers. Those things were awesome. Still thinking on the other toy....
Jenn - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a battery opertated wheel (tire) that would wobble around and run into things...wacky wheel? wobble wheel?
Erik - April 16, 2010 - Report this comment
FOR MARK-(re: post from November 24th, 2009)-My wife and I both had this acorn game you're describing and cannot find it anywhere! I remember it well though, did you ever find it?
Rosie - April 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anybody remember those colored plastic rings that were sold by the package (all different colors) that you linked together to make bracelets, necklaces, belts, etc? They had a split (something like on a key ring) that you opened to insert the next ring and slide it around to link them together. They were all the same size... basically the size of a finger ring... or maybe slightly bigger. I need to find out what they were called! Thank you to anyone who can help!
Kevin - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I may be merging memories here, but I had a play set, either late 70s or early 80s. It had a big vinyl play mat, two molded 'mountains' lots of red and black winged demons and a green plastic dragon. I think the mat had a hedge maze printed on it? Again, I may be mixing two different play sets together... Can someone help me out with a name for this?
tam - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm trying to remember the name of the water toy you attached to a hose. Water wiggle???? On the same lines as a slip n slide... like a clown or something where it sprays water.
LG - April 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Tracy, The clear plastic action figure with pumping blood is "Pulsar" You can find them on ebay and at Action Toys and Collectables.
Timothy - April 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Roy - That would be a Green Machine. I remember having one after my Big Wheel.
Gary - May 26, 2010 - Report this comment
This is cross posted from the inthe80s board Please help I remember playing as a child with a construction toy designed in military green plastic the idea was to build tanks or miltary vehicles that could then be broke down and rebuilt in a different way, I think that the panels had 4 lugs on on each corner to clip to beams of some sort. I ve asked my dad and he thinks it was bought for me around 1986/87 and that it was a foreign brand not a Uk or Usa brand.
Darryl M - June 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Mark Cullison, I rhave been trying to remember the name of that toy also. It was a yellow diving bell. I think it was called something like "Deep Sea Diver".
Steve L - June 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I am trying to find the same game/toy Pipster was above in 2008- a toy where you put droplets of water in a maze. The surface of the maze would repel the water and make it bead up and flow like mercury. I thought it was called Quicksilver, but I can't find it.
sandy - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I am trying to figure and out hopefully find a toy I had in 1978. It was hand held. Octogon shaped, and flat like a thin compact. It contained a heat sensitive color changing fluid and when you pressed or rubbed on the back the front clear plastic allowed you to see the color changes. Think mood ring type color changes. I was at the Exploratorium recently and they had an exhibit much like this item and my children loved it. I remember playing with the color changes for hours on end. I want to say it was called a widget but I have searched with no luck. Can anyone help? I have read the other posts, sorry I can't help anyone else.
Brenda Lewis - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Sandy - June 30, 2010 - Space Fidget Shelly - April 5, 2010 Klip Klop, (I think) Rosie - April 16, 2010 Try link a doos, Link-a-dinks or Link-a-roos.
Todd T - July 05, 2010 - Report this comment
This page looks like a great resource. I'd like to ask about a toy too. In the early 1970s I had a beloved toy that consisted of some small square mirrors and some books of intricate drawings. When you put the mirror down on the page upright, perpendicular to the drawing, if it was in the right place, the reflection would reveal an image that was hidden by being only half-drawn. As you moved a mirror around on the pages, many different hidden images were revealed. I spent hours with this, but lost it along the way and have no idea what it was called. Sound familiar to anyone? Thanks.
Lori - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Did anyone ever hear of a toy that we had that was blue and red styrofoam that stuck together to make things?
Dale - July 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a hot wheels or matchbox car launcher that was styled like a rifle. It was red and white, it had these shells that you put the cars in, then loaded the rifle, it had a bolt action and you laid on the floor and shot your cars out, racked the bolt action to discharge the shell and load the next car! Anyone remember the name or where I might find one??? email dmatthews@slic.com Thanks!!
Philip C - July 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a pair of figures, aimed at pre-school age these two had round tubliar bodies, large vinyl/rubber heads that squeaked when you squeezed them and curved arms that just moved up or down. Additionally their legs just moved forward and back. They were dressed as grocery clerks, one with a red haired head and the other with black hair and a mustache. I think there was a set of a grocery store you could be separately. My brother and I loved to play with these characters. I would like to find them and introduce them to my own boys. Thanks!
Steph - August 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Mandy (Sept 2009) and Tonya (May 2009), I had the same portable dollhouse. When I read Mandy's original post "used it for Barbie, but I don't think it was intended for her", I had just said that to my daughter! I can't find anything on it, nor can I think of what doll it was intended. If either of you do, please update and I will too!
Steph - August 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Bev S - Oct. 2009, I think that you're referring to is called Show & Tell. It looked like a TV with a record player on top. I remember having The Gingerbread Man. I hope that helps!!
Trish - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey everyone. Take a look at retroland.com It has info on some of the older toys talked about on this site. Maybe you'll find what you're looking for there. Worth a shot.
Heidi Jo - August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I am looking for the name of a train set from 1977. Each train section is about 2" long and the tracks are green plastic with brown connectors. The bottom of the tracks says "1977 John Basevi". I have lots of track left but only 2 connectors and 2 train parts, but can't find anything like it on ebay!
Melissa - August 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a dark, squarish, battery operated clock about 12 inches high with some sort of scene lithograph (hickory dickory nursery rhyme?) on the front, and a marble elevator and run that you could view along with gears that moved. It would have been in the late seventies. Anyone else have one or remember the name?
Melissa - August 24, 2010 - Report this comment
My description of the above item was way off. Turns out it was the Mattel Fun-o-Matic toy clock for anyone else interested in finding it.
Johnny Adams - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Ok, that thing you ride with the 2 big wheels and you sat in the middle, round, yellow and red is called the Krazy Kar! I loved that thing, would spin myself dizzy! Here's a link to one: http://www.backtobasicstoys.com/item/productid/2178/txt/Krazy_Kar_Riding_Toy I was born in '66 but I'll be a kid forever!! :)
Jules - September 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Like Jay, in Sept. 2009, I'm looking for the name/manufacturer of the 70's animal hospital. As Jay said, it came in a blue plastic case shaped like an ambulance, with "vet" instruments and a few animals. I've assumed it was Fisher-Price but have had no luck searching.
Pam - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
This is for Kevin plastic colored rings. Funny I was just trying to find the colored rings myself.I have mine from when I was young and would love to find some more for my grandchildren.I thought they were called chinese rings but I have searched for articles on them and found nothing.We use to find them at our local 5 & 10 cent store and I think they were 10 cents a pack.Please post if you have any luck finding articles or such about them.
Mark W - October 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey gang! I'm trying to find the name of a battery-operated car with an axles poking out of each side. It went around an oval track, up a small lift hill (lifted by the axles), back down the hill (I think it did a flip on the way down), around the track where it turned onto its side from a ramp in the track and back around the track in a continuous loop. The whole thing couldn't have been maybe 2 feet long and about 8 inches high (I'm guessing).
Jennifer - October 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Has anyone heard of a game called "can it" from the mid 70's? What is it?
kelly sansom - October 24, 2010 - Report this comment
looking for these colored shapes with slits in them so u can put them together circles squares triangles red bue clear had so much fun with them dont no what to call them
carol - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
pipster, I remember that toy but don't know it's name! I was hoping to fingd it here. My brother and I used to play with it for hours with the room lighhts off. It evoked a certasin "mood" that I still remember well. I hope someone else remembers it. Thanks for mentioning the color wheel that you could turn. I had forgotten about that.
Sharlene - November 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I was wondering if anyone can help me remember the name of a doll. It had long white hair and came with, I think,four "markers", red, black, blonde and brown, that you could color her hair with. It washed out with plain water. This was a late 60's early 70's doll so it was long before Crayola came out with washable markers. It was about the size of a Barbie doll but some of the Barbie's clothes were a bit too small to fit it. I can't for the life of me remember what it was called and no one I've asked has a clue as to what I'm talking about. Anyone?
Serena - December 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm trying to remember the name of this stupid toy I had as a kid in the 70's, lol. It was a plastic bowling alley and you flipped a lever and the pins stood up then the bowling ball had feet on it, you wind it up and it would walk/hop down the bowling alley and hopefully knock over the pins. Then when you were done playing it would fold up into a little plastic case with a handle. Anyone know this? Thanks!
Bryan - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
This might have been from the 70's. I remember playing with it all the time. It was A orange plastic square that had handles like that of a bike or motorcycle (red I think) on either side. The object of the game was to manuever a motorcycle or something back and forth thur a maze of obstacals, Rocks, trees, catcus, not sure really. If you hit them they would fall down. But you would hold on to the handles and drive thur the course by moving the board back and forth. So much fun I had with it. Just no one remembers this toy. Please help. Thank you
Bryan - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Serena, I remember having that same toy the bowling alley I think it was made by tomy. So much fun. Try this link there is a picture there. I am sure this is what you are talking about http://www.retroplanet.com/PROD/24854. Good luck with the memories.
Bryan - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Jill I too had a plastic toy that had an oak tree as the background and there were animals in different spots on the tree with holes behind them. You had to push a button with each animal represented ( squirrel, bird, rabbit, etc..) and flip a little acorn/nut into the holes. Almost a preschool version of a pinball game. For very young kids I had it around 1979-1980 so I was 4 or 5 at the time. I remember it was plastic yellow and stood up right with the animal buttons along the bottom. I forgot all bout this until I read your post. If anyone knows what this is please help.
claude - December 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Jennifer, thank you so much. I have been searching for any evidence that this game actually existed outside of my house as a child. Can it was a game where each player had their own color garbage (fish skeleton, dog bone, etc) and a orange catapult that they set up and would launch their garbage into the gray garbage pail in the middle. I have been searching for this game for years but to no avail.
claude - December 17, 2010 - Report this comment
OOps i meant kelly
Mark - December 21, 2010 - Report this comment
gondogn, Thanks, but that isn't even close. It was a SIX wheeled vehicle that was like an amphibious vehicle.
sue - December 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Mark could your six wheeled vehicle been the moon buggy or moon rover? They both drove like a crazy car but with more wheels. In the mid-70's I had a pedal cart with 4 wheels that was green, each of the wheels were the blowmolded type the size of the back wheels on a big wheel.It had an odd shaped steering wheel metal frame and plastic molded seat. my parents called it a green-machine those have 3 wheels now.
Bill - December 26, 2010 - Report this comment
What a fun site! Looking for a toy from the 70's. It came with a small plastic guy (maybe a robot). You inserted his hand in a track I believe and you played a variety of games with or against him. Any recollections?
Carol - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm tryong to find out the name of the peanuts toy from the 70's. It was a tracing set, there were stencils of each peanuts member and you would draw the first part them move the stencil over and draw the second part till you were finished and you had one of the peanuts. I've been trying ti find one.
Stacy - January 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Bridge - I had the toy with the two ropes, handles and the red ovalish ball that you would "swoosh" back and forth between the 2 players. It was actually called "Swoosh".
Leslie - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I was so happy to finally find the name of the plastic puppy I had..."My Good Puppy"...I'm looking for one to buy. I had to move from the east coast to the west coast and had to give most of my toys away. Does anyone know the manufacturer? Thank you in advance!
melanie - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
my mom had two flat oval shaped sand art toys when I was about 6 or 7 in the mid seventies. One had pink white and tan sand and the other had blue white and tan sand. You could move them in your hands to create all differnt sand designs. Does anyone remember having one or seeing one?
Cindy - January 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Leslie, I hope you read this because the toy you are asking about it the toy that I came to the site to get a picture of because it was one of my daughters favorite toys and it was calld My Good Puppy. I need a picture of it to show her because when putting the bone in Good Puppy's mouth she felt the toy taking the toy and said that "Good Puppy Bit Me" Too this day she has never seen a picture. I think it was a toy by Hasbro. If you find a picture please post it.
Cindy - January 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Kat They were called High Steppers--1. I'm looking for the name of this toy that was set up with a plastic cup for each foot, and a rubber rope attached to each cup. When you walked on these cups they would make a "clop clop" sound?
Jax - January 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Stacy: I had that Swoosh game too, except mine was called "Play Buoy". The ovalish ball was an actual buoy. I think it was marketed as a bust enhancer (lol!).
Jax - January 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Mary M. - I had Which Witch!! I completely forgot about that game until I read your post :-) It was a favorite too, except we never really played the game. We just set it up and used it as a haunted house for our Dawn Dolls. Here is a photo: http://www.samstoybox.com/toypics/WhichWitchBox.jpg
Betsy - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
For K-Rock, the guy in the hammack that you are asking about is called Tilton-Milton. Now I have a question. My husband is trying to remember the name of a car he had in the early 70's that was a Dodge Charger stock car, 1/18 scale and had parts you could interchange. The front fender either was in perfect condition or a new one could be screwed on to look crumpled. You could also change tires, jack the car up etc. HELP!!!!
Betsy - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Magooster, The human like figures you are asking about are HotWheels and they are called "Farbs" Fantastic Car Kooks. There were 4 that were actually sold: Hod Rodney, Hy Gene, Myles Ahead and Red Catchup. The others were prototypes. Peggy, The worm like creature you are asking about was called "Wooly Worm". It looked like fur on the top with leather/suede on the bottom to help it to curl. It did have eyes that were glued on that have the independent moving black centers.
Connie - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have my Good Puppy! Does anyone remember Bubble Yum Baby? You stuck a little pink balloon in her mouth and pumped her arm up and down. Begged for it for Christmas one year and it never worked right!
Debby - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Serena, I believe the bowling game was called Strollin' Bowlin'. I had one also and played with it a lot.
Debby - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Kathy J. and others looking for the Riding Toy with the 6 wheels. It's funny but I do not remember the six wheels just the two big ones one the side but I think it might have been called the Crazy Car or Krazy Kar.
John - February 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm trying to remember a toy I got for Christmas in the late 70s or VERY early 80s. It had these little plastic rivits and a battery operated drill thing that would spin the rivits fast enough to melt them as a way to hold the parts together. There were a couple of different kits but I had the Bi Plane. Anyone remember what this thing was called?
John - February 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Diregard the above question I found it. It was Matell's Spinwelder.
Laurin - February 16, 2011 - Report this comment
My brother and I had a toy and neither one of us can remember what it was called. It was an amusement park with pieces that fit together and when you turned a crank all of the rides would operate. I'd say it was circa 1976-1979.
leslie - February 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Kevin, PaM,,,,,I think the plastic rings were chinese jacks?
Lori - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
The toy amusement park is made by General Mills Fun Group Inc. , later changed to Kenner. It is the Tree Tots Amusement park. It had a castle, merry go round, and a few other rides. All were in pink, green and orange, bright colors!
Lori - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
VAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL- No one has posted in response to Jay or Jules about knowing anything about a blue toy van that held the contents of an animal hospital and several animals. It was made in the 70's. I had one and have searched for years and cannot find who made it or any pictures of it. Does anyone know?
Lori - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
"Playskool Traveling Pet Hospital" is the name of the blue van animal hospital set. I found it on my own finally and have solved the mystery for Jay and Jules :)
Tammi - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I am trying to remember the name of a game from the mid to late 70's that came with red, blue and yellow chips, and had a white top with numbers on it. I don't remember how we played just that we would play for hours.
Gina - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
The 6-wheeled car you pedal with your hands is called a Wild Rider. My husband was certain he had one of these as a kid and we've been looking all over the internet to make sure it actually existed. He finally found proof! So far we found a YouTube video of a 1972 commercial for the Wild Rider by Tomy. Still searching for where we can buy one though...
Gina - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
The Wild Rider is by Marx, not Tomy
HeadRusch - March 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Help me guys, the years were the mid 1970's. The toy was very obviously a stock car, I believe an early 1970's dodge charger. It was large, more than 12" long, maybe as large as 16" long. It was a hard plastic shell and body (very strong) painted red and blue (Richard Petty?) and you could use these little hex-nuts to remove the wheels, pull the engine, and replace "crumpled" body panels with fresh ones. I'm not thinking of SST Smash Up Derby, this was a very large car, not big enough for Mego's but, getting there, bigger than 1/18th scale thats for sure. CAN ANYONE HELP!? Its making me nuts :)
HeadRusch - March 30, 2011 - Report this comment
FYI the toy is called the Pit Change Charger, by Marx. Google eventually gave up the goods.
jeannie - April 04, 2011 - Report this comment
hi i am trying to find a toy from the 7os i belive it was two balls on a rope i think the balls were hard plastic and you would clack them together , and u could get them going really fast , does anybody know what i am talking about please help. thank u
A.Brown - April 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Jeannie I believe the balls on a string were called Click Clacks or Klackers.
Dawn - April 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I am driving myself crazy!!! My toy was a black screen and you used a flat tool to draw pictures and depending on how you held it, the colors would change...help!!!!
MoonPuppy - April 10, 2011 - Report this comment
This toy was created, I believe to drive parents nuts, lol. It was a clear plastic cube that had solid shelves in it. Each shelf almost reached the opposite wall. It was filled with tiny ball bearings. The whole point of it was to roll the ball bearings from the top to the bottom. Then turn it over and do it again. There was no maze. There were no holes to filter the balls. It's NOT the money maze. Help?
Steve Schauster - April 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Hello, I'm hoping to learn the name of a logic toy. Likely from the 60's or 70's, it's a round, clear plastic base 4-5" in diameter and 2" high enclosing several layers of plastic plates. Extending upward are eight pins or pegs which move either in or out along radial slots in the top of the base. The object of the game is to get all of the pins inward to the center, and their movement is subject to a binary pattern or code. I think it was called "The Brain", but a search for a toy of that name is rather cumbersome. Thank you.
tara - April 19, 2011 - Report this comment
hi, just wondering if anyone can help me out i had a toy dog when i was a kid, it had a hard plastic head that glowed in the dark with a soft body. mum said it payed music when i first got it but i dont remember.its a light brown colour and its ears are a darker brown, and it has orange and brown eyes. its shaped a bit like a teddy with arms and legs but with a dog face. im guessing it was a 80s toy. its not a glow worm. i would like to see if they still make them. can anyone help???
Sharon - April 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Ken, Steve, and Jimmattcait, I also have been trying to remember this game, which is how I ended up here trying to search for it... was so excited when I found the description hoping to find out what it was called! I do remember seeing it in a Buck Rogers episode used as a prop, unfortunately I can't post the link of a pic from the episode, it's season 2, episode 6
Mike - April 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Has anyone seen this oval shaped,black,a grey button in the middle,and a flashing light on the bottom.I remeber playing with it but i forgot what it did or what it was connected to.
Kathy M - May 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Mark, Dec 21, 2010 - I know what vehicle you are talking about. My neighbor had this...think it was a hand me down from one of her cousins. It was white with six black wheels (3 at each side) and was controlled by your hands....no foot pedals and you where aboe to make it spin either way by only controlling one side or the other. I will write her on facebook and ask her if she remembers what the name of it is and if so I will get back to you. That thing was a blast. We had a older guy that had a driveway that wasa small hill and he always let us use it to build momentum...remember trying to do that one on the hill and flipping it when I grabbed the controllers and went to spin it. VERY painful experience! Fun just the same! LOL
Deviant Author - May 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Pipster, that was a Hasbro toy if I recall correctly and yes, I had one. I loved it, have wanted to find one for years to play with and I'm a 44 year old mom. LOL
Deviant Author - May 22, 2011 - Report this comment
SCORE! My net skills were with me today! The toy which was pieces parts put together of hard, plastic straws with connectors to make varying lengths and domes and platforms built up on a base with a multi-colored wheel was an...Astrolite by Hasbro! =D
Dolly - May 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Around the mid 70's I had a toy that was shaped like a cine camera it was red with a white handle on the side that you wound the cassette on with. I only remember two of the cassettes, which were, the incredible hulk and cinderella. Me and my sister loved it but it disappeared one day as our darling Dad decided, unknown to us, to have a toy clear out! Does anyone know who made it or what it was called please?
Patsy - May 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to have a Frankenstein game in the late 70s/ early 80s, which wasn't a board game but consisted of an operating table which had a crank handle at the side and you would play a card game which would determine how many times the crank was turned, which would then cause the operating table the tilt up causing the monster to sit up and open his eyes or fly off the table. Frankenstein's monster composed of seperate plastic parts ( legs, arms, torso and head with eyes that opened). Does this ring any bells at all? Thanks
Darlene - June 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Holy Cow!! I had forgotten all about the game "Can It". I loved that game! :)
Darlene - June 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Kat, The toy that you are looking for with the cups that you would walk on are called Romper Stompers. I had them and I loved them!! Hasbro was making them again a few years ago.
Tomcat - June 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I guess it was the late 1970s but there were these 3 plastic bug machine toys sold separately, a purple fly, a black spider, and a scorpion. The fly dropped a green bomb, the scorpion had a ball and chain for a stinger, and the spider had a grappling hook. I cant even find a trace of what these were called or who made them.
Elaine - July 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I was talking to my partner the other day about a toy I used to have, then in a South Park flashback/dream sequence, Mr Mackey was playing with it... it was a little plastic pegboard, and had 'jewel' pegs which you could make mosaic patterns with...very low tech and I loved it! Any ideas?
Tara - July 16, 2011 - Report this comment
HEIDI JO response: I too have this train from a garage sale and it is really cute. I am seeking more info and only find "John Basevi 1977" on the green train tracks. If you see this please respond or if anyone knows anything about this little plastic train set please respond. I would love to find a few more cars and one more track to complete mine. Thanks much.
Chomper01 - July 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Dear Ken, I know what game you are talking about..There was a round, white - colored electronic game back in the 70s (possibly around the mid - late 70s) that had a clear - blue lid that you open up, and revealed red - flashing lights..I know because I used to have the same back in 1976 or 1977,and I used to play it quite alot. It made a "bee - leep!" - like sound when the lid was open; and one of the games on it was to get all the red lights into a circle. Can't recall it's name,though; but I remember it stood on a white - cylinder stand (which was part of it's body), and that after you win, it made a fast - beeping sound like : "beepa - beepa beep! ..beepa - beepa beep!" ..It was a really coool game!
Chomper01 - July 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone know the name of a game in the 70s, where you take these plastic color pieces and attach them together to make a little ant figure? I think it was called "Cootie" and was made by Colorform(R); but I'm not sure. I used to have this game when I was 9 or 10. could someone help me?
Andrea - August 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone know which company made the game "can it"? The garbage pieces look similar to the junk pieces in the Jaws game by Ideal. Been searching for years but can't find the game anywhere. Anyone have a picture of the game?
Murran - August 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Chomper01- that sure sounds like a Cootie. It reminded me of a potato bug!
Murran - August 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember this pod like toy that you were supposed to leave on a wall or wherever and people were supposed to put notes in it and eventually put it in a mailbox to get it sent back to you? I thought it started with an O like Omni....
Jaya - August 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Todd T this was called a magic mirror book... loved it myself!
Jaya - August 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Peggy, if you're still there! I had this worm, they were called squirm worm or something like. It was just a piece of sheepskin... you can make one yourself.It had the loose centre eyes, and a little red felt tounge at one end. I called mine Murmy, and had a real big chin wobble when I lost it. Thanks for the reminder, Ill make one.
jaya - August 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a word game called 'word nerd', or something similar? It had a really cool many sided die, which I think had letters on it. All I remember is that it also came with sheets of paper to write stuff on. That's all I can remember
jennifer - August 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm trying to find the name and or a picture of a bath toy I had in the late '70's. It was a puppy dog with foam rollers on the bottom and a bar of soap would fit inside and the rollers would foam up to wash with. I believe it was a dark orangish/tan color with white. Any clues would be great.
Binzer513 - August 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Looking for 3 toys from around 1968-72: 1. a toy car, orange plastic, with interchangeable parts; 2. small rubber "action figures" of a family of ghosts and ghouls, similar to Addams Family, some glowed in the dark, with a haunted house; 3. space toys (Ideal?), including a water gun with hot and cold water bottles, plus blue blow-molded "moon shoes" you attached to your own shoes, like "Moon Boots" only earlier vintage.
Mary - August 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I am looking for a game my brothers used to have. It consisted of 2 mini hockey sticks, 2 mini nets and 1 mini puck. It was prob 3-6 inches in height (I think) and they would play it on a regular table...Does anyone know the name of this item? Thanks
Ginni - August 31, 2011 - Report this comment
I have just found a yellow metal truck and trailer in the loft. It says Meccano made in England but I can't find anything like it online. Any information would be most appreciated. Thanks.
Joe - September 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Third person on here looking for the late 70s tree with acorn and forest animals game, with no responses to any of the questions yet/ please help I am going NUTS!
Betty Chatham - September 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I am looking for a monkey. It is a girl monkey from the 70's with a rubber face. It has a cloth body with a pink chest. She is wearing a flowered Spaghetti strap dress. holds a banana in one hand and can suck other thumb. Has reddish brown hair. If anyone knows where I can find one email me at kingskids_director@yahoo.com . Thank you
Debbie - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Binzer, the ghost toys, were they called Kooie Spookies?
Laur - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I am looking for a toy I had in the mid to late 60's. They were 2" tall space men called Cosmic Kittles. Their faces were green, yellow, and blue. They would glow in the dark. Their uniforms were triangular over the shoulders like a poncho and pointed down the back and at the front. They each had their own space ships with a tall plastic bubble over the pilot seat.
malc - October 21, 2011 - Report this comment
in the 80s my older brother had a plastic type mecano set but instead of nutsand bolts it used black rubber rivets and had a special gun to use to put themin and they were re useable any ideas of name
Steph - November 09, 2011 - Report this comment
@ Betty Chatham...are you talking about Monchichi dolls? image: https://www.google.com/search?q=monchichi&hl=en&rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS417US449&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=r9y6TpfYDuGKsgKbmoC5CA&ved=0CC8QsAQ&biw=1366&bih=643&sei=%20wNy6Tr7EFcLCsQLgsb2yCA
zevion - November 15, 2011 - Report this comment
i had this toy that has figure with one rolling ball on bottom and it would ride an train around the track once and stop by to drop off the figure and then it rode up an elevator, and on top of elevator it waited for an helicopter to pick up the figure and then drop down the slide and back to the train and it will go around once again and repeated the squence i would like to find out about that toy and it was one of my favorite childhood toy contact via email zevion@aol.com with subject like retro toy
Cory - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Jeannie, April 4, 2011: The toy you're thinking of was called Kerbangers, and it was made by Wham-o before being taken off the market for liability reasons I believe.
HollywoodX - November 25, 2011 - Report this comment
My sister used to have a stuffed, hairy mostly white/black dog that was small, and it had an orange stuffed/plush dog house that a flap/door that closed with a small velcro strap. I want to get it for her for Xmas, but have no memory of what it is. It was from the 70's I believe, at lastest 1981.
Maggie - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Elaine - July 01, 2011 Lite Brite?
Melissa - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
My brother & I are trying to remember the name of this game/toy: From the early '80s, had a large vinyl mat with some plastic mountains that would attach. There were small plastic characters like warlords and a guy with a ball & chain. I keep wanting to call it Dragon Riders but I know that's not right. The characters were about 2" tall or so, green (or maybe black & red??) and had a base on them. Help! :D
Jeff - December 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I am looking for a toy I had back in the late 70's. It was a hand powered sawmill that would rip, cut, and sand pieces of balsa wood which would then be glued on patterns to form old western buildings. Does anyone remember the name of this?
Val - December 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I am looking for the name of a game I had in the 70's with these little suction cup pop up mushrooms shaped hoppers. I can't remember what the object of the game was but they used to scare the daylights out of me when they popped. Anybody know what I'm talking about? Thanks
DE - December 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Did anyone ever respond to this inquiry? I think I'm looking for the same toy. Help! kelly sansom - October 24, 2010 - Report this comment looking for these colored shapes with slits in them so u can put them together circles squares triangles red bue clear had so much fun with them dont no what to call them
Sarah - December 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the name of a 70s toy i had as a child it had long fur and a long rubber nose not much to go on i know :)
Sharyl - December 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Murran-Aug 17, 2011 - I've been trying to find that toy (or at least it's name) too! It seems like it was shaped like a lady bug and had compartments for the notes. I keep thinking is was Oobie or something like that. Have you had any luck?
Ladymanyhats@comcast.net - December 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I am looking to find a toy that my daughter got when she was 3 or 4 so late 70's early 80's. It has foam shapes that have different colors and holes in the foam to attach a button that is fat around on one side and smaller around the other side. If anyone knows where I could find this toy let me know thanks
JenVoy - December 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone know a toy that came out..possibly late 70's early 80's...It was made of cloth...had velcro on sides. Looked like a tree and came with cute furry animals inside. I don't know why but feel like it was a fisher price toy.
Therese - December 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I had the MOST fantastic, fun toy in the early 70's. Two bags full of round, flower-shaped discs that interlocked like leggos. You could make amazing girly things with these daisy-shaped toys, like crowns and thrones for your Barbies. Of all the toys I got rid of and WISH I had kept for my daughter, these are the ones I regret the most. Can any other 50-somethings out there help?
Angie - December 27, 2011 - Report this comment
In the late 70's I got a toy snail. It was orange plastic with a green head and a large yellow dial on the side. When you wound it up the snail would move and it would play the song "Talk to the Animals". I loved this snail and had it well into college, but I mysteriously lost it! I'm pretty sure it was made by one of the big toy manufacturers, but I have not been able to find it anywhere. Anyone have any ideas? Thank you!
Chuck - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember in the early 70s, a construction set that was on a track that you could hand crank in both directions. It also was able to dump rocks and load them again. This is driving me crazy! Thanks
Alice - January 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Angie, I have been trying to find these too, I think there were white, red, blue and yellow discs, and the only name I can come up with is something like deely bobs or dilly bops, but when I google those names, the 80s antennae things come up. Keep looking and let me know if you figure it out.
Alice - January 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Angie, Crystal Climbers?
Sherry - January 04, 2012 - Report this comment
TV SHOW Name needed. Born in 1969. I remember a show with an older black grandpa with an unusual sweet comforting voice. He had a beard and I think had a nickname for his granddaughter and she sat on his lap?? May have been a vignette of another show, i.e. Sesame Street or the Electric Company.
hankster - January 09, 2012 - Report this comment
looking for the name of a ride in car older stlye racer open wheels pedal type get going good then it would reverse direction white body red under carrage might have been exer-car by nordic track not sure i was like 6 or 7
Tara - January 11, 2012 - Report this comment
To the person who was looking for the monkey-it's probably ZIPPY. I had a monkey like that when I was a kid (from late 70s) and I am looking to buy one. I have found pics online. It was a great toy.
Kathy - January 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember in the late 60's or early 70's, the name of girls jewelry or purse with a little doll in them the doll was maybe 2" to 3" and came in oval plastic casing in the bracelet or necklace you could open them but you could not take the doll out from the side of the purse. i have been trying to find these items anywhere and it's driving me crazy trying to remember the name or who even made them.
Trish - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Email is photochic72@aol.com I'm looking for the name of or one for sale...I was a child in the 1970's and had the "tree people family" is what I called it..it wasn't plastic it was cloth..so not the fisher price or Kenner Family tree house. There was a Tree House, Car, Mom, Dad, Baby and I believe another sibling or 2. The tree house had a swing on it that was plastic. I have 2 kids now and I so badly want them to play with this. I kept mine for all these years but husband cleaned and now we can't find it =( IF someone just knows what I'm talking about and I can get a name maybe I can find it. The people kind look like Lalaloopsy dolls (bigger head smaller body). The car was kinda patch worked...it had a steering wheel that snapped off an on it too was cloth!
Kris H. - January 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Jill, Bryan, Joe, looking for the plastic game with the oak tree and animals...I think it is the Winnie the Pooh Bee'n'Honey game. I had this same game when I was little and I couldn't remember what it was. I went poking around some of the Sears Christmas catalogs on Flickr and found a picture of this game. Googled it for a better look and it appears to be the same one I remember. Pooh, Piglet, Owl, and Tigger are on it, and you have to push the corresponding buttons to flip a little plastic disk with a picture of a bee on it to each animal and eventually into the tree itself. I guess it could be a licensed version of a generic tree and animal, flip-the-disc game, but the more I think about it, the more I am pretty sure the toy I had was this Winnie the Pooh game. Anyway, I hope this helps. I ran across this page while trying to find the answer to this question myself and digging around in the old Sears catalog solved it! Oh Sears Christmas Catalog, hero of my childhood...is there anything you cannot do? :)
Bethany H. - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I am trying to remember a toy from the late 70s/early 80s. It is a plastic animal bath toy, with 2 sponge rollers on the bottom. It was hollow, so you could put a bar of soap inside, and then when you rolled it on your body, it would suds up. Anyone remember this? I think mine was a green frog? Or a blue dog? I cant remember it was so long ago!
Teresa B - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I am ALSO trying to find this toy: *quote by crazy amy* "When I was a kid, my aunt had a really neat toy that had 2 long ropes with handles on both ends, one person would pull their ropes a part and send a football shaped ball with the ropes running through it flying towards the other person. I would love to know what this toy was called and get one if I can." (No idea why, but i think "glider" might have been in the name) PLEASE HELP!!! :)
Teresa B - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG! HOT DOG!!!! I just found it!!! IT was called a STREAKER!!! here is the link! http://myverylastnerve.blogspot.com/2011/04/im-convinced-they-were-trying-to-kill.html
BKJ - January 26, 2012 - Report this comment
JenVoy: You're thinking of The Woodies. There was a Squirrel Family, a Beaver & I think a Bluebird. They also came with books. All made by Fisher Price. I still have all of mine. Thank God my folks never threw anything away.
Debbie - January 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I am trying to find a tiny two inch sized hard plastic toy of Barney Rubble. I think I got it in a cereal box in the late sixties or early seventies. Also, I would like to find a replacement for a stuffed clown with a big long sticking out red nose that I got at about the same time. Anyone have any ideas?
Debbie - January 28, 2012 - Report this comment
To Tara, I think what you are looking for is a Light Bright, my sister had one.
Debbie - January 28, 2012 - Report this comment
To Bev, I think they were called KIDDLES, I had some as a little girl.
Lani - January 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Have been searching for a couple of years now and can NOT find this old toy I had! From the late 70's or early 80's. It was a brown plastic log with hidden woodland animals that would popout. It had a spot to "chop" and spot to "saw" and to "screw". It came with a plastic (I believe all in one) saw/axe/screwdriver. I remember the screwdriver part was blue and C shaped (old fashioned). When you did each function an animal would pop out. I remember the end of the log had the squirrel that would pop out. When I lost the tool, the animals were trapped in there forever! Can ANYONE help me identify this old toy?? It is driving me crazy!!!
derek d - February 05, 2012 - Report this comment
im looking of the name of a toy.. was for kids i think in the 90's to 2000. it was oval came in different colors. and had a screen on it so someone sent a message it appared.. i think it started with a B..im not to sure. help if u can
Nikki. L. - February 09, 2012 - Report this comment
For Susan that commented a while back....the Rub-on Transfers I used as a kid and LOVED LOVED LOVED THEM....They were called "Action Transfers" and here is the website dedicated to them
William - February 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I had this toy in the 70's - it was a throwing toy, long with a rubber tip, and little guide wings on it. Can't remember the name! help! =)
Greg E. - February 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Trying to remember the (foreign?)name of a fun craftsy set of small plastic pieces, of various shapes and colors, that would attach to an approx. (5" x 5"?) plastic board/grid to make designs, mosaics and such. You could even connect several grid-boards together to make a larger design. Late 60's or 70's?
Marti - February 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I am looking for a toy from the 70's. They were 4inch animal figures that when you put the figure down on a flat surface the head would move one way and the body would move in the opposite direction of the head. The figures had a small metal piece that stuck out the bottom of the figure to make the head and body move
ellakarr - February 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a toy similar to the oval-shaped, flat, plastic toy called the Magic Window. I remember it being like an oil/water thing--blobs of colored water would filter through little obstacles to the bottom, then you turned it over and did it again. I think it was red water/blue blobs or vice versa. Anyone remember that?
Andy - February 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I am after help, in the late 70,s i had car launcher that was styled like a rifle, it had these shells that you put the cars in, then loaded the rifle, it had a bolt action and you laid on the floor and shot your cars out, racked the bolt action to discharge the shell and load the next car! Anyone remember the name or where I might find one??? cheers Andy - Andynmanda@ntlworld.com
Kimberly - February 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Therese, I came here looking for the flower-shaped discs that interlocked like legos, too. I have a picture somewhere of me playing with them in 1969. I loved them, but cannot remember what they were called and have looked everywhere for info on them. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Kristin - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I was looking for the cloth tree house with plush toys and found one by fisher price called the woodseys
Phranc - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi, I am looking for the big squishy rubber animals that dangles from a stretchy cord. There was an owl and an octopuss and I think a mermaid. many animals with plastic eyes. The rubber was almost a slimy texture. my best friend collected them what were they called?? They were not monsters. They were animals. Anyone?? You could buy them at the drugstore counter they were displayed hanging and in some toy stores.1970's.
Jen B. - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a toy from the late 60s or 70s. You place a crayon in a holder like an airbrush and plug the toy in...and press the crayon against a hot metal piece and you could draw with the melted crayon....Sounds crazy, but if you ever had one...you know what I'm talking about. Shuler-Perez -- Crazy Wheels?
Kristie - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
This outside toy was orange heavy-duty plastic that you got inside of and rolled around and around-like when your brother use to push you inside of a tire. I just cannot remember, HELP?
Andy - March 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I found the doll that rides the ladybug! It was called Upsy Downsy land. you can see it at wishbook.web Its in the JCP 1970 catalog page 453
Jane'e - March 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a styrofoam Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur (skeleton) that I had when living in Concord California. This was late 60's, & he was a Christmas or birthday gift when I was a child. Rex is still in the original box with instructions, plus all the parts. I think there might be a few pen marks on the jaw bone. I've kept him all these years but as I'm moving it's time to find him a new home. I have some pics to email too. tuscarorastables at aol for inquiries. Thanks!
myonus - March 05, 2012 - Report this comment
1970's - 1980? Blue dome with white base. The dome slid back to reveal 10 buttons 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0 with corisponding numbers/ geometric shapes. It had several controls in the center. Probably to choose from different levels or combination patterns or somthing. I remeber playing with it for hours trying to figure out how it was suppose to work. I know for a fact it exiosted because they used one in the 2nd season of Buck Rogers 25th cenury TV show. Help me I'm going insane trying to find the name of this toy.
myonus - March 05, 2012 - Report this comment
forgot my email myonusrecordsltd@hotmail.com
Kerri - March 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I had an a-frame cottage-type dollhouse with 2 small dolls, cots, fishing rods and a motorboat when I was a kid in the 70's... Desperate to find out the name and/or brand.
saundrah - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
@Kerri I think you are thinking of the Barbie Mountain House.. I tried looking it up online to see if I am right. If you Google it you should see a picture. :)
Kevin - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
@ Melissa - I was looking for that playset too and I finally found it! It is called "Dragon Riders of the Styx" Seems there was a few toys made under that line, so look for the 'fantasy playset' when you google it =)
Sharon - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I can't find anything on a toy I had in the 70's. I keep thinkig it was called a Kitchen Karosale or something like that. I was a barbie doll sized kitchen that was battery operated and rotated. It had a stove and oven and washer & dryer, etc. Does anyone know about it?
Siobhan - March 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Looking for a deep sea diver bath toy. It had a pumpm on the end that you'd pump and the toy would sort of hop/walk along the bottom of the tub.Anyone remember this?? Probably around year 1983ish...
jeffrey horen - March 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi in the 1970's i had a toy I am trying to locate now. It consisted(when assembled) of a blue base, with a clear plastic bottle that stood out of it vertically. In the bottle was a base of gravel, like in a fishtank, and then some orange plastic shapes of ships wheel an anchor and some other stuff. Floating in the bottle at the top was a yellow object with a claw sticking out of the bottom. by squeezing the bottle, the claw went down and grabed the objects. the goal was to get all of them. Can anybody please tell me what the name of this toy was? Thank You.
Wade - March 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Dolly, what you're thinking of is a Tru Vue Rolla Show. You can still get them on ebay every once in awhile
Wade - March 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Trying to find the name for a shooting gallery type toy. It had a pistol at one end and tagets at the other (duh) and used compressed air running down a set of tubes that would use pistons to knock over the targets when you were lined up right. From late 60's maybe but more likely the early 70's.
Phranc - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I FOUND the SQuishy rubber danglers: RUSS BERRIE JIGGLERS!!!!!!!!! Trying to paste a picture but check them out!
CBhappygirl - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Wade - I think you may be looking for the "Magic Shot Shooting Gallery.
CBhappygirl - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I am trying to find the name of a game (probably for preschoolers) from the 1970's. It was colorful plastic, and I believe it had gingerbread men (or a gingerbread house), and tokens that you could drop down the chimney. I think at least one of the tokens had a shamrock on it. WHAT WAS THIS???? please and thank you!
CBhappygirl - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Jeffery - you may be looking for the Aqua Diver. http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbnid=56JHw9fsRzoxtM:&imgrefurl=http://www.samstoybox.com/stories/toybox/stories2004.html&docid=h5_lhwOjdFUU7M&imgurl=http://www.samstoybox.com/toypics/sea1.jpg&w=400&h=300&ei=r61jT7rGKMOzsAK48PybCw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=115&vpy=247&dur=7756&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=102&ty=82&sig=115325290640207200332&page=1&tbnh=122&tbnw=169&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&biw=1067&bih=710
CBhappygirl - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Jeffrey - Try Sea Diver if Aqua Diver doesn't pull it up for you.
Wade - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
CBhappygirl - Thanks, but no. The one I'm thinking of has the target stands and the gun connected by about 3 feet of vinyl(?) tubing (about 6 of them joined together) under a connecting "C" shaped piece of plastic (open end down). When you lined up on the target and pulled the trigger the gun would send a pulse of air down the appropriate tube and activate a piston/plunger that would then knock over the target. The targets were various items but the only one I distinctly remember were plastic "tin" cans.
DM - March 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anybody remember a care stencil game? You had different stencils for the front middle and rear and could create different cars?
McBar - March 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi everyone, What was the name of those chunky race cars which I used to play with in the early 70's? Like a normal car but compacted. Metal. Big back wheels. Mines was a green one. Tonka? Hard wearing.
Cindy - March 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I am looking for a toy from around 1976 and I know it was by a good toy manufacturer. The name of it was Good Puppy and I am sure of the name. I chewed and ate small flat plastic white dog bones. Since it chewed I would imagine it had batteries.
Cindy - March 24, 2012 - Report this comment
massm@nycap.rr.com TO: Connie - February 12, 2011 You said above that you still had the Good Puppy. If you are willing to sell it I would like to buy it. Send me an email. If you know who made it I woul love to know too.
al - April 06, 2012 - Report this comment
hi,i had a brown sweep from sooty and sweep, he wasnt a puppet but was a soft toy, desparate to find another. also had a bright bike with white wheels and long white seat called a GX2000. what to find one of those also if anyone can help please x
al - April 06, 2012 - Report this comment
sorry that was bright green bike. thanks al x
Alvin - April 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi everyone. I would like help in identifying a toy that I got during 1986-1990. It was a stuffed dalmatian that came with a roller/walker toy. The dalmatian had floppy ears, a red collar and his mouth was opened with a small tongue attached inside. The roller/walker itself was simple. Just a white plastic body with a long handle, 1 wheel on each side and Velcro at the sides to snap the dog's hind legs into place . At the front of the body was a small flat lever like thing, which you could slide into the neck stuffed toy. And when you pushed it, the dog's head would bob up and down and make a squeaking sound. Been searching for "Spot" for over 3 years now and have yet to find a link or picture. Would appreciate any help. Thanks!
LISA - April 17, 2012 - Report this comment
HI ALL DOES ANYONE REMEMBER A BLACK PLASTIC BALL, KINDA LIKE THE MAGIC 8 BUT THIS WAS A BOMB AND IT HAD A TIMER ON IT, YOU TOSSED IT FROM PERSON TO PERSON UNTIL THE BOMB WENT OFF, LOSER WAS HOLDING THE BOMB. I WANT SO BADLY TO FIND ONE OF THESE FOR ME AND MY BROTHER, IT WAS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TOYS GROWING UP, APPRECIATE ANY INPUT OR HELP BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT I GOOGLE OR TYPE NOTHING COMES UP.
Rob Lambert - April 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to LISA's comment: I think she's referring to Milton Bradley's TIME BOMB game, which was available starting in 1965, and was sold well into the 1970s. Comedian Stubby Kaye first introduced it on his kiddie game show, "Shenanigans." I have a kinescope of the show, with TIME BOMB commercial (10/9/65, ABC-TV).
Debbie - April 25, 2012 - Report this comment
As I was reading through these posts I knew some of the names of the toys people were talking about and also wanted to post a toy I am trying to recall the name of. Can anyone tell me how I can reply to someones post? Can I directly connect to their posting or will my post/reply just automatically post at the very end of the thread? Thanks a bunch for any help....brand new here :)
Wade - April 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Debbie - Just call out the name of the individual asking the question you can answer, as I did here for you, then put in your response. Most of the members check back and either look to the end of the list here or the do a "find on this page".
Rob Lambert - April 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Debbie's comment on KIDDLES from 1/28/12: They were called LIDDLE KIDDLES, made by Mattel from 1967 to 1970. My sister had several of them, and a playset. One of her favorites was a boy in a fireman's outfit named Bunson Bernie. Also, responding to Chomper01's comment on the COOTIE game: COOTIE goes back to the later 1940s and is still in stores today. I grew up in the 1960s, and then, COOTIE was manufactured by the Schaper Company. Schaper went under around 1974, and I believe Parker Brothers bought the rights to it.
Brian - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Nic who asked about a toy that followed crayon drawing on a mat, KEnner produced this. Here is the commercial for it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWZn14dVHSE
DAve - May 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I have been going crazy looking for a puzzle from when I was a kid in the late 60s/early 70's...it was a puzzle..the pieces were mostly characters...and there was a book of clues that helped you figure out where the unusually shaped clues went. I think there were 2 or 3 different sets.
Daniel - May 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Anyone remember a building set where you pour plaster paris into molds to make bricks? You then stack them with glue to make buildings. I had a Garage... can't find them anywhere
susie - May 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Looking for scooter type thing- square on wheels kids scoot around on
Kylie - May 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Kris H - I too am looking for the name of the toy that Jill T, Bryan and Joe were looking for. It sounds just like the one you describe but was definately not Winnie the Pooh characters - definately had a squirrel in there somewhere. Yellow plastic back, red buttons along the bottom on the front, holes in the tree where the acorn would fall through from the top to the bottom of the tree with the animals sitting on branches hitting the acorn from up the tree. I have a photo with it in the background but it is way too fuzzy to see any details or name! I had this as a 2-3 year old in about 1976. Anyone got a name????
Brian - May 17, 2012 - Report this comment
The toy that Kylie, Kris H, Jill T, Bryan and Joe are looking for was called Pass The Nuts. They can be found on ebay and timewarptoys fairly often. It was a fun game.
Brian - May 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I need help identifying a toy. This is a cockpit type toy, kinda similar to the jimmy jet but not nearly as big or complex looking. It was battery operated, and you were the 'pilot' using a joystick and you would navigate over a moving landscape screen. The landscape was projected onto a screen via a rotating drum housed inside a cabinet. I remember it had a white cabinet and a single orange or yellow joystick. There was a rotating drum on the inside that projected the moving landscape on the screen. It came with several landscapes that were interchangeable that you would wrap around the drum. The landscapes were printed on transparency paper, like you would use for an overhead projector. The landscapes were a bit cartoonish, I remember “flying” over Mt Rushmore drawings and so forth. I was born in 1971, so I would guess this would be a toy made in the late 1970’s. I have no idea who made it, what the name of it was, or anything like that. I’ve googled so many keywords trying to find this thing to no avail. Hope someone can help
Leo S - May 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi. I'm looking for information on a motorcycle, small toy, that came with a power glove. The glove held the batteries and was made of a metallic-looking fabric. The Thumb and forefinger of the glove had hidden wires that ran to the battery pack on the glove, and had small button-type electrodes. When you gripped the back of the bike, it spun up the bike's rear wheel, and then you would release the bike and it would take off. Any idea what this is called? Andy - Feb 19 - the toy is called Ricochet Racers, by Palitoy. Any google will find plenty of data.
Delia - May 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I am trying to remember a bizarre catching game called Thumb Ball that appeared in early 1970s. It consisted of two posts or catchers with thumb activated buttons on the side that were used to catch and release the ball that was thrown back and forth. I have see a similar game on current websites with the name Thumb Ball, but I swear I saw an old version around 1970. And NJTitan, I remember that wind-up football game, even though I was a girl not into sports. It was the Marx Pro Bowl Live Action play set, and I remember the wind-up quarterback who doubled as a kicker. Board Game Geek has a description of it.
Mari - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
There are two toys that I remember as a kid and haven't been able to identify... One was a set of translucent plastic tubes with grooves scored into them so that they could be fitted into one another on an offset fashion. Five tubes made an easy set of binoculars (two on each side joined by one in the center). The tubes were strong plastic and came in yellow, blue and pink (maybe green). Another was a nativity set that consisted of cutout figures that slide into a plastic tray with parallel grooves like a miniature stage set. The figures were printed on a stiff, flexible white plastic and were "lifelike" like a painting with true colors and shading. There may have been other scenes available but I had the nativity. We had the best toys back then!!
Mari - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Bethany: The plastic wheel drawing set that looks like gears is a SPIROGRAPH. I had one too and spent many fun hours with it!
Grace - May 24, 2012 - Report this comment
It's been killing me slowly not being able to remember the name of a toy that I enjoyed very much as a kid in the 90's. The objective of this game/toy was to match all kinds of funny noises. The toy itself looked like a purple pad with rows and columns of rubbery orange buttons. The funny noises would be randomly placed on the pad and you would have to match the sounds. I really hope someone out there remembers this or had one of their own. Thank you!
Morrilton Devil Dog - May 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Grace, I am so sorry to hear that an unknown toy has been killing you slowly. It was manufactured by Tiger Electronics and it was called HENRY.
Tammy - May 29, 2012 - Report this comment
When i was a little girl in the 70s, I had an stuffed orange owl with a wind up music box inside it. I am trying to find one now for my grand-daughter. Mine sadly got destroyed in a flood. Does anyone know who at least made this toy back then? Please email me if you have any info. tleckie@cogeco.ca
Monty - May 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Delia, you are thinking of Dynamite Shack. Made by Milton Bradley, it was a classic. Utilizing the two giant pink thumbs, one had to maneuver sticks of dynamite into the shack before it blew up. It is often confused with modern Thumb Ball, but it's not Thumb Ball. Sorry.
Morrilton Devil Dog - May 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Attention Tammi, from March 26, 2011, if you're still alive. That spinning top was called PUT & TAKE, and was made by Schaper in 1965. It came with chips, top, and a base. Perhaps you had a later model. I know the answers to about fifty of these toy names, including the blue dome with buttons and symbols mentioned by Steve, Ken, Jimmattcait, Sharon, Chomper01, & Myonus. I also know exactly what the six wheeled vehicle is called, who made it and when. But so few people check back and the ones who do, few of those say "Thanks" or "That's right!" or anything at all, so you don't know if they ever got the information. : ( It discourages people from answering, I'm sure.
BAM - May 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a game that had a mirror in the middle and you had to do all sorts of tasks looking at the mirror image. Does anyone recall the name of that game?
Tammy - May 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I posted yesterday looking for the name of the orange owl from the 70's. I found it. It was made by Fisher Price and was called The Musical Owl :)
Keith - May 30, 2012 - Report this comment
to Mark 11/24/19, Jody 10/24/09, Kathy J 6/27/09, Kathy M 5/2/11, and Sonnemarie 12/14/19: The 6 wheeled ride-on car was the "Wild Rider" by Marx. It had 6 black plastic wheels on a low white plastic body with hand cranks inside. It is no longer made. It was very fun. to Shuler-Perez 8/30/09 and Debbie 2/15/11: the ride-on toy with two large red and yellow spiraled wheels was the Krazy Kar. It also had two hand cranks inside.
Keith - May 30, 2012 - Report this comment
*to Mark 11/24/09 Sonnemarie 12/14/09
Sharyl - June 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Murran Aug 17, 2011 It was Oobi by Parker Bros. Check out this website: http://deuceofclubs.com/oobi/who.htm
Kylie - June 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Brian - thank you so much for naming the "pass the nut" game, it was driving me insane! Found one on timewarptoys, thanks also for putting me onto that awesome site!
Brian - June 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Glad I could help. Now if someone could just find the toy I was asking about I'd be happy. Been driving me crazy for 4 years!
DJ Zath - June 07, 2012 - Report this comment
hi everyone.. I just awoke from a dream (middle of the night here) about a toy I had from when I was quite little.. I don't remember much from it- only how it DIED.. While in play, I "drove" it across my dad's face and it snagged his beard.. it ceased to exist after that.. The toy itself was a little battery-operated plastic "moon car"; orange body and with blue tinted windows.. the unique thing about this toy was it had a magnet under its 6 little (rubber?) wheels and rode in a metal upright (vertical) track that had moon scenes imprinted on it and with orange (or blue) plastic outer trim.. the car could ride on the inside or outside of the track- upside down and all.. was a neat little thing. It appeared in a dream (okay it was a nightmare!) and I awoke and thought I'd try googleing this thing but to no luck! I want to say it was called "moon patrol" or "moon buggy"... I believe this toy is from the late 60s to very early 70s as I could have not been more than 5 years old.. (and boy, was my father ticked!) Also, here's one for ya, I saw this mentioned in a few posts above.. about the Krazy Kar and that.. someone asked about "a ride-able that was similar to a Bigwheel, but with bigger oversized wheels and a seat in the middle..." you controlled it with LEVERS.. This thing was called a "Green Machine" and I was a TERROR on that thing! :) I hope this helps someone out there!
shelley - June 12, 2012 - Report this comment
hi all - i have a vague recollection of a toy with a little man on a base who spun round and pointed at answers (?) on a board. probably controlled with magnets of some description, but it seemed magical to me! probably from the early 70's. any ideas??
Trish - June 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I left a post above, I'm guessing no one knew. But incase someone is looking for it, I found it!! Gabriel's "Patches McGee".
Peter - June 17, 2012 - Report this comment
To Mark 11/24/19, Jody 10/24/09, Kathy J 6/27/09, Kathy M 5/2/11, Sonnemarie 12/14/09 and Keith 5/30/2012: I don't know if the 6-wheeled ride-on vehicle that everyone says was the "Wild Rider" by Marx is what YOU had or not, but after looking at the youtube video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-BcI6CzPGI ), I can tell you, it's NOT what I had. Sure, like the "Wild Rider", mine had 6 black plastic wheels on a low white plastic body with hand cranks inside, but it had a molded seat, painted black (the paint would chip off) and had a central hub area between your legs, that the "Wild Rider" did not have. Mine had a much more substantial body frame, with wider side panels and looked more like a moon buggy than the "Wild Rider", which just seems to look like a shallow bucket with 6 wheels. If ANYONE knows of a different version of the "Wild Rider" or something like it, please let us all know. my email (set up especially for sites like this so I can keep track) is: spamfilter3000@gmail.com
Andy - July 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I am after help, in the late 70,s i had car launcher that was styled like a rifle, it had these shells that you put the cars in, then loaded the rifle, it had a bolt action and you laid on the floor and shot your cars out, racked the bolt action to discharge the shell and load the next car! Anyone remember the name or where I might find one??? cheers Andy - Andynmanda@ntlworld.com
Linda in Australia - July 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I have always wanted to find out what 3 particular toys were that I had as a child, to hopefully help me find them again. 1) 3 or 4 plastic buildings made of plastic, each with a wheel with a bit sticking out, so the wheels would fit into each other. The characters would fit into holes in the bottom of each building, one I particularly remember is a teacher, another a postman. When the buildings were connected, and the people in the holes, you would turn a wheel at the end and the peoples arms would move up and down. 2) This might be 80's, but it was a pink heart shaped dollhouse. It was a carry around one so you could close the front, and simply flip it open to play. The flip open bit became the front grassed area. 3) A red fabric doll, except its hands and face were plastic. It was I think about 25cm tall? I would love any help in identifying these 3 after all of these years. Thank you in advance.
James - July 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi everybody! I'm trying to identify a 1970's spaceship/robot shaped like a housefly, with a grappling hook on the back, and a little "pilot" figure behind the eyes. Anybody know what this was?
Stephbo79 - July 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I am looking for this toy I don't know if it's from the 70's or 80's but you had these tiny plastic animals with wheels on the bottom and the base looked like a castle It was ran with batteries and had an esculator type device the animals would go up then roll down the other side. I played with this toy for HOURS. wish I would have kept better track of it. Thank you for any help :)
wkw3 - July 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Fyi... Myonus, Ken, Steve, Chomper01, Jimmattcait, Sharon I finally found that electronic puzzle game with the blue tinted dome and the white base. It was almost certainly Computer Perfection. I spent an unreasonable number of hours searching Google images. Morrilton Devil Dog, you could have at least thrown the name out there.
Rob - July 24, 2012 - Report this comment
TARA.....it's called "The Brain Puzzle" made by Mag-Nif....good luck. Sliding pegs.
Kelly G - July 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Ok, so I have been racking my brains trying to figure out what this gadget/toy was and went through this entire blog, hoping to find it. I think I had it in a keychain version and it was a little 3" (approx) disc .. May have been an octagon shape and it had a green enclosed film on one side and when you moved your finger on the back of it, you could create swirly designs from your finger/ heat. Please tell me someone knows what I am describing here. Everyone I ask vaguely remembers it but can't really give me an answer. Thanks to all!
lesliekaye - August 01, 2012 - Report this comment
when i was little (70's) i had a hard plastic boy baby doll. kinda like a molded baby doll or something. i think it was called chubby, but i can't find him anywhere online no matter what i look up. does anyone remember this doll ?
DanaF - August 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I am grateful for this site. Maybe someone will remember the name of this electronic game from the 70's that I have been trying very hard to remember. It was a black, red and white square electronic toy. The goal was to be able to keep up with the pattern sequences that showed up in red. The name is a one word title. It not the Simon or Merlin game. Hope someone remembers it. :)
Kayeah - August 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a dog that was made of glass it was a figurine that could "predict the weather".We got one about the same time as mail order seahorses and seamonkeys came out. Cannot find anything like it anywhere!
Rob Lambert - August 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Kayeah's comment: This glass dog was offered by one or two of the two-bit novelty companies which advertised in Archie, DC or Marvel comic books. I believe this was offered in the late 1970s, since I haven't seen it in any comics from the 1960s or early '70s. The glass dog supposedly "predicted" the weather by changing color (yellow for sun, purple for rain or snow). Kind of like a prism, kind of like the "Magic 8 Ball." You had to either hold it up to a lamp, or in direct sunlight to make it change color. It was really aimed at kids under ten years old, the age group these novelty companies preyed on for sales. The novelty companies assumed that kids were stupid enough to believe anything (such as the "moneymaking machine" and "X-Ray Glasses." The little glass dog you're inquiring of will be hard to find, for it wasn't mass-marketed by a reputable toy company.
Kayeah - August 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, that is the one. Thank you so much for explaining that to me. I have really enjoyed telling my kids about the funny toys we used to have out there in the 1970's. I told them about the xray glasses too. Of course the kids are incredulous that we would ever think that was neat. lol. Ah, those were the days of playing games inside and outside NOT one on one with the TV screen.
Leesa - August 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Looking for My Puppy (or My Good Puppy) as well. I can't even find a picture of it on the web. Anyone know what kind of dog was it? A beagle maybe? Was it plush with wooden bones???
JasonT - August 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey Guys: I need to know the name of a toy I had as a child. It was a blue spaceship, its spacedock, and an asteroid which were attached to a center base by separate solid wires and flew around in circles. You controlled the height and speed of the ship and you could even destroy the asteroid by pulling up on the lever at the right time! It was awesome. Does this ring any bells for anyone?
andy austin - August 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I an trying to figure out the name of a toy boat set i had in the late 1970s to early 1980s ..It was a ship on top with a backdrop of the sea with the ocean on the bottom.You hung the divers from the boat by plastic lines to look like they were swimming..it had sharks and an octopus at the bottom with treasure chest..I looks like fisher price adventure sets but it is not that I checked.
dave from brooklyn - August 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi All-I'm trying to remember the name of a toy that my brother and I played with in the 70s. It had a red, squarish 'base' that was filled with sand and a ball attached to it by an elastic cord. it came with a paddle to hit the elastic ball. we played with that an entire summer in the street in front of our house (ball bounced and you needed lots of space). Anyone remember name?
Jen - August 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Trying to remember a game. It came with a hard molded square basin that had relief detail (like a treasure chest). You filled it w/ water, and then you floated this round raft (half of it was white, half orange) and then you placed pieces (I can't remember if they actually looked a little like sailors or just represented them) You were supposed to balance the sailors on the raft evenly so they wouldn't all tip over into the water. It's highly possible if was actually a toy from the 1960s since I had older sisters. Thanks in advance.
Rekrul - September 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Andy, the toy gun that shoots cars is called Ricochet Racers; http://www.samstoybox.com/toys/RicochetRacers.html. eBay has a couple sets and some individual pieces.
Rekrul - September 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm looking for the names of two toys I had in the mid to late 70s. The first was an electric shooting gallery tabletop game. It was fairly large, maybe two feet long and a foot wide. It was mostly made out of red plastic, but I believe the front was brown to simulate wood. The front was styled to look like the dashboard of an old plane, with a starter knob, score dial and a back machine gun mounted on top. The gun was the type that had a round, horizontal magazine on top. The magazine cover came off so that you could replace the light bulb, which was the same as used in most 2-D cell flashlights. The rear of the unit was like an amphitheatre with a cardboard backdrop painted to look like the sky. When you pulled the starter knob, it would reset the score dial and then an image of a biplane would be projected onto the backdrop. It would move by means of a motorized mirror mounted in the back of the dashboard. When you pulled the trigger a '+' would be projected on the backdrop from the bulb in the gun, and if you hit the plane, a noise would sound and the score dial would increase. As there were no electronics to speak of, I believe it detected the hits by comparing the positions of the gun and mirror. It might have had the word "Ace" in the title. The second was a remote controlled helicopter that 'flew' on fishing line. There was a control panel base and a complex series of fishing lines that had to be properly strung. The helicopter itself was a non-motorized, white plastic Sikorsky Skycrane. When the toy was turned on, you could make the copter fly forward or back on the lines, and both lower and raise it. It came with a boxy crew carrier module and some cargo pieces that you could make it pick up. Note that this was definitely NOT a Vertibird. The helicopter didn't actually fly, it was completely controlled by the fishing, which tended to get hopelessly tangled every time the toy was stored for more than a day or two.
Rekrul - September 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I sketched a crude illustration of the shooting gallery toy I had and took a couple photos of the helicopter model from the other toy I'm looking for (all I have left of that one). http://i45.tinypic.com/vqkthd.png http://i48.tinypic.com/23v476.jpg http://i50.tinypic.com/357egz9.jpg
Sweeney - September 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Please help. It's on the tip of my tongue, but I can't remember what it was called. From the 70s, a toy.It was a head, and you could think change it's beards and mustaches and wigs. Anyone know?
Jess - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
To: Cobolt june 2009 post - the 6-wheeled riding car you are talking about is a Wild Rider by Marx. There's a commercial from 1972 on the internet.
debbie - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a game I think it was called spin 5 - it was a metal circle with about 5 (hence the name) little circles on it and you had to hit the circles to start it off and then you just kept them spinning as long as you could - havnt really described it that well but can anyone help me out
Helpy - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Daniel - May 09, 2012 It was called 'Links' or 'Linq' Shelley - June 12, 2012 - Search for Magic Robot Quiz Game
al - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
looking for name of game from the 70's it was a box with 4 holes in it, you filled it with plastic items, then you took turns putting your hand in box and figuring out what you picked up
Andy - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Just wondering if anyone would have any ideas about this. It was an old math game, I think out of a catalogue company. It was a round item about 6 or 8 inches around, had something like a calculator keypad in the center. A LED display with a 'speak and math' style presentation of the numbers was used. It would do math problems up to 4th grade level (I think) time tests, multiplication tables up to 12. The think that I remember most was a face made up of the 4 math signs that either smiled or frowned depending on your answer. I can remember the name Digit on the front of it and that's about it. The only other thing I remember was the power cord. It was a heavy duty cord much like the ones you see on PC towers now. Anyone have any ideas?
Rob Lambert - September 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Al: You may be thinking of an Ideal game called Feely Meely. It was around from 1968 until about 1976. The box's holes were lined with black cloth to keep the plastic objects hidden. One person placed the objects in the box while participating players covered their eyes. The game was played in rounds, for as long as the players cared to play. Unless you got creative, the fun factor wore thin quickly.
AL - September 18, 2012 - Report this comment
ROB THANKS THAT WAS DRIVING ME NUTS, MY SISTER AND COUSINS WOULD SIT FOR HOURS PLAYING THIS GAME, THANKS AGAIN
Brianna - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
The person looking for the name of the 2 inch doll with lady bug car. They were called the upsy downsy dolls. I still have both the doll and the car.
Ricardo - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I had an action figure in the late 70s. Caucasion. I think it had a beard. Its boday was molded in safari outfit. It had a dial on the back to control the arm movement. Any ideas? I thought maybe GI Joe but haven't located it in GI Joe sites.
Ricardo - September 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Rekrul: Maybe the Red Baron?
Wayne - September 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Ken: the toy with the tool than spun plastic rivets and melted pieces together was called "Spinwhelder". Here is a link:
ashley auld - September 24, 2012 - Report this comment
i had a toy that had air planes that would slide down plastic line from a lunch pad that you held with your hand. also my younger brothers had a plastic pedal car it was a red dune buggy with chain drive but don't know the names of them. also had a sub toy that was green and ornge was rubber band powered. you would wing it up and put it in or on the water. It would dive under the water and come back to the top of the water when the rubber band power ran out. ?
chris - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
the name of the game with the white bass and blue dome and lights up is computer perfection by lakeside. i found it on http://www.domainnamesanity.com/webumake/wwwsites/www.gameinhand.net/OtherHHandTTONLY.html
Gabi - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I am looking for a toy I used to have in the late 70s. There are different playsets of scenes, town, house, etc. There are "outlets" where you can place animal figures. Then you turn a gear, and the animals move in place. I remember it being along the lines of Richard Scarry busy town, but could have been different animals and people than that. I am driving myself nuts about this.
Fred - October 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a number of little handheld games that used little metal bearings as the balls. I only remember a red hockey one and a green & orange baseball one. Could be made by Tomy or some other. Can't find any info online!
Emma - October 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a building set in the 70s that was made up of translucent square and rectangular colored plastic plates (maybe 4' x 3' each) with a couple of notches in each side so you could fit them together to build a house. Anyone have any idea what they were called or who made them? Would love some help finding a set for our daughter.
Carol - October 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a game I had maybe late 60's early 70's I remember it was rather large and you could spin it and when it stopped in front of you there were 4 different colors, you placed a peg on the color that came up, I can't remember the name or find it anywhere, anyone know? Thanks so much
WW - October 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Anyone remember the Lucy (from Peanuts) Tea Party Game? With the plastic cups and little plastic sugar cubes? Also, I had a wooden pegboard with simple graphics of a town (pond, RR track, etc.). There were pegs that you put in the holes for trees, and little blocks and houses. Circa early to mid 1970s. Ring any bells?
JenM - October 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, WW for the memory of Lucy's Tea Party Game! I had forgotten about it - I think by the time it was handed down by my older sisters, all that was left were the cups and sugar! Here's a link for you: http://boardgamegeek.com/image/90101/lucys-tea-party-game
JenM - October 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Several people have talked about a round vehicle called Krazy Car. I'm not convinced that's what we had - our was orange with black wheels and I could have sworn it was called something other than a Krazy Kar - the logo is not familiar. Any ideas?
Brian - October 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Dave from Brooklyn, it was called Jokari. My brother and I played it all one summer too. The game isn't made anymore, sadly. I've seen chinese knock offs called "paddle fly ball" online but that was an expired webpage and that item isn't for sale either. Even if you can find one on ebay, i'm sure the elastic band is no good.
Mike - October 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a toy in the 60s. You stood on two plastic boards that were connected to a wheel at the side of each foot and pedaled. You could move forward or backwards. If anyone remembers this toy could you get back to me at budgetcntr@aol.com. Thank you
jen - October 21, 2012 - Report this comment
My older cousins had this toy, probably from late or mid-70s. It was a plastic window, maybe 8x10 inches or so, and inside, there was this red and blue liquid that was similar to what's inside those liquid egg timers. You could flip it over and watch the liquid bounce down tiny stairs or squeeze through little openings. They also had the Wham-o Magic Window, which I found equally wonderful. Any ideas what this window thing was called?
Tab - October 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Therese and Kimberly, if you or anyone are still looking for the interlockable flower-shaped discs, they are called Modular Daisies. I had them too when I was a kid.
Tab - October 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Fred, for the handheld games with small ball bearings, are you thinking of Pocketeers?
john - October 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a this toy in the 70's that had these plastic squares that you put in a heating chamber and they opened up into creatures to play with. then when your done you could put the creatures back in the heating chamber and soften them up to put into this press to change them back into squares. I think it was made by mattel. Anyone know what it was called? thanks
Ryan - October 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I need help... can't remember a game from my childhood. Early 80's... It was a game where you would put Black & White small balls with some red balls into a yellow and orange striped cylinder. Each cylinder would twist allowing the balls to drop into the cylinder. They would end up out the bottom. The game had a yellow tray that would catch them. Sorry being vague, been driving me crazy all day. Thanks in advance for any help.
john - October 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I found the answer to my own question with a google search. the toy with the heating chamber was called the strange change machine aka the time machine by mattel. and the squares opened up into dinosaurs not creatures.
Sammy - October 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm going crazy trying to find the name of this toy.. there was rabbits inside a platic dome eating carrots and other foods and whenever you opened it it would start eating and the case when you closed it was pink i think there were ither variations of this toy as well but i really need to know the name of this please!
Ki - November 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Kelly G - July 28, 2012 - Could the toy you asked about be a Fidgit. I saw something like you described on this site: http://lovetheseventies.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/space-fidget-retro-70s-toy.html
kathleen - November 06, 2012 - Report this comment
To the gentleman think nic is his name i do no what you are talking about my parents still have one will see if they will find out what it is called
Chris - November 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I was wondering if anyone can help me. In the 70's or early 80's I had a toy fly or dragonfly. It was purple, had suction cup feet and had a green bomb it dropped. Anyone know what it is?
Andrew - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi: for Vic, this is a question you asked way back, so if you're still alive: The scene-and-transfers toy was called "Panorama" - I had fun with them many times.
Andrew - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
And now a question: We used to play with a cind of cross between a toy plane and a kite called "aerocopter" (not to be confused with "Arrowcopter"). The wings spun around, not like a helicopter but on their own axis making it seem like a dragonfly in flight. It was powered just by the wind and was flown on a tether like a kire. Anyone remember these? I have googled and found other toys called aerocopter but not this one.
Andrew - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Apologies for the spelling, I can't edit
Andrew - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Emma, the interlocking transparent octagons were called "Octons" by Galt Toys - unless another company made a similar product.
Nathan - November 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember an old shooting game from the 70s or possibly early 80s that had a gun that was attached to a box type thing that was actually a screen. It had a cowboy that would light up and you had to shoot him. If you died I think a flower went from being fully grow and each time you were hit it would drop down until you were dead. The screen was kind of like a plastic sheet or lcd where light shone through to make the picture..
dragonflyomy - November 12, 2012 - Report this comment
okay maybe i dreamed this?!early to late 70's it was a black backlit faceplate held up vertical about the size of a lite brite and had these psycodelic,stretchy foam shaped figures u attached to pegs on the faceplate.from the back u rotated a wheel attached to the pegs and it made the figures dance around.i remember most of the figures having a round open circle for the belly.
Linda - November 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I cannot remember the name of this toy! Please help! It was a semi rigid cylinder with a small diving bell inside. There was treasure at the bottom, and you would fill the cylinder with water. When you would squeeze the cylinder, the bell would open its claws and dive for the treasure. The object was to pick up as many items as possible. It was a really cool toy, but I cannot remember the name! Anyone remember??
Linda - November 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Woo Hoo! I just found the name of the diving bell toy; it is Sea Diver! Now off to see if I can buy one somewhere. Wish me luck!
Gina - November 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Hoping someone can help me find the name of a small plastic doll, her hair was plastic too and blond. She had metal roller skates and came with a small ramp. Standing about 4 pr 5 inches...tops. There was another, I think brunette that had a scooter.
Paul - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Hello! I remember a toy (probably late 70's) that (as my memory serves me) was shaped like an Apollo space craft - it had lots of orange plastic "cords" that you plugged into different holes on the device. Depending on where you plugged in the "cord", the toy would do different things - go around in a circle, go straight forwards, etc. My memory is terrible, so I may have a lot of this wrong, but it's been a toy I've searched for long and hard. Would really like to know what it's called and if anybody has a pic - that would be great!
Emily - November 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Teresa B and Crazy Amy, I don't know if this is the same thing but there was a similar 90's toy called Zoom Ball. It was a football with two strings that went flying to the other player when the fist player pulled.
Patty - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
does anybody remember large cards with sayings on them that we kept in the car and flashed at onther drivers?
andy austin - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I found out the name of the toy boat set I had from the late 1970s Its the Marx underwater playset from 1979.
Jason - November 22, 2012 - Report this comment
In the mid seventies, I recieved a "race track" that was a semi-truck that hauled coal and logs. Does any one remember this by name or seen any info on it online?
becky - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
a response to Jen (21st october) I too had one of the red/blue liquid toys, although I can't remember what they were called then, they are now called 'kinetic oil and water aids or toys' and are used for special needs toys. I have found some on ebay UK :)
Jason T - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey Guys: So this toy sounds goofy, but it WAS real! It was a plastic stick with a gorilla head on the top. You filled the stick with water and pushed down on the gorilla head which spit the water out because it was a squirtgun! Does anyone remember this and does anyone know the name of this??
Valerie - November 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm TRYING SO HARD to remember a building set that my Granparents used to have at their farm. I don't know if the container was original to the set, but it came with SEVERAL RED BLOCKS(like legos) and it had windows and doors, that swung open and closed, and roof pieces, I think they were green or white, but I could be wrong. I don't know what year they were from, but I played with them in the 80's and 90's, so I'm guessing they were from the 50's to the 70's. The pieces were red. like I said, and pretty flat, and the windows were white, and I don't believe they had any clear glass or plastic, but I'm almost positive they were the type of windows that have 4 separate sections in them, like they had a plus sign in the middle. I AM GOING CRAZY trying to remember what they were called. NOT LEGOS, or DUPLO. they were like bricks, they LOOKED like little bricks. They were SO COOL! I LOVED these bricks! PLEASE HELP!!! Please email me if you have ANY ideas as to what these are called!! snw_angl_916@hotmail.com! Thank You!
michele - November 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember of a board game that had ships and you wouls shoot cannon balls at each other ships?
kaw753 - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Becky: Possibly Tyco US-1?
kaw753 - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Sorry, I looked at the wrong name; I meant Jason. Got up way too early this morning.
john - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
paul the spacecraft toy you're looking for is the major matt mason star seeker. I had one myself. google major matt mason to see a picture.
Jodie - November 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I am trying to find the name/manufacturer for a toy I loved as a kid. I received this toy as a gift in 1979 or 1980. It was a small plastic oval train track. It came with a single battery powered train and one car. The train set included a plastic tower with a helicopter on a swing arm mounted to the top of the building. Their were one or two little people with ball bearings inside them. The train would circle the track. The "passenger" would exit the train at the tower and the train's tires would cause an auger type elevator to drive the passenger to the top of the tower. The passenger exits the elevator at the top of the tower and rolled down and around to await the helicopter. The helicopter picked up the passenger circled the building once and then a flag pole triggered the seat of the helicopter to open, dropping the passenger to slide down to the train stop, the train would then circle around pick up the passenger and the whole process would repeat itself again. Please help me find this toy.
Lisa - November 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember hair rollers that were stored in a bucket that was decorated to look like a girls face and the lid was the hair cover you wore while your hair dried???
Ron L - November 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Instead of a remote control it had a flashlight and the car would follow the flash light beam of light. a toy in late 60s/early 70/s! I saw this in store when I was kid and I need help to remember if true and clear my mind too. Please Help Anyone. Thanks Ron L please anyone
Ron L - November 28, 2012 - Report this comment
To Lisa, I think I found what you looking for (Hair Rollers in a Bucket) when I was serching Easy Bake Oven! Here is the link. P.S Look on the bottom and see if this is what you are looking for. Enjoy http://atomictreehouse.blogspot.com/2008/01/easy-bake-oven-kenner-1964.html
kevin - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
looking for the name of or picture of a toy from the 70's that you would put a egg in then draw on it with a colerd felt pen and you could put designs on it a bit like a spirograph did
Karen - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm trying to remember the name of a flat puzzle in a plastic box where you move pieces around to spell a word or complete a picture. Does anyone know / remember what I'm talking about. I can't find images anywhere. Thanks for the new information and this great walk down memory lane.
Tom - December 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey All, I am looking for an old toy from my childhood. It is a car, kinda like a zipstrip car with that center flywheel, however it was rev'd up by putting it into a blue charger box that spun up the flywheel. This blue box had a gear shift lever that I used to rev up the car and release it. It also had buttons that made car sounds. I played with this car for hours. Any ideas?
Tom - December 01, 2012 - Report this comment
More information on what I am looking for: There was a car toy I had when I was around 10--same sort of thing as the SSP, in that it had a wheel in the center of the car, but didn't have the SSP pull-stick. Instead, there was a battery operated tower with a gear shift. You put the car on a small downward facing ramp, and a gear type of mechanism stuck out from the tower into the hub of the car. You'd shift from 1st to 4th gear on the tower, using an H-pattern stick shift, with each pull of the gear shift spinning the axle and drive wheel faster and faster. Actually, you only went to 3rd gear--4th gear on the tower released the car and like the SSP cars, this would go whizzing across the floor.
Judy - December 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Left a comment yesterday but somehow now it's gone?! I'll try again..RESPONDING to KRISTIE 3/2/12--The toy was called the AEROBAT. RESPONDING TO VALERIE, 11/24/2012--I know you said it wasn't Legos but I saw a predominantly red and white set on thepeoplehistory website that you might check out. RESPONDING TO KAREN, 11/29--Was it called SCRIBE-O slider puzzles?
AmyJoy - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Early 70's I had a doll that was about 5" tall she had purple hair and green eyes that would light up. She had a sturdy vinyl carry along house. I called her witchy poo but I don't think that was the name of the toy. Any help?
Shirley - December 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi all, you certainly seem to know your toys so could you please tell me approximate value & where to sell 3 camper vans from early 1970s. Barbie Surfer (blue & yellow with surfboard) Barbie Camper (Orange & yellow) Big Jim Camper (fire, fishing rods etc.) I am in Australia but they are just taking up cupboard space in my spare room. Any help would be much appreciated
john - December 07, 2012 - Report this comment
to Valerie 11/24/2012 what you're looking for is called American plastic bricks by halsom.
michael - December 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Anyone remember a game it had 16 metal pegs on a plastic base surrounded by a tray. It came with white and brown wood beads and the object was to get 4 horizontal, vertical, or diagonal.
Tom - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey there, I found it. It is called Stick Shifters. :) It was good to go back down memory lane.
Mike - December 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I was wondering if anyone knew of this obsure gun game from the late 70's which had two shotguns and a tan colored machine that would project 1 or 2 spots of light on the wall and they would move around. You would shoot the spot of light with the gun and when hit, looked kinda like a pinkish watermelon looking thing (the explosion I guess). Anyone?
Mike - December 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi AmyJoy.....Is this the doll you mean? Emerald the Enchanting Witch Doll 1972. Heres a link to the doll. She came with a carry case in the shape of an old house... http://www.squidoo.com/emerald-the-enchanting-witch-doll
Nicole - December 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I am looking for a 1970-1980 toy/sticker fun toy. You would get a hard scene and then you would need to use a pencil and rub the sticker onto the scene using the pencil to remove the sticker to the scene. I have looked everywhere, no luck. Please help!
Felicity - December 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I am going craaaazy tring to remember the name of an electronic handheld maths game I had either late 1970's or very early 80's. It was a flat robot that you held in your hand and had buttons on it like a calculator and just a little display screen like a calculator, but you could play maths games as well. It was probably about 15cm x 10cm and about 3cm thick. Mi thinks it was mostly silver or gray.
Heidi Jo - December 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I posted about the John Basevi trains/tracks from the 70s, and Tara responded that she was looking for more info on these too. Tara, if you are still out there, get a hold of me, as I recently found a set on ebay and have some extra trains now!! heidijo at new.rr.com
JenM - December 19, 2012 - Report this comment
For Felicity who posted on December 17, 2012 - Holy cow, I haven't thought of those in ages! I did an internet search on rub-on stickers and found this site: http://www.genxtinct.com/2011/04/presto-magix-rub-on-transfer-kits.html and it sounds like a likely match. Thanks for the memory!
Bianca - December 19, 2012 - Report this comment
My mom was born in the seventies and had this purple mouse toy with a plastic or rubber face that another little kid "borrowed" from her for a day and ended up moving away with it. So my mom sat there watching the little girl being driven away with her mouse toy in her hand waving goodbye. :/. I thought it would be an awesome gift if I could find the toy online and purchase it for her but I can't find it anywhere! Does anyone happen to know what I'm talking about? I don't know if it was the most popular toy back then or even from the 70s..it could have been a gift from her parents childhood which would have made it even older but regardless I would love help finding this toy. Does anyone have any ideas ?
Lisa - December 26, 2012 - Report this comment
For Felicity- I believe I had the same thing and am trying to remember it. If I remember correctly it had a handle and a slot in the back where the plastic overlays/templates were stored. One of the games you had to guess the missing # (lunar lauch). I have been trying to figure out the name as this as well for about a month now. It is driving me crazy!
JP - December 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Anyone knows the name of a toy that was an orange owl with a "bull's eye" and a revolver? You had to shoot it and then make points depending on where you hit it. It had "marksman fun" engraved in the revolver.
jnell - December 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Help identify wooden box has maze on top with marble holes and numbers a knob on two sides o balance it
Rob Lambert - December 29, 2012 - Report this comment
To Jnell: the game was called Labyrinth. The numbers were meant for the direction you make the marble go, avoiding the holes until you reach the last number. The game was intended for team play, as players took turns. Actually, the game came with two stainless steel balls. I believe Parker Brothers manufactured it in the 1970s.
Liz - December 30, 2012 - Report this comment
SZA, are you thinking about the child guidance toy mail sorter?
paul b. - January 01, 2013 - Report this comment
tom, i believe the cars your thinking of were called stick shifters.
Felicity - January 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Ta-da! I found him and he is known as (drum roll please).... DATA-MAN... http://www.plinky.com/answers/66124 For JenM and Lisa, I think we were,thinking of differnt toys :) I loved my Data-Man....
Molly - January 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I need to find a liitle doll hard plastic, pull string or legs away from head and she talks,"Im pretty tricky uh huh! and "I can fit in your pocket. it was end of the 60s into the seventies.can any help please?
JenM - January 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Felicity - I left an answer for you that was actually intended for Nicole who posted on Dec 15. (But I had Data Man too and wouldn't have remembered it for the life of me!)
JoAnna - January 13, 2013 - Report this comment
For Nichole.. it was Presto Magix.. There are a few on Ebay and Amazon, but very hard to find.. *************** Nicole - December 15, 2012 - Report this comment I am looking for a 1970-1980 toy/sticker fun toy. You would get a hard scene and then you would need to use a pencil and rub the sticker onto the scene using the pencil to remove the sticker to the scene. I have looked everywhere, no luck. Please help!
Cathy - January 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi.. I am bewildered about this.. Does anyone remember a figure.. or a toy.. that was large rubber feet.. with purplish hair, and a yellow hat. It had no eyes, dont remember if there were arms? I don't think so. I think it was a novelty figure given to my Mom by my Dad for Valentine's Day.. if anyone can help I would appreciate it..My Dad died of Cancer.. and I would Love to get one if one exists anymore.. thanks a bunch.. Cathy
debbie - January 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone know who made a bear baby toy around 1979-1980. I had one for my son. It was orange and made of a coated foam rubber type material. It was out the same time as tuff stuff and I thought it was called soft stuff but have never been able to find it anywhere.
mikayla - January 16, 2013 - Report this comment
hey so the toy I am trying to figure out is this miniature mountain or castle. you would put water through the top and it would trail down into like a pond area. it was light pink I believe with sparkles. I know I don't know much about it but if any one knows this toy please tell me, it has been bugging me forever!
BrianiacX - January 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Trying to find name of sci-fi toy I played with, in probably 1976-1978. They were (blue die-cast metal?) high-tech looking vehicles that held a small dome with a shiny (silver?) city inside. Concept seemed to be that there were these futuristic little cities being carried around on gigantic mechanized constructs. One looked like a robot with the dome city atop its head. Another was like a long track vehicle with some swiveling arms and the dome on a crane arm. The little dome cities looked a lot like Kandor (lost Kryptonian city in a bottle) as shown on the Superfriends cartoon. They were probably about 3 to 5 times the size of Hot Wheels cars. Please help.
lori - January 19, 2013 - Report this comment
J.R. i remember this yellow soft ball with yellow udder like spikes and 1 red one. you had to throw the ball and try to catch the red spike to gain points. i think it was called Red Eye.i used to play with this everytime i went to my grandparents house, late 60s, early 70s.
heidi - January 20, 2013 - Report this comment
trying to remember a toy from the late 50's early 60's that had mercury in it. We would let the mercury out and it would be in a zillion little balls and you could gather it up and make one big ball. Need less to say.. this is not longer available.
Freddy - January 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone recall tiny, round puff plastic stickers(about the size of a standard paper punch-hole). They came in many different designs(peace signs, smileys, spirals, flowers, hearts, etc.), about thirty on one long sheet. Some kids used to put them on their fingernails. Our ice-cream man sold them...I think there may have been a glow-in-the-dark variety available. My sister called them "dinky dots"...was that a brand name?
Response to Cathy - January 21, 2013 - Report this comment
The fuzzy little figure you asked about is probably a Russ Monster. They were occasional novelties sold in drugstores and hospital gift shops. I have a yellow one...they usually held a protest-like sign with "get well" or "happy birthday", etc. Try Ebay(and sorry to hear about your father...God bless him).
Bill - January 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I had this toy that was a clear hard plastic ball, about 9" diameter, with a series of 8 cups mounted on the inside with a plastic marble. The first cup had a hole in it for the marble to roll into. The object was to rotate the ball so that the marble would go from cup to cup without missing. I had so mastered it that I could almost do it blindfolded. What was the name of this ball/toy?
padge - January 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a board game from the 80's I think, there were 4 plastic boards with a snake like track on them. there where 12 colored counters that you pushed along the track and had to separate and get into a certain order and back to the top in a race against the rest. The first to finish rand a little silver bell!!
linda - January 25, 2013 - Report this comment
2 toys I am looking for first was a train engine that had coloured plastic records in the back they were inserted and played kiddies tunes and the engine moved ...the other was a van with plastic playmat you drew a line with a special crayon and the van followed the drawn line
Cathy - January 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember little toy villages from Japan, Germany, etc., that came with small cloth beanbag people? If so can you give me the name and maker if you know?
Rob - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
When I was little in the late 60's early 70's I had a monkey doll made of plastic and about 1 ft tall I think he was a curious George ,but he was wired remote controlled he tumbled .I've searched every where and cant find anything about it.
trish - February 01, 2013 - Report this comment
does anyone rmember a vinyl rabbit toy with soft fur on its body and forehead they came in small and large around 10 inc in the 1970s they had big doll like eyes and were addorable my friends all had one and i never owned one alas i cannot remember what they were called i think there were other animals like mice i cant remember you could get different colour hair pale blue ,pink,orange can any one remember
Lisa - February 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Nikki, the red-ish bear's - I think was Biff the bear, by Mattel. See if this is the bear you are talking about. I had it too, as a kid and it was one of my favorites, too! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvDFIj6vy8M
Lisa - February 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a toy about 5 inches high made out of rubber - it was a monster-like toy and it came in green and blue and it had red eyes and if you pressed it's belly button, the eyes would glow- I think the tummy too- but I cannot remember at this point. It stood up on it's own.
Vince - February 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Rich - March 10, 2009 - Report this comment Does anyone remember a toy that had rotating mirrors inside a half-dome shaped top with a hard paper screen, I believe. A light from the base was directed at the rotating mirrors and it reflected a colorful design onto the inner side of the paper screen. I believe the controls were levels that controlled the mirrors and colors. It was an amazing toy that came out in 1969 or 1970 and I've never been able to find anything about it. If anyone can help me, I've been looking for this toy also for years now, if I could remember what it was called it would definaltely be easire
Kenny - February 08, 2013 - Report this comment
To the few that were looking for the RED AND BLUE OIL AND WATER toy that dripped down through the obstacles, I found it!!! I as well came here to find it, but to no luck. It is called the Wham-O Fluid Fantasy Motion toy. http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-wham-fluid-fantasy-motion-toy-173180683
Gene - February 11, 2013 - Report this comment
Ricardo (Sep 19, 2012) Was the action figure possibly an "Action Jackson" doll made by Mego Corp?
Alicanada - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Looking for a "toy" that you wrapped yarn around pegs and popped out a flower or square, like a granny square that you could sew together and make a blanket. Not a knitting spool. Hope someone know what I am looking for, driving me crazy! Thanks.
Jen - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
For Alicanada who posted Feb 13, 2013 I think you are looking for a weaving toy. I did a Google image search on "weaving toy retro" and found some examples. Some were old, but I know my older sisters had one from the late 60s/early 70s.
Alicanada - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi Jen! I looked up weaving toys, but what I am looking for is hand held and round, similar to a knitting spool, but with a lot more than 4 pegs. When you were done you literally popped off a flower/granny square.
Enrico - February 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to have this toy - it was a collection of kits; each kit included a segment of a plastic construction (like a road - so that the kits could be connected to make longer roads), a small space-like vehicle with wheels and a really tiny space figure (it kind of looked like a micronaut, but just 1 inch tall), The figurine could sit in the vehicle and had two tiny magnets in its feet. The 1-inch figurine had plastic legs and arms (movable) and metal head.
Jen - February 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Trying this again. My older sisters had a game - it could have been from the early 70s or even the 60s. It was a game of balance and involved a blue (or maybe green) hard plastic (or melamine) basin that you filled w/ water. It had a half orange, half white circular raft with styrofoam so it would float. Each person had to balance a sailor piece on their side of the raft. It you didn't balance correctly, the pieces would fall into the water. My sister can't remember it, and internet searches have failed. Help!
Frank - February 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes I had a toy gun in the 70's. It shot out these little round plastic discs that were'nt solid they had a design in them. The discs came in all different colors. And the pistol shot out these little discs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jen - February 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Whoo-Hoo! After a lot of different word searches, I finally found that game with a raft, a water basin and sailor pegs. It was Rickety Raft, and there are images and descriptions of it at Board Game Geek http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27954/rickety-raft
akiria - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I am looking for a toy that had a card with hidden words but you could not see them until youslid the card into this holder with colored plastic normally the words would be red.
mare - February 20, 2013 - Report this comment
does anyone remember these brighlty colored birds that had long noses and funny eyes that hung from the ceiling on springy cords? They had little wings that flapped when they bounced/bobbled. I knee people that had then in lime green, orange, etc. They were the rage particularly with the girls! HELP!
JenNY - February 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Akira who posted on Feb 18 The game is Password.
Freddy - March 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Response to Therese, Dec. 2011...those interlock flowers were called Deeley Bobbers, by Serenity Mfg. I have a bag.
Kujansu - March 31, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi, I looking for this toy I had back in the early 70's, It was a rocket launcher.. It was a free standing device that you jumped on. The Air pad that jumped on would launched a plastic and rubber rocket out of a tube. it would launch them 100's of feet into the air. searching google I found a "Air Power Rocket Extreme" but that is not it.
shannon - April 06, 2013 - Report this comment
okay, this is driving me crazy and my husband and I have been trying to find this forever, if not to buy it, just to find out what it was called! we both had one growing up and couldn't believe the other had it too! it was a 3 piece (I believe) interlocking ring, diff colors,--big enough that a small child could fit into, you could make it into a slide, or leave it like a ring and crawl inside and roll down a hill! you could do other cool things with it too! help!!
MrPibb - April 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Sweeney from Sept. 11, 2012: I think you're thinking of the Hugo man of Many Disguises doll. It was a head that you could give different disguises.
katie g - April 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Jill T - November 21, 2009 game is from 1974 by tomy. it is called pass the nuts
JohnIan - May 21, 2013 - Report this comment
An answer... This is for Jennifer (August 21, 2011) and Bethany H. (January 24, 2012). The bath toy was manufactured by Kenner. They were called "Soapster". There were different kinds; a duck, puppy and racing car. The dog one was called "Scubby Puppy" (you can find mint ones on Ebay). The dog came in tan and dark brown colors. The other critter was called "Scrubby Ducky". My quest was for the car, "Suds Buggy Soapster" made in 1976. A yellow racing car. I still have mine, one of the few childhood toys I still have.
Paul - May 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi can anyone help me, do you remember a plastic plane, red in colour and shaped like a Vulcan and launched by an elastic band, would love to get hold of one or know what it was called.
jp - May 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I need help naming a toy. I had a toy that looked like a machine gun from a WWI biplane. You feed film strips into the side and the gun projected the images of the biplanes on the wall. The object was to shoot the biplanes that had a target on them. A pin inside the gun would punch a hole in the film stip to represent your shot. Thanks for any suggestion
Sabs - June 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm trying to remember the name of a toy I had. It was like a Barbie head, but it was a bald guy that you put scars and stitches etc. on.
Dana - June 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I've been trying to find a multicolored teddy bear from the mid to late 70s. My parents called it a Dopey bear. It was for sale at a gas station and was full of tiny foam balls. The colors were like litttle square arm would be red on front and maybe blue on the back. The tummy was purple and its back was orange. I would live to find him again or at least know his name.
Misty - June 15, 2013 - Report this comment
@bridge oct 2008 comment the toy with the nylon rope with handles and bouy was called a streaker, play bouy, or oriental trading sales them now as a super slider. I loved that game!!
JamesQMurphy - June 16, 2013 - Report this comment
To Peter, 6/17/2012... about the six-wheeled vehicle. Thank you! Yes, I had the Wild Rider, but mine was also white, had a black seat, and resembled a moon buggy. I have no idea if it was manufactured by Marx or a different company. The only evidence I found was this picture: http://thumbs1.picclick.com/d/l225/m/mKibPOxhuh_Ojy_g5d-XI3g.jpg If anyone knows it by another name, I'd love to know it.
cathy - June 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Ok this is my last resort, PLEASE help. I am looking for a small flat rubber doll (kind of like gumby) but It was a girl doll and she came with camping gear. Probably from 1974-1976
madmaxmedia - July 03, 2013 - Report this comment
To michele- I used to have a sort of board game where 2 sides would get pirate ships, and you would shoot little black plastic cannon balls to knock down the other player's pirates. I've googled for it, but don't remember the name and haven't found it. Great game!!
madmaxmedia - July 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Following up a comment from Pipster in 2008- I have been trying to find the Quicksilver/SlipSilver game for awhile (which is how I found this page.) I remember the playing board/ maze was lined such that the water droplets would look and slide like mercury droplets. The one I had I think had a little plastic 'boat' that would float on the water droplets, and you had to navigate the maze.
Laurie - July 06, 2013 - Report this comment
My husband has this six legged green monster (a goofy looking, suppose to be scary) dinosaur with red eyes. I think its name is Teron. My husband passed away earlier this year so I am unable to ask him. He got the monster as a gift in the 70's None of them walked like they were suppose to, so most everyone to had one took it back to the store. He is approx. 1 foot 4 inches long. Green. red eyes. scaly back with a tail. Does anyone know what this little guys is called? I can post a picture.
Sunny - July 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi Laurie, I'm sorry for your loss. Could your husband's toy be a GI Joe item? There is one on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SUPER-G-I-JOE-VS-TERRON-MONSTER-TOY-FIGURE-PROMO-TRADING-CARD-/390528144554?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item5aed4a94aa
Sunny - July 08, 2013 - Report this comment
For Cathy - could this have been a Flatsy doll? You can find pictures on the internet.
Serendipity - July 15, 2013 - Report this comment
ID HELP!!! My mother was recently talking about a childhood toy (70's) that I've been trying desperately to find. It's a plastic bird that was shaped like a blue jay or a dove and I believe it came in different colors. The bird had a cape and possibly a mask and there was either an "S" or an "SB" on the cape. The bird also had a suction cup(s) on its feet, allowing it to climb walls, its main feature. I've gotten little info from previous research but I know that this is NOT the Yogi-wall-walker-something-or-other.
Liam - July 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember "moon rocks?" You drop colored "stones" into water and over several days, they would grow into stalagmites. I don't know if this was a toy of the 60's or 79's but it was definitely in that era. ALL attempts at "googling" the toy have been futile. All I get is NASA this and NASA that. Where these actually called "moon rocks" and might anyone remember more details, like manufacturer? Thanks!
Rob Lambert - July 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Responding to Liam's comment: This was a slick gimmick by some two-bit novelty companies, and ads offering "Moon Rocks" were posted. Ordinary rocks, obtained from a quarry, were tumbled and cut to resemble those actually obtained by NASA in 1969. The rocks were then dyed and treated to grow, though slightly, into stalagmites. If you come across copies of comic books from 1969, '70 or '71, you'll likely see ads by novelty companies offering this stuff, usually for a dollar or two. These ads were aimed at kids under ten years old, and with no disclaimer that the rocks were not obtained from the moon. True, the first moon landing did create strange marketing concepts, but none of the known toy manufacturers came up with this.
JenM - July 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Some people have talked about the Krazy Kar- a round ride-on toy that you controlled w/ a wheel on either side of you. We had one, but I knew it wasn't a Krazy Kar. I finally found what ours was - a Whiz Wheel! http://www.americanplasticequipmentinc.com/ampcat/vehicles/whizwheel.html
Patti - July 22, 2013 - Report this comment
To Michael from Dec 9th. The game is called Score Four.
Anna - July 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Jen, I think the game you're looking for is Rickety Raft. Found a picture online.
Jen Marin - July 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks, Anna. You're right!
Rosemary W - July 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I am look for a little book that I read to my daughter so many time that I had to make it disappear. I believe it was called the Doll Book. Back then (late 60's) I had it memorized cause I read it so much. It starts off some dolls are big so doll are small...it told a story of how all dolls are different from different parts of the world. I would love to get that for my now 45 year old daughter. Anyone know the book?
Patti - July 30, 2013 - Report this comment
To Brian. On my way to finding other things, I stumbled across the Arco Fast Shot Aerial Game in a Sears Catalog (also an old listing on Ebay). I don't think this is exactly what you're looking but maybe some research on that company would turn something up?
Jayme - August 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I am looking for an old game, it was a big dome. Inside the dome was colored balls. When you turned the game on air went in the dome and popped the balls around, you had to catch the balls on your side and if you caught the wrong color you popped it back out.
cTRAYLOR - August 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Ok,here's mine, it was a puzzle box, it was plastc with like 4 or 5 squares side by side that you had to get the marbles thru. I thought it was fisher price cause all the toys I still have are and the little cute scence in each square I seem to remember were kind of that style. I have been looking for a long time with every search I could then I stumbled onto this because of a question ablut what I think was this same TOY but the question was from years ago. Does anyone know this toy?
Tricia - August 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I thought this game was called Track 4, but I can't find any info. Anyway, each person drew a card with approximately a grid of 16 squares. On the card would be a pattern they had to replicate using red and white cubes. However, they had to insert the card into a device that rotated so they only got to see it when it rotated in fron of them. The cards had various levels of difficulty.
CD - August 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a red pastic box which contained a record player. The lid was the speaker. I can't remember its name.
dchuey - August 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Trying to remember the names of 3 toys we had as kids-a hula hoop with rubber bands like spokes on a wheel with a disc in the middle that you grabbed and shook it back and forth. A plastic tube with inner compartments and marbles that you reached to get from one end to the other. Lastly, an oblong piece of plastic with 3 shelves that you balanced coins on and they stayed as you twirled it on your finger. Driving me crazy trying to remember. Thanks
dchuey - August 06, 2013 - Report this comment
BRIAN- May 17th 2012 post-cockpit toy. I believe it was called Roger Ramjet. I remember asking for one for Christmas and Santa left it at the bottom of my bed. I still love to fly today! Oh how our childhoods shaped us.
Stewart - August 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Looking for the name of a toy plastic glider from the late 70's early 80's, it had a red fuselage, wire framed white plastic skinned wings and tail fins. It was rubber powered and had detachable wheels. Wing span about a metre. Thanks.
bean - August 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a dog toy from the very end of the 70's or maybe very early 80's. He had a blue ball that you would roll to him and he would "catch" it. I think that was all he did. I think he was brown and white.
Jay - August 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi everyone, as a little one in the late 70s I had a battery powered truck on a track that would pick up little black beads (coal!) from one area and cart them to another part of the track & dump them. I assume the coal then travelled back to the collection place. I faintly remember this truck passing under 'stations' that changed the function of truck (eg. one station definitely added/removed a dump tray, another *might* have add a bulldozer bucket or something else) but I can only really remember it as a dump truck. Was most likely yellow, could have been orange. Would have received this gift in 1978-79, 1980 at the latest. Have a little boy of my own now so would really love to find this for him. Thanks so much for your help :)
Jay - August 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Well, after some more searching I found it :) Tomy Big Loader Construction Set - 1977 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfo_yIQgpnM
Dede - August 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anybody remember a toy from the 70's that you mixed up a jello-like substance and cooked it into these jelly creature things. I can't remember whether or not they were edible (seems like they were), and it seems like it came with a "baker" that looked sort of like a George Foreman grill. It's driving me crazy that I can't remember what it was!
Rob Lambert - August 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Dede: You appear to be describing Mattel's Thingmaker toy with Incredible Edible molds and mix. Mattel voluntarily discontinued production and sales of these, fearing lawsuits, after parents complained of their kids either getting burned, ingesting hot candies out of toy, or ingesting small parts. There may also have been FDA issues regarding Incredible Edibles. The withdrawal of the toy and accessories happened in 1970. It's possible you're drecribing something from later on, but this was the Mattel version.
ashleyauld - August 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Liam there called magick rocks
Bob - August 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to have a very large what I believe was a hawk that was made of styrofoam. It was flown as a kite but then you would yank on the string and it would soar by itself.It looked real and I remember having lots of fun with it.
ashley auld - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I had a wined up toy. It was a car that did not have body. it had 4 metal wheels. to make the wheels go after you wound it up you had to set it down.
Reid - September 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Trying to find out name of toy gun that shot plastic round flat bullets. There's a picture of one of the bullets here on this "Austin and Ally " Facebook page. Scroll down to the picture post on Aug. 27th. The red headed boy is wearing a black t-shirt with a yellow design on it, that's the bullet. Rules say no links so go to Facebook and do a search for Austin and Ally Portugal Auslly. Not sure what Portugal or Auslly has to do with anything but that's where you'll find the picture.
Dede - September 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rob Lambert! That has been really driving me crazy!!!
Rob Lambert - September 20, 2013 - Report this comment
No problem, Dede. Mattel first introduced Thingmaker in 1965, with non-edible gel and molds, done in series, called Creepy Crawlers and Creeple Peeple. Incredible Edibles were introduced in 1968, using heavily-sugared liquid gel. If you're young enough to remember Saturday cartoon shows like "Road Runner," Thingmaker TV commercials were shown often.
Kirk S. - September 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Kimberly and Therese, the daisy-shaped disks that you could construct into different objects were called Deely Boppers. My parents brought a bag from San Francisco around 1970, and brought home 2 more the next year when they saw how much fun I had with them (I'm a guy, so I made them into cars and helicopters). They came as your remembered, in a flowered-pattern colorful cloth bag with draw-string closure. They look similar, and perhaps are similar in function, to the toy that Tab mentioned called Modular Daisies. Apparently Deely Boppers were only made between the years 1969 and 1973, and the name trademark must have been lost; in the 1980's the person who made the headbands with antenna on them used that name for his invention/patent. I have looked online recently because I wanted to buy a bag (thus I came upon your comments), but I haven't found any available. If you go to this website http://beechworthtoylibrary.com you can see a picture of the Modular Daisies. I have yet to find a picture of Deely Boppers. I still have hopes I have a bag stashed in storage; if I find them, I will post a picture.
Andrea - September 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Looking for the full name of a toy given in 1978. Stacking, coloured, plastic things that look like pizza box spacers. Came in a cylindrical tin box. Name ends with "...MAJIGS", (I have a picture), but it can't be Thingamajigs because I tried already to Google that. Anyone know what this was called?
Anne - October 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a set of toy tracks (for cars) that were a somewhat flexible plastic and had lots of interlocking pieces. May have been early 1980s. I think they were green and had lane markers down the center but I could be mistaken. Some were short, some were long, some were straight, others curved. And some had inclines so you could build ramps and bridges. You could build whole highway systems that looped around and passed under overpasses, etc. I can't remember what they were called or what brand they were, but I would love to find them. Any ideas?
Emma - October 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Not sure of the time period but every time I google it this page comes up... I'm trying to find the name of this toy that is a black piece if plastic with a bunch of holes in it and there are orange plastic needle/tube like things poking through each hole and on one side there's a clear plastic panel and you can tilt it so all the needles/tube things are on the one side and then make little pictures by pressing certain ones against the clear plastic on the other side
Graham - October 19, 2013 - Report this comment
John f. It was a ghost gun or moving monster gun. Same product but different color and different images for the targets. It used a needle to punch holes in the vellum
jason - October 20, 2013 - Report this comment
ANDREA- they are called Ringa-Majigs, made by slinky. My grandparents had them and I always loved playing with them. I had not thought of them in 30 years.
Chris - October 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Mark, Jody, Sonnemarie, I believe what you are looking for is the Marx Wild Rider. Google it and click on Images and a few photos come up.
John - October 22, 2013 - Report this comment
What was the name of the toy from the 90,s or earlier . It was a round clear globe shape which had lights inside when switched on ( batteries )and it would randomly bounce across the floor whilst the lights inside changed colours
Anthony - October 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone know the name of a sit on, rotating toy that hooked up to a hose, which sprayed you as it turned? It was for two people? I seem to recall it having plastic yellow seats and blue and red tubular metal frame... Or is my memory deceieving me?
Kara - October 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I hope someone can help me with this. Around 1980, my parents gave me a stuffed animal that I love with all my heart, and even though I'm now 42, I still have it on my bed. LOL It is a lion that wears yellow pajamas patterned with little orange flowers, and has a matching night cap sewed onto his head, and at the end of the cap there's a quarter sized plushy ball. I also remember that there was a collection of other animals in pajamas that you could also buy. If anyone has any idea of who made these stuffed animals or the name of the set, I would be so grateful...I've been searching for such a long time. Thank you so very much...!!!
Sarah - October 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm trying to remember an educational learning toy from the mid 70s. It had questions on multiple, heavy cardstock pieces of paper that I vaguely remember as being square-shaped. There would be questions on left side (like 2 apples + 3 apples), with 3 possible answers to the question on the right side--with corresponding holes that fit over holes in the special tray the sheet went in. A separate plastic guy (or possibly clown) that had a straw-shaped cylinder pole attached at his bottom that was a few inches long would tell you if you had the right answer once you put the pole thing in the right hole in the cardboard card. If you chose the right answer, then I think the guy/clown's eyes either changed color--or perhaps the buttons on his shirt changed. I just know something turned green for correct and red for incorrect. I loved it because I could play school and create my own cards once I figured out how to make the holes match the bottom tray such the that right answer would align.) Kind of like a pre-hotdots toy, if you're familiar with that toy of today. Just curious if anybody knows what that toy was called? Tx!
Lil - October 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I had a toy in the 70s or early 80s that was a sort of rotating cube on a pedestal. On the four sides (not top and bottom) of the cube you put cards that had different pictures of designs made with red and white triangles. As the cube rotated the pictures around ,you were to use real plastic red and white triangles to recreate the image on the cards in a tray in front of you. I played it a lot and can't remember the name! Thank you very much!
misst - October 31, 2013 - Report this comment
can anyone remember the name of a doll I had in the 70's. It was a baby doll about the size of Tiny Tears, She was held together with a rubber / elastic band that ran through her inner body holding her head, legs, arms, and as far as I can remember her body together (think her body was in two parts). Know it is a long shot, but if anyone can name her I would be one happy grandma. Thank you so much!
tisiw - November 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I am desperately trying to find an art /crafty toy from the 70's. It was a pack of 4 or 6 (I think) round plastics discs about 6" in diameter. i believe these were red , yellow, blue green etc. Each disc has different lines shapes and squiggles cut out of them, each hole being numbered. The disc also had numbered lines all round the edge. the idea was you made a mark on a piece of paper and matched the number 1 to the dot on your paper , when lined up you used a pencil to trace the shape marked one, you turned the disc until line two on the edge matched the dot on your paper and the drew shape 2, turned and matched line three and drew shape three and so on and so on. when you finished you removed the stencil to find you had drawn and amazing pick of micky mouse or goofy. My daughter would love using these, cant find them anywhere and more fun than just standard stencils. They came in a clear see through wallet a bit like felt tip pens come in , you may have even had pens with the set (cant remember). Would love to find them again though. Can anyone help?
nisha - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
To Jodie from Nov 27, 2012 - I think I found the toy you're looking for. It is called the Playrail by Tomy Merry Go Copter. I was trying to remember this toy and then I read your perfect description and was able to hunt it down. If you're out there, thanks for your help!
Jeanne - November 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a little grocery store toy where there were magnetic people that pushed little grocery carts around and selected tiny foods then wound around to the check out counter? I think there was a little dial you turned to make the people move around the track to make them go around the store.
Pamela - November 11, 2013 - Report this comment
Trying to remember this toy from my childhood, 70's, tiny coloured squares that has little thing on the back enabling you to stick it onto a white board with tiny holes in it (for putting the pieces on). You could create all kinds of beautiful pics if you were very patient. I can't for the LIFE OF ME remember what it was called - can anybody help?
kelly - November 17, 2013 - Report this comment
trying to remember a toy that had red foot platforms with black wheels and as you stepped it would roll down the sidewalk
mark - November 30, 2013 - Report this comment
great site! anyone recall a toy that had a plastic mat that had a tower in the middle and a cord that attached to a plane. You would fly it from a joy stick and land it. the line from the tower to the plan was the electric cord.. I have a old picture if needed!
Wendy - December 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a water globe toy shaped like an egg on a stand? Glass, one piece construction including the hook where the top of the stand and the wide base of the 'egg' came together. Filled with water, it had an air pocket and a red plastic ball float with a ring which you tried to get to catch onto the hook. Saw these in a diner on our way to Florida, haven't seen them in years, any idea what they're called or where they can be found? Haven't had any luck on line or ebay. Thanks.
John - December 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Does any one remember the name or the toy .It was a plastic boat that slide into a plastic red car body. It seemed to be a pretty good size if I recall.
Amanda - December 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi I'm trying to remember the name of the Painting kit I had as a child.... it had witches, and I think you could mix the paint in a couldron... think the "witches" might have been paint stamps..... it's come back to me in a flash of memory and now is bugging me because I can't recall the name of it !!!
krystal - December 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Heather, do you mean the sunshine family?there was a mom and dad and kids and a camping set?
Kelly - December 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm trying to remember the name of a game we used to play in the late 70's. It was a bunch of plastic circle rings that you hooked together to make like a flower, then when you had enough we'd play marbles with it. It was a big fad, collecting the different color rings to make your marbles! Anyone know?
Tricia - December 22, 2013 - Report this comment
What I'm looking for isn't necessarily a toy. It's a framed picture of a little girl in a dress- maybe hand drawn - there where maybe 5 interchanging pictures of the same girl but her dress was different colors. You could pick on and put in to change it. Hope someone can help
Liz - December 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Trying to find a toy I had from early seventies. It qas a clear ball with small coloured numbered cups inside. You had to get a small ball from one cup to another. Hope someone can remember it.!
Liz - December 29, 2013 - Report this comment
@tisiw I used to have this stencil game. Can't remember name of it but will ask my sister tomorrow.
Amy - December 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm driving myself crazy trying to find a doll I had in 1978. She had a vinyl head with rooted blonde hair, but I think she had soft hands and feet (no fingers or toes, kind of like a rag doll). She wore a blue dress (not removable) with a wide pink ribbon as a belt, and had pink & white striped tights. She had a flower or something on her tummy, and when you pushed it she'd make some kind of noise. Because of the mechanism inside her body, she was supposed to be soft but ended up being a little clunky. I don't remember what noise she made. You'd think with all this info I'd be able to find her online, but I've looked and looked, and I just can't. Can anyone help me?
Ana - January 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi, going nuts tryint to remember the name of my toy. It was an almost-round hard-plastic thing with a painted face and hair on it. It would rock back and forth, and make subtle music noises. Any idea please? Thanks!!
Bill - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I am trying to find the name of a toy shaped like a hoop that you would launch with a rubber band to make it fly. It was an outdoor toy and I believe it was made out of Styrofoam. I don't know if it was made by Hasbro, Kenner, Mattel or Wham -o. Thanks for your help
Tory - January 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I am trying to find the name of some plastic toys I was given as a child. I have two different types:- The earlier models (mainly plastic men) have a small logo on their feet with the name BIG. I used to call them my Big Men. They are like Playmobil people. The other 'people' I have are cowboys and cowgirls, but they have 'Mettoy' printed on the inside of their legs. Again, they are like Playmobil people in construction. Cannot find any information on them. They date back to 1974 and 1977. Any idea's?
Jimbo - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a toy car, which when you bumped it into a wall or something hard, the car would pop apart into maybe eight pieces, so then you would put it back together and then crash it to break apart again?
Greg - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
looking for the name of this toy from the 70's... Blue plastic about 18 inches high with 25 or so spring loaded pegs and a clear plastic cover that allowed access to the pegs. You would put your nickle sized plastic disk over I think 10 of the 25 or so pegs and close the clear plastic "door" your opponent did the same om his side. you then took turns pulling on the pegs from your side hoping your opponent had his disk on it on the other side. If they did it would fall to the bottom to the ramp that delivered it around the corner to your side. (Think very simple Battleship or Plinko from price is right))
John H - February 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Anybody remember a big green mechanical dinosaur with red glowing eyes that you could stop dead in his tracks if you hit the chest sensor with a light? I want to say it was sold between 1978-1980
Holly - February 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Looking for a toy from the 70's...Mine was a little blonde boy, about 4 inches tall on a yellow old fashioned box scooter. You know the kind of wooden scooters they used to make at home on wheels, had an old wooden crate as the front and 2 wooden handles to steer it amd you stood on it, not sat. This little guy I think was in blue overalls and it was on hot wheel looking wheels. We called him Fearless Freddy, but that wasn't what the name of the toy was.Like I said it was about 4 inches tall/
Sharry - February 05, 2014 - Report this comment
To Holly, who posted right above me. The name of the toy you're talking about is "Small Shots", and you had was "Fearless Freddie and his Skate Crate". I had "Breezy Bridget" and my cousin had "Daredevil Dexter", both of which were on roller skates. You can find these on Ebay from time to time. Hope this helps! Good luck!
Holly - February 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Sharry- Thank you SO much! It has been driving me crazy for 15 years. Seriously. I will check EBay right now. Thanks again!
Yvette - February 07, 2014 - Report this comment
The name of the show from the late 60's was called That's Cat
paula - February 11, 2014 - Report this comment
hi all...i have an art / toy similar to the magic window sand art - but its liquid. two colors of oil between plastic in a plastic frame. you can move it to different sides of the frame and the oil ooozes up and creates abstract type art. its driving me bonkers! i cant find anything, i have one listed but would love to put a name to it. if you have any ideas? thanks :)
Sharry - February 12, 2014 - Report this comment
OK, I'm looking for some skates I had when I was about 4 or 5. (around '70 or '71) They were marketed as indoor/outdoor skates designed to look like race cars. They were the type that strapped to your shoes. The pair I had was royal blue. I don't know what these things were called. Anyone have any idea?
Fred - February 13, 2014 - Report this comment
looking for the name of a 70's kit where you would mix water with a packet and inject the solution in to a mold to make a bendable person (3" high). you could then apply football or basketball uniforms to the body. Many thanks- Fred
Fran - February 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I had a game I think it was from the 70s and it might not be from the US. It was an Ice cream Game. It had about a 2 inch wide & 24 inch long black strip. You would take this figure that had a record player needle on the bottom of it and slide it across the strip. It would say ice cream phrases. Like: hot fudge sundae or Banana split. It also would say HEY FATSO. A think that was the name of the game. That is all I can remember. Does anyone know what company made this toy or if that is the name of it?
Ken - February 16, 2014 - Report this comment
When I was a kid in the early 70's, my Dad brought home a toy car that instead of having a remote control, it read cards through it. The cards had different patterns that the car would follow. Unfortunately the patterns needed a pretty large area for turns and such and we didn't have a very big floor so the car was constantly running into the wall. Does anyone remember the car and what it's name was?
Anthony - February 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Jimbo: SSP Smash Up Derby.
1960-70 - February 28, 2014 - Report this comment
To the person looking for the vintage stencils it was called rub-ons. I rememeber getting them for Superman, Batman. Very cool.
ADS - March 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm going crazy trying to remember a toys name that I had in the 80's. Maybe late 70's. It was a plastic american style shopping mall with these little miniature people. The people were plastic with little ball bearings underneath them that made them roll through each level of the shopping mall. Eventually, they would fall through the last level into their car. Throughout the game, you inserted big plastic pink coins which also came out in the end with the car as change. Please help!
Walt - March 19, 2014 - Report this comment
The thing I'm looking for was sold as a toy, but is more like one of those executive desk toys. It was a flat, plastic hexagon, about 3 inches across. It had a circle of flexible tape-like material on the back. There was a small amount of liquid sandwiched between the two. The point of the toy was to mush the tape with your fingers, which makes the liquid flow around under the plastic, changing patterns and colors. I also recall that the liquid was iridescent.
Sharry - March 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Walt, check under "F", it's called a "Fidget".
MGL - March 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember red plastic oblong-like items, kind of like a plastic Easter egg, about 5 inches long with 2 eyes and a slot in the top where you could insert a note. I think it was called something like "Obie" or "Oobie." The idea was you would leave this somewhere public for people to carry along to its destination -- you were NOT supposed to just put it in the mail. Ring any bells?
Olympianbabe - March 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Are you interested in buying coin operated horses or spring rocking horses??? They are sold on Ebay. Most spring horses are made by Blazon, Wonder, Flexible Flyer, and Radio Flyer. Feel free to buy as many as you like. Good luck!!! :) Ebay account required.
Tim A - March 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm hoping I'm not the only one to have had this toy in the late 60s, early 70s: round art disks that you pinned down in the middle (like Spirograph) which had numbers on the edge. You would turn the disk to each number in sequence, and trace in the numbered shape on the disk to the corresponding number on the edge. When you were done, you had a perfectly drawn cartoon character. Anyone remember this and what the name of it was?
Tim A - March 27, 2014 - Report this comment
See tisiw's earlier post (11/02/13)
Sue C - March 28, 2014 - Report this comment
For Molly January 04 2013 Molly, the doll you're looking for is called the Pretty Tricky doll. If you search on google there are pictures. I still have mine! :o)
Royce Williams - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm not affiliated, but the Flickr user "wishbook" has amazing photos of each page of many Sears and Montgomery Ward Christmas wishbooks that can help people find many toys from the 70s and 80s. Specifically, for a couple of people above, the 1977 Sears Wish Book, page 489, shows the "Rough n Ready Push-Button Rescue Center" (by Tomy in the US, and sole as a "Rescue Centre" by Palitoy / Discovery Time in the UK). Page 489 also shows the "Small Mall Push-Button Shopping Center". Both have rolling people with steel or metal ball bearings on the bottom. If you are looking for the Rescue Center, watch out for the red support between the first and second floors, and the flag, both of which are often missing. Also watch out for the helicopter; it often has broken propellers, and ask whether or not its push-button still works. Happy searching!
Katherine - April 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Jeanne - I remember the store and have been trying to remember the name forever!!! I was so excited to see someone else remembered it!!
Katherine - April 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I posted too soon - I found it - it's called Big Toy Box Magnetic Action Super Market!!!!!!!!!!
Mystery101 - April 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Who remembers the Big Loader Construction Set? Its copyright date is 1977. I still have one, and it's so interesting to watch it run.
DcDen - April 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Pipster/Steve L/madmaxmedia... a commercial featuring the game you are looking for can be found on YouTube... search on "Mego SlicSilver"
Lin - April 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi I'm looking for the name of a doll from the 70's. You used to show her flash cards and I'm not sure but I think she would shake her head or say yes or no to what was on the flash card.
James Hambly - April 10, 2014 - Report this comment
70's or 80's caboose that had piston connected to wheels with platforms for small rubber animals to fit onto so they would move up and down. it looked like a circus caboose, the animlas looked kindve like richard scarry. it was probably made by hasbro, playschool, mattel or fisher price.
Dorie - May 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Bev, I think you are talking about the Playskool Little People toys. They had all kinds of buildings, a house, school, farm, hospital, garage and many others. We had lots of them and would make a whole village of them
Rebekah - May 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Astrolite was from 1969 seems a lot of people are looking for it I loved it so hope this helped someone!!
Tan Coul - May 21, 2014 - Report this comment
tisw, Tim A - the discs you draw through to create a cartoon character were Rotadraw - found some last weekend while clearing out a bedroom cupboard!
Georgie - May 21, 2014 - Report this comment
This has been driving me nuts for years! Around 1975-77, I was given a toy catalog (from just one manufacturer, but I can't remember who) from which to choose a birthday gift. The toy I got had an open-top globe which contained a piece of paper (sort of like the shape of a fondue pot). You'd drop in glittery coloured sand (I think) through the top of the globe and then you'd blow or hum into a mouthpiece at the top of a tube coming off the globe. The point was the sound waves would vibrate the paper and ink/sand/glue/whatever it was...sort of like spin art. Thanks!!
Georgie - May 21, 2014 - Report this comment
POP! I finally found it--Tone-O-Graph by Kenner. Nice to know I wasn't dreaming it.
Mikey4MC - May 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Hello everyone.. I also need help trying to figure out the name of a toy. Toy came out in the mid 70's approx 1977 or 1978. I can remember there was a commercial for the toy but for the life of me I can't remember the name. All I can do is give my best description. Basically the toy was plastic, not battery operated or anything. It was meant to simulate dynamite exploding by turning something on it. I don't remember the color of it at all but if I were to take a guess I would imagine it was either red or some color blue. I would appreciate any and all help. Sad thing is I actually have a picture of it when I was a kid but can't find the picture anywhere.
Mikey4MC - May 24, 2014 - Report this comment
My description was a little bit off. The toy was made to simulate the sound Only and Not actually exploding. My fault for not including before.
Luci - May 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the name of a stuffed clown from the mid 70s I've always remembered it as cleto the clown any assistance would be greatly appreciated
Karon - May 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the name of a toy you can write on it and then use the level on the side to erase what was written?
Ethan - June 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Tara, have you found the dog you were looking for? I have also been looking for it. It plays "How much is that doggy in the window?" when you pull the string...
Crystal - June 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Toys from the late 70's I am trying to find images of or even the name of, does anyone remember: 1. A red camper truck with a small stuffed Bert and Ernie in it. 2. A battery-operated yellow race track with tiny plastic race cars, there was an elephant and giraffe that attached to the tracks for the cars to drive over. 3. A flat board with built in tracks that made farm noises as a small car drove over them. There were people and little buildings that attached to the board. 4. A large white stuffed dog called Willie Walker? I think that had a harness thing attached to walk him with. If anyone remembers any of these toys or has any information on them, it would be much appreciated. thanks
Capnsaveemm - June 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Ken - June 03, 2009 - Report this comment Looking for an electronic toy/game/puzzle. Globelike, maybe 8" diameter. White base with a clear blue lid that lifted to reveal the white keys and red lights. ----------------------- Ken it was called "Computer Perfection" and was manufactured by Lakeside. http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Misc/LakesidePerfection.htm
Christina - June 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Karen - the toy that you can write on - might that be a Magna Doodle?
Paul K - June 27, 2014 - Report this comment
This has been bugging me for a while now. I remember the corner shop used to sell little figures of people with accessories, only about an inch tall and they came in a little matchbox sized box in bits like a Kinder egg toy.
Tami - July 15, 2014 - Report this comment
The toy dog that followed a crayon line on a vinyl mat was Kenner's Trail Tracker Hound Dog. I loved mine! Wish I could find it. They also had the same toy except it was a van instead of a dog.
Laura - July 15, 2014 - Report this comment
My daughter had a plastic ice cream cone from the late 70's or early 80's. It was about 5" tall. You took the lid (head) off and filled the body with ice cream. Once put back together, you would twist the top of the head/hair. The top of the head/hair had holes in it that the ice cream would spiral out of. My daughter loved this and talks about it to this day. I'd love to find out the name of it and if it's still available.
Alana - July 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi - hope someone can help me with the name of a tiny baby doll i had in the 1970's. I remember she had a swing ... i think she came in a hard plastic carry case? She was really tiny with a hard plastic head and body and blonde short hair -i have been trying to think what she was called for so long - hope someone can help ... thanks
Tim A - July 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Tan Coul - Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Jeremy - July 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I kind of remember this game where you wore a hat filled with water. You then had to answer questions and if you got one wrong you had to pull a pin in the hat and one of the pins would release the water and you would get wet. Kind of like Russian Roulette. If you got the question right you passed the hat to the next person and they would repeat.
D Lorraine - July 30, 2014 - Report this comment
My sister is looking desperately for a simple curved wooden board we stood on as kids. You rocked back and forth across the room on this toy that we remember being named a "Wiggle Walker". Do you all have one?
Jim - July 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Cool site. Green Slime, SpyroGyra (I think), and many others. Great memories. I'm looking to these uncolored drawings you could get and then color them in. I can't even find the company that may have made them.
Shelly - August 03, 2014 - Report this comment
There are two dolls that I got for Christmas in the mid/late 70's. One was a doll that would change facial expressions when you moved her arm up or down. The other was a doll that you had to rock and she would slowly close her eyes (they wouldn't close unless you were rocking her). Any thoughts?
David dawara@rocketmail.com - August 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been looking for this "builder game" with 100's of clear tubes, some straight, some bent. connectors were opaque plastic. There were cups/half spheres, with a hole and the tubes would fit into. You could assemble these on a table that would light up, in turn lighting the tubes up. Anyone know what the name of this was? Please!!!!
Geoffrey - August 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Back in the late 70s I used to have a toy that was supposed to create a multi-colored light display on a round screen. Inside there was a motor on which you would put different shaped chrome-plated plastic wheels that the light would reflect off of. There was a dial on the front to change the colors, and a knob to adjust speed. If you know what this thing was, drop me a line at radharc@gmail.com
Sharry A - August 21, 2014 - Report this comment
@ Alana She's Sweet April by Remco. I had one as a kid and have one now.
Karon - August 22, 2014 - Report this comment
THANK YOU CHRISTINA! That was the toy. :)
Paul Vining - August 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I had a large plastic laser cannon type toy that took like 6 D batteries and would project a spaceship going up the wall. You would point the cannon at the spacechip and fire and a light would shine in the middle of the spaceship. If the hit was in the middle it would burst into flames and go down the wall. I thought it was made by coleco but can't seem to find it anywhere. Please email me if you know anything about something like this. paul.vining@gmail.com
Stephen B - September 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Adam and JP - I believe that the orange owl target game was called Electronic Hoot Shoot Target Game by Kidde/Vanity Fair.
Jeff - September 19, 2014 - Report this comment
For Val - December 09, 2011 -- your game is called Poppin Hoppies, and I also remember the disc shooter for Frank - February 16, 2013 - there was a Star Trek phaser disc shooter that was popular around that time - Cheers, J
Milly - September 20, 2014 - Report this comment
@Shelly: I think the first doll you mentioned was "Saucy" by Mattel. Anyone know about a toy that looked sort of like a purple Furby, with I think plastic eyes and a what appeared to be a hockey stick for a mouth. It had white fabric on the bottom and made a squeaking sound when you shook it up and down. It also had a fabric loop on top with a suction cup. It did not use batteries and just had some weird styrofoam contraption inside to make the sound. (Mine broke when I was little and mom took it apart to try and fix it.)
Todd M - September 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I am looking for the name of a critical thinking game. The board was brown and had 11 rows on it. Two people played. There were 5 colored pieces. Blue, yellow, green, red and white. One person would choose 4 pieces. Any combination of colors they wanted. The pieces were placed on the last row and covered. The player who was trying to guess the correct color and location of the pieces would put 4 pieces in the 4 holes of the first row. Next to each row are 4 holes that the person who decided the order of the pieces and hid them would use a white peg to indicate a piece was the correct color in the correct spot. black peg indicated correct color wrong spot and empty space (no peg) meant wrong no piece or spot. The pegs were placed randomly so the guesser would not know which peg related to which piece. the guesser would continue to place pieces row by row. the other player would use the pegs to give feedback until the guesser had the correct alignment
Mace - September 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Someone back in 2009 asked about a man that you pushed a button on him you saw the blood pump. I believe this toy was called pulsar man. I've been trying to find a toy that my father bought my brother and I as kids. It was a cowboy on a pedestal that would say "draw" and you would shoot him with a light gun. If you got him' the cowboy would collapse. Does anyone know what this toy was called? Thanks in advance"
Rob - September 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Trying to remember the name of a outdoor toy from my childhood. From what I remember it was a glider on a line that that you could guide close to the ground and there were two hooks on it used to pick up these plastic spheres. I remember it being bright pink and neon green. Any ideas?
Kie - September 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been trying for ages to remember the name of a game I had as a child. It was a square with different obstacles on it with a silver ball. Two silver rods you has to open and close to guide the ball down, a little orange square like a maze you had to tilt to get the ball through and I think there was a bell at the end that rang when you got the ball all the way through. Can anyone help pleaseeee
Lisa Watson - October 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I had toys as a kid. Dinosaurs. They had a wire and it attached to a control that took batteries. You could move the dinosaurs forward and backwards. they had robot style feet. Like remote control, but with a wire, not wireless. One was a stegosaurus, the other was a t Rex. their eyes lit up and I think they roared. Early 70's. Anyone know what name they had? Also, a game where you made bugs from molds, that were edible. They had non edible version and edible version. You'd pour a mix onto a heated plate tyoe thing, in a mold, and it made a plastic toy looking centipede or something. One version made edible ones. creepy crawlies?
Megan - October 10, 2014 - Report this comment
@Todd-the game you are looking for is called Mastermind. I still have mine and still play it. :-)
Megan - October 10, 2014 - Report this comment
@Kie-The game was called Run yourself ragged. I still have mine!
PJ - October 11, 2014 - Report this comment
Can you remember a board game where if you landed on a certain mark you had to pump a balloon. The player that made the balloon pop would lose the game? I remember giving it to my nephew for Christmas l969. I want to say it was called Kaboom, but can't find it on Google.
chris m - October 12, 2014 - Report this comment
I am trying to find the name of a toy, that a boy would tease me about and not let me hold it or told me anything about it. It has a black round base as big as the palm of your hand, similar to a hockey puck, and has a clear dome in the middle, and it is dark inside, but a demon or monster head appears inside. I dont know if its battery operated, or takes a finger to make it move. Please help!
Bridget - October 13, 2014 - Report this comment
OK, I need help hopefully being able to find a toy I used to have or the company that made it. When I was a yr old, my dad gave me a stuffed brown dog (with dark brown on ears, plastic shaped nose, an plastic eyes that had the brown pupils an whites) an inside the belly when u opened the zipper was a transistor radio that u could listen to music on (whatever station u could pick up, the knobs were on each side of the zipper). Id had "brownie" - thats what i named him when i was lil - up til i was 33 an he got ruined from a flood after id broken up with a bf an was in the middle of movin out of the place we shared. since then (its been 4 yrs) ive wanted to find another one but had no luck. can anyone help me figure out the make of this toy or maybe where i mite be able to find another one? thnx!
john - October 17, 2014 - Report this comment
@Lisa the bug maker you're thinking of is called creepy crawlers and the edible version is called incredible edibles candy maker.
Betsy - October 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Deelie Bobbers is the correct spelling of the flower shaped toys. Every one who mentioned them spelled it wrong. Google Deelie Bobbers and you will find lots of images.
Sharry - October 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Hey PJ, that's "Don't Blow Your Top" by Schaper Toys. (the Cootie company).
Pam - October 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Looking for a game - plastic hollow head shape (profile) that you filled with marbles. Pushed your finger through the holes to either release the marbles or try not to release them. Any one know the name?
Rob Lambert - October 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Pam: You gave your own answer in your comment. The game was Marble Head by Ideal Toys. First came out in 1969, and discontinued in 1974. Ideal was best known for its games with marbles, including Ker-Plunk! Found a TV commercial for Marble Head from the "Pink Panther" cartoon show, airing 9/27/69 on NBC-TV.
Bridget - October 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I am trying to track down a toy that may have already been asked about by Kristie on March 2, 2012. However, I did not see a correct response to her inquiry, so I am asking again. We had a large, heavy-duty plastic outdoor toy. It was a wheel that you sat inside of a rolled around in, similar to riding in a tire, but much larger. I remember our wheel was made up of three curved parts that fit together like puzzle pieces. When separated, the pieces were used as seats. Anyone know the name of this toy? Thanks!
Kelli - November 01, 2014 - Report this comment
HELP! Does anyone remember a small baby that cried, you had to spank it to make it stop crying. I realize this is incredibly, socially, unacceptable, but I always wanted one of those. It was possibly a keychain? I think it was in the late 80's or 90's?
Kat - November 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the name of the tower you built with clear acrylic squares. On each level, you would add a different colored xylophone type plate. After the tower was built, you would drop a marble down the tower and it would play a song. You could change the songs depending on how you changed the xylophone plates in the tower. I think I got this toy around 1970. If anyone can tell me what this musical toy was called, I would really appreciate it.
Brian - November 05, 2014 - Report this comment
For Steve, looking for that ball bearing toy. I'm trying to find the same thing. You described if perfectly. If you're patient enough to look, you'll see it featured on the Rockford Files; James Garner irritates a secretary by turning her cube over. Good luck to us both.
Dar - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone recall the name of a toy (early 1970s?) that was a multi-story hospital? Cardboard levels, pull string elevator, foam figures for nurses, doctors, and patients. The "hospital" was constructed was perhaps 3 feet tall.
Ktrain - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a toy that both my brother and I swear exists, but nobody has ever heard of. It's a book with a tiny record built in to each page. You would take a little record player type item (about the size of a computer mouse) and place it on the record - it would spin around and read the text from each page. There were various stories in the book, but the only one I remember was "Pigs in Space" by the Muppets, so perhaps it was a Muppets related product. I've searched and searched and nothing. I wouldn't believe it even existed if not for my brother's shared memories of this toy. I was born in '77, and Pigs in Space debuted in '78, so I'm thinking this is a toy from '78-'82. Has anybody ever heard of such a thing? Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?
Ktrain - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
My brother and I had this amazing book/record player that both he and I remember, but nobody else has ever heard of. It was a book, that had a record built in to each page. You placed a small device(about the size of a computer mouse) on the record and it would spin around and play the text from the page. We only had a couple books and only 2 players, one was always broken, so we had to sit and read these books together. The only story I remember was an episode of "Pigs in Space", so I'm not sure if this is a Muppets specific product. I was born in '77, so I'm thinking this toy is from some time between '78-'82. I'm beginning to doubt that this item actually existed, just a figment of my brother's and my mind. Anybody ever heard of such a thing? Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?
Joy B - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember these? I'm guessing the time frame is late 60's/early 70's. They were plastic building pieces that were flat with grooves on the sides. You would attach them by sliding the grooves together. There were purple squares and circles, red triangles and T shapes and yellow planks and cheese doodle shapes. They were about the size of a half-dollar coin. Any help on this is appreciated. Thanks!
Joy B - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Ktrain... (lol Bueller!) I know what you are talking about, but don't know the name. I'm a bit older than you, but I think a baby cousin of mine had that. I'll look into it.
KTrain - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Joy B......if you can help me locate these items, I'll name my next child after you! (full disclosure: my wife gets full veto power)
Joy B - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
KTrain..... was it the Fisher Price "Talk to Me Player"? Go to www.thisoldtoy.com/l_fp_set/t_0800.htm there's a picture! I hope that's it.. :)
Rob Lambert - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
To Joy B: I have consulted the 1969 and 1970 Sears Wish Books, could not find the item you described. You are on the right track, though. Those flat building pieces with notches to connect are likely not part of a game. but more within the arts-and-crafts genre. If you ever owned a copy of The Archies "Jingle Jangle" record album, these multi-colored and shaped pieces are shown on the jacket, indicating late 1969. Just for fun, try wishbookweb.com and you may come across it. I'll keep searching myself.
Joy B - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Rob Lambert.... Thanks for trying. I just looked at the Archies album online and I believe those are "Crystal Climbers". The building pieces I am referring to were softer opaque plastic with grooves, not notches. They would slide into each other so that they could never lie flat, always like a half step above/below the piece it was connected to. They didn't stay together particularly well, but I enjoyed them nonetheless. Thanks again... :)
Joy B - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
p.s. to Rob... thanks for directing me to wishbookweb! I haven't found my toy yet, but I am enjoying see the old catalogues! :D
Joy B - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
To Bridget....about your radio dog, have you tried co tacting Radio Shack? That sounds like something they might have sold. Just a thought. Good luck
Joy B - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
To Greg 1/15/14 The disc game was called "Slip Disc". The discs were pink and orange and you hung them on white springy pegs in a blue box with opening showcase-like doors. I loved this game too.
Ktrain - November 11, 2014 - Report this comment
JoyB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I cannot believe you found this. That is exactly the item I was talking about. I found a listing of the books for this item and one included the Muppets story from my memory. I'm not crazy. You've proven it. I'll post pictures of baby JoyB in a year or so.
Joy B - November 11, 2014 - Report this comment
KTrain!!!! So happy that I was able to prove your sanity! For the sake of future Baby Train, let's hope she's a girl. lol!
Joy B - November 11, 2014 - Report this comment
to Rob Lambert (and anyone else interested), I found my toy! It didn't ring a bell, but they were called "Shapees" by Kohner, 1969. Get this, someone is selling them on Ebay! lol! Crazy! thanks for trying. :)
Rob Lambert - November 11, 2014 - Report this comment
Glad you found it, Joy. That was a stumper. The only Kohner product that had everyone's attention was the Trouble pop-o-matic game, making Shapees a bit obscure at the time.
Anner - November 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi, I'm looking for a toy ball gun. It was a small hand gun made of red rubber and you would squeeze the whole gun to release a yellow plastic ball from the end of it. It only held one ball at a time and you would just pop the ball back into the barrel to "reload" it.
David Ramsey - November 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I found the item I was looking for at http://vintagetoyarchive.tumblr.com/post/41901934843/hasbro-1969-astrolight
David - November 23, 2014 - Report this comment
looking for a 70's green lizard man with a light in his chest,...GORG or something?,
Joy B - November 23, 2014 - Report this comment
David.... was it Gre-Gory the Bat? Try google images and see maybe that's it?

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