Toy Sunday: Evil Knievel Cycle

The Stunt Cycle quickly became a required part of any all-American kid’s toy repertoire.

Its massive success inspired Ideal to create a veritable fleet of Evel Knievel vehicles. There were Super Jet and Canyon Sky Cycles that were designed for stunt use, as well as a Crash and Stunt Car that would break into pieces upon impact with an obstacle

Toy Sunday: Crazy Foam

Crazy Foam is a shaving cream type bath product in the 70’s with Superhero cans which allowed your favorite comic book hero to spew right on you.

Toy Sunday: Colorforms

The original set that launched the Colorforms brand in 1951 is still a winner with kids and a nostalgic favorite for adults.

Toy Sunday: Blip

Blip was a hand-held, electronic tennis game that made a very annoying buzz sound when played. A red light “bounced” from each side of the game, providing that you pushed the correct button that it landed on.

Toy Sunday: Yahtzee


For Yahtzee, a player can roll the dice three times. The goal is to enter the heftiest five-dice combined score possible in each of the scoring categories.

Toy Sunday: Super Ball

Wham-O released the Super Ball in the summer of 1965, and the reigning kings of toy fads had yet another winner.

Toy Sunday: Pez

Buy one dispenser and you’re sure to buy more, and before you know it, there’s a fledgling collection lining your shelves.

Toy Sunday: Mastermind

“Easy to learn. Easy to play. But not so easy to win.”

Toy Sunday:

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Toy Sunday: Intellivision

Remember Intellivision?

A compact, wood-grain cabinet formed the console base, and wired out from that base were a pair of unique controllers.

Instead of the standard joystick/button configuration, the Intellivision’s long and thin controllers were operated with a 16-direction golden disk, four “action keys” and a 12-key numbered keypad. Colorful overlays came with most games, placed over the keypad to show what each button did in that game.

Toy Sunday: Give-A-Show Projector

The Give-A-Show Projector was equal parts slide projector and flashlight.

Its plastic casing changed shape and color over the years, but it always contained a bright projector light bulb and a slot that allowed the user to feed a strip of film through the light it emitted to create projected images.

Toy Sunday: Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels are die-cast model vehicles manufactured by Mattel introduced in 1967, originally approximately 1:64 scale cars and trucks. The multitude of varieties of vehicles were designed to be used on associated Hot Wheels track sets.


Toy Sunday: Lite Brite

Lite-Brite is a toy created by Hasbro in 1967, creates fantastical glowing designs through a light box with small colored plastic pegs that fit into a matrix of holes and illuminate to create a lit piece of art.

You either had no pegs of the right color or too many (because they were all over the place).


Toy Sunday: Slip n’ Slide

The Slip ‘n Slide manufactured by Wham-O was first introduced in 1961.  The toy is a long sheet of thin plastic, flanked lengthwise on one side by a heat-sealed tubular fold. If it wasn’t wet you’d end up with a nice big rug burn on your belly.