Popular toys of the last 100 years

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• 1900-1909 Crayola Crayons
• 1910-1919 Raggedy Ann Dolls
• 1920-1929 Madame Alexander Collectible Dolls
• 1930-1939 View-Master 3-D Viewer
• 1940-1949 Candy Land
• 1950-1959 Mr. Potato Head
• 1960-1969 G.I. Joe
• 1970-1979 Rubik’s Cube
• 1980-1989 Cabbage Patch Kids
• 1990-1999 Beanie Babies
• 2000-Present Razor Scooter

[source forbes]


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Slot Car Cam

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slot car cam

I just watched this amazing video of a slot car race which under normal circumstance would be normal except the guy had mounted a tiny camera on the tiny slot car. It was really cool watching the video from that perspective but if only it was a bit brighter. [Link]


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Lego Digital Designer

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LEGO Digital Designer enables you to build and customize your own LEGO product. Now available for Macs & PCs. [Link]


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Imperial Star Destroyer LEGO

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lego destroyer

Ages ago I posted about the LEGO Death Star Kit, so I was checking out Lego’s website the other day and I also found the Imperial Star Destroyer. This ship is huge measuring an impressive 37” by 23” this model dwarfs any LEGO Star Wars ship ever produced. It contains over 3100 lego pieces and looks really cool. But again, like the Death Star, this LEGO will set you back $299! [Link]


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Le Chalet Suisse (Jeujura)

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le chalet suisse

During the Gulf War I had to leave the majority of my toys behind here in Kuwait because we had to flee the country. That incident scarred me for life I think because I seemed to have developed some kind of psychological issue where I am trying to buy back every toy I had. I spend most of my days flipping through pages of vintages toys and eBay looking for stuff I used to have and then hopefully buying them. So now I have decided to share the toys with you whenever I find any. Today I am gonna start with this “Le Chalet Suisse” toy. It was amazing, its like a classy version of Lego. Its using pieces of real wood and you can build various types of wooden chalets with them. There is no sticking or clicking, the pieces of the wood are shaped in a way that they would fit together and you just stack them up.

I was able to find it online brandnew for only $78. [Link]


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Mortal Kombat TV Game

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Mortal Kombat

I am a major Mortal Kombat 1 fan and this TV game is the coolest. You don’t need a videogame system or anything, just plug this controller into your TV and you can play Mortal Kombat with near arcade quality graphics. If you hate playing the game alone you can get a second controller and plug it into yours for 2 player head to head fighting. Very cool and very cheap at only $24.99! [Link]


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iDog for the iPod

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iDog

This would look really cool on my desk at work, plus its going to be cheap. It won’t replace my fantasy of owning an Aibo, but it will do until I could afford one. Can’t wait for Amazon.com to start selling them, here it a bit of info on the iDog:

The iDog is capable of changing its feelings from happy to angry by moving it’s ears and rotating the head and by changing the color of the 7 LED lights on its head. The idog music bot has stored music sequences and melodies it will play based on the interaction with its sensors. For instance it gets happy when users touch its ears and pad on its head. It gets surprised when users touch its nose or wave in front of him. The Sega iDog will become angry when users touch its tail. A MP3 Player like the iPod can be attached to the iDog via 3.5mm audio cable. IT has a mono-speaker built-in. A microphone is also present in the iDog.

Its supposed to be released in North America in the Fall of 2005 by Hasbro and should cost $29.99. If you can’t wait that long, AudioCubes is carrying the Japanese version but for $89. Here is a link to the Japanese iDog website.


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Official LEGO Death Star Kit

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deathstar lego

Finally a Lego set I REALLY want.. Its $299.00 and there is a limit of 5 per person. Now I need to figure out a way to convince Nat that we need this.. [Link]


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Star Wars Gear

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I was passing by Hallmark yesterday at Marina Mall and noticed they just got a whole bunch of Hasbro Star Wars toys. Me and Nat played with the lightsabers a bit (around KD4) and then we played with the Darth Vader mask (around KD24). They also have action figures and stuff. Pretty cool, I am sure Toys R Us just got a whole bunch of Star Wars toys too. [Link]


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Ministeck

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Ministeck

Do you guys remember Ministeck? I used to play with them back in the 80’s and today morning I remembered them. I want to order a couple but Amzon doesn’t sell them and there isn’t a large collection on eBay. I am sure it would bring me back good memories.


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