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Ten Top Toys of the '60's

Born in the early 60's... these were the toys of my youth. Other than the Easy-Bake oven, between my sister, my brother, and I, we had all of these at some point.

Ten Top Toys of the '60's
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    1. Etch A Sketch

    This iconic drawing toy allowed children to create intricate designs and masterpieces with just a few twists of the knobs. It was a perfect blend of art and technology, captivating both young and old.

    2. Barbie

    Introduced in 1959, Barbie quickly became a cultural phenomenon in the '60s. With her fashionable outfits and endless accessories, Barbie inspired countless hours of imaginative play.

    3. G.I. Joe

    The original action figure, G.I. Joe, was a favorite among young boys. With his military-themed outfits and accessories, G.I. Joe sparked adventures and encouraged a sense of patriotism.

    4. Easy-Bake Oven

    Every aspiring chef in the '60s wanted an Easy-Bake Oven. This miniature oven allowed kids to bake their own delicious treats, fostering a love for cooking and creativity in the kitchen.

    5. Spirograph

    The Spirograph was a mesmerizing drawing toy that created intricate and geometric patterns. It provided endless possibilities for artistic expression and was a hit among budding artists.

    6. Hot Wheels

    These miniature cars with their sleek designs and fast speeds revolutionized the toy car industry. Hot Wheels became synonymous with coolness and sparked intense racing competitions among friends.

    7. Mr. Potato Head

    This classic toy allowed children to mix and match different facial features on a plastic potato body. It encouraged creativity and helped develop fine motor skills.

    8. Slinky

    The Slinky, a simple coiled spring, provided endless hours of fun as it gracefully descended stairs or slinked down an incline. Its mesmerizing motion captivated children and adults alike.

    9. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

    This boxing game pitted two robotic fighters against each other, allowing kids to engage in exciting battles of skill and strategy. It was the ultimate toy for competitive play.

    10. View-Master

    The View-Master transported children to different worlds through its 3D reels. From exotic landscapes to their favorite cartoon characters, kids could immerse themselves in a visual adventure.

    These ten toys represent just a fraction of the incredible variety that the '60s had to offer. They not only provided entertainment but also fostered creativity, imagination, and social interaction. The lasting impact of these toys can still be felt today, as many of them have become iconic symbols of childhood and continue to bring joy to new generations.

    11. [Bonus] - Electric Football

    Plastic painted figured on a vibrating field. Between this and GI Joe, I spent a lot of play time with these. And, I've bought back into electric football with a vintage field, some vintage figures, and some repros. Some folks have been playing all along, making, painting, and playing tournaments.

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