Toys and games

Toys and games1970

The slinky

In the early 1940s, engineer Richard James made a toy out of a pre-compressed helical spring: the Slinky. The product was launched to immediate success in 1945 – and in 1952 a slinky dog, using the same principle, appeared. (From the catalogue 1978.)

Toys and games1990

Jenga

The Brit Leslie Scott presented the game Jenga at a toy fair in London as late as 1983. The word means “to build” in Swahili. (From the catalogue 1997.)

Toys and games1920

Dolls

Every civilization since the dawn of time has had dolls. In the 1900s, the porcelain doll was replaced by models in plastic or rubber. Some of them could, like the larger one on this picture, say “Mama” or close their eyes. (From the catalogue 1929.)

Toys and games1990

Cassette player with microphone

Cassette players with sing-along microphones may be the reason so many people enter talent shows these days. This gadget gave everybody the impression they were a star. (From the catalogue 1997.)

Toys and games1950

Magic box

Practice makes perfect. Mastering magic and sleight of hand has long been a dream for many children. (From the catalogue 1950.)

Toys and games2010

Drone

Invented for military use the drone continues to grow in popularity as a messenger and as an amateur aerial camera crew. (From the catalogue 2017.)

Toys and games2000

Pull-along-toy

If the dog is man’s best friend, then the Brio dachshund is many people’s first dog – and first friend. A classic at baby showers. (From the catalogue 2005.)

Toys and games1930

Kite

Kites were once used in China as a way for the military to communicate. (From the catalogue 1934.)

Toys and games2000

Car track – with a loop

At the top of the Christmas wish list for many children over the years.  The loop made the car track almost too good to be true. (From catalogue 2004.)

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