This morning I saw a short video about a 100 years of toys, and if you want to see how a local merchant promoted their toys at Christmas you can read my short story called Carleton Place 1940’s —- The Popularity Contest
Picture of one of the actual prizes from Okiliman’s in Carleton Place now located at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. See it in the Eaton’s Christmas Catalogue room display December 6th- until January 11th.
For me the 60’s had the best toys. Even though I was barely a teen, it was Barbie and all her clothing that mesmerized my fashion designer mind. For the boys I am sure it was: Mattel Vac-u-form, Mattel Varoom, Ideal Supercity, Revell Slot Cars and Cox gas airplanes and spy toys were big.
I am actually offended that the Tamagotchi wasn’t included in the 90s toys as I was responsible for it many times when the kids would not look after it.:) Where was the Furbies? My Little Pony? G.I. Joe?
Today video games have taken over and kids have very little creativity. Actually, they should of had the Hoverboard burst into flames at the end.:)
So enjoy this video and remember.