- Games, Toys, and Hobbies
Over 100 Years Ago Of Toys And Games
Over time toys have changed immensely. Not only from the materials that they are made of, wood, plastic, rubber, tin and other metals, but also with the mechanics that are used to make them work, keys, gears, batteries, electric and now the internet.
There have been so many new inventions, and yet, many toys have remained and continue to be popular to this day.
Original G.I. Joe Lineup
The pure joy and anticipation, while watching the faces of children of all ages, light up with excitement at receiving a new toy is priceless. Be it today or yester year.
The little girl with the baby doll that did absolutely nothing other than allowing her to pretend to be a mommy, to the walking, talking and uhm , well you know.
From the little boy playing with marbles with his best shooting agate , to becoming the pinball wizard. Cap popping pistols to beebee guns: or sling shots and tomahawks. And we can't forget the hours and hours of playing with G.I. Joe and G.I. Jane
Nintindo to Xbox, Candy Land to Angry Birds or Lincoln Logs to Lego's.
Marbles A popular Children's Game
Once Popular Toys
I remember in grade school all the boys would bring their bags of marbles to school. During recess they would draw a circle in the dirt and using their favorite "shooter" they would try to knock the opponents marble out of the ring..If they were successful they would win said marble.
Some of the toys that were popular in the time period..There were many more that I have not listed.
You may be surprised to see how far back some of these toys go and how popular they are to this day..I know I was.
1910s : Raggedy Ann, Erector Sets,Crayola Crayons, Tinker Toys
1920s : The Magic Slate, Madame Alexander Collectible Dolls
1930s : The Teddy Bear, Shirley Temple Doll, View Master
1940s : Scrabble, Candy Land, Bubbles, Paper Dolls, Slinky, Silly Putty, Cootie, Model Airplanes
1950s : The Double Holster gun Set, Gumby, Matchbox Cars, Playdoh, Barbie Doll, Hula Hoop, Wooly Willy
1960s : Troll Dolls, Casper The Ghost, G.I.Joe Figures, Chatty Cathy Doll, Rock EM Sock Em Robots, Game Of Mouse Trap, Lego Construction Set
1970s : Lite Brite, Atari Home Computer System, Pocket Transistor Radio's, Hot Wheel Track and Cars, Erector Set, Hoppity Hops, Hungry Hungry Hippo, Simon Says, Star Ship Enterprise, Walkie Talkies,
1980s : My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, Lego Airport, Dukes Of Hazard Set, Glo-Worm, Rainbow Brite Color Kids, Sega Genesis 1989, Cabbage Patch Doll
1990s : Beanie Babies, Furby, Pogs, Tickle Me Elmo, Super Soaker, Game Boy, Power Rangers, Pokémon
2000 and going strong.. Technology has greatly increased..
Wii Console, Bratz, Razor Scooter, ipad, ipod, Kindles...etc