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By Mary Bellis

The history of toy balloons, Slinky, Hula Hoop, Frisbee, Hacky Sack, Lego, SILLY PUTTY, Silly String, Tinkertoy, Etch A Sketch, Video Games, Yo-Yo, Erector Set, Super Soaker, Water Talkies, and more.

The History of Balloons
Barbie Doll - Ruth Handler
Boomerang
The History of Cabbage Patch Kids
Chia Pet ®
Crayon History
Erector Set - A.C. Gilbert
The Etch-A-Sketch - Arthur Granjean
Frisbee ®
Furby- Invented by Richard Levy
The History of the Game of Hacky Sack
Hula Hoop
LEGO History
My Little Pony
Mr Potato Head
Play-Doh
Pogo Stick - Pogostick

The History of Puzzles, Board & Card Games
Scooters
SILLY PUTTY ®
The History of Silly String
First introduced to the gag-gift market in 1969 by Julius Samann, Ltd.
The History of the Skateboard
Slinky - Richard and Betty James
Hop - Space Hopper - Jumping Ball
Super Soaker ® - Lonnie Johnson
Teddy Bears
Tinkertoy ®
The History of Video Games
Water Talkies - Richie Stachowski
Yo-Yo

General Toy Information
Mattel History
"The company began in 1945, operating out of a garage workshop. The original founders were Harold Matson and Elliot Handler, who coined "Mattel" by combining the letters of their last and first names, respectively. Their first products were picture frames, but Elliot developed a side business in dollhouse furniture made from picture frame scraps, which led to toys, toys and toys."

Richard Miller's Favorite Toys from the Sixties
Odd Ogg, King Zor, Mattel's Lie Detector Game, Uncle Fester's Mystery Light Bulb, The Adams Family Card Game, Séance Game, Green Ghost Game, Green Ghost Instructions, Time Bomb game by Milton Bradley, Mr Machine, Vac-U-Form by Mattel.

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