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The Center for the Humanities Toy Collection (MGHL00022)

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Games

Science and Math

Dolls and Figurines

Political

Miscellaneous



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The Center for the Humanities Toy Collection (MGHL00022), 1906-2012 | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

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Collection Overview

Title: The Center for the Humanities Toy Collection (MGHL00022), 1906-2012Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:bulk 1970-2012

ID: MGHL/mghl00022

Extent: 60.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Items are arranged by toy type.

The contents of the collection are arranged as follows:

Series 1: Games

Series 2: Science and Math Sets

Series 3: Dolls and Figures

Series 4: Political Ephemera

Series 5:Miscellaneous

Date Acquired: 00/00/2015. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Center for the Humanities.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes toys and games along with political ephemera ranging from the early 1900s through 2012.

Subject/Index Terms

Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Center for the Humanities.

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Some Restrictions, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 of spec@wumail.wustl.edu.

Users of the collection must read and abide by the Rules for the use of Modern Graphic History Library Materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the notification of intent to publish Modern Graphic History Library materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: The collection was transferred to the Modern Graphic History Library from the Center for Humanities in 2015.

Preferred Citation: Center for Humanities Toy Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Alexandra White in 2015

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was updated by Andrea Degener in February 2019


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 3: Dolls and Figurines],
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Series 1: GamesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Baseball Strategy, 1973Add to your cart.
You take over as manager, coach, catcher, hitter, and general manager! One playing board (in two pieces), score pad, set of six player pawns representing base runners, two sets of roster cards (25 in each set), two sets of pitch cards (7 in each set), handbook of official rules, and instruction folder.
Item 2: Hip-Hop the Game!, 2000Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The hip-hop board game to power money and fame.  Includes player pieces, ill 'in and chill 'in cards, trivia cards, board position cards, Benjamin denominations 500,200,100,50,20,10,5, playing board, and instructions.
Item 3: Power Rangers Time Force Circle, 2001Add to your cart.
"Survive time travelling trials and defeat the enemy to win the game!" Based on the popular television series produced by Saban entertainment from 1993 through the 2000's.  Includes instructions, one game board, fifteen trial tokens, five playing pieces with bases, five dice, one spinner arrow.
Item 4: Commands of Christ, 1982Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A family oriented Christian character building game where players memorize scripture to overcome sin and temptation.  Includes instructions, victory cards, wisdom cards, spinner, six player pieces, fold-out gameboard.
Item 5: Cranium, 2004Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Outrageous fun for everyone! An interactive boardgame where players answer fun facts, act and hum, sketch and sculpt, and word puzzles.  Includes game board, four player pieces, one multi-sided die, four pencils, hourglass, notepads, four card decks and box containers, play dough, and inserts.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blackboard, 2001Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Learn African American history by answering questions and working your way around the game board. Blackboard tells the real story  to freedom. Includes one game board, one dice, seven tokens, ninety-one removable chain links, situation cards,instructions, and question cards.
Item 2: Hannah Montana: Girl Talk, 2007Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hannah Montana was an American musical comedy series on the disney channel from 2006-2011.  In this game ask each other fun questions about the Hannah Montana show, spin for silly stunts with your friends as the judges.  Included are instructions, plastic game tray, three anchor pegs, three twist locks, 96 Hannah Montana secret cards, wheel with two piece knob, two (two-sided) stunt/question wheels.
Item 3: Ticket to Ride: The Cross-country Train Adventure Game!, 2007Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure. Named "German Game of the Year" in 2004 deisgned by Alan R. Moon.  Players compete to connect different cities by laying claim to railway routes on a map of North America. Includes one game board, two hundred and forty colored train cars, one hundred and forty-four, five wooden scoring markers, one rules booklet, one days of wonder online access number.
Item 4: Wind in the Willows, 1992Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Includes badger, Rat, Mole, and Toad figurines, one green die, one white die, one green boat, one gameboard, storybook, and instructions.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Arctic Chill Groove Tube Book, 2004Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Zainy illustration fact book, fifteen toy animals and game board with the theme of arctic animals.  Part of the Tube Books series including "Africa Wild!", "Bug Blast!", "Dino-Might!", "Raging Reptiles!", and "Sea Splash!".
Item 2: Civil War Game, 2000Add to your cart.
An educational game where players master Civil War history and geography including Eastern and Western battles, campaigns and commanders, and action results data and more.  Unknown game type.
Item 3: Wishbone, 1997Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A little dog with a big imagination! Wishbone is a Jack Russel Terrier, from the popular television series broadcast on PBS from 1995 to 2001.  Game includes one game board, twenty fice tokens, four sided playing pieces, one standard die, one multi-colored Wishbone die, four plastic cards, and box.
Item 4: Wizard of Oz: Trivia Game, 1999Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Based on 1939 move The Wizard of Oz  starring Judy Garland.  Players collect rainbow arc by answering questions.  Game includes  game board, six Emerald City movers, thirty rainbow arcs, one die, fifty picture cards one hundred trivia cards and instructions.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bionic Crisis, 1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This 1975 Parker Brothers game is based on the U.S. television series "The Six Million Dollar Man", which ran from 1974 to 1978.  In the game, players compete through strategy and deduction to identify the correct bionic circuitry needed to restore Steve Austin's cyborg-like powers.  Includes four console boxes, four console cards , twenty-four circuit cards, forty-eight number cards, and red and yellow pegs in box.
Item 2: Snoopy Come Home Game, 1966Add to your cart.
Snoopy runs away from Lila and the players must find Snoopy and bring him home.  Includes one game board, play cards, four large playing pieces, six small playing pieces, ten plastic bases, one wood die, and box.
Item 3: Treasure of the Lost Pyramid, 2008Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Three dimensional pop-up board game, includes one transforming gameboard, eight chacter pieces, playcards, collectors, illustration comic booklet, and play sheets.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Abe's Log Cabin, 2005Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes this 50 piece Abe's Log Cabin assembly kit.
Item 2: The Hunger Games, 2012Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Based on the bestselling book and movie, "Th Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, work with or against your fellow partners and acquire food, fuel, clothing and medicine to see who wins.  "May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor".  Includes one game board, fifty-five resource cards, nine special deck cards, forty-four reaping cards, four player tokens, one round token, one first action token, and six covered tokens in box.
Item 3: Raptor JacksAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Play the traditional jacks game with velociraptors instead of jacks. Includes 8 raptor jacks and one bouncy ball.
Item 4: Super Ball: Commemorative Pack, 2002Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The Suerball has long been an influential piece of American culture.  In January 1967 the National Football League and American Football League confronted each other, when one player found his daughter's Super ball he though "Why not call our championship game the Super Bowl?".  THis is an amazing Zectron Super ball in black.
Item 5: Super Ball: Original, 2004Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The ball with the incredible super high bounce from Wham-O in black.  Other Wham-O products include the Original Hula Hoop, Hacky Sack Striker, and Frisbee Pro Classic.
Item 6: Super Give it a Whirl, 2008Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This flying toy is deisgned to develop coordination, balance, and agility while exploring wind science. Includes one launcher, two wings, and one replacement rubber band.
Item 7: The Jazz Puzzle, 2008Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1,000 Piece Puzzle
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Rooftop Rumble, 2007Add to your cart.
Mattel's Batman: Rooftop Rumble allows players to score points by defeating the Joker and his thugs, launching Batman into the air using the Batapult to save the day.  Its characters are based on the classic DC Comics Batman rather than on the assorted Batman movies. Includes two Batman figures, one joker figure, eight henchmen, one launcher, four score keepers, three building sections, four building platforms, and instructions.
Item 2: Superman Returns: Kryptonite, 2005Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The game challenges players to defeat Lex Luthor more peacefully, by being the first to reach the top of the New Krypton mountain by doging rolling kryptonite boulders. An action game including four superman play pieces, two kryptonite marbles, seventeen plastic truck components, thirty cards, one start pad, one die, and instructions
Box 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Barbie Game: Queen of the PromAdd to your cart.
Buy a formal dress, get a steady boyfriend, and be elected club president.  These may be done in any order.  Then - go on to win the game by becoming Queen of the Prom.  Roll die to move spaces around the board, completing tasks as written. Includes four player tokens, one die, play money ($1,$5, & $10), four IOU cards, four boyfriend cards,four  dress cards, suprise cards and gameboard.
Item 2: Ben Casey M/D. : The Drama of Life in ta Big Metropolitan Hospital Game, 1961Add to your cart.
Based off of the ABC Television series character Ben Casey M.D. as portrayed by Vincent Edwards.  Includes four Dr. Ben Casey figures, four plastic bases, one die, instructions, and sixty-six cars; seven "Diagnosis Cards", fifteen "Laboratory Report", fifteen "X-Ray Report", fifteen " Spinal Tap Report", fourteen "System Report" and two blank cards.
Item 3: Dr. Kildare Medical Game for the Young, 1962Add to your cart.
Dr. Kildare is a fictional American medical doctor originally from a magazine series, however thi game is based off of the 1960's television series.  You're the doctor, you examine your patient and take him from room to room to find out what is wrong!  Includes one board game, four movers, one spinner/analyzer, diagnosis cards, doctor cards and instructions.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Monopoly: Cardinals World Series Champions 2006 Collector's Edition, 2006Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Monopoly brand game soecial collectors edition to celebrate World Series Championship 2006 featuring Scott Rolen, David Eckstein and Jim Edmonds.  Includes game board, paper money, six pewter tokens, laminated deed cards, thirty-two home and road jersey cards, plastic dice, forty-four traditional houses and hotels, renamed box seats and club houses.
Item 2: Monopoly : Elvis Collector's Edition, 2002Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Monopoly brand game of trading properties, this is the collector's edition featuring the famous musician and singer Elvis Presley.  Includes game board, two dice, title deed cards, Tupelo homes and Graceland mansions, "elvis Presley" cards, "Taking Care of Business" cards, custom Elvis money, and six collectible tokens.
Item 3: Monopoly: St. Louis Cardinals Collector's Edition, 2001Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Monopoly brand game of trading properties, special St. Louis Cardinal's Collector's Edition.  Includes one game board, property cards, play money and banker's tray, two dice, six collectible pewter tokens, home and away jersey cards, thirty-two luxury suites and twelve ballparks, one collectible upper deck trading card "Ray Lankford", and instructions.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: HorsopolyAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A knock off of the popular game monopoly, instead of trading properties race horses are traded.  Includes one game board, two dice, six player figures, fake money, horse trading cards, horse sense cards, and horse play cards.
Item 2: Monopoly: The Wizard of Oz, 1998Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Collector's edition monopoly boardgame includes one board, eight player pieces, two dice, good and bad witch chance cards, property cards, faux money, homes and mansions.
Item 3: Monopoly: Town, 2007Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A version of monopoly tailored for teaching young children how to count.  Inludes game board, Mr. Monopoly in car, four track pieces, play money, green building blocks, twenty-eight roofs, and instructions.
Item 4: Motown-opoly, 2002Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
An ofbrand of the popular Monopoly game series.  "A game about the music that changed America! " Players act as record producers and race for platinum and gold records at certain music hotspots.  Includes one game board, six player tokens, studios, "Big Hit" and "Contingency" cards, deeds, play money, dice, and one CD of six classic motown hits.
Item 5: Redneckopoly.com, 2005Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Redneckopoly.com is the game of stolen property.  The game includes property names like "Rusty's Meth Lab" and "Cheap Trick Avenue". Includes game board, loan shark tray, forty trailers, seventeen double-wides, pink slip cards, gamble and redneck stash cards, seven game pieces, counterfeit money, and two dice.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Masterpiece Board Game: The Art of Trading, 1970Add to your cart.
An exciting suspenseful trip into the elite world of the international art auction.  Players take the roll of players and dealers.  Includes playing board, six play pieces, twenty-four paintings, twenty-four value cards, play money, clips for paintings and value cards, one die, six biography cards
Item 2: Reunion, 1979Add to your cart.
The game that brings people together. Players recall memories and share feelings from "The Ungame" boardgame series.  Includes one game board, "Relate", "Imagine" and "Intuit" card decks one spin wheel and arrow, one die, six player tokens, instructions, and Christian Games leaflet.  This version has the stard components plus the Christian Oriented topics.
Item 3: Terminator 2: Judgement Day, 1993Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
"He's back in this fight to the finish survival board game!" Includes one board, four Sarah Connor pawns, one terminator pawn, five pawn stands, twelve component chips, 48 card deck of players, and three dice.
Item 4: The Uncle Wiggily Game, 1967Add to your cart.
Based on the characters and books by Howard R. Garis, players are asked to focus on getting rabbit Uncle Wiggily, who is suffering from rheumatism, to Dr. Possum's office. Includes game board, four player pieces, white cards, red cards, and box.
Item 5: The Ungame, 1970Add to your cart.
Vintage boardgame designed for you to experience the fun of learning how to communicate effectively, "Tell is like it is!".  This is the special edition Christian version.  Includes one die, six pieces, three stacks of cards, white, yellow, and orange, instructions.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Anti-monopoly : The "Bust-the-Trust!" Game, 1974Add to your cart.
The basic idea of the game is to end the monopolistic practices of the three-company combinations on the board.  Includes instruction sheet, two dice, eleven social credit loan notes, thirty-six post cards, six markers, three cards with chips, three packages of money.
Item 2: Benny Goodman Swings int a Game of Musical Information, 1940Add to your cart.
A charming game of song identification. Includes two stacks of examination cards, xylophone, wand, score sheet, and instructions.
Item 3: Go to the Head of the Class, 1967Add to your cart.
The New series 17, family question and answer game, pupils start in the kindergarten and move from desk to desk, grade to grade, until someone reaches the head of the class and becomes a winner.  Includes one game board, eight player figures, exanimation cards, luck cards, two dice, and eight player stands.
Item 4: Lie Cheat & Steal: The Game of Political Power, 1971Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Yo-yo: BaughAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
"Quality + Pride + Safety" Baugh black and red yo-yo with 2.25" diameter.  A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 2: Yo-yo: Charleston ShipyardAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
White with teal graphics with 2.25" diameter, produced by the "Oregon International Port of Coos Bay".  A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 3: Yo-yo: Christmas PenguinAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
White background 2" diameter yo-yo woith penguine wearing Christmas hat graphic. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 4: Yo-yo: ClownAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Clown face graphic printed on blue background metal 2" diameter yo-yo. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 5: Yo-yo: Duncan Gold AwardAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Yellow-orange translucent plastic with gold glitter suspended in the plastic.  This is a "Genuine Duncan Yo-yo Gold Award" with 2.25" diameter.  A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 6: Yo-yo: Duncan Imperial Dark RedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
This transclucent red Duncan brand yo-yo is called the "Imperial" and 2.25" diameter. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 7: Yo-yo: Duncan Imperial Light BrownAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
This transclucent brown Duncan brand yo-yo is called the "Imperial" and 2.25" diameter. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 8: Yo-yo: Garden Valley CenterAdd to your cart.
Black with white printed "Garden Valley Center" 100% recycled 2.25" diameter. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 9: Yo-yo: GlobeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Globe graphic printed on 2" diameter metal yo-yo. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 10: Yo-yo: GrenadeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Green camoflage grenade themed yo-yo with "Boom!" graphic2.25" diameter. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 11: Yo-yo: Hi-Tech ActionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Neon yellow 2.25" diameter yoyo "with Hi-Tech Action". A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 12: Yo-yo: Incredible CheeseAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
True Value Brand yellow 2.25" diameter yo-yo with "incredible Cheese" mouse graphic on one face.  A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 13: Yo-yo: Jack-o-lantern, 1990Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Jack-o-lantern 2" diameter yo-yo. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 14: Yo-yo: Marriot - School ServicesAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Marriot - School Services produced this "Everybody's a Kid Once" light orange yo-yo with 2.25" diameter. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 15: Yo-yo: Rogue Valley MallAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
"Rogue Valley Mall"  promotional yo-yo in red with 2.25" diameter. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 16: Yo-yo: Safety ChampionsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Produced by Tricon "Safety Champions" black logo on orange yo-yo. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 17: Yo-yo: Smiley FaceAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Yellow and red smiley face printed graphic on 2" diameter on metal. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 18: Yo-yo: SnoopyAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Blue 2.25" diameter yo-yo with Snoopy graphic. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 19: Yo-yo: Turbo Spin NeonAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Neon yellow "Turbo Spin" yo-yo with 2.5" diameter.  A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 20: Yo-yo: Turbo Spin PurpleAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Purple 2.5" diameter Turbo Spin . A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 21: Yo-yo: Ultimate SourceAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
This colorful 2.5" diameter yo-yo has clear, pink, and yellow graphics. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 22: Yo-yo: Washington University St. Louis, 1996Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Neon green and clear Washington University in St. Louis branded 2.75" diameter with noise making capabilities. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 23: Yo-yo: Yomega High PerformanceAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Clear navy blue "Yomega High Performancen" yo-yo with 2.5" diameter Patent number 4332102.  A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Item 24: Yo-yo: yoh-yohAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Blue 2.25" diameter yo-yo with white "yoh-yoh" graphic on one face. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string on a bearing or axel.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Box AAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Skill Ball Set of 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Set of six graphic skill ball 1.25" diamater hand held games made in hong kong.  Includes Native American, monkey face, clown, girl with frog, cowboy with guns, and girl with mask.
Item 2: Slinky: 1.25" diameterAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Dark to light green slinky with diameter of 1.25".
Item 3: Slinky: 1.5" diameterAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Slinky toy  purple to green in color with 1.5" diameter.
Item 4: Slinky: 2.5" DiameterAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Slinky Toy, may be real slinky brand, one in orange and one in blue.
Item 5: Slinky: 3" diameterAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
"Agency.com" branded rainbox slinky toy from green to purple color.
Item 6: Slinky: CloverAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Clover shaped slinky toy green in color.
Item 7: Slinky: FootAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Foot shaped rainbow slinky toy from orange to green.
Item 8: Slinky: HeartAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Rainbow (from purple to yellow) heart shaped slinky toy.
Item 9: Slinky: Metal 1.75" diameterAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Metal slinky with pinch fasterers on each end.
Item 10: Slinky: StarAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Star shaped rainbow from purple to orange.
Item 11: Wooden Spin TopAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wooden spin top toy with string to start spining made in India.
Box BAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Yo-yo: American FlagAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
One of the oldest known toys, it is likely that the yo-yo was created independently in several different areas.  Stone yo-yos more than three thousand years old have been found in Greece and evidence indicates that yoyos may also have been present in ancient Chinese culture. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string  on a bearing or axel.
Item 2: Yo-yo: Curious GeorgeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Curious George themed yo-yo with 2.5" diameter.  Graphic on front and back is of Curious George in an astronaught costume. A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string  on a bearing or axel.
Item 3: Yo-yo: Easter BunnyAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pinted pink with jumping easter bunnies and flowers yo-yo with 2.25". A yo-yo is a cylindrical spinning toy which is kept spinning by the pulling and releasing of the string  on a bearing or axel.
Item 10: Slinky: Neon OriginalAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Translucent neon pink slinky with 3.75" diameter.  The slinky is a compressed helical spring invented by Richard James in 1943 with the help of his wife Betty who coined the toy "slinky".  James had been conducting and experiment with tensions springs and during the experiment one of the springs fell onto the floor and began to "walk" . Slinkys showcased at Gimbells department store in November 1945 where is skyrocketed in sales.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: Presidents of the United States, ca.1950Add to your cart.

Contains seven plastic figurines of presidents: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Q. Adams, and Andrew Jackson.

Includes illustrated booklet titled American Presidents in Minature. Produced by Louis Marx & Co., New York, NY.

Item 2: Hat in the Ring: The Presidential Naming Game, ca.1970Add to your cart.

"Hat in the Ring sets the stage for you and a group of players to experience the drama and excitement of trying to win your party's nomination for President of the United States."

Board game published by the Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

Box 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Underground Railroad: The Board Game of Black History, 1984Add to your cart.

"The Underground Railraod is a great, fun way for family and friends to test their knowledge about Black History and achievement. Hundreds of questions and answers take you on a journey of pride and accomplishment through North America, Africa, and the Carribean." Advertisement published in Ebony (p.132), 1985.

Board game published by Sheba Enterprises, Toronto, Ontario.

Box 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kosherland, 1985Add to your cart.
Board game designed by Miriam Mendelson and published by Jewish Educational Toys.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Game of the States: Who Sells the Most from Coast to Coast?, 1975Add to your cart.

"Object: Buy and sell products to gain the most money"

Board game published by Milton Bradley, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Box 18Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ghettopoly, 2002Add to your cart.
"Stolen property fencing game"

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