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...The 1950's                                                                                                                                                           The 1970's...

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1960’s

There was something for everyone in the 1960’s. Everything from Etch a Sketch to G.I. Joe, the Easy bake Oven to Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. Oh yah, this was a good time to be a kid!





The Easy Bake Oven was invented by a prolific toy inventor named Ronald Howes, who worked for the Kenner Products toy company in the 1960’s. The oven made it’s market debut in 1963, using an actual incandescent lightbulb to heat the food. Howes credits his inspiration for the toy to the street vendors who roasted chestnuts in New York City.



Originally invented in France in the late 1950’s by a man named Andre Cassagnes and cwho called it the L’Ecran Magique, it was not until 1960 that the Ohio Art Company brought it to market, advertising it under the new name “Etch a Sketch” just prior to the holiday season.



Tracing it’s roots back to 1964, G.I. Joe became one of the most popular “toys for boys” on the planet, and actually led to the coining of the term “action figure”. The term G.I. stands for Government Issue and Joe stands for the name “Joe”. In the United Kingdom, G.I. Joe was sold under the name Action Man.



Originally manufactured by the Marx Toy Company in 1964, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots pits two mechanically controlled robot in a fight to see who can knock the other’s head off. Sold in the UK as “Raving Bonkers” the robots dominated every young boys wish list for much of the 60’s and 70’s.







...The 1950's                                                                                                                                                           The 1970's...



13 comments

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  2. Anonymous says:

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  3. Anonymous says:

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Seeing these toys again bring back so many nice old memories. :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    You forgot about the most important invention.......Silicon Breast Implants!!! and computers TROLOLOLOLOLO

  6. Anonymous says:

    love this website!
    ;-)

  7. Anonymous says:

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  8. Anonymous says:

    well, it helped me with some work i'm doing at school.

  9. Anonymous says:

    thank Jesus for internet.

  10. Anonymous says:

    NICE JOB u did with the website it helped me do a horrible project

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  12. Anonymous says:

    The Easy Bake was responsible for probably 1,000's of 1 degree burns.
    Oh that oven could get hot!

  13. Anonymous says:

    awesome

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