* Classic childhood toys for a new generation
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* Original versions and updated takes of now-iconic names
In the world of classic toys and games, old news has a way of becoming new again. From games sure to inspire nostalgic memories, to toys that have crossed over into truly iconic status, here’s a roundup of the retro toys and games that have stood the test of time, and may just be ready to entertain a new generation.
1. Mattel Magic 8 Ball
The Magic 8 Ball has seemingly been around forever, and its origins are as obscure as the terse phrases at the center of its mysterious fortune telling power.
2. Hungry Hungry Hippos Game
People of a certain (surprisingly wide) age range may remember the classic Hungry Hungry Hippos Game from its distinctly fun and weird TV commercials. Now it’s back in all its colorful, jaw snapping glory.
3. The Bridge Direct Lite Brite Magic Screen
Experience the fun all over again, or introduce a new generation to the wonders of the Lite Brite, with this deluxe Lite Brite Magic Screen set up. Choose from different light patterns and make your own glowing designs.
4. The Original Slinky
So simple, yet still charming: the original slinky has been a favorite toy for generations. See it “walk” down the stairs and relive the amazement that must have greeted the first kids to observe this space-age wonder.
5. Etch-a-Sketch Classic
The Etch-a-Sketch Classic is the original magnetic drawing board, and offers hours of analog fun with its little left-and-right dials.
6. Tonka Retro Classic Steel Road Grader Vehicle
The Tonka Truck has long passed into the realm of general automotive vocabulary, being used to describe the styling of such full-scale vehicles as the modern classic Toyota FJ-Cruiser and Ford Raptor series. This makes for a great excuse to check out the original — a high-quality piece made of real steel and with heavy-duty plastic wheels.