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Top 10 Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas

Nov 03, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

To make shopping for stocking stuffers easier this Christmas, we’ve created a video that’s filled with ideas for great retro themed gifts. You’ll hear about cool stocking stuffer ideas that include toys for kids as well as games for people of all ages. Join in with the kids and have a lot of fun with

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Begging for a Tobor…

Jul 08, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

It was 1978 and this little girl was begging for a cheap hunk of plastic that used loud noises and a remote control to operate. It was Tobor – the slogan will forever be imprinted in my mind, “tobor is robot spelled backward”. I have fond memories of decorating my little black robot with accompanying

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Classic Toys: The Big Wheel

Apr 16, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  6 Comments

America’s Favorite Ride-On Toy The Big Wheel was first released in 1969 by Louis Marx & Co., an American toymaker that began manufacturing mechanical tin toys in 1919. The earliest ride-on toys had been made of metal and were powered by the child kicking their feet. Popular early designs included locomotives, cars and fire engines.

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Revell Muscle Car Models

Jan 27, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

When I was a kid I always found it fun to make models. I leaned toward planes and ships, but I did build car models occasionally. Back then they were a lot of work. You would need an Exacto knife, glue and paint. And those water-release decals just never seemed to work out. Of course,

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