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New at Retro Planet: Retro Cards & Tins

Jun 06, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Card games have been a popular pastime for centuries. Before electronic gadgets and advanced technology took over households, card game nights were the norm in American households. It is believed the playing card was invented in China in the 9th century. The concept, though, didn’t reach the US until around the 1800s. Many design changes

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Mr. Potato Head’s 60th Birthday

Mar 05, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Nearly every American toddler will inevitably become acquainted with Mr. Potato Head, either by owning one or through exposure to our popular culture. Thanks to his appearance in Pixar’s “Toy Story” movies, Mr. Potato has become a highly recognizable pop icon. And 2012 marks Hasbro’s 60th birthday celebration of Mr. Potato Head’s introduction into the

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Fisher-Price Vintage Pull Toys Make A Comeback

Jun 13, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Reproduction Fisher-Price Pull Toys for Today’s Kids In 1931, Fisher-Price released its first product line at the International Toy Fair in New York City. The sixteen toys, all made of wood, were quite successful, despite tough financial times for most Americans. Fisher-Price’s goal was make durable action toys that children would want to play with,

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