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Frisbee

The Frisbee is probably the most popular 'Fad' of all time. First produced in the late 1950s, this plastic dinner-plate has become a permanent fixture...

Frogger

The object of Frogger was almost Zen-like: to get to the other side. But considerably less Zen were the many obstacles in your path:...

Furby

A Furby is an American electronic robotic toy released in 1998 by Tiger Electronics. It resembles a hamster or owl-like creature and went through a...

Fuzzy Felt

                   

G.I. Joe

The G.I. Joe story began in 1963 when a marketing man approached the Hasbro toy company with the idea of creating a poseable soldier...

Galaxian

Back in 1978, arcade games had one undisputed king. Its name was Space Invaders, and at the time, it seemed like it would own...

Game of Jaws, The

Steven Spielberg’s 1975 summer blockbuster shark flick didn’t spawn a whole lot of licensed merchandise, but it made up for it with The Game...

Garbage Pail Kids Trading Cards

Garbage Pail Kids trading cards were released in 1985 by Topps, the same company that thrilled kids around the world with the much-beloved Wacky...

George

George was advertised as a voice controlled truck to which you could shout instructions and George would dutifully obey. The kids in the advert...

Give-A-Show Projector

This large plastic projector from Kenner was basically just a torch and a lens. By sliding strips of slides through the projector you could...

Gnip Gnop

Parker Brothers designed and launched Gnip Gnop (read it backwards to see how they came up with the name) in 1971. Gnip Gnop (pronounced "guh-NIP guh-NOP")...

Green Machine

Not to slight the Big Wheel, because really - how can you, but skid-outs on the Wheel were nothing like the ones you could pull...

Grifter

Launched in 1976, the Grifter became the ultimate 80s bike - chunky and funky with hand-twist gears. This was BMX before BMX. You even got blisters...

Gumby

Although he began his life as a humble lump of clay, Gumby has gone on to become one of the most beloved animated characters...

Gun Fight

Released in 1975, Gun Fight was the first arcade game to incorporate a microprocessor, and the expanded processing capabilities allowed for graphics and gameplay...

Harlem Globetrotters On Tour

When their KISS pinball machine hit big in the summer of 1979, the folks at Bally saw they had something good going with celebrity-themed...

Hayburners II

Flippers have been an important part of pinball games since they were introduced in 1947 with Humpty Dumpty. Just the same, modern pinball players...

Hot Potato

Nobody knows when the first proto-Hot Potato game was played (possibly by 18th-century Irish kids with real scalding potatoes - we're just guessing), but...

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...