TOG’L was a construction set produced by Mattel from 1968 through 1970, similar in concept to Lego.
Based around a cube-shaped building block called a “TOG’L Block” with holes or pins that could be used to connect to the corresponding pin or hole on another block.
The blocks could be attached together on any of their six sides and each block had a “Living Action” hinge, allowing models built with TOG’L blocks to flex and move.
TOG’L sets also came with a variety of tubes, wheels, girders, gears, pulleys, panels and body parts (head, hands and feet). The larger sets also included one or more rubberband-driven motors (the “elastimotor”).
The blocks originally came in five different sets, numbered 100 through 500, reflecting the number of pieces in each set.
Toward the end of its run, a 6-inch tall bendable figure made of plastic-covered wire and called “TOG’LMAN” (pictured at right) was added to the product range.
The figure was produced in three colours: blue (Engineer), green (Fire Fighter) and red (Racer).