It really doesn't seem like all that long ago, the 60's and early to mid 70's. This was when toys were toys, and safety oriented advocacy groups had not been invented. There weren't a bunch of sue happy lawyers running the country, and kid's toys were, well, FUN! So we lost an eye here and there, shaved off some skin, burned a finger or house once in a while, got welts from flying plastic, inhaled toxic gases, or lost hearing in one or both ears, but damn-it, we had fun doing it!
The first toy coming to you from my memory banks is the Mattel Strange Change Machine, a really "HOT" item!
The second blast from the past is "Jarts"... what possibly could go wrong in this fun outdoor
Notice Mommy, Daddy, and "Little Janet", your sister, all having SO much family fun on the front of the box?
What's that?... You don't have a sister named Janet? Oh, right, the Jart accident was before you were born.
Another fond favorite of mine was the "Cap Gun". here are some little gems that were made BEFORE toy guns had to look like a fashion accessory for Bozo the Clown.
The Cannon shot about 40 Ft.
Shattering Glass Balls!!! The perfect toy!
These babies were LOUD, and often ended up shattering with one last "extra loud" CLACK!
A finger gun? Gives new meaning to the phrase, "Give 'em the Finger!"
Click the picture and read all about it! The projectiles were propelled by an explosion caused by GUNPOWDER. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot, it was a GUN!
Radioactive materials? You BET!
Banned? You BET!... and only one year after countless cancer causing radiation exposures.
Bring them all back!