Toys toys toys. Every child loves toys, and hey, even adults love some toys.
That’s why we are going to feature some toys from the 1970s that every child knows and loves.
In all of toy history, the Atari 2600 console was the one that truly introduced video gaming to the world. The system at that time, was so expensive, retailing at almost $200 and even known to hit the $800 mark in later years.
This is the toy that summed up the decade of goofy, multi colored clothes and disco dancing. It was the pet rock. They always say the guy who managed to trick children into buying this toy, was the real hero.
The Rubik’s cube
Everyone that was born after this era has had a go at the Rubik’s cube. The toy was an infuriating challenge and an immensely infuriating logic problem depending on your level of patience.
The entire youth subculture was based around skateboards and skateboard parks. They were all the talk amongst the youth, everyone wanted one. This gem of a toy reached its peak in the 1970’s.
These chubby little characters were introduced in 1971. Which automatically meant that children had been immediately reciting ‘Weebles wobble but they won’t fall down”
Six million dollar man action figures
The TV show, million dollar man and its spin off the bionic woman led to the birth of many plastic figurines that helped kids imagine a world where people were part robots.
Boggle was the original scrabble, with its blocky letters and simple grid, it remains to be a less time consuming and brainy game.
This game featured in the market in 1974. It is such a simple and fun game, that there were probably versions of it from the medieval times.
Hungry Hungry Hippos
This was a game that had a bunch of tiny white marbles that had a knack of flying about when the game was on full swing.
This was the world’s first indoor ball. It was pretty incredible soft ball foam ball that kept the children indoors.
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots
Unlike many other games from this era, this one did not require any upgrading. It was perfect.
Baby Alive Doll
It was a baby doll that ate powdered food, vomited and had bowel movements. It was apparently a wonderful but disgusting addition to any girl’s toy collection.
This game is the plastic update of the paper and pencil game played by soldiers in world war1.
This is one of those toys that literally any one of any age could play with and enjoy.
This game was played regularly on studio 54. It was the electronic version of the memory game Simon.
Star Wars figurines
The Star Wars movie was really huge in the ’70s and never ebbed in popularity. Resurgences with each new chapter of the epic, that brought in new corresponding figurines.
Starsky and Hutch cars
A TV show with an iconic car always needed its toy version. Starsky and hutch’s red Gran Torino was no exception.
Easy Bake oven
This toy became a little controversial later on, I mean, having a tiny pink oven to prepare little girls for a life in the kitchen?
Lite – Brite
With their singing catchy jingles, with the little glowing pegs proved to be quite addictive.
Two housewives invented the melting shrinking colorful designs circa 1973.
It got to inspire a whole bunch of glowing neon posters. It was a new way to color with its swirling geometric patterns.
You could stretch out this toy, well, almost to infinity, or at least until someone cut it up to reveal the gel underneath.