kick it old school with retro toys
Etch a Sketch is a great way to get their creative mind workin’ as they make pieces of art that are gone with a shake. Two knobs control the stylus to create straight lines, angled lines and curves. They’ll get the hang of it very quickly and soon be able to create impressive pictures, notes and more. There are no batteries needed for this classic retro toy, so they can get started as soon as it’s out of the box. You might just want to take a turn and make something yourself and relive some of your own childhood playtime fun, or just watch ’em make, make, make then shake, shake, shake the screen clean for another epic masterpiece!
Turn on the magical colored lights! Lite Brite really illuminates creativity with over 200 colored LED pegs that can be used to create…whatever they’d like! Lite Brite has a newly designed screen but otherwise remains true to the classic toy. The design is so simple to understand and easy for kids to get started with. Just use the six included templates to get them started creating a butterfly, sailboat and more. Turn on Lite Brite and watch the colors bring their art to life! Once they get the hang of it, they can use the pegs to make beautiful scenes or images from their own wild imagination.
A mystery for the ages…but not for long! Your little super sleuths are sure to figure out this whodunnit using their detective and problem-solving skills. The rules remain the same: be the first player to find out who did it, where and with what weapon. Sounds simple enough, but our suspects are working towards the same goal. This mansion is filled with secret passages and shifty characters. Use wits and memory to find the culprit, secretly help each other out and win! Was it Colonel Mustard in the billiard room with the rope? Or maybe Mrs. White in the study with the candlestick? There’s only one way to find out, so put on your trench coat, shuffle those cards and look for clues!
For over 70 years, Slinky has been springing up lots of fun in the hands of kids everywhere. The classic American toy is so simple in design, but immediately brings to mind the metallic sound and memories of Slinky “walking” down steps. A whole new generation of kids can experience the simple pleasure of Slinky, from the momentum it builds to the illusion of levitation it creates after it’s been dropped. A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing! Everyone knows, and now you’re kids will too, that it’s Slinky!
Everyone’s in trouble with the classic board game that pits players against each other to be the first to get all four of their pieces to the Finish space. Press down on the Pop-O-Matic dice roller and move your piece along the board. Sounds pretty easy, except if a different player lands on your space, your peg has to start over! Dodge other players, make your way around the board and get each piece to safety. For over 50 years, Trouble has been bringing loads of fun to family game night and continues to do so with classic gameplay elements and competitive spirit.
Well, you can’t get much more retro than the retro edition of the 1978 Chutes and Ladders game! Bring back the joy of childhood with original artwork as players make their way to the winner square. Players move around increasing numbers on the board and can find ladders that can help ’em out along the way. Uh oh! There are chutes, too, and if they land on these spaces they slide allll the way down and have to make their way up again. Who will make it to square 100? Take a look at the ladders and you’ll find kids performing good deeds, the chutes show kids doing things they’re not supposed to! Teach ’em the rewards of being kind as they make their way up, up, up!
Will they have a lot of fun getting answers to all those tough questions with the Magic 8 Ball? Outlook good! This classic toy was invented in 1950 and continues to mystify with responses to yes or no questions. You’d be surprised how fast the time flies after they get hooked on this little ball’s big answers to anything they can come up with! Will they be rich? Will they get married? Can they keep playing for just a few more minutes? Signs point to yes!
These robots are ready to rough each other up in miniature form! World’s Smallest Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots packs a punch on their fingertips with a red robot and a blue robot. Take one, use the lever on their back to throw a punch and be the first to pop their head! This version is updated from the original and takes the action outside the ring and right into their hands. Duck, weave, float like a botterfly and sting like a bee-ta test. It may be a new version, but these robots still pack a whole lotta byte.