Classics on Tuesdays – The Fisher Price Chatter Phone

Introduced in 1961, The Chatter Telephone was the ultimate pretend play toy with its ringing rotary dial and its friendly interactive design. Since then, technology has changed quite a bit, but the Chatter Telephone makes children smile just the same way. With eyes that roll up and down, a mouth that chatters, and a dial… 

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Classics on Tuesdays

The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis -Roller Skates

When I was little, one of the things I liked to do most was roller skate. How about you? I mean, the old-fashioned kind that you strapped on to your shoes and you had a special “key” to adjust them with. I was talking about roller skates the other day with my Mom who told… 

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Classics on Tuesdays – The Etch A Sketch


Its bright red frame isn’t showing signs of gray. Its silver-gray drawing surfaces hasn’t lost its shine. Its width still measures a trim of 9 ½ inches… but the Etch A Sketch Magic Screen® is almost 40 years old. It seems like only yesterday when the first Etch A Sketch® toys were produced on July… 

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Classics on Tuesdays – Mr. Potato Head


Mr. Potato Head was almost little more than a forgotten cereal premium. But history has a way of being kind to the classics. And George Lerner was about to make history! During the World War II era, George Lerner enjoyed success as a well known inventor and designer. Just before 1950, he designed and produced… 

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Classics on Tuesday – Slinky

The Slinky “What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, And makes a slinkity sound? A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing, Everyone knows it’s Slinky… It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky, for fun it’s a wonderful toy It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky, it’s fun for a girl and a boy” – Advertising Jingle In 1943, Richard James… 

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