1999 Classic Seal

DR. TOY'S CLASSIC TOYS 
1999

Selected by Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (Dr. Toy)

1999 Classic Seal

 

Dr. Toy always talks about the value of Classic Toys. They have lasted over time and continue to prove their value to childrens play experiences. Classic Toys provide durability and fun. They have style and have qualities that make them all time favorites. These toys are often used by adults as well as children as Yo Yos, kites, Hula Hoops, Chess and Checkers. You may even find that a train enthusiast began as a boy setting up a layout for his first Lionel train. Or the avid doll collector started learning more about dolls when given a special one from her grandmother. Children are influenced by these early experiences and will grow to enjoy lifetime hobbies if given the opportunity.

Encourage your child to learn more by visiting your public library and seeking resources about toys, trains and dolls. Help them to learn to care for these assets so that they understand they are special and must be treated well.

Remember to look for Classic Toys throughout the year at your favorite specialty store. Here are some great ones that Dr. Toy recommends this year. These are wonderful products to introduce to your child when they best fit their age and readiness. Watch for these other great classic toys including:

Bubble pipe
Candy Land
Checkers
Chess
Dollhouse
Erector Set
Etch a Sketch
Frisbee
Gyroscope
Hula Hoop
Jacks and Ball
Jump Rope
Kaleidoscope
Kite
Marbles
Mr & Mrs Potato Head
Play Doh
Tinkertoy
Top
Yo Yo

What is your favorite classic toy? Write to nominate your favorite for the Classic Hit Parade for the next "Classic Round-up!" in year 2000 --268 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94104.

Key to Type: a=Active; ac=Arts & Crafts; ap=Activity Product; at=Audio Tape; b=Book; bg=Board Game; c=Computer-related; cd=CD-ROM; cons=Construction Toy; cp=Creative Product; d=Doll; dh=Dollhouse; e=Equipment ; esp=Educational Skills Product; g=Game; h=Hobby; mm=Multimedia; m=Musical; nov=Novelty; pl=Plush Toy; pup=Puppet; puz=Puzzle; sc=Science; sw=Software; t=Toy; trav=Travel; trans=Transportation; u=Unique Product; vg=Video Game; vt=Video Tape1

Tips for Searching: Within your Web browser [under the Edit menu in Netscape], select the 'Find in Page' [ctrl F] command and enter a search string. Example: sc if you are looking for a science gift, or 6- if you are seeking a gift for a child 6 years or older. Disregard phone numbers which may show up when searching for numbers [just click on 'Find Next' to continue].

* DR. TOY'S CLASSIC TOYS for 1999 *

Company Product Introduced Code Age Price 800/888#
Anatex Rollercoaster 1982 PR/Sales 18 mos-4 $39.95 800-999-9599
BRIO Classic Figure 8 Set 1949 ty ts es 3-5 $39.95 888-274-6869
BRIO Egg-Cart 1949 ty birth-5 $25.00 888-274-6869
Cadaco Marshall Brodien Cards 1960s no 8-12 $3.99 800-621-5426
Curiosity Kits American Indian Pottery 1989 ty ac es 8-12 $11.99 800-584-5487
Darda Deluxe Treacherous Tower 1988 ty co 4-up-8 $39.99 800-638-1470
Design Science SOMA 1921 co es cp 7-12 $12.95 800-227-2316
Discovery Toys Giant Pegboard 1984 ty co es cp 19 mos-5 $12.98 800-426-4777
Discovery Toys Mosaic Mysteries 1992 ty es cp pz 8-12 $14.98 800-426-4777
EDC Publishing Time Traveler Series 1977 bo 8-11 $6.95 800-475-4522
EDC Publishing First 1000 Words Series 1979 bo 2-12 $12.95 800-475-4522
Educo International Original Supermaze 1982 ty es 3-5 $50.00 800-661-4142
Explora Toy Sea-Monkeys 1960 ty ho es no 6-12 $7.00 800-995-9290
First Years First Keys 1970 ty cp tr 3-12 mos. $1.49 800-533-6708
Golden Books Family Entertainment Pat the Bunny 1940 bo 6-24 mos $7.99 888-732-3263
Golden Books Family Entertainment The Poky Little Puppy 1942 bo 3-5 $12.29 888-732-3263
Hasbro/Milton Bradley Candyland 1949 bg 3-6 $7.00 212-453-2142
Hasbro/Milton Bradley Cootie 1948 bg 3-7 $7.00 212-453-2142
Hasbro/Milton Bradley Scrabble 1948 bg 8-12 $10.99 212-453-2142
Hasbro/Milton Bradley Twister 1966 bg op 6-12 $15.00 212-453-2142
Kathe Kruse Doll Co. Bathtub Set 1960 1980 ty do 1-12 mos $15.80 518-273-0726
Mega Bloks Maxi Mega Bloks System 1985 co es 1-5 $39.99 800-465-6342
Pleasant Company "Molly" Doll 1986 ty bo do es no cp 7-12 $82.00 800-845-0005
Schylling Tim Flying Bird 1975 ts 6-12 $10.00 800-767-8697
Tootsietoy Wood Builders 1999 cr es co 1-1/2-5 $20.00 800-944-8697
Tangle Tangle 1982 ty pz ts es no cp 3-12 $12.00 415-777-3808
Uncle Goose Toys ABC Blocks 1983 ty co es 1-1/2-5 $30.00 888-774-2046
Uncle Goose Toys Froebel Gifts 2-6 1997 ty co es cp 3-12 $130.00 888-774-2046
Uncle Goose Toys Barnyard Jumble 1996 ty pz es cp 3-12 $12.95 888-774-2046

Key to Type: a=Active; ac=Arts & Crafts; ap=Activity Product; at=Audio Tape; b=Book; bg=Board Game; c=Computer-related; cd=CD-ROM; cons=Construction Toy; cp=Creative Product; d=Doll; dh=Dollhouse; e=Equipment ; esp=Educational Skills Product; g=Game; h=Hobby; mm=Multimedia; m=Musical; nov=Novelty; pl=Plush Toy; pup=Puppet; puz=Puzzle; sc=Science; sw=Software; t=Toy; trav=Travel; trans=Transportation; u=Unique Product; vg=Video Game; vt=Video Tape


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