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GAME - HOCKEY GAME - COLECO
I am looking for replacement parts for a 1983 tabletop Hockey game made by Coleco. Andrea.
GAME - BANDU - 1
I am looking for the game Bandu. It is similar to Jenga, but has different sized shapes to build with instead of blocks - I'm not sure of the manufacturer but have played it before and would like to purchase it! Thank you, Cindy.
GAME - BANDU GAME - 2
Where can I find Bandu? It is a wood piece game like Jenga with pieces of different shapes and sizes. Milton Bradley made the game. My friends bought one in 1995.
GAME - BATTLESHIP - ELECTRONIC
My son is almost seven and one of his teachers recommended Electronic Battleship. I am not familiar with it. I went online and could only find a new "talking" version, which I do not want. Does the original Electronic Battleship come without the talking, and if so, where can I find it? Will the game, Battleship, without electronics, suffice? She thought this would be challenging for him. When I read the description of the talking version, I was not pleased, since I don't advocate violent toys. Please advise.
GAME - BOARD - ALL-STAR BASKETBALL
I have an old game board game called All-Star Basketball. Gardner Toys made the game. I am trying to find information about it. Judging by the box cover art, it was made in the 1960s. Thanks again, Jeff.
GAME - BOARD - BARBIE QUEEN OF THE PROM
Where can I find a copy of the replica: "Barbie Queen of the Prom Game". It was made in 1996 and 1997 (Mattel item #41014). It is a replica of the early 1960's version. It may once again be discontinued, but my daughters still want it. Thanks, Kathy J.
GAME - BOARD - BIG BOGGLE
I want to buy Big Boggle by Parker Brothers. I would like it delivered to Miami. Regards, Javier.
GAME - BOARD - COLOSSAL FOSSIL
I have been asked to try and locate an old game called Colossal Fossil. It is a children's game made of molded plastic. The players try to get as many dinosaur fossils as possible. My guess is that the game was available in the 1960's. If you can give me any information, I will pass it along. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
GAME - BOARD - CRITTER IN THE CANDY
My four-year-old plays a game called Critter in the Candy made by Gabriel Toys. I want to buy a copy, as it is a great game for preschool children. Please, tell me the company's number, or if they were purchased by someone? Thank you, Anne.
GAME - BOARD - CRITTER IN THE CANDY - GABRIEL
Where can I find Critter in the Candy, a Pop-o-Matic game by Gabriel?
GAME - BOARD - HUSKER DOO
I had a Husker-Doo game in the 1970's. It was a matching game using checkers on a revolving board. Where can I find one?
GAME - BOARD - KEY TO THE KINGDOM
I am looking for the board game called Key To The Kingdom. The game was made by Golden in 1992. Any help would be appreciated, as it is the only thing a little girl wants for her birthday. Thank you, Bev.
GAME - BOARD - KEY TO THE KINGDOM - RESPONSE
You can sometimes find the Key to the Kingdom game on Ebay. Kathy J.
GAME - BOARD - MYSTERY DATE
Does anyone remember this board game besides me? If anyone knows where I can buy a copy at a reasonable price, please let me know! I just want to play it, not stick it up on a shelf as a collectible!
GAME - BOARD - SCORE FOUR
Do you have the directions to Score Four? It isn't the version with checkers; it has posts and bead type objects. Thank you.
GAME - BOARD - SUDDEN DEATH
I have a game called Sudden Death. It was made by Gabriel, a division of CBS Toys. It is missing the instructions. It is a board game with a timer and little square pieces that you fit together to make a box of sorts to block out your opponent. The number on the box says 79372. I don't know if this helps. It seems like a nice game, and we are anxious to play. Jane.
GAME - BOARD - THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC GAME
I am looking for instructions for a board game called "The Sinking of the Titanic" game made by the Ideal Toy Corporation. I have the board and pieces, but the instructions have been lost. Mary.
GAME - BOARD - TIMBERS
I am trying to find the board game Timbers. My husband played this game in the early 1980's, but has not seen it since. I believe there were dice involved and an attainable position of jack-of-all-trades. Thanks.
GAME - BOARD - TUDOR NFL ELECTRIC FOOTBALL
I am looking for two teams for the Tudor electric football game: the Seattle Seahawks and the Greenbay Packers. Thanks, Ruthie.
GAME - BOARD - TUDOR NFL ELECTRIC FOOTBALL
I recently found my old TUDOR NFL Electric Football Game in my parents' attic. It was purchased in the early 1970's. I was looking for replacement parts or pieces. The football players were painted with the team colors of the 49ers and Rams. It also had a quarterback that passed and kicked a foam-like football. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. The motor to the field still works, but there is no clock parts, field goals, flags, down markers, or even the grandstand cutouts. If I could find just some more players, especially one of those quarterbacks. Thanks for any help, Mike.
GAME - BOARD - TUDOR TRU-ACTION ELECTRIC FOOTBALL
Hello, I have an old Tudor Tru-Action Electric Football Game that I am trying to find some information about. I found it packed away in my dad's junk, and it is missing the manual, but does contain all of the other pieces such as the players, felt footballs, goal posts, scoreboard, etc., and it even works perfectly! Anyway, I can't seem to find a date on the box or the game. I have even searched through EBAY.COM at auctions to find any information, but couldn't; all of the antique Tudor Electric Football Games being auctioned were not the same model as the one I have. All of the ones on auction were in a white and red-trimmed box, while the one I have is green. I can give you more information about the one I have, but maybe the fact that it is green (unlike the others) will help you out. I thank you very much in advance for any information you can provide me with. Thank you.
GAME - BOARD - TUG OF WORDS
Where can I find information on the electronic board game Tug of Words? I was told Tiger Electronics makes it, but I cannot find anything on their website. Where can I read a toy review of it or order it? Thank you, Tracy.
GAME - BOARD - UNCLE WIGGLY
I am looking for the board game called Uncle Wiggly. I had it as a kid. Ii think my parents bought it in the 1970's. Is it even made anymore?
GAME - BOARD - WANTED LIST
If anyone out there has any of these games, please email me: A House Divided, All My Children, Assault on Hoth, Bug-Eyed Monsters, By Jove, Camelot, Dune, Equals, Game of the Year, Invasion: Earth, Legend of Robin Hood, Let's All Skinny Dip, Mississippi, Mystery on the Nile, Passing Through the Netherworld, Quebec 1759, Source of the Nile, StarForce, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Titanic, Trump: The Game, Wildlife Adventure, and Walt Disney's Swamp Fox. If you do not have the game but know of a good site online of it, please let me know. Thank you, Robert.
GAME - BOARD - WHEEL OF FORTUNE HORSE RACE GAME
Can you tell me anything about the game Wheel of Fortune Horse Race Game manufactured by E.S. Lowe, Co. in N.Y. I recently picked up this game at an antique store. It is in good shape and in the original box. Thank you for any information. you can give me.
GAME - BOARD GAME - THERAPY
I am looking for a board game from the early 1990's called "Therapy". It had playing pieces shaped like tiny psychiatrist couches. You moved the couches around a board and had to answer personal questions.
GAME - BUCKAROO - VALUE
I have a game called Buckaroo. It was made by Ideal in 1970. In the game you keep packing camping supplies on the mule's back, until it gets so heavy it bucks and all the little plastic pieces go flying. How much this game is worth? It is in very good condition and still works great. Ann.
GAME - CDROM - TRIVIAL PURSUIT
I am looking for a PC CDROM game version of Trivial Pursuit made by Disney. Does such a product exist?
GAME - CHESS FOR CHILDREN
Our seven year-old grand son recently learned how to play chess. He is eager to learn more about the game, in addition to playing it more frequently. We are interested in finding learning materials that would help him. He reads at the second grade level. Barry & Emily.
GAME - CLUSTERS - SMART KID
Where can I buy Clusters, a phonics game by Smart Kid? The address for the company is as follows: Smart Kid, P.O. Box 128009, Auckland, New Zealand. Their phone number is 64 09 520-0672. I would like to find one locally. Thank you. Pam
GAME - COOTIE
Is the Cootie game still produced? Thanks, Kiki.
GAME - DIP FILM KIT
I have a game called "Dip Film Kit." It is still wrapped in its original plastic and dates back to the 1950's-1960's. How much this toy is today? Thank you, Jane.
GAME - GREED
I am looking for a game called Greed. It was on the market in the mid 1980's. Thanks very much, Rigby.
GAME - HANDHELD WATER GAME
I am prompted to find this toy by a dream I had. I played with these toys around 1980 - 1985. They were hand held games (not electronic) that were filled with water. They came in a variety of different types. One game had a button that you would press to force air into the water. Using the water currents you tried to get rings to float in the water over to, and around a pole. I am looking for hand held games similar to these.
GAME - HANDHELD WATER GAME - RESPONSE
Toys R Us sells a generic line of these for about $4.99. Chuck.
GAME - JENGA
How do you play the game Jenga by Milton Bradley? Doug.
GAME - NOK-HOCKEY - 1
I want to buy a wooden Nok-Hockey game. I have found a small version in a catalog, but I can not find a regular size version. Thank you, Cory.
GAME - NOK-HOCKEY - 2
I'm looking to buy a Nok-Hockey similar to the one I had in the 1960's.
GAME - NOK-HOCKEY - RESPONSE
Nok Hockey can be purchased from Sports Toys USA (800) 510-0053. They have two models: a 35"x23"x1/78" for $33.99 + $8.00 S/H, and a 47"x35"x2 11/16" for $46.99 + $12.00 S/H. They even sell extra hockey sticks and pucks for $6.99. Happy playing! Chuck.
GAME - PAGODA CHINESE CHECKERS - RANGER STEEL PRODUCTS CORP.
I have a copy of this game in the original box with original game instructions and marbles. I believe it is from the 1950's- 1960's. Is there any value to it? Steven.
GAME - SET
Where can I find the game Set on the web? The company address is as follows: Set 15402 E. Verbena Dr. Fountain Hills AZ 85268. Thanks, Uri.
GAME - Tip iT
I found an Ideal's Tip-iT in good condition. However, it is missing the acrobat and a plastic ring. Where can I get these items?
GAME - TRACKBALL
I am looking for an outdoor game called Trackball. It is played with two spoon-like rackets for throwing Styrofoam or plastic balls. With a little practice, you can arc the ball (especially Styrofoam ones) around trees, people, etc. If you know the name of the company that made it, that would be helpful. When I search the internet, I get responses for computer trackballs (and they're no fun). Thanks, Bill.
GAME - TUDOR TRU-ACTION ELECTRIC FOOTBALL
We have a library patron who needs price information for 1940s-era Tudor Tru-Action Electric Football games. Paul.
GAME - TWISTER
What year was this game invented or introduced? Thank you, JoElen.
GAME - VIDEO - GAME BOY POKEMON YELLOW
I live in Belgium and I am looking for a Game Boy game called Pokemon-Yellow. All I can find here are Pokemon Red and Blue. Do you know where I can find that game?
GAME - VIDEO - GAME BOY POKEMON YELLOW - RESPONSE
You can order these games online from Toys R Us. Unfortunately, they do not ship overseas. They do have a United Kingdom website Toys R Us U.K., though again, I do not know if they ship to Belgium.
GAME - WANTED LIST
I am extremely interested in finding if anyone can offer me the following games that were available in the late 1970's: Striker, Super Striker, Big League Soccer, The Battle of the Little Big Horn. Even a pointer in the correct direction would be appreciated. I don't have much more information on these than I have provided.
GAMES PLAYED WITH FAKE MONEY
Could you send me images of toy money with messages like "The Game of Life" and the "Payday" by Milton Bradley? I need these pictures to illustrate a report on education that I'm doing in the University of Coimbra - Portugal. Maria.
I would love to find a garden toy that I played with in the early 1960's. It came in different kits, but basically consisted of a plastic layer of "soil" with holes in it, and a vast selection of "plants" to plug into the holes. There was also garden furniture, such as pergolas and chairs, and even garden tools. I doubt this is still manufactured, but any information would be welcome. Thank you, Judi.
Will gender-neutral toys help my son and daughter become more sensitive to the opposite sex and prepare them for a life of equality? Will they play with gender- neutral toys? Can you suggest some? Anna.
I am looking for any Ghostbusters toys, but not the Extreme Ghostbusters - the Real Ghostbusters.
GHOSTBUSTERS - RESPONSE
GIANT SPACE HOPPERS
Where can I find Giant Space Hoppers? Thanks in advance, Richard.
GLOW WORM - 1
I am on a search for a Glow Worm. They came out a few year ago (maybe mid 1980's to early 1990's).
GLOW WORM - 2
I wanted to find a Glow Worm. I had one as a kid and would like to have one again. Thanks for any information you may be able to supply!
GLOW WORM - RESPONSE
I live in Colorado, and Glow Worms are sold at Walmart. Also, try www.walmart.com.
I am an eighteen year old Senior at Eastern. I used to play with Go-Bot action figures when I was younger. My mother gave the entire set away to charity, and I want to see if it is possible to contact the manufacturer to get them back. Please write back at your convenience. Thanks.
I am searching for toy golf products. Can you please point me in the correct direction. I'm trying to get my daughter a birthday present. Gerry.
GOOGLES BY GANZ
I was wondering if you have ever heard of Googles by Ganz. They are ducks that are dressed in different outfits. When you squeeze on the beak, it squeaks. One is a lifeguard, others include a pilot, clown, and a baseball player. I found them once while I was on vacation in Canada.
GRANDPA'S MAGICAL TOYS - Video
I am looking for a VHS tape of Grandpa's Magical Toys. It is a children's tape with singing and dancing. It has all the songs our mothers used to sing to us: Old McDonald, Ring Around the Rosie, etc. I have no idea who the author or publisher is. Could you maybe find it, and email me back? I would appreciate it.
GREEN DRAGON WITH STAR ON ITS TAIL
I am desperately searching for this stuffed, pale green, dragon/dinosaur-like character, with a star on the end of his tail, he comes from a Scholastic children's book by Lisa Werenko. I had purchased this toy about five years ago for my son. He loved this toy - it went to the hospital with him for surgery, also wore a wrist band like his. He slept with it, cried with it. We lost it in a fire less than a year ago. He keeps asking for another one, but I cannot find it anywhere. Have you any sources who may perhaps know if I can purchase one somewhere, somehow? Is there a place were all discontinued stuffed animals go, or leftovers that were never sold? I'm pretty certain they don't make them currently. I had originally purchased it at Hess Dept. Store, which has since gone out of business. It was in the infant/toddler section at the time, with children's clothing. If I can give anymore information, please just tell me. I greatly appreciate your help in this matter, and thank you sincerely for even reading this note! It would be such a wonderful surprise to have it for him on Christmas, but if that's not possible, I think he'd be happy getting it even someday...perhaps even for his twenty-first birthday! He's only eight now. He actually has a picture of this silly thing sitting on his dresser. Thanks again!
GREEN DRAGON WITH STAR ON ITS TAIL - RESPONSE
I think the dinosaur and book is called It Zwibble the Star Touched Dinosaur. You can search for "It Zwibble" on Alta Vista. That should link to a video that has a picture of It Zwibble. The It Zwibble books were written by Werenko and published by Scholastic. Tom Ross, who co-created the character, and is an accomplished artist, illustrated the books. Ross co-owns The Hahn Ross Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. Kathy J.
GREEN DRAGON WITH STAR ON ITS TAIL - RESPONSE - 2
Have you tried Scholastic Books? Their customer assistance number is 800-724-6527. Hope you are able to locate your son's friend!
Where can I buy the Green Slime that was sold in miniature plastic trashcans along with plastic eyeballs? Thank you, Mark.
We are looking for a supplier for Grinch Dolls. Can you help? Thank you.
GUITAR - LONE RANGER - VALUE
I have a black guitar with the writing "The Lone Ranger" on it. It also has pictures of the Lone Ranger and Silver on it. I believe it is from the 1940's. I would like information about it. Thanks.
GUN - MACHINE GUN - MATTEL
Where can I fine a Mattel M-16 Marauder machine gun made in 1966? Debbie.
GUN - SKEET SHOOTER
Where I can purchase a toy skeet shooter online? I saw one locally recently at a Target store. It was approximately $65 - $100. It projected a variety of animals on the wall. The animals would often appear to move. It also made animal sound affects. With the "shooter" gun, children (and adults, too) could try to hit the targets.
GUN - SYSTEM 7 (?)
In the mid to late 1970's there was a toy gun called a System 7. It fired discs, launched a mini-parachute with a message attached to it, and did several other things that I can't remember. It used a key shaped as a number seven to perform some of its various functions. Where I can find one? Thank you, Ryan
GUN - TOOTSIE CAP GUN
I can't find any dealers in the San Jose area or online that stock or show Tootsie cap gun products.
I am looking for a doll called Gus's Guts. It is a stuffed toy man (Gus) who has a large mouth. Kids are able to reach into his mouth and pull out small stuffed body parts (e.g. lungs, kidneys, heart, spleen, etc.). I am looking for where I can get one (or two), and who makes or sells them.
HAIR STYLING HEAD - 1
I am looking for a hair styling doll. It's a life sized head with long hair for young girls to practice styling. It has a tray around the bottom for hair ties and clips. I had one when I was young, and I want to find one for a Christmas present. If you have any idea who made it, or where I can find one, please e- mail me. Thanks in advance.
HAIR STYLING HEAD - 2
I am looking for a toy hairstyling head: a big head with make-up and hair stuff to use with it. I think Mattel used to make a Barbie one, and Disney has a Cinderella which is similar, but it does not come with any makeup, and it is smaller than the one I remember from childhood, or maybe...I am just bigger. Thank you!
I'm looking for hand puppets. My wife has quite a collection, so I need some sense of direction. Thanks, Bob.
HAPPY MEAL TOYS - MUSICAL
In the late 1970's McDonald's gave away tiny, plastic, pickle-shaped flutes. My niece had one, but it was thrown away. Where can I find one? Thanks, Ruth
What's the name of the 1970's toy helicopter that allowed you to control both its forward and backward movement, as well as its altitude? One set had an arctic theme, another, a Highway Patrol theme. The objective was to pick up the bad guy's car or drop a roadblock. Where might I find one? Will it be expensive?
Is there a decent flying helicopter toy for a six year old, not a cheap one which would break easily? One with a radio control radius of 200 feet would be ideal. I saw one with a man in it that could parachute, but that one had no control and flew on it's own. Christa.
HELICOPTER - 1
I am looking for a toy helicopter from the 1970's. It was a plastic, battery operated helicopter that flew around on a wire attached to a base. From the base a wire ran to a control panel, which consisted of two levers - one to control the forward speed, and one to control the vertical ascent. It had a hook that hung from the helicopter, allowing you to pick up the plastic cargo and people that came with the set. Alison.
HELICOPTER - 2
A few years ago, my son and I saw a toy set. I don't remember the name or who made it. It was a helicopter play set. The helicopter flew around in circles on a metal wire around a base. With a connecting control, you could make it hover, fly backwards and fly up and down. You could also pick up little men and other items. It may have been a Micro Machine set. I had one when I was boy and loved it. Thank you, Ty.
HELICOPTER - 3
I am searching for a battery powered helicopter toy that I had in the late 1950's to early 1960's. The helicopter was attached by wire and flew around a pedestal that sat upon a paper map. I have a recollection of calling it a Knickerbocker Helicopter. Can you help me identify or locate this toy? Thank you.
HELICOPTER BALLOON TOY
Does anyone know of a three bladed helicopter toy where an inflated balloon is attached and the compressed air turns the blades making it rise into the air? This toy also squeals as it rises.
HERSELF THE ELF
I have been searching for A doll called Herself The Elf. She came out in 1984/85. I used to have her, her friends, and a play set. If you could please help me find at least her, I would be ever so grateful. Thanks, Laura.
HOBBY HORSE - VALUE
How do I find out the value of a hobbyhorse that was probably made before the 1920's? It is in pretty good condition and even has the original horseshoes.
I am seeking pictures of Hobby Horses or Rocking Horses from over the years. I desire to paint one a friend made, and would like to see some pictures to identify the different styles, and the ways they were painted.
HOT ROD ROADSTER
I have a child's electric Hot Rod Roadster. It is four feet long and one and a half feet wide. It has working head lights and tail lights. It also has a horn, a working spotlight, a forward and reverse gear shift on the right hand side, and a six volt regular car battery which goes into the rear of the car. It has a spare tire on the back and an old Stewart Warner amp gauge on the dash. It also has running boards, chrome side pipes, and the word Custom on the hood. The vehicle is chain driven by the rearend electric motor. It is in perfect condition. I would appreciate any information about. Thank you, Allen.
Do you know where I can buy Hula Hoops? I am planning a 1950's Sock Hop Party and can't find Hula Hoops The party is in late January, 2000. Thanks.
HULA HOOPS - RESPONSE - DR. TOY
I would suggest you check a local toy store, Toys R Us usually carries them. We will also post on Ask Dr. Toy, and see what we can find. About a year ago as part of our activities at the San Francisco Toy Museum, we provided a special event in honor of a child shot and killed by police, because he had a toy gun in his hand and he did not stop when told to (he was developmentally disabled as it turned out). We traded hula hoops for toy guns and found the kids really were a lot happier and more playful and they got great exercise. Use the Hula Hoops while watching television for indoor exercise.
Where can I find Humdinger? It is a wooden freeform toy. Thank you, Robin.
I bought my daughter an Ice Bird (I'm fairly sure that was the name of it) in the late 1970's. It was a shaved ice toy, shaped like a bird or duck. It had a grater on the bottom of it, and it came with a container to freeze flavored water in. After the water was frozen, you could grate the ice into a cup that came with it. I sold it at a garage sale when we moved, and she has never let me forget it. Where can I find one? Ruth.
IDEAL TOY COMPANY
Is the Ideal Toy company still in business? Is there a catalog of current offerings?. This information is for use in a museum. Any information, especially of current products, would enhance the exhibit. David.
Does anyone know where I could find the 1960's toy Incredible Edibles? Lori.
You have a great site: the sort [classification] by age is an excellent feature. Your earliest kind attention, preferably by FAX or email, would be greatly appreciated: I have a rather impatient six and eight year old. I want to be sure about the use instructions for the Metal Molder before we start using it - needed in English please.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of interactive toys? Wendy.
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