From Hula Hoops to He-Man to Hungry Hungry Hippos: A Look Back at the Most- Beloved Toys of Decades Past
By Christopher Byrne
(Three Rivers Press, Paperback, 9780385349123, 240pp.)
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
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What was your favorite childhood toy?
Do you have fond memories of fighting unseen enemies with your G.I. Joe action figures, demolishing fleets of vehicles with your Tonka Toy Trucks, or Karate-chopping imaginary street thugs with your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
What about carefree summer afternoons counting ticks on your Skip-It, scooting around the neighborhood on your Big Wheel, or soaring down your backyard Slip 'n Slide?
Still a little bitter that your parents never let you have a Nerf Super Soaker, or a Barbie Dream House?
Did you prefer to unleash your inner artist with your Etch a Sketch, or your inner chef with your Easy-Bake Oven? D
id you like to challenge your friends to a rousing game of Mousetrap, or did you prefer to get tied up in knots over a round of Twister?
In Toy Time! you’ll be reunited with all these classic toys and more. No matter when you grew up, or what types of play ignited your imagination, Toy Time! will take you on a journey of rediscovery, allowing you to relive those carefree, innocent, and fun-filled days of childhood.
Charming, playful, and full of photos of vintage toys, Toy Time! is an exploration and celebration of the toys that roused our imaginations, shaped our memories, and touched our lives.
Christopher “The Toy Guy” Byrne is content director for TimetoPlaymag.com, the leading U.S website covering toys and all things play. Widely regarded as one of the toy industry’s leading experts, he appears regularly in the national media and speaks at major toy conferences throughout the U.S., Asia, and Europe.