Toy Time!

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 (CA), Paperback, 9780385349123, 240pp.)

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

List Price: $15.99*
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Description
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.



About the Author
Christopher Byrne is a 30-year veteran of the toy industry. A researcher, analyst, and consultant, he has worked with a variety of Fortune 100 companies on projects ranging from fostering creativity to marketing and communications. He is currently a partner in aNb Media, LLC, and content director for TTPM (Timetoplaymag.com). In 1988, he formed New York-based Byrne Communications. Byrne appears regularly on TV discussing toys and play and speaks around the United States and internationally on topics related to creativity and integrating play concepts into business.
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