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Amazing Toys of Marvin Glass

1950's to 1974

by (author) Joyce Grant

Publisher
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Initial publish date
Oct 2016
Category
Toys
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780764351259
    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
    List Price
    $35.99

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Description

Throwback enthusiasts will enjoy this walk on the colorful side of a 1960s and 1970s childhood. During this period the toy industry exploded with an infusion of bright, zany playthings for kids, and Marvin Glass's revolutionary toy designs helped shape a generation, or at least gave them a memorable childhood. The company's playthings had a special look and personality: toys that chased you, mechanical toys you could take apart and be trusted to put back together again, a game where you could knock off your opponent's block, and an exploding bomb you could throw to your playmate. Toys and games such as Mr. Machine, Odd Ogg, Rockem' Sockem' Robots, and Mystery Date have achieved iconic status, thanks to their amazing inventor. This book is the first exclusive guide to Marvin Glass toys and games from the late 1950s to 1974 and includes a price guide.

About the author

JOYCE GRANT is a freelance journalist and the author of numerous books for children, including the Sports Stories novel Tagged Out. She is also the co-founder of TeachingKidsNews.com, which provides free, kid-friendly news. She lives in Toronto.

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