Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle: When a Pair of Kings Ruled
The legendary “King of the Stuntmen” and “King of Toys” combined forces that resulted in the powerful reign of Ideal’s Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle. When Knievel signed a contract for his personal promotion and licensing with Marvin Glass and Associates, Glass referred to Knievel as “…the last of the world’s true gladiators.” In 1973 the…Read More
The Original Voltron Toy Line: Defenders of Your Imagination!
Voltron: Defender of the Universe was a top-rated cartoon in 1984 featuring a team of five young astronauts who pilot five robot lions which combine to form a giant super robot known as Voltron. The show was such a surprise hit, Panosh Place quickly gobbled up its license for U.S. toys in December of 1984…Read More
Which Witch?/Ghost Castle Game: A Hair-Raising Haunted House of Horrors
The mysterious story of the Which Witch? Game, released as Haunted House in the U.K. then rereleased as Ghost Castle years later begins, as any haunted house game should, in an old English town known for its legendary hauntings. A little-known game inventor by the name of Geoffrey Hayes lived in Prestbury, which is famous…Read More
The Busy Biddy Chicken: An EGG-citing Novelty and the Start of a Fruitful Relationship
The legendary Eddy Goldfarb (Yakity Yak Teeth, KerPlunk, Battling Tops) would create a total of ten items that hit market for Marvin Glass & Associates during the years they worked together from 1948 and 1952. The first of the ten he invented was the Busy Biddy Chicken that laid five eggs (marbles) one at a…Read More
The Pie Face Game: A Huger Sock-it-to-me Smash Than Ever Before!
The Pie Face Game, originally released by Hasbro back in 1968, had been off the market for decades and was seemingly consigned to the dustbin of history. Gone, forgotten, its messy mayhem wiped away. But a strange thing happened forty-seven years after its original release. Like a phoenix rising from the whip cream, the game…Read More