December 08, 2003 | Steve Rushin
In 1975 the Schaper toy company introduced Super Toe, a foot-high plastic placekicker with a right leg you could cock like a pistol's hammer. Violently slap him on the top of his helmet, as if pushing the plunger on...
February 25, 2002
Sports-themed products were plentiful at Toy Fair, the industry's annual showcase of upcoming playthings, held in New York City last week. Some highlights:
February 26, 2001 | Steve Rushin
God, how I miss the Mattel electronic handheld football game that any normal (which is to say, completely maladjusted) 10-year-old boy played pretty much nonstop for all of 1977. That year, for the first time in...
December 28, 1981 | Andy Meisler
Only a few years ago a machine smart enough to play a decent chess game would fill an entire room. Later, scaled-down models began appearing in upscale toy stores. Now the latest marvels of miniaturization are chess...
July 06, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum