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'Toyland, Toyland / Little girl and boy land / Childhood's joyland / Mystic, merry Joyland! Once you pass its borders / You can ne'er return again.' Actually, here's your chance: In Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them, Tim Walsh provides a fascinating look at our collective toy chest." -Washingtonpost.comMore about Timeless ToysThe book Why Didn'Toyland, Toyland / Little girl and boy land / Childhood's joyland / Mystic, merry Joyland! Once you pass its borders / You can ne'er return again.' Actually, here's your chance: In Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them, Tim Walsh provides a fascinating look at our collective toy chest." -Washingtonpost.comMore about Timeless ToysThe book Why Didn't I Think of That! includes the passage "If a toy has magic, when people see it they say, 'Oooh! What is that?' . . . It appeals to the kid in everybody." That same kind of magic captures "the kid in everybody" when they pick up Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them.Timeless Toys represents one of the finest documentaries and displays of modern toys ever written. Author Tim Walsh, a successful toy inventor himself, reveals a world of commerce, toys, and wonder that is equally fun, fascinating, and nostalgic. Readers of every age and background will find it impossible to pick up this book, turn a few pages, and not become spellbound by its insightful stories and the personal memories that the text and 420 brilliantly colored photographs bring forth.Slinky, Lego, Tonka trucks, Monopoly, Big Wheel, Frisbee, Hula Hoop, Super Ball, Scrabble, Barbie, Radio Flyer Wagons: All of these and many, many more are featured in this fascinating tome, along with the toys' histories, insider profiles, and rare interviews with toy industry icons. It's simply magic!Vote for your favorite toy and be part of VH1's "I Love Toys," a show currently in production, set to air next spring. It will be a five-hour toyathon on the top 100 toys of all time. Click here to vote for your favorite toy of all time!...

Title : Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them
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ISBN : 9780740755712
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them Reviews

  • Brett
    2019-04-02 17:39

    Timeless Toys provides the story behind the greatest games and toys of the 20th century. Two things make this a great book. First, the stories are fascinating and told well by Walsh. Second, the aesthetic appeal (pictures, layout, formatting, etc.) of the book is excellent.

  • Daniel
    2019-03-21 18:48

    This is a fantastic book full of information, photos, and nostalgia.Without touching on any toys/games that were developed 'in-house' by toy companies, this well-researched, coffee-table styled book manages to report on most of the major toys developed over the past century. It somehow managed to be incredibly inclusive and I never felt as though I wasn't getting the full story. Certainly, having just read both the historys of Parker Brothers and the development of Monopoly, I knew there was more than the four or five pages that this book covered, yet it still seemed quite complete.The ability to include early development drawings, photos of first runs (many of these toys were manufactured and sold by the inventors in very limited numbers), and detail the route to major manufacturer seems quite a coup. Looking at the photo of the first Trivial Pursuit game, drawn on an old cardboard box, is truly fascinating! Or looking at the first model of a Super Soaker - made from PVC pipe and a 2-litre pop bottle!A great book for anyone interested in history, games, toys, nostalgia, memorabilia, or just a great read.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-20 21:48

    I love the bits and pieces that make up culture and history and so this book was right up my alley. The author Tim Walsh skillfully combines memory (his), nostalgia, and fact to write appealing short bios of popular American toys. His stated criteria for choosing the toys is The toys had to have sold at least ten million copies.The toy had to have been on the market for at least ten years.The toy had to have been invented by an outsider to the toy industry.The inventor had to be identifiable thus ruling out tops, chess, and other such classics. The toy had to have significance to me or my friends.I think my favorite aspect is how often he refers to the sensory qualities of toys especially the senses of sound and smell

  • Les Wolf
    2019-04-03 15:40

    Timeless Toys is a stimulating and rewarding romp through the world of playthings. Tim Walsh explores the origins of each toy - the who, how, what, when and where from a time-line beginning with 1900! A little long-winded at times but well worth the reading. Many eureka moments and even more fond memories.

  • NancyPrice
    2019-04-03 18:30

    A fascinating collection of the stories behind many of the iconic toys of the 20th century. While not all my favorites were included, there were enough to spark my own childhood memories! I chose to read this book at a leisurely pace, achieving my goal of experiencing hours of enjoyment in the process.

  • Sally
    2019-04-18 18:49

    The origin, history and inventors of lots of classic toys. The one I found most interesting was Monopoly. The woman who developed that game meant it to be cooperative and illustrative of the evils of monopolies. It was altered by some folks who loved the game but wanted to be cut-throat and competitive, and that's the version that made it big. I guess nice games finish last, too.

  • Mindy
    2019-03-30 18:31

    This is a fun, history of toys book. Learn about how playdoh started out as a wallpaper paste. Chad could be glued to it for hours. I just like to hear fun tidbits. It's a good one to have on your coffee table.

  • Qisthas Noeman
    2019-03-23 20:51

    someday I will b in this book. hahahhaha. AMIN

  • Sue Mosher
    2019-03-20 16:45

    Wonderful collection of photos and histories of all our favourite toys. Impressive. It is extremely heavy! Best to look at it at a table. :-)

  • Muff
    2019-04-15 21:51

    Fun trip down memory lane.

  • Pat Murphy
    2019-04-04 20:50

    A book with the old toys you played with as a child. Lots of fun to learn from this book.

  • Craig
    2019-03-25 20:44

    This is a really fun book that allows for reminiscing about old toys.

  • Jennifer Daniel
    2019-03-26 22:54

    I am still upset about not getting the Big Wheel, Christmas 1976, but a lot of fun to look at. Loads of interesting trivia about the creators of some childhood classics.

  • SouthWestZippy
    2019-04-16 22:32

    Very interesting. Brings back a lot of memories.