Toys, Games & Timeless Treasures
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From toys and games to a nice hostess gift, these are perfect to keep on hand during the holiday to grab quickly when you’re invited to a party!
Looking for a special gift that lasts a lifetime? Maybe you need a fun toy to keep
the little ones busy during a party or something for a gift exchange. Here are some
great and unique options to help you make someone smile this holiday season.
Fun game and toy facts!
The yo-yo is believed to be the second-oldest toy in the world. The name yo-yo comes from a Filipino expression meaning “come come”.
The word “toy” comes from an Old English word meaning “tool”.
It takes 63 feet of wire to make a Slinky.
Dolls are considered to be the oldest toys in history.
Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts (named for the creator’s daughter).
The first toy advertised on television was Mr. Potato Head.
From 1952 to 1963 parents had to supply real potatoes for the body of Mr. Potato Head, until 1964 when Hasboro introduced a hard plastic body.
Play-Doh was originally used to clean wallpaper. The ingredients are a secret.
The oldest set of board game equipment ever found is The Royal Game of Ur. Two game boards were found in the Royal Tombs of Ur in the 1920’s. It was played in Babylon for over 5,000 years.
The record for playing Monopoly underwater is 1,080 hours.