Vintage Toys Salisbury NC

If you're a parent, chances are you'll remember some of the vintage toys from the following articles. Find out what's going on with your favorite childhood toys and which ones are still around and popular with kids today.
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Baby Dolls Salisbury NC

I grew up in the heart of Cabbage Patch Kid land (that’s in northeast Georgia if you never knew) and we were sure to visit Babyland General, the “hospital” where the babies were “born,” at least once to get a chance to name a baby.

Classic Building Toys Salisbury NC

When I think about traditional toys I usually conjure up some vision of grandparents and grandchildren and constructing something either in the yard or in the living room. Sometimes my brain comes up with a big item and other times it’s something little.

Vintage Toys Salisbury NC

Nowadays it seems as though everything is vintage or retro. It is true, styles of previous times have been coming back with a vengeance. Everything from clothing to contemporary décor has been influenced by this throwback. The vintage wave can be characterized in two different ways: modern twists on vintage looks and the surge in collector's items.

Collectible Action Figures Salisbury NC

Ever since George Lucas had the idea to market toys and action figures around Star Wars in 1977, collecting and loving action figures has become one of the most fun and exciting hobbies around. For some, it's a passion, for others, it's a way to actually touch a hero or villain that they enjoy day-dreaming about. For all however, it is one of many ways to connect with a desire to play.

Marvel Comic Books Salisbury NC

We here at Toy-TMA are famous for our coverage of toys, games, and everything related to things kids-like. However, while we hit action figures, dolls, video games, and general kids toys, I feel we’re lacking on comic books. No more! As you may presently be aware, I’m well versed in all forms of culture that you could consider “childlike,” so naturally I’m a comic snob.

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1950's Vintage Toys Salisbury NC

This year classic toy designs are enjoying quite a renaissance. Parents are turning away from toys that they perceive as unsafe, or risqué, as well as expensive electronic toys, like Nintendo’s Wii game console. Especially popular right now are toys from the fifties.

Activity Toys Salisbury NC

The Wii Fit, a game for the Wii console in which the player does mini-exercises from pushups to running, is quite popular among a slightly older crowd, but now toy makers are targeting younger children for their activity-encouraging toys.

Army Men Toys Salisbury NC

The point of the little green (or grey or red or whatever color suits you) men is not regarding pose-ability but rather sheer quantity and simplicity of the design. You can go out right now and pick up a few dozen army men for somewhere in the vicinity of one dollar, pull them out, and start playing immediately. No set up is required and no location is too obscure to wage impossible wars.

Baby Dolls Salisbury NC

I grew up in the heart of Cabbage Patch Kid land (that’s in northeast Georgia if you never knew) and we were sure to visit Babyland General, the “hospital” where the babies were “born,” at least once to get a chance to name a baby.

Classic Building Toys Salisbury NC

When I think about traditional toys I usually conjure up some vision of grandparents and grandchildren and constructing something either in the yard or in the living room. Sometimes my brain comes up with a big item and other times it’s something little.

Classic Lego Building Block Toys Salisbury NC

Lego brand is a famous toy brand in the world, and nearly every child all over the world has heard about this toy. Lego cannot be contained to one simple category despite the various series of models they've put out. Lovers of Lego read on to know more.

Collectible Action Figures Salisbury NC

Ever since George Lucas had the idea to market toys and action figures around Star Wars in 1977, collecting and loving action figures has become one of the most fun and exciting hobbies around. For some, it's a passion, for others, it's a way to actually touch a hero or villain that they enjoy day-dreaming about. For all however, it is one of many ways to connect with a desire to play.

Fine Wooden Toys Salisbury NC

With roots that reach back to the 19th century, BRIO is now a global corporation and one of the largest makers of wood toys in the world. BRIO’s focus is on quality and durability—they want their toys to be passed on from generation to generation. If you’ve decided that wood toys are the way to go, then you should definitely check out BRIO.

Iron Man Action Figures Salisbury NC

The original Iron Man was drawn up in 1963 as your average, metallic American freedom fighter. But the new movie's styles have taken hints from robotics portrayed in Japanese anime, reminiscent of vintage tin toys from the 1950s.

Juggling Toys Salisbury NC

Few realize the valuable and far-reaching benefits that learning to juggle can have, both physical and mental. Juggling is a physically active pastime that has been shown to improve hand-eye coordination and motor skills, as well as ambidexterity, as the hands must move independently of one another.

Magic 8-Ball Toy Salisbury NC

The Magic 8-Ball as we know it was created by a one Albert Carter, who then went out and sold the item with a man named Abe Bookman. Many people falsely attribute the creation of this classic vintage toy to Bookman, but of course that’s just silly. Bookman just saw the future and all signs pointed to Yes.

Marvel Comic Books Salisbury NC

We here at Toy-TMA are famous for our coverage of toys, games, and everything related to things kids-like. However, while we hit action figures, dolls, video games, and general kids toys, I feel we’re lacking on comic books. No more! As you may presently be aware, I’m well versed in all forms of culture that you could consider “childlike,” so naturally I’m a comic snob.

Outdoor Toys Salisbury NC

Winter is fast approaching, and if you've been paying attention you may have noticed that the temperature outside has dropped to something near "Why can't I feel my feet?" levels. That can only mean one thing: Snow will be here soon. That also means that your kids (and hopefully yourself) will be outside playing in the snow rather than situated in front of a TV screen. I'm all for video games, but when there's snow, dang it, there is playing to be done!

Play-Doh Salisbury NC

Play-Doh is ubiquitous in nurseries and preschools, and for good reason. This safe, non-toxic molding clay is the ultimate toy for building children’s imaginations. Read the following article to view more details on Play-Doh.

Puzzles, Arts, and Crafts Salisbury NC

A small innovative toy maker recently caught our eye: Melissa and Doug. They started out in the basement making hand-crafted puzzles and have since grown to produce over 600 unique toys and games for children.

Retro Vehicle Toys Salisbury NC

Vintage toys, especially tin toys, are all the rage nowadays, and Schylling, offering everything from keepsakes to collectible toys and more, has the market cornered. One of their specialties, however, is their retro collection of vehicles.

Schylling Vintage Toys and Tin Toys Salisbury NC

We have always had a fascination with traditional toys, and Schylling is one of our all-time favorites for collectibles, tin toys, and retro toys and games. Read on to view more details on Schylling Vintage toys and Tin toys.

See and Spell by Melissa & Doug is Sturdy and Simple Salisbury NC

The toy is quite simple, containing a set of 64 colorful wooden letters and a set of 8 pictures paired with easy to spell words. The letters are set into the boards, making spelling the words as simple as solving a puzzle.

Step 2 WaterWheel Play Table - A Parent's Review Salisbury NC

Step 2 WaterWheel Play Table--This outdoors toys is elevated to keep kids out of the dirt and mud, however, not too elevated that the little sister, aged 14 months, cannot participate. Let's take a look at the water wheel. It's an ingenious contraption composed of a large funnel mounted above a wheel which will spin when water is poured into the funnel.

Tonka Trucks Salisbury NC

When Tonka is mentioned, most people will think of Tonka trucks which are vintage toy trucks. Over the past half century, these vintage toy s have been keeping young kids entertained, even when the company made the switch from metal to plastic in the late ’80s. If you are interested in Tonka trucks, read on to know more.

Traditional Toys Salisbury NC

Are traditional toys still worthwhile? What are the best kinds of toys – electronic or traditional? Last time we discussed toy experts who argue that electronic toys are the most effective for learning.

Tricycles Salisbury NC

The base for the rocking toy converts into a handle so that the young ones may be pushed around without pain in adult backs. The update for the Rock & Roll Trike is an increase in handle length by four inches, making it even easier on the grown-ups. The push-bar is a wonderful invention and worth it's weight in gold as far as this parent is concerned.

Vintage Toys Salisbury NC

Nowadays it seems as though everything is vintage or retro. It is true, styles of previous times have been coming back with a vengeance. Everything from clothing to contemporary décor has been influenced by this throwback. The vintage wave can be characterized in two different ways: modern twists on vintage looks and the surge in collector's items.

Vintage Toys of the 1920s and 1930s Salisbury NC

Because of all the interest in vintage toys these days, we thought it would be fun to reminisce some more and take a look at the most popular toys from the 1920s and 1930s. Read on for more details.

Why Wood Toys are Still the Best Salisbury NC

Wood toys are a great way to provide your children with entertainment and education without shelling out a fortune on the newest talking, light-up plastic toys. Read on to view more details on wood toys.