Wheeljack’s Lab – Vintage Toy Blog

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The Top 10 Toy Commercials from the 1970s to the 1990s

Retro flashbacks are good to tell how far along we have come. The toy commercial industry has had its fair share of change over the years. Now, looking back to the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s era, some keen memories are worth reliving. The 1970s decade saw some of the most excruciating wars against the toy […]

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The Top 10 Music Videos of the 1980s

Nothing distinguishes music artists from one another more than the uniqueness of their videos. Of course, while different songs often repeat content and themes, the video expressions differ. Aside from being an effective marketing tool, artists use music videos to gain attention and create a memorable visual experience. The origins of music videos trace as […]

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The Top 10 Movies of the 1970s to the 1990s

There are very few activities capable of releasing stress more than watching movies. The tragic ones can make you appreciate your life and choices, while the comic ones enhance your mood and health. Medical research has shown that comic movies tend to lower your blood pressure, reduce your stress hormones, decrease anxiety, and strengthen your […]

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The 10 Most Striking Toy Commercials from the 1990s

When you are watching your favorite show, commercials cutting in after every second or third episode would seem disturbing. Now, in an era where there were mind-blowing technology advances, you would not mind the interruption. Why is that? The reason is that the commercial is a classic innovation of what you had wanted. The ’80s […]

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The Top 10 Movies from the 1980s

People often regard the 1980s as the pioneering decade for music, fashion, and technology. However, it was also a golden period for the cinema! Although many would not agree – especially when compared with the serious, gritty films of the ’70s – this claim remains true. With the blockbusters taking shape in the 1970s, the […]

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The 10 Most Amazing Toy Commercials from the 1980s

The first commercial on television was for a Bulova Watch Company. That was in the ’40s, 1941, to be specific. A lot of improvement took place between then and the 3 decades in between. Back then, the advertisement industry had a cultural status. As the ’50s came along with the Cold War and prosperity began […]

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The Top 10 TV Shows from the 1970s – 1990s

The 1970s to the 1990s are very notable eras in the history of television shows. They have served as strong pillars in what ushered the amazingly potent period of fantastic television shows we have today. Now, we have multiple streaming services at our call and beckon like Amazon, Netflix, Disney+, and the rest. They constantly […]

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The 10 Most Memorable Toy Commercials from the 1970s

As far back as the ’70s, you would find leisure activities like bike riding, board games, playing twister, and so on already existent. These were the popular (though limited) fun options for an era that gave birth to modern computing. However, the ‘70s era was a good one for cable TV, pay-TV, national cable networks, […]

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