Wheeljack’s Lab – Vintage Toy Blog

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The Top 10 Cartoons from the 70s to the 90s

In the animation industry, outmatching the remarkable feats of the ‘60s was not going to be an easy task. The ‘60s were the breakout years for cartoons and animation series. The succeeding decades, however, did not disappoint in producing blockbusting animation TV series. Even at the height of the cold war, these series proved to […]

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10 Times Toy Companies Created Cartoons to Sell Toys

Toy companies and cartoon-producing companies usually have the same target customers because many of their products are meant for children. This common goal birthed a mutually beneficial relationship between toy companies and cartoon-producing companies. This relationship allows toy companies to seek permission from cartoon producers about producing a fine line of toys to complement an […]

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The Top 10 Cartoons of the 1990s

The 1990s was an amazing decade that saw a lot of innovations worldwide. It was the decade that brought pop culture into the spotlight with amazing songs and blockbuster movies. The 1990s also witnessed the breakthrough of the Internet. Some many not-so-good events and incidents also attached themselves to this decade. Growing up during this […]

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The Top 10 Cartoons That Defined the 1980s

The 1980s was an era most notable for its fashion, colorful clothing, and huge hairs that were in vogue. However, there was one other thing that was in vogue. It was the early Saturday morning cartoon shows. The ’80s saw the production of some of the best cartoon movies and television series ever produced. Growing […]

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The Top 10 Toys Based on Cartoons

The toy industry has always enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the entertainment industry. The former is the most beneficial party. Although most cartoons do not have an age limit, it is a general conception that most cartoons are meant primarily for kids. With cartoons already proving the market, it was easy for toy companies to […]

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The Top 10 Cartoons of the 1970s

At the height of the cold war, you may not be sure of what next was coming. Governments of various countries took several questionable decisions, policies, and actions. However, one thing that united several countries was the Saturday morning cartoons which cereal sponsorships often went with. Few programs attracted such global attention in the ‘70s. […]

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