Retro Toys and Stuff Gift Guide
In our latest Christmas gift guide it’s the turn of retro toys and stuff, so if you missed out first time round here’s your chance.
Etch a Sketch
When I was a kid just about everybody on the street had an Etch a Sketch, just think of it as low tech tablet.
The amazing Etch a Sketch originated as the Magic Screen in France and is now a pop culture icon around the world! Over 100 million Etch A Sketch drawing toys have been sold in 67 countries worldwide since its introduction in 1960. Unsing a mixture of aluminum powder and plastic beads, the screen allows you to doodle, print, draw, then just shake to erase, and do it all again! Recommended age: 4+.
Cost : From $5
Rock Em Sock Em Robots
They are no where near as cool the robots featured on our toy robot gift guide but Rock Em Sock Em Robots are still a pretty entertaining blast from the past.
The original Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots™, first introduced in the 60s, are back and hotter than ever in this nostalgic reproduction. Maneuver Red Rocker® and Blue Bomber® around the ring as you try to knock your opponent’s block off with jaw-jolting action! Remember how the losing robot’s head pops up with the power punch?
Cost : $19.98
The Rubik’s cube has been brought up to date with the Rubik’s Revolution.
- An electronic version of the best-selling Rubik’s Cube
- Multiple challenging levels
- 6 addictive, fast-paced electronic games in one
- Games include Light Speed, Rapid Recharge, Pattern Panic, Code Cracker, Multiplayer Madness and Cube Catcher
- Features lights and sound effects
- Conquer one level and the cube unlocks another
Cost : $24.95
Bluetooth Retro Handset
This is class, the Bluetooth Retro Handset.
We have taken the ever-popular Retro Handset and updated it to connect to your cell phone using Bluetooth technology. That’s right! No more tangled up phone cord. Now people will think you’re really crazy talking into a old-time handset connected to… nothing.
Cost : $29.99
Evel Knievel Super Stunt Set
It was a very sad day when Evel Knievel passed away, you can still recreate his stunts with the Evel Knievel Super Stunt Set.
Perform the high-flying cycle stunts Evel made famous over 30 years ago ~ including wheelies, jumps, and flips! Includes launcher, Evel Knievel figure with removable helmet, motorcycle, adjustable ramps, simulated hoop of fire, 14-piece brick wall set, 17-piece accessories, decals, and certificate of authenticity. Each set is individually numbered and comes with interesting background booklet.
Cost : $49.99
In my day this sort of game was called “Simon Says”, now it’s Simon Trickster.
Programmed to fool, determined to rule. It’s the trickiest SIMON games you’ve never played! Features 4 challenging games to play solo, head-to-head, or with friends. SIMON CLASSIC is the legendary memory game. Can you press the lenses to repeat the patterns? SIMON BOUNCE – The trick: The colors bounce from lens to lens! Can you follow the colors to repeat the pattern? SIMON SURPRISE – The trick: Every lens is the same color. Can you remember the patterns by location only? SIMON REWIND – The trick: It’s SIMON CLASSIC with a brain-busting twist! Can you remember the patterns backwards?
Cost : $57.99
Carrera® Open Wheel Race Set
bloke child wouldn’t want one of these, the Carrera® Open Wheel Race Set.
This is the finest slot-car set available, and it is made by Carrera® of Germany, the world’s most prestigious slot-car maker since 1963. The set has three loops, two lane changes, a flyover, a high banked curve, a lane-narrowing chicane, and over 35′ of challenging track length that tests racers’ skills in high-speed competition. Two richly detailed 1:43 Formula One™ cars (Ferrari and Renault) use a specially-designed double contact brush, which provides a secure connection to the track for consistent control during a race. A boost button on each handheld control provides an extra 25% power boost to tackle loops and increase speed on straightaways.
Cost : $79.95
Wurlitzer 45 Jukebox
It might not be the most advanced of music players but the Wurlitzer 45 Jukebox is certainly one of the coolest.
A precise Deutsche-Wurlitzer replica of the legendary model 1015 (first built in 1946), this classic jukebox houses a thoroughly modern 200-watt stereo amplifier, six powerful speakers, and a microprocessor-controlled 45 record player. The jukebox comes stocked with 50 Billboard 45s with hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s that are stored vertically but displayed horizontally for play or browsing (its easy to switch the 45s with those from your own library if desired).
Cost : $8,995.95
Looking for other people to buy for, check out our other 2007 Christmas Gadget Gift Guides.