Retro Toys and Games
Board Games: Monopoly Classic
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Indulge your competitive side via the all-time classic real-estate mogul fantasy, Monopoly, wherein you trade up properties and accumulate ever-increasing wealth while avoiding jail. (We’re guessing Donald Trump has a gold-plated version.)
Board Games: Clue Classic
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Solve one of the greatest mysteries of our, or any other, time: Was it Professor Plum in the library with the candlestick? Follow fellow murder suspects around the spacious rooms of the Tudor mansion and work your mad Sherlock skills.
Board Games: Scrabble Classic
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Wordsmiths rejoice. This sometimes contentious game (keep those pocket dictionaries handy) is as popular now as it’s ever been. And while it’s easily available in electronic forms galore, there’s nothing like the sound of those clicking tiles shaking in their drawstring bag.
Board Games: Game of Life Classic
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The modern Game of Life has been offering us a winding road of career and family choices, plus that crazy wheel of fate, since 1960, but its origins can be traced back another hundred years. Baby Boomers can revisit the past with versions from the ’60s and ’70s.
Stuffed animals and dolls: Sock Monkey
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Soft enough for babies and silly enough for older kids, the sock monkey is a simple staple that’s undeniably cute, unlike, say, certain clown dolls. You can even make a sock monkey from a kit for that homemade touch.
Stuffed animals and dolls: Classic teddy bear
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The teddy bear is arguably the most iconic of all stuffed animals. The first of these ursine charmers was made by the Steiff Company in the very early 1900s, and they continue to manufacture these cozy creatures today.
Stuffed animals and dolls: Cabbage Patch doll
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Cabbage Patch Kids, those '80s phenoms, are still growing in their part of the gifting garden. They’re just as cute and collectible as they were back on their first go-round, but this time you won’t have to get in line at dawn before the store opens.
Stuffed animals and dolls: Gumby
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Our society holds a special fondness for this simple, bendable green creature. The star (along with his sidekick, the vermillion Pokey) of a sometimes surreal stop-motion clay animation show, Gumby is a gift that’ll bring out the kid in folks “of a certain age.”
Wind-up and tin toys: Tin wind-up robot
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The most popular category of these timeless tin toys is the robot — vintage, kitschy and altogether cool in their mechanical shambling. You can nab versions that light up, throw sparks and even blow smoke from their creaky craniums.
Wind-up and tin toys: Wind-up car
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For the retro-loving speed demons on your gift list, a windup car of vintage pedigree is a supercool gift. Whether they’re streamlined and sleek a la the 1960s or an even older make and model, tin roadsters make great collectibles.