Does anybody have any more information about these Timpo Puzzle Cubes featured in our next toy sale...? The six pictures which can be created include a ship, a bus and a locomotive. Whilst we often sell puzzle cubes in our mixed lots of games, this is the first Timpo example I have seen.
By Nell Hilditch
There’s something to be said for being
easily amused. In the 1940s,
toy inventor Eddie Goldfarb saw an ad for a
false-teeth holder called a “Tooth Garage” and he started cracking up.
In his head, he saw a pair of dentures, chomping and sputtering down the
road like a car, and
parking on their own.
Thus, in 1949, Yakity-Yak Talking Teeth—the
wildly popular wind-up gag commonly known as “chattering teeth”—were
products have been a back garden favourite for some 40-odd years, but did you
ever wonder how the idea for foam-firing guns and spongy basketballs came
inventor Reyn Guyer was on a high having invented the famous Twister and in
1968, he launched Winsor Concepts to develop ideas for new products in the
toy/gaming world. Among these was a caveman-themed game, which featured foam “rocks”.
While working on the game, which never made it to the shelves, the designers
started idly bouncing one of the rocks over a net, realised this was more fun
than the original idea.
Hello Marble Collectors
Hope everyone is looking forward to another GREAT YEAR!!!! Ive found another wonderful ear;y german handmade I thought everyone might like to see,so I'll post some photos of this antique beauty...its an early 1850ish german "ONIONSKIN LUTZ" loaded with sparkling copper/goldstone,a real beauty to look at...one of the highest prize finds for all marble collectors...As always we invite whoever happens by to drop a note with any questions or comments...Good to see at the new activity here on toycollector Our hats off to all collectors alike who do their part to make this happen...Have a wonderful spring and hope to see some new visitors here on marbles....Sorry for the short visit,will be back soon...Thanks Rodney(old marble nut)