On Toys for Kids

Frank, you’re a doll! First a party with ice-cream and cake, now a party of toys. You have helped to make Kids’ Month a lot of fun. I send you a party of Thank yous! Make that 2 parties of Thank yous!




Head over to Frank’s post to see all the close ups of the toys in this fabulous mural!


A Frank Angle

Can you name of these toy characters? Better yet did you have any of them or purchase any of these for kids?

I’m confident you identified the Star Wars characters as C-3PO, R2D2, Yoda, and the X-Wing fighter flown by the Rebel Alliance. Did you get Strawberry Shortcake holding the Spirograph wheel and the bear she made from Play-Doh? Cheer Bear (one of the original Care Bears)? Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (from Ghostbusters) on Batman’s back?

Surely you got Mr. Potato Head! But, did you recognize The Purple Pieman feeding a pie from the Easy Bake Oven to the T-Rex from Jurassic Park? The fury animal from the Littlest Pet Shop in the Ghostbusters’ vehicle? The character and car from M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand)?

This ArtWorks mural – Cincinnati’s Toy Heritage – located at 23 West Court Street in downtown Cincinnati – is a tribute to Kenner Toys –…

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16 thoughts on “On Toys for Kids

    1. Lol! I missed out on the Care Bears. I recall something about a “Tickle me Elmo” . Mr. Potato Head is a classic. I never had one or bought one, but I know of it. Barbie was the only toy I really liked, and I began making her clothes, immediately!

  1. This one brings back memories! I had quite the collection of Strawberry Shortcake dolls and a few Care Bears. My brothers had all the rest.

    Great mural!!

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