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Boys' Toys: An Illustrated History of Little Things That Pleased Big Minds

3.17  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
An ideal gift book for the boy in every man.

This stylishly designed history of the best toys from the sixties to the eighties is filled with absorbing facts and stories and specially commissioned photographs. Boys’ Toys is the ultimate tribute to the cars, planes, trains, and games that enriched millions of boys’ lives—and to the men who continue to remember a childhood

Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by Plume
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Oct 14, 2009 Mark rated it liked it
Shelves: nostalgia
A nice little book of nostalgia, the bulk of which (I appear to be at the lower end of the intended market, which is 35-55) struck a very pleasant chord with me. Some of the toys I remembered as I read about them, a lot I remembered quite clearly - I still have the Saint Jaguar, but my Steve Austin, Action Men and Evel Knieval are long gone. Some notable omissions (Tin Can Alley, the Jaws game) are easily overcome by the humourous writing and the profusion of photographs. Well worth a read (espe ...more
Feb 21, 2010 Nicholas rated it really liked it
I liked this book because I wanted to know about the toys in the past so I read it and Jed Novick had great disscriptions about the toys.
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