Games and Toys in the 1950's.

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When she was introduced

In February 1959, Barbie was introduced at the American International Toy Fair. The creators are Ruth and Elliot Handler. Her body was shapely with movable head, arms, and legs. Barbie was the first doll in America with an adult body. The phenomenon behind Barbie was that she was an affordable toy that had those same grown up accessories as the other adult dolls.her mature body horrified many adult females. Mothers said they would not allow their child to play with Barbie because they were wary of her sex appeal. Mattel conducted a study with mothers and daughters before they introduced Barbie.

Candy Land

In the early 1940s, when the polio struck Eleanor Abbott, a victim of the disease, invented games for children who were sick. Her most successful idea became Candy Land, a game many people remember fondly as the first board game they ever played.


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History of the frisbee

The frisbee toy started as the pie trays given to New England colleges. In June 1957, Wham-O co-founder Richard Knerr decided to stimulate sales by giving the discs the additional brand name Frisbee, after learning that Northeastern college students were calling the pie tray by that name.