(PRWEB) October 08, 2015
When it comes to purchasing toys today, most gift-givers have two basic options. They can visit a chain store, big box retailer, or strip mall toy store, and then come home with a popular, modern toy or game for the lucky recipient. Or, they can opt for something a little bit different and select from the classic toys, games, or educational kits that are available through online retailers like TinToyArcade.com. Those that choose the latter tend to find great interest in the uniqueness of these vintage or retro choices, and the historical value alone provides an interesting counterpoint to the mass-produced toys that reside on the shelves at big box locations today. To create an even greater sense of intrigue around the history and popularity of classic toys, Tin Toy Arcade has developed an amazing new infographic that outlines some of these popular toys from the past 150 years.
For instance, did you know that the now ubiquitous Hula-Hoop originated as an Australian exercise among the natives? Toy company Wham-O took this design and sold more than 100 million of them in 1958 – at nearly two dollars apiece! Or that Play-Doh became widely available in 1955 but was previously used as a wallpaper cleaner since the 1930s? Kids nowadays have no idea that their favorite squishy toy was once conceived as a cleaning tool. These interesting facts and more are conveyed through the new infographic – and classic toy and game lovers around the world are bound to find sheer joy in learning about their beloved vintage toys.
About Tin Toy Arcade
As a family run business located in historic College Park, Georgia, Tin Toy Arcade was the brainchild of toy aficionado Aaron Brown. As a young man, he came upon some old tin toys in his grandfather’s basement. He ended up falling in love with the intricacies and unique characteristics of these retro toys, and he then realized that these weren’t the kinds of toys that were available today in modern toy stores. After Aaron and his dad conducted some research, they discovered that many of these toys are still being made today – in overseas factories, using many of the same tools and dies as the original toys. Today, Aaron is still a high-schooler, but this enterprising young man, along with his family, have created an unparalleled online buying experience – a virtual shopping arcade for classic and retro toys and games. The proceeds from TinToyArcade.com go towards Aaron’s education savings.