Toys You Grew Up With at Bahoukas Bahoukas Havre de Grace
End of January 2010
What to do...
Cold winter weather and warm cozy homes! What can we do as we wait till spring? Think back to what we did when we were kids... lets play i
food company to distribute the plastic parts as premiums in breakfast cereal boxes. He sold the idea for $5,000. But in 1951, Lerner showed the idea to textile manufacturers Henry and Merrill Hassenfeld, who conducted a small school supply and toy business (later known as Hasbro). Realizing the toy was quite unlike anything in their line, they paid the cereal company $2,000 to stop production and bought the rights for $5,000. Lerner was offered
an advance of $500 and a 5% royalty on every kit sold. The toy was dubbed "Mr. Potato Head" and went into production. Mr. Potato Head enjoys the distinction of being the first toy advertised on television
and has remained in production since its debut.
* 1959- "Barbie" was first introduced. She was invented by Ruth Handler, whose two children were named... you guessed it... Barbara & Kenneth! Barbie was modeled after a German toy doll called Bild Lilli,
who was a working girl who knew what she wanted and was not above using men to get it. Hmm... Did you know Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts? Barbie's official birthday is March 9, 1959.
* 1962- "Mr Machine" - is a robot-like mechanical man. The gimmick
of Mr. Machine was that one could not only see through his clear plastic body, but could also take the toy apart and put it back together, over and over, like a jigsaw puzzle.
* 1963- "Easy Bake Oven" was designed to resemble a conventional oven and used an ordinary incandescent light bulb as a heat source- I made many yummy mini-cakes with one of these!
* 1967- "Lite Brite" - allows the artist to create a "glowing" picture by placing multi-colored translucent plastic pegs through opaque
black paper. The famous jingle was ... Lite-Brite, makin' things with light. Outta sight, makin' things with Lite-Brite.
Valentines day is coming!!
February 14th is Valentines day- the traditional day on which couples express their love for each other! What are your plans? Come and buy something unique for your sweetie! We have many gift ideas! For her: jewelry, art glass, Italian ceramics, crystal, paintings, furniture and more. For him: beer steins, bar mirrors, neons, decanters, and Vargas prints. If you are not sure what your collector would like, we have gift certificates available!
Do you want to dance? Join us at the Red Pump Ball! George and I will be going there to celebrate Valentines Day and also to benefit Upper Chesapeake's Cardiovascular Program. If you can't imagine George out of his sweatshirt and into a tuxedo... come see! This is a formal event occuring February 6th from 6pm-10pm at Bulle Rock. This is sponsored by our dear friend Mary Anne from Salon Marielle By the Bay.
For more information: go to http://www.uchs.org/pdfs/WhatsNew/RedPumpBall.pdf For tickets: go to
https://www.uchs.org/forms/payment/foundation_form.cfm Under gift info chose "Red Pump Ball tickets" on the drop down menu.
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