Name That List, #20

What is this a list of? The answer is below in extended.
  • A telephone powered by the sun's rays which transmits sound waves for hundreds of feet
  • A kit for assembling an atomic radiation detector
  • A flying saucer that floats on a magnetic field
  • An assembly kit for a turboprop engine that really works
  • A typewriter that signals in Morse code
  • A back-yard roller coaster
  • An HO scale electric auto set
  • Giant-size dolls that not only walk, but talk

Answer: These were all toys on display at the 57th annual American Toy Fair in New York City, March 1960. (Source: Newsweek, Mar 21, 1960). I found a picture (below) of a prototype of the typewriter that signalled in Morse Code (via Modern Mechanix). But what, I wonder, were those giant walking, talking dolls?

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Feb 26, 2013
     Category: Name That List

I missed. I'd seen where some dude had built a 'coster in his back yard a couple of years ago and thought that was it.... It wasn't.

However, Alex, give this outfit a shout about those dolls, they've been around since 1916. The Toy Industry Assn., Inc.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/26/13 at 10:37 AM
I though Hammacher-Schlemmer Christmas specials for the customer who has everything, including more money than one person ever needed.
Posted by ScoutC on 02/26/13 at 07:46 PM
My Guess was toys available for order from comic books or from collecting Bazooka Joe wrappers.
Posted by Billy on 02/27/13 at 04:00 AM
Thought it was your childhood toys Alex. The doll made me wonder, but we don't judge 'round here. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/28/13 at 08:54 PM
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