Remember your first Easy-Bake Oven or Crayola set FAO Schwarz celebrates 150 years with exhibit of iconic toys past
Who can forget the chalky crumbs dried Play Doh would leave under fingernails Or the 'ping' of a bell on the Easy-Bake oven
A new exhibition of toys displays the best of classic design in the world of childrens' playthings.
FAO Schwarz's nostalgic gallery celebrates 150 years of the iconic Manhattan toy-store – and is jerking the memories of many visitors who fondly recall their childhoods with the coveted objects.
Garden dolls: Children of the Eighties will remember the strange-looking Cabbage Patch Kids, on show at FAO Schwarz
From a teddy made of mohair, dating back to 1905, to a 1958 box of Crayola crayons, toy expert Bob Friedland told New York Daily News that, at the exhibition, 'no matter what your age is, you’re going to find toys you played with as a child.'
Hello Kitty makes an appearance and, for Barbie lovers, a first edition Ken doll, dating back to 1961, should please shoppers in the toy-store immortalised in the 1988 movie, Big.
The newest item among the memory-laden
objects is a Razor scooter dating to just 2000 – and is still as popular
as ever in playparks and on streets.
Birthday: FAO Schwarz is celebrating 150 years and is showcasing vintage toys at their famous NY store until April 10
One father, Kevin McClellan, of Sayville, Long Island, told the newspaper that his daughter, now 12, used to love Play Doh.
But it wasn't just the young girl who enjoyed the brightly-coloured putty.
'You used to make me make Play-Doh flowers' Brenna said to her father. He conceded: 'I gotta admit I enjoyed making stuff with them.'
First edition: A 1958 box of Crayola pencils is on display – with some parents and grandparents remembering its forward-thinking built-in sharpener
Also on show is an early prototype of an Etch A Sketch and a set of 1984 Transformers.
An Easy-Bake Oven sits close to two early Eighties Cabbage Patch Kids – still a favourite among collectors today.
The much-loved designs are on show until April 10.