Friday, December 4, 2015

30 Days Of Retro Toys - Day 11 - Entex Giant Pre-School Loc Blocs

Day 11:
Entex Giant Pre-School Loc Blocs

(Magazine ad, 1981)

Okay, so we have another LEGO clone... whose main selling point is that the blocks can be cleaned up easily... because they come in a convenient bucket? 

First of all, when did the existence of "a bucket" ever increase a child's tendency to want to clean up her toys, and secondly... didn't LEGO bricks come in buckets?

According to The Lego Book by Daniel Lipkowitz...

...LEGO brick buckets didn't become a thing until 1987! 

Also, I'm pretty sure that kid is trying to wring that chicken's neck.

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