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1970s Popular Vintage Children's Toys with Prices, Descriptions and Images

The Seventies Era Toys on this page Barbie Dolls & Accessories, Atari 400 Home Computer System, Easy Bake Oven, Pocket Transistor Radios, Hot Wheels Track and Cars, Silly Putty, Talky Crissy Doll, Eight Track Portable Music Player, Hoppity Hops, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Simon Says, Charlie's Angels Dolls, Star Ship Enterprise, Pogo Sticks, Foosball and many more from the 1970s

In the 1970s, some major advances in computer technology started to influence children's toys during the decade as evident in the simply computerized game of Simon and the development of the Atari computer and gaming system. Popular culture also continued to greatly influence the types that were available, with many youngsters being able to recreate their favorite movies or television shows with matching actions figures and dolls. Picking only a few was a hard task as I could easily have included 100 +, if you check on the right hand side of the page you will see our other Years from the 1970's which include more than 250 other Vintage Toys from the Seventies.

 
 

Vintage Easy Bake Oven

Vintage Easy Bake Oven Vintage Easy Bake Oven
Manufacturer: Kenner
Price: $10.99
Description Easy Bake Oven unit includes cake mixes and utensils. It is always fun for young cooks to prepare and serve their own food, just select a mix, add water and place pan into tray then slide into oven. Oven measures 14 x 6 x 11 inches.
From Our 1972 Toys Page
 
 

Atari 400 Home Computer System (Came Out In 1979)

Atari 400 Home Computer System (Came Out In 1979) Atari 400 Home Computer System (Came Out In 1979)
Manufacturer: Atari
Price: $594.95
Description One of the earliest home computer systems available to the general public, the Atari 400 Home Computer System which included Console, basic language cartridge, TV Switch box to plug into your TV and AC Adapter, this was an expensive item if you consider the average wage at the time was under $20,000 but they sold like hot cakes.
From Our 1979 Toys Page
 
 

1970s Barbie Dolls & Accessories

Barbie's Fashion Bouquet / Accessories 1971 1970s Barbie Dolls & Accessories
Malibu Barbie
Price: $1.94
Barbie's Fashion Bouquet/Accessories
Price: $3.99
Barbie's and Friends On The Go Cars
Price: $3.89
The Barbie Doll Designer Original Collection
Price: From $2.85
Manufacturer: Mattel
Description Barbie Dolls were popular through out the 70s and still are today, they have changed and evolved each year to cater for the latest fashions and trends, these are from 1971.
From Our 1971 Toys Page

 
 

Vintage 1970s Pocket Transistor Radios

Vintage 1970s Pocket Transistor Radios Vintage 1970s Pocket Transistor Radios
Price: From $3.75
Description Pocket Transistor Radios became available as the new solid state technology allowed anything electrical to become smaller, they allowed kids to listen to their favorite pop music on the radio.
From Our 1973 Toys Page
 
 

Hot Wheels Track and Cars

Hot Wheels Track and Cars Hot Wheels Mongoose Track
Price: $6.88
Drag Shute Stunt Track
Price: $3.99
Set of 4 Hotwheels Cars
Price: $3.44
Description Anything with cars will always be popular, every boy wanted Hot Wheels cars and tracks for Christmas and Birthdays.

 
 

Punch Me Toys

Punch Me Toys Punch Me Toys
Price: $2.97 to $4.97
Description Punch Me's including Frankenstein Monster Squad, Snoopy as Joe Cool, Welcome Back Kotter, King Kong and Batman.
From Our 1977 Toys Page

 
 

Silly Putty

Silly Putty Silly Putty
Price: 99 cents
Description Stretches likes taffy and bounces like rubber, comes in protective plastic shell egg. Still as popular today as it was back then 40 years ago.

 
 

Toy GI Joe Astronaut

Toy GI Joe Astronaut Toy GI Joe Astronaut
Price: $9.66
Description GI Joe is similar to Barbie in concept and adapts to the changing world. Following on from the successful moon landing in 1969, GI Joe and many other toys helped young boys enter the world of space travel in their imagination.

 
 

Talky Crissy Doll

Talky Crissy Doll Talky Crissy Doll
Manufacturer: Ideal
Price: $12.99
Description 17 1/2 inch Talky Crissy Doll with growing hair who says six phrases. Ask her a question, pull her ring, and her answers include "why not?", or she may say "I don't think so", press her and pull her hair it grows and grows, Crissy wears a long elegant robe.

 
 
 

Erector Sets

Erector Sets Erector Sets
Price: From $16.95 to $49.95
Description Sets range from the small basic set right up to the master set which includes 2 motors, remote control, superhoist, 16 girders and 900 other pieces allowing you to build whatever your imagination can think of. Comes with instruction booklet, tools to put your erector set together and some ideas to get you started.

 
 

Hoppity Hops

Hoppity Hops Hoppity Hops
Price: From $5.88 to $8.88
Description Hoppity Hops are big bouncy balls you will want to ride for hours.


 
 

Eight Track Portable Music Player

Eight Track Portable Music Player Eight Track Portable Music Player
Price: $24.99
Description Dual Powered Portable 8 track tape player.

 
 

Rock Em Sock Em Robots

Rock Em Sock Em Robots Rock Em Sock Em Robots
Manufacturer: Marx Toys
Price: $8.89
Description Some play ideas do not need a description, they just are what they are.

 
 

Hungry Hungry Hippos

 Hungry Hungry Hippos Hungry Hungry Hippos
Price: $7.44
Description Use your lever controlled Hippos to catch all the marbles.
From Our 1978 Toys Page
 
 

Simon Says

Simon Says Simon Says
Price: $14.95
Description Simon Says Challenge your memory and repeat Simon Says Toy from the 70s where you match the colors and sounds

 
 

Talking Viewmaster

 Talking Viewmaster Talking Viewmaster
Price: $13.87
Description Watch and Listen to your favorite cartoon characters.

 
 

Walkie Talkie Sets

Walkie Talkie Sets Walkie Talkie Sets
Price: $13.88
Description Walkie Talkie sets were popular with kids of all ages and genders.


 
 

Charlie's Angels Dolls

Charlie's Angels Dolls Charlie's Angels Dolls
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Price: $4.17 each
Description Charlie's Angels Dolls featuring Jill (Farah Fawcett), Sabrina (Kate Jackson), and Kelly (Jacyln Smith) in jumpsuits and boots with posable 8 1/2 inch plastic bodies.


 
 

Star Ship Enterprise

Star Ship Enterprise Star Ship Enterprise
Price: From $5.99
Description The Crew from Star Trek and the U.S.S. Star Ship Enterprise. Star Trek was extremely popular in 1979 as the first of the movies Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released that year, Star Trek also had built up a following from the TV series Star Trek: The Original Series, which ran from (19661969) and Star Trek: The Animated Series from (19731974).

 
 

Raggedy Ann and Andy

Raggedy Ann and Andy Raggedy Ann and Andy
Price: $4.27 to $19.97
Description Raggedy Ann and Andy ranging in size from 15 1/2 inches to 38 1/2 inches. They had cloth bodies, red yarn hair, locked in eyes, silk screened faces. Raggedy Ann wearing Blue dress, white apron and pantaloons. Andy wearing striped top, sailor pants and Sailor Cap.

 
 

Tumblestone Making Kit

Tumblestone Making Kit Tumblestone Making Kit
Price: $12.85
Description Turn ordinary stones into something special.

 
 
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Cheap Childrens Stereo Phono

Cheap Childrens Stereo Phono Cheap Childrens Stereo Phono
Price: $19.95
Description Music was an integral part of teen life as the number of pop stars increased in the mid to late 60's and a Cheap Kids Stereo allowed them to listen to the latest records. Comes with 2 speakers, uses latest solid state technology, plays the latest 45's automatically, separate volume speaker controls.
From Our 1970 Toys Page
 
 

Street King Skates

Matchbox Carry Case Car City Street King Skates
Manufacturer: Street King
Price: From $6.87 to $59.99
Description Skating rinks were in many small towns and cities and skating was popular with family and kids.

 
 

Boys and Girls First Bikes

Boys and Girls First Bikes Boys and Girls First Bikes
Manufacturer: Free Spirit
Price: $34.95
Description No popular toy list would be complete without children's bikes, so here is an example.

 
 

Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head Mr. Potato Head
Price: $1.99
Description Mister Potato Head, take him apart and put him together ideal children's toy for fun and games, stands 9 inches tall.
From Our 1975 Toys Page
 
 

Pogo Sticks

Pogo Sticks Pogo Sticks
Price: From $5.97 to $10.97
Description Pogo Sticks ranging from the junior at 44 1/2 inches high to the super high rise Pogo Stick 48 inches high.
This example is from the Year 1976 Toys Page
 
 

Foosball Game

Foosball Game Foosball Game
Price: $43.97
Description Foosball soccer game with two or 4 players. Push, pull, and twirl the rods to make your players score goals.

 
 

Frosty Snow Cone Maker

Frosty Snow Cone Maker Frosty Snow Cone Maker
Price: $5.29
Description Just add Ice Cubes and Syrup Flavoring and turn the handle. Includes paper cups, 10 different Syrups, funnel and grater.

 
 

NHL Table Hockey

NHL Table Hockey NHL Table Hockey
Price: $25.99
Description NHL Table Hockey game allows you to pass, manipulate, skate and shoot for goal creating your very own Stanley Cup.

 
 

4 Car Model Car Racing Track

4 Car Model Car Racing Track 4 Car Model Car Racing Track
Manufacturer: Aurora
Price: $34.99
Description Car Racing Tracks like this or similar were in most homes in the 70's and provided hours of fun, I am sure dad was as happy to have one of these as the boys were.

 
 

Lionel Train Set

Lionel Train Set Lionel Train Set
Manufacturer: Lionel
Price: From $21.99 to $49.66
Description Like the car racing sets, train sets were popular and none were better than those from Lionel who had been making them for 30 years.
From Our 1974 Toys Page