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1950s Popular Vintage Children's Toys with Prices, Descriptions and Images

Baby Boomer Era Toys on this page Deluxe Junior Steering Wheel, Alice in Wonderland Watch, Vintage 1950s Pepsi Cola Truck, Howdy Doody's TV Game, Mr. Potato Head, Giant Pan-Am Clipper Plane, Smokey Bear, Betsy McCall doll, Dick Tracy Siren Squad Car, Mickey Mouse Phonograph, Board Games, Revlon Fashion Dolls, Plastic Molding Machine with Play-Doh and many more from the 1950s. After the end of World War II and the beginning of the baby boom, the Fifties saw a dramatic increase in the amount and variety for children. Girls options were somewhat limited to kitchen sets, baby dolls, or fashion dolls. While boys ranged from building sets to cowboys to space travel and other imaginative play type toys. You also start to see more expensive toys and more family type games that everyone can play. Picking only a few was a hard task, as I could easily have included 100 +, Because of the large number available I also created a page for each year The prices shown for these toys are the price they were sold for in the Fifties not today

Popular Toys in the Fifties

  • Barbie Dolls Barbie Dolls
    Price $1.29
    By far the most iconic toy launched in 1959 was the ( Barbie Fashion Doll from Mattel ) costing just $1.29. there were a few hundred thousand sold and today a genuine 1959 Barbie can sell for up to $10,000. They were only made in 2 styles with a black-and-white zebra striped swimsuit and a ponytail, and was available as either a blonde or brunette
  • Vintage Deluxe Velocipede Vintage Deluxe Velocipede
    Price $14.95
    This sleekly styled velocipede has chrome-plated truss rods and adjustable handlebars. All three wheels have ball bearings, multiple spokes, and semi-pneumatic tires. It also has an adjustable spring saddle, molded rubber top, rubber grips, pedals, front mudguard, rear step plate, and it is enameled in maroon and white.
  • Mr. Potato Head Mr. Potato Head
    Price $1.00
    Mr. Potato Head, an unusual education toy, wonderful for young children. Use and fruit or vegetable to create amusing characters by merely changing the plastic features.
  • Smokey The Bear Smokey The Bear
    Price $4.89
    Smokey.. authentic fire prevention bear! Made of rayon plush and cotton stuffed. Wears blue twill pants, felt hat, metal Ranger Badge, belt, and carries a plastic shovel. Comes with two Smokey window stickers and an application for membership in Junior Forest Rangers.
  • Giant Pan American Clipper Giant Pan American Clipper
    Price $3.19
    Authentic replica of the famous Clipper Planes. Heavy silver-color steel. Four dummy motors with free-spinning propellers; dual wheels with tricycle landing gear. Loading ramp for passengers rolls up to door of the plane. Has detailed markings on the body and wings.
  • Vintage 1950s Pepsi Cola Truck Vintage 1950s Pepsi Cola Truck
    Price $1.59
    Plastic replica of the latest model of Pepsi Cola delivery truck. Body has two shelves, holding six miniature dummy plastic cases of Pepsi Cola with molded-in bottles. Pepsi Cola markings on top of truck, also the familiar Pepsi Cola bottle cap at rear and sides.
  • Tweedie Singing Bird in Cage Tweedie Singing Bird in Cage
    Price $2.67
    Pretty bird trills a merry tune as he swings to and fro on perch. The cage has two feeding cups and a ring at the top for hanging.

  • Caterpillar Earthmoving Equipment Caterpillar Earthmoving Equipment
    Price $2.98
    Caterpillar earthmoving equipment has real working action. Three big pieces in yellow and black: caterpillar scraper, motor grader, and wagon with tractor.
    From Our 1952 Toys Page

  • Toni Doll Toni Doll
    Ideal
    Price $11.95, $13.95, $19.95
    Toni doll made of all plastic with magic nylon wig that can be shampooed and play waved. Beautifully dressed. Comes with complete play wave kit. Choose from 14-inch, 16-inch, or 21-inch dolls.

  • Farm Stake Tonka Truck Farm Stake Tonka Truck
    Manufacturer: Tonka Toys
    Price $3.98
    Realistic in every detail... right down to its rear wheels with mud flaps! Small-fry farmers find it ideal to haul any load. The stake panels come out for the big jobs. Made of tough, heavy gauge metal.
    From Our 1955 Toys Page
  • Life-Size Baby Doll Life-Size Baby Doll
    Price $4.85
    An ideal doll to dress as you like. Soft-as-life latex body you can sponge clean. Pert face, molded hair of soft vinyl. Cotton stuffed and 26 inches tall. Wears rayon chemise and has go-to-sleep eyes.

  • Rocket Bicycle Headlight Rocket Bicycle Headlight
    Price $1.89
    Flashy streamlined J.C. Higgins rocket jet headlight is completely new! It is ten inches long and has bright red translucent plastic jet. Headlight casts bright pinpoint beam. A great bicycle accessory.
  • Electric Pin-Ball Game Electric Pin-Ball Game
    Price $24.95
    When ball strikes a bumper, lights flash, bells ring, score registers automatically on backboard. Hand kickers keep ball in play, score up to 100,000 points. Automatic loading with five steel balls.
    From Our 1956 Toys Page



  • Lone Ranger Guitar Lone Ranger Guitar
    Price $3.98
    It's a large size, 6-string Guitar, decorated just like a cowboy's. Has a rich professional tone. With shoulder cord and instructions for playing, tuning.
  • Mickey Mouse Phonograph Mickey Mouse Phonograph
    Price $9.95
    Portable and battery operated. Safe for children. No wires, no plugs. Automatically starts and stops. Has Vani-tone Volume Control. Comes in official Mickey Mouse Club carrying case including batteries.



  • Milton Bradley Board Games Milton Bradley Board Games
    Price 98 cents each
    Choose from six fascinating games: Forest Friends, Annie Oakley, Mr. Bug, Treasure Island, Raggedy Ann or Sergeant Preston.
  • Dick Clark Autograph Doll Dick Clark Autograph Doll
    Price $7.49
    Teen-age idol... as a most alive-looking autograph doll. From vinyl head to stylish shoes he's an exciting autograph item for memorable occasions. Dick wears cotton poplin jacket, pants, vest, sewed-on shirt with cuffs and cuff links.

    From Our 1959 Toys Page


  • Little Miss Revlon Little Miss Revlon
    Price $2.67
    As pretty as a fashion model! This easy-to-dress doll has jointed legs, turning waist... she can stand alone and pose. Beautiful rooted Saran hair can be combed, brushed and set. Vinyl plastic head and arms. "Magic-touch" vinyl body, feels like real skin. She's nicely groomed with painted fingernails and toenails. She wears shoes, lacy bra, panty-girdle and earrings. Other outfits can be bought separately. Choose from a doll with a pony tail or bobbed hair.


  • 1950s Happi-Time Camera 1950s Happi-Time Camera
    Manufacturer: Happi-Time
    Price $1.59
    Just center the subject in the viewfinder and snap the shutter to take a picture. Takes 12 pictures on standard 127 film.
  • Deluxe Junior Steering Wheel Deluxe Junior Steering Wheel
    Price $14.95 Every youngster wants to help "drive" daddy's car. This 10-inch molded plastic wheel with rubber shaft lets a child do just that. Has three-position gearshift lever and horn that "beeps." Suction cup holds it firmly to any smooth surface. From Our 1950 Toys Page
  • Alice in Wonderland Watch Alice in Wonderland Watch
    Price $7.65
    It's Alice herself... just as she appears in Walt Disney's latest Technicolor movie... on the dial of an extra small watch! Gleaming, polished case is chrome plated with a stainless metal back. Dainty pink fabric strap contrasts with soft dial colors. Packed in a teacup of translucent plastic. Colorful Walt Disney gift box shows scenes of the March Hare's tea party. From Our 1951 Toys Page
  • Howdy Doody's TV Game Howdy Doody's TV Game
    Price $1.98
    Howdy Doody's TV Game--a trip around his television studio. A fun-filled game for 2 to 4 players, 3 to 10 years old. Large 18x18" playing board, miniature of the TV studio.
  • Car of the Future Car of the Future
    Price $1.73
    A real streamlined beauty with sleek, low lines... a true car of the future! Powerful friction motor drives car forward or backward. Harmless sparks shoot from the big exhaust... car motor roars with power noise. Driver sits beneath plastic bubble canopy designed for perfect vision.
    From Our 1953 Toys Page

  • Doctor and Nurse Kits Doctor and Nurse Kits
    Price $1.69
    Each kit comes with all the accessories that a little doctor or nurse might need including Kleenex, bandages, tongue depressors, and much more.
  • Betsy McCall Doll Betsy McCall Doll
    Manufacturer: Ideal
    Price $7.59
    A true replica of the popular Betsy McCall doll to sew for. Her head is soft vinyl plastic; almost life-like. Delicate plastic body; fully jointed arms and legs, movable head. Sparkling glassene eyes close; edged with thick lashes. Saran hair to set, comb, and brush. Wears a perky cotton dress, panties, and shoes. Easy-to-sew apron pattern included.
    From Our 1954 Toys Page>
  • Dick Tracy Siren Squad Car Dick Tracy Siren Squad Car
    Price $1.89
    Siren wails, red light flashes as Dick Tracy speeds to the scene of the crime. Lithographed steel depicts Dick, Pat and Sam Catchem at windows. Front wheels adjust for circles or straightaway. Clockspring motor activates siren. Uses standard flashlight battery.
  • Captain Kangaroo Tasket Basket Captain Kangaroo Tasket Basket
    Price $2.67 A treasure box of different shaped blocks that fit in shaped holes... helps to develop hand-eye coordination.
    From Our 1957 Toys Page
  • Mighty Mouse Mighty Mouse
    Price $3.67
    This cheerful "defender of mistreated mice" is costumed in rayon satin and has a vinyl face. 15 inches high.


  • Dennis the Menace Dennis the Menace
    Price $4.39
    This 14-inch tall cartoon character is all vinyl. He has a turning freckle-faced head and is dress in a cotton shirt, overalls, and molded vinyl shoes. His features are painted on.

    From Our 1958 Toys Page



  • Walt Disney  Disney Space Ship Set Walt Disney Disney Space Ship Set
    Price $2.79
    Three imaginative plastic models: 11-inch high "Rocket to the Moon"; 12-inch long RM-1 Rocket Ship with display stand; 8-inch high Space Station with stand. Cement and assembly instructions included.

  • Revlon Fashion Dolls Revlon Fashion Dolls
    Manufacturer: Ideal
    Price $6.97 - $17.79
    Choose from a variety of sizes of these lovely grown-up dolls in their different fashions. The "Queen of Diamonds" is luxuriously dressed for the evening in a dress with a lamé bodice, lined velvet coat and lamé scarf, lace-trimmed sewn-in slip, panties, long nylon hose, high-heel shoes, and simulated rhinestone earrings, necklace and ring. The "Kissing Pink" fashion doll wears a print dress with net and ruffled crinoline, bodice with imitation rhinestones, lace-trimmed panties, nylon hose, high-heel shoes, and simulated pearl necklace and earrings. The "5th Avenue" doll wears a casual lounging ensemble of cotton blouse, slacks, high-heeled shoes, earrings, flower-spray, and a jacket of soft cotton fleece. Dolls range in size and price from 15-inch tall to 20-inch tall.

  • Zorro Official Guitar Zorro Official Guitar
    Price $8.98
    Beautifully decorated with your youngsters' favorite Television hero, Zorro, pictured in silhouette on his horse. His famous "Z" mark appears in two other positions on the face of the guitar, too. This is almost as large as a regular professional guitar, and includes a push-button attachment that simplifies playing; snaps over neck of guitar. Instruction song booklet. Constructed of sturdy plastic with nylon and wire strings. Has metal gear action tuning pegs.

  • Plastic Molding Machine with Play-Doh Plastic Molding Machine with Play-Doh
    Price $2.97
    A fascinating new device that turns out houses, trees, dogs, and more in non-toxic, colorful Play-Doh. Youngsters will love building their own villages and scenes. The Play-Doh can be used over and over if you keep it in the can. Make permanent objects too, by baking or allowing Play-Doh to dry at room temperature.




Home Appliances From The 1950's

Remember or Imagine you could go shopping for electrical goods and appliances in the 1950's

Black and White TV's 21 inches and weighed a ton and the tube at the back poked out 20 inches

Part of our Collection of Home Appliances from The 1950's

Home Appliances From The 1950's

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