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X-20 Monorail Toy (1962)

This ad in the December 14, 1962 Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM) shows the X-20 Monorail toy, selling for $5.97.

An amazing invention that's fun for everyone . . . the HO Gauge Monorail. Thrilling speeds on a single rail, carries messages to neighbor's house, travels long distance. Deluxe set includes self-propelled battery-operated monorail engine, 40 ft. flexible aerial track with curve support, 15 ft. of monorail track, 10 monorail suspension towers, variable speed control tower and more.

Those of you intrigued by the half turtle, half frog, Odd Ogg can read more about him at Older Than Me.

See also:
Frederick & Nelson Ad (1962)
Closer Than We Think! Monoline Express (1961)
Amphibian Monorail (Popular Science, 1934)
Monorails at Disneyland (1959 and 1960)

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Even adjusting for inflation back to 1962, how many customers do you think really needed a layaway plan instead of shelling out $5.97? For a sofa or TV, sure, but a toy?

January 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPete

Layaway was common then even for an item like a toy. I remember my mother putting a toy on layaway for me once.

Remember that most people didn't have credit cards then and, for those that did, there were far fewer places that accepted them.

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Monkey

Seeing this ad and mention of the Ideal toy brand reminded me of so many old companies whose ads I saw on Saturday morning TV in the 1960s and '70s. No one but the older folks and toy collectors would remember these -- besides Ideal, there was Marx, Schaper ("always leaves you laughing ... ha, ha, ha!") and Kohner, with the "Pop-o-matic" board games.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

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