Friday, January 02, 2015
At Flashbak: Rubik’s Reign: The Toy Puzzle Craze of the 1980s
My 2015 at Flashbak commences with a retrospective of the toy puzzle craze of the early 1980s, and the ascent of Rubik's Cube.
Here's a snippet and the url/link: (http://flashbak.com/rubiks-reign-the-toy-puzzle-craze-of-the-1980s-28564/ )
"The first years of the eighties brought kids around the world an intriguing and fun trend: a slew of combination toy puzzles.
No doubt the best-remembered and most beloved of these puzzles is Rubik’s Cube, a toy which was created by Erno Rubik in 1977, but released widely in America by Ideal Toys in 1980. The toy took off, and Ideal released a second toy called “Rubik’s Snake” and then a third, “Rubik’s Revenge.”
Today, the Rubik’s cube is still a staple of childhood,.."