Wee Woodies

Woodies bring up the rear of the 1973 catalog. These charming preschool toys were marketed as old fashioned, quality wooden toys. Unfortunately, the factory built them with nails inside and the line was discontinued for safety reasons. Sigh.

It's a marvel the company survived at all!

Hasbro sued over Fighting Yank, AJ was pulled from the airwaves, and then this...It's a wonderful picture of a small company stepping into a new, much larger arena and falling flat on it's face.

Happily, the next few years would prove there are no mistakes that can't be overcome with a little luck and a lot of imagination.