Remember Colorforms, the toy made of thin vinyl shapes that stick to semigloss surfaces for creative play? The original Colorforms set was launched in 1951, so this is the toy's 60th anniversary. According to Playthings magazine, Colorforms were "the product of an offbeat idea of art students Harry and Patricia Kislevitz, who wanted something to use as a creative outlet for their children when in the bathroom." Today the Colorforms brand is owned by University Games Corp. Check out these classic TV ads for Colorforms, which highlight that kids can play with the forms that "stick like magic" with no scissors or glue. I didn't remember all of the versions of the game that featured licensed characters.
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Happy 60th to an iconic plastic toy
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