Andy Masich, President & CEO, Heinz History Center:
Hi, I’m Andy Masich, president here at the Heinz History Center. Welcome to Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. It’s our latest exhibit. Toys have been important in early childhood development since the dawn of time, stimulating imagination, learning, and creativity.
Pennsylvania toy makers, including the Wolverine Toy Company here in Pittsburgh, reinforced society’s gender roles. Sandy Andy construction equipment for boys and Sunny Suzy play appliances for girls. Marx Brothers made Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots while in Hollidaysburg, Slinky took the nation by storm.