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Vaporman87
I received a message from a nice lady representing the makers of "World's Smallest", a line of toys that miniaturizes many of our favorite toys from days gone by.

She wondered if we could help spread the word, and after I replied with a query regarding what it was exactly we could do to help, received this response:

Good Morning Tony,

 

Thank you! I’m quite obsessed with World’s Smallest, as they are all around my desk ( though I am biased in this matter haha).

 

I’m reaching out for a review/feature/shout out of this classic trend of toys that are making a  comeback and are continuing to have a strong hold into 2017 (tracked by the NDP).

Look at the Polaroid camera for instance and how many people use it, people are loving retro right now.

 

I am specifically reaching out on behalf of Super Impulse who are bringing back tons of retro toys from the 1940s-1990s.

The two most notable lines are World’s Smallest and Wiz-z-z-er.  Fifteen out of twenty of World’s Smallest can be found on ‘100 Greatest Toys’ , an article by Time Magazine.

Secondly, Wiz-z-z-er, a spinning top first introduced and immensely popular in 1970 is back with a bit of a twist. It’s got more colors and patterns, comes in two styles: rounder & wedge and spins at10,000 RPM.

 

I’ve attached factsheets on all of these retro toys for more details. Would it be possible to do a review/feature of Super Impulse bringing back classic toys and provide a shout out to a few  - such as World’s Smallest 1959 Barbie, 1970s Wiz-z-z-er, etc ?

 

All the best,

Paula


So I am just reaching out to our devoted authors to see if any have an interest in delving into this property for a featured article here at RD. Anyone interested is welcome to do so.


We've been offered no reward for doing so, unless you consider it a reward just to have access to mini versions of some of these classics. Still, we're a helpful lot. It's a good thing to encourage more of this type of forward thinking in considering backwards in time properties. 



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massreality
I saw some of the World's Smallest toys at the Mast General Store a few months ago, they were really cool.

I've hadn't heard of the Wiz-z-er until this morning but it looks pretty cool. I'm sure there is someone on this site who is more familiar with the top and could write a great article about it.



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mickyarber

@massreality.....I love the Mast General Store! I'm not real far from there. Did you go to newer store in boone, or the original between Boone and Banner Elk?

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vkimo
This sounds like a cool opportunity. I do something very similar for a leather review site, BestLeather.org 

We pretty much reach out to manufacturers, procure samples and write reviews based on our experiences with the goods. I'd be down to help out and write a piece. 

In fact, I think this type of writing could be a great content section for Retro-Daze where we review toys/video games/etc.  It would involve reaching out to companies, we don't charge but we'd pretty much get free products to review and the company would get exposure. Hook me up with a retro-Daze email and I'll make some magic happen haha
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massreality
@mickyarber I've been to both the original and Boone locations (my family lives about forty five minutes from there) but the location where I saw the World's Smallest was the downtown Winston Salem location. I attend quite a few pro wrestling events in Winston and I love swinging by Mast whenever I'm in town.
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eddstarr
When I was in middle school I was heavy into Hot Wheels, so much so that I barely noticed the Wizzzer. However there was that one day in homeroom where the guys were throwing Wizzzers at each other. The trick was to try to catch the Wizzzer with your open palm and have it balance right in your hand.
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mickyarber

IIf you've been to the original location, then I'm sure you've seen the old, original wooden mail boxes inside. My great grandfather built and installed those.

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Vaporman87
vkimo wrote :

This sounds like a cool opportunity. I do something very similar for a leather review site, BestLeather.org 

We pretty much reach out to manufacturers, procure samples and write reviews based on our experiences with the goods. I'd be down to help out and write a piece. 

In fact, I think this type of writing could be a great content section for Retro-Daze where we review toys/video games/etc.  It would involve reaching out to companies, we don't charge but we'd pretty much get free products to review and the company would get exposure. Hook me up with a retro-Daze email and I'll make some magic happen haha
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I like the idea of a review section. A new way to add content. Going to look into this some.
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