Play-Doh began life in North America as a wallpaper cleaning product! Its pliable properties meant it was also ideal for moulding into shapes. In 1956 it was demonstrated as a potential “toy” at conventions. A year later Play-Doh was advertised on TV as an official product. Play-Doh became available to the European market in 1964 and remains a popular and enduring toy.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

Play-Doh hair care

The Fuzzy Pumper Barber and Beauty Shop began life in 1977. It was later rebranded  as the Mop Top Hair Shop. More recently it made an appearance with characters from Disney Pixar Monster University (Scare Chair). Previous incarnations include Sesame Street and Littlest Pet Shop.

France. Pif Gadget 612. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget 612. 1980.

Star Wars Return of the Jedi Play-Doh. 1983. US.

Star Wars Play-Doh Can-Heads. 2016. US.

Star Wars Play-Doh. Can-Heads. 2016. US.

Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

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