Antique Hasbro Toys

Hasbro was first started as a textile company by brothers Henry and Halal Hassenfeld. They branched out to make school supplies and in 1940 came out with their first toys - nurse and doctor kits. These kits came complete with caps and stethoscopes. Besides medical kits, Hasbro is also known for making grown-up things small, such as a sewing machine and ice cream maker.

*RARE* OFFICIAL SUPER SOAKER HASBRO Collectors Larami Limited Christmas Gift
*RARE* OFFICIAL SUPER SOAKER HASBRO Collectors Larami Limited Christmas Gift
$29.99
1969 SUPERMAN PENCIL BY NUMBER COLORING SET HASBRO MINT IN BOX SEALED
1969 SUPERMAN PENCIL BY NUMBER COLORING SET HASBRO MINT IN BOX SEALED
$145.00
Vintage Hasbro Toyville Fisher Price Hospital Guide Doctor Nurse Kit Medical Bag
Vintage Hasbro Toyville Fisher Price Hospital Guide Doctor Nurse Kit Medical Bag
$37.95
Vintage 1964 Mr. Potato Head and His Tooty Frooty Friends No. 2054 x 200 
Vintage 1964 Mr. Potato Head and His Tooty Frooty Friends No. 2054 x 200 
$20.00
Vintage Hasbro FIZZIES FOUNTAIN - Make Your Own Toy Soda Fountain
Vintage Hasbro FIZZIES FOUNTAIN - Make Your Own Toy Soda Fountain
$24.99
Hasbro 1974 Romper Room Weebles Wobble Wild West Western Cowboy Ranch
Hasbro 1974 Romper Room Weebles Wobble Wild West Western Cowboy Ranch
$9.99
$19.99
Hasbro's first toy that was extremely popular was Mr. Potato Head. It was first manufactured in 1952 and is reputed to have been the first toy advertised on television. The original Mr. Potato Head was not made of plastic, but instead had a styrofoam head and came with a body, feet and hands, three hats a pipe, glasses, and felt beards and mustaches along with the traditional eyes, ears and mouths.

Hasbro was also the producer of G.I. Joe action figures. The Hassenfelds claim to have invented the term "action figure" to appeal to boys who would not want to play with dolls.

As with any vintage toy, the most valuable ones are those that are unsealed and still in the box. It is a wonder that these toys have never been with, and the temptation is always to open it for a peak. This, however, would ruin its value, and for the true collector, sometimes the box is in fact more valuable than the toy. In any case, antique Hasbro toys will be a welcome addition to your small or large antique toy collection.