Friday, September 25, 2009

Souvenir Friday- Disneyland Slide Puzzles

A common and inexpensive toy of the late 1950s and early 1960s were slide puzzles. Some were just putting numbers in sequence and others were pictorial. Many cartoon, monster and TV characters had slide puzzles. Disneyland of course was not going to miss a sales oppurtunity and had three slide puzzles available for purchase. First off is Mickey doing his best Atlas impersonation and holding up Sleeping Beauty's Castle.

Next up is Donald with Chip and Dale.

The third is Tinkerbell in her familar TV show opening pose.

I like that the front design is repeated on the back as if you were going to forget what the completed puzzle looks like.

9 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

These are so cool and so impossible for me to solve! It's like a two dimensional Rubik's cube! I'd solve these the same why I solved the cube, take it apart and reassemble it in the correct order. I also like how the design is repeated on the back.. Thanks for sharing.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Very, very nice. One of my favorite toys.

Anonymous said...

Wow, talk about a blast from the past. I had fogotten about these. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

29 cents, and a penny tax? What a rip-off. Everything is always so much more expensive at Disneyland!
(Just Kidding).
Thanks for the share!

Major Pepperidge said...

Great to see all three together! I used to waste a lot of time on similar puzzles. And early Mac computers came with their own digital version that was just as maddening!

SundayNight said...

Love the marbleized plastic!

outsidetheberm said...

Nice! These puzzles are always best left unstarted. Talk about aggravation...

howardroark said...

i like what you're doing :)

Dad.. said...

Yes! I remember these!! I had a Superman puzzle back in 77'.

Wonder what ever happened to that...