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Gumby Pops up in Toy Exhibits Across the Country

Toy Exhibit LogoGumby and Pokey are touring the U.S. Our dynamic duo (6” bendable toys from the ‘60s) are on display in the new exhibit: Toys of the ‘50s, 60s and 70s. Now appearing in its fifth U.S. city, the exhibit is drawing large crowds. This fun exhibit chronicles toys through three decades. And you guessed it… Gumby made the cut.

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels.

The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s capture the craziness, the joy, and the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life.

The exhibit opened at the Missouri History Museum on October 29, 2016, and runs through January 22, 2017. Learn more here.

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The exhibit, organized by the Minnesota History Center, has shown at the Colorado History Center and the Heinz History Center in Pittsburg, PA in association with the Smithsonian, and  Museum of History and Science in Seattle.

Get a sneak peek of the exhibit in this video produced by the Heinz History Center: >>Watch now.

It’s fun for the entire family! Be sure to check it out if it appears in a city near you.

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New Gumby 50’s Episodes DVD Releases September 23

The Gumby Show – The Complete 1950s Episodes DVD Gift Set is Here

gumby-50s-dvd with bendableIn preparation for Gumby’s anniversary years, Art Clokey’s son Joe has re-mastered all of the original 1950s episodes from the original camera rolls. They look fantastic! The brilliant colors and textures are so clear that you could almost walk right into an episode.

The episodes are put back into their original lengths with original soundtracks as they appeared when they first aired. You’ve never seen Gumby like this before! Get the details.

This two-disc gift set includes a 1950s style bendable toy–a toy modeled after the first clay Gumby puppets used in the 1950s.

Not wanting to take advantage of children, creator Art Clokey avoided merchandising Gumby items in the 1950s. After thousand of letters from parents who insisted that he make a Gumby toy for their children to hold while watching the show, Art finally relented and released the first bendable Gumby in 1964, which was modeled after the 1960s clay Gumbys that appeared in those episodes.Gumby 50s DVD set with bendable toy

We’re thrilled to be offering the 1950s style Gumby bendable toy for the first time ever.

You’re going to love Gumby’s imaginative, fun-filled adventures. The DVD set will be available at www.gumby.com and other retailers.

Get yours here.

 

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