TYCO "Dream Builders" Super Blocks Building Set, 1991-1992

Summary

Girls can build, too -- even though most early construction toys had been targeted to boys. In the early 1990s, Tyco decided to tap this previously overlooked market and produced "Dream Builders" sets. With these pastel-colored bricks, girls could create teen bedrooms, kitchens, shopping malls, playgrounds and other play sets -- or create a world of their own.

Girls can build, too -- even though most early construction toys had been targeted to boys. In the early 1990s, Tyco decided to tap this previously overlooked market and produced "Dream Builders" sets. With these pastel-colored bricks, girls could create teen bedrooms, kitchens, shopping malls, playgrounds and other play sets -- or create a world of their own.

Artifact

Building blocks

Date Made

1991-1992

Creators

TYCO Industries, Inc. 

Place of Creation

China, Hong Kong 

Taiwan 

United States, New Jersey, Moorestown 

Creator Notes

Made in Hong Kong and Taiwan for TYCO Industries, Inc. of Moorestown, New Jersey

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

92.15.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Pink (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 9.125 in

Height: 8.813 in

Diameter: 8.375 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front of bucket/product package: TYCO / SUPER BLOCKS (TM) BUILDING SET / DREAM BUILDERS Printed on front of bucket/product package: TEEN BEDROOM

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