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Q: Plastic peg board toy from 1970s. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Plastic peg board toy from 1970s.
Category: Sports and Recreation > Toys
Asked by: blah2508-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 14 Jun 2003 17:28 PDT
Expires: 14 Jul 2003 17:28 PDT
Question ID: 217410
Please help me identify a toy from my past, which I used circa 1970s. 
It was a shiny plastic peg board, I think mainly blue, with holes that
were about 3-4 mm in diameter.  The pegs were little squares,
rectangles and triangles which could be used to create pictures.  The
squares were about 1cm on a side and the other shapes were about the
same magnitude.  The shapes were (I think) white, yellow and red.  It
was a great toy, but I can't remember what it was called or anything
else about it!

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 14 Jun 2003 18:07 PDT
Hello  blah2508-ga,

Please take a look at the following toys.

Mosaicolor Peg Art

“Push the colored pegs in the holes in the board to create a picture,
representational or abstract. Either follow the patterns provided, a
pattern that you draw, or make it up as you go. 320 pegs in red,
yellow, blue & green, so there's a lot to work with! A plastic grid
peg board and 12 colored patterns are included. Pegs are stored in a
compartmentalized plastic tray. A good quiet time, creative activity
toy. Peg board L 7.5" x W 9.9"

There a wealth of peg art sets on this webpage.

Would one of the above toys be what you’re looking for? I  will gladly
post it as the official answer if I’m correct.

Subject: Re: Plastic peg board toy from 1970s.
Answered By: juggler-ga on 14 Jun 2003 19:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

The toy was Playskool Play Tiles.  

The blue board with the holes along with yellow, red, and white
triangles and rectangles may be seen in pictures of the toy on eBay.
Here's a set currently for sale on eBay.

Here's a set that was sold on eBay about a week ago.

search strategy: eBay, toys, tiles

I hope this helps.
blah2508-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
YES YES YES!  That's the one.  Thank you!

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