As far as I know, Wooly Willie remains the only toy to have successfully turned metal filings into a plaything. The popularity of Wooly Willie later beget Dapper Dan the Magnetic Man, Hair-Do Harriet, and Whiskers the Cat. See also 50's.
This is Tobor. Tobor, the telesonic robot. (Batteries not included.) He's under your control. With a click from the telesonic commander, to circle, to proceed forward, to circle. Or to pick up the support module and return, all on your command. Tobor is "robot" spelled backwards. Tobor, the telesonic robot. From Sharper! See also 70's.
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What my dad got for his tenth birthday in the sixties. Unsurprisingly, it's since been discontinued. See also 60's.
Skeletor's right-hand woman and He-Man's nemesis, Evil-Lyn joined G.I. Joe's The Baroness in teaching prepubescent boys that evil could be enticingly attractive, if not also at times a little funny-looking. See also 80's.