"Kid Stuff" at Albany Institute

mr potatohead real potatoThis could be fun: an exhibit called "Kid Stuff" is opening this weekend at the Albany Institute of History and Art. From the blurbage (link added):

Kid Stuff, an interactive exhibition based on the book by David Hoffman, takes us back to the age of tailfins and vinyl records with more than 40 vintage toys, which reveal a fascinating look at invention and innovation, social history and industrial growth, play and entertainment. Visitors of all ages will be able to see vintage toys with original packaging and promotional material and have the opportunity to play and interact with contemporary versions.

Among the lineup of toys in the exhibit: Mr. Potato Head, Slinky, the Magic Eight Ball, Etch-a-Sketch, Matchbox cars, PEZ, and LEGO.

Speaking of which: the museum is looking for LEGO donations -- it's planning a LEGO building competition for kids.

"Kid Stuff" opens Saturday and runs through March 2012.

photo via Albany Institute

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