Best Classic Toys 2002

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Pro Classic Frisbee

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Ages: 7-12

Price: $5.99

Phone: 888-942-6650

Year Introduced: 1957

Wham-O Pro Classic Frisbee

This pro-classic Frisbee continues the Wham-O tradition. It celebrates its 45th birthday anniversary this summer They are known for creating outdoor toys and products that inspire imagination and creativity. The disc brings your child plenty of fun and excitement and is great exercise. Kids love playing with Frisbees.

Brief History of Wham-O

Wham-O was founded in 1948 and got launched with a slingshot. Arthur Melin and Richard Kner introduced the slingshot. They met Fred Morrison who created a flying disc they called the Pluto Platter. The disc was modified in 1958 and renamed the Frisbee. The founders heard of Australian children using a bamboo ring for exercise and immediately turned it out as a Hula-Hoop. They promoted it for months in 1958 on playgrounds in Southern California where they did demonstrations and gave hoops away to get children to learn how to play. Twenty-five million hula-hoops were sold in four months. Dr. Toy in 1987 as Director of the San Francisco International Toy Museum at The Cannery in Fisherman's Wharf invited a hundred children to turn in their toy guns in exchange for Hula Hoops following the death of a child who was shot with a real gun. The event was a big success and marked the beginning of the identification of toy guns with orange rings so children at play would be safer.

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