Tarco Whee-Lo! with Whee-Lets!

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This cool toy is a Whee-Lo from Tarco. Probably several companies made them, some of them called it a “magnetic rail toy.” Whee-Lo started in the 1950s. This one is my Mom’s (and not for sale, at least not cheap), and it was at my Grandparent’s house for us kids when we visited. Dated 1976. When I showed it to my kids I said, “Boys, this is what a gameboy looked like when I was a kid.” Frankly, I find these preferable to texting or video games. They’re still made, a couple of my sons had some of these and they were chincy. The one pictured here is pretty solid, heavy gauge wire, etc. You can find some info at Skool Days and Retroland.

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