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Outer Space Men, The (1968)
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1968 Outer Space Men, The
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About Colorforms    
Colorforms is one of the oldest and most respected names in the U.S. toy industry. It began in 1951 when Harry and Patricia Kislevitz, two art students, were experimenting with a new medium, a flexible vinyl material given to them by a friend who manufactured pocketbooks and thought they could find a creative use for the material. The Kislevitzes discovered that the vinyl stuck to the semi-gloss paint in their bathroom. They cut shapes out of the material and placed them on the walls, leaving extra material and a pair of scissors out for guests to add to their creation. After observing the fun everyone had, the Kislevitzes decided to market this new creative activity as a consumer product. The item first launched through FAO Schwarz. University Games acquired Colorforms, in January 1998. More than 1 billion Colorforms sets have been sold since 1951. In 2001, Colorforms celebrates its 50th anniversary.
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www.ugames.com/pressroom/cfhistory.htm
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