It seems like comic books were kind of the "fount of all knowledge" for us as children. New and wonderful toys (and creatures) were always being advertised for us to have (and love) on the back cover of the comic books. My alltime favorite, which I wanted but my mother (wisely ?) refused, was the little monkeys that were only $19 . How they shipped those monkeys to people, and if they ever got there alive, I have no idea. I never knew anyone that was able to talk their parents into getting one. I did have the little Sea-Monkeys; but remember being very disappointed that they didn't look anything like the cute pictures on the advertisements. I also had an ant farm. I think all of the kids back in the 1950's had an ant farm; and after a week of watching the ants , we were all bored with ant farms. Cereal boxes also had great toys advertised. One of my favorites were little scuba divers (Frogmen) that worked with baking soda in a little cup at their feet. The soda would make a bubble, and up would come the Frogman, tip upside down and lose his bubble, and back to the bottom he went. I had several of them (in different colors, of course); so they were always going up and down in the fishbowl where I played with them. What toys, or interesting little creatures, does everyone else remember from when you were young ?