We don't typically remember birthdays on Global Toy News but when someone as prominent as Reuben Klamer turns 90, it is something to celebrate.
Reuben is a member of the Toy Industry Hall of Fame and his "The Game of Life" is in the Toy Hall of Fame. He is also a winner of the Toy and Game Inventor Lifetime Achievement Award (TAGIE Award). An amazing 200 of his toy and game inventions have made it to market. Here are just a few as listed in the Toy Industry Hall of Fame:
Fisher-Price 1-2-3 Roller Skates, Trainer skates; the Art Linkletter Hoop; Gaylord the Walking Dog (Ideal); Moon Rocks (Hasbro); Dolly Darlings (Hasbro); Erector Constructor Sets (A.C. Gilbert); Busy Blocks and Zoo-It-Yourself (Tupperware) and no-glue "snap-together" hobby kits (Eldon Industries). Mr. Klamer also pioneered the worldwide use in toys of an unbreakable plastic called polyethylene.
So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my friend. You are a living legend.