Tudor Games Toy Fair Products Catalogs

Cover of the 1963 Tudor Toy Fair Catalog

The North American International Toy Fair (TOY FAIR NEW YORK) is an annual toy industry trade show held in mid-February in New York City. Toy Fair began in February 1903. The first event featured less than ten toy companies with Lionel trains among the featured products. As the event expanded, more space was needed which led to toy companies occupying 200 Fifth Avenue. This is where ELECTRIC FOOTBALL was first introduced to the toy industry in 1949.  

The March 1949 Playthings article announcing “NEW TUDOR ELECTRIC FOOTBALL GAME” – Photo courtesy of theunforgettablebuzz.com
Joe Tonole mans the Tudor Metal Products Booth at Toy Fair 1950 – Photo courtesy of theunforgettablebuzz.com

In 2018, Electric Football was included in the 12 finalist nominated for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame | The Strong (museumofplay.org).

The following 4 Tudor Product Catalogs  are contained in the Brian Sutton-Smith Library & Archives of Play which is a part of “The Strong National Museum of Play” located in Rochester, NY.

In November of 2020, we were able to acquire this collection of 9 Tudor TOY FAIR Product Catalogs, documenting the product line Tudor was offering to toy buyers attending these industry trade shows. 

The following 1980 brochure was downloaded from an ebay listing.