What was the name of the creative toy that were vinyl cutouts and shapes that adhered to a smooth surface without the need of adhesives?
Colorforms was created by two art students, Harry and Patricia Kislevitz. They were die-cut vinyl pieces in “colorful forms” like shapes, and later on, printed images, that can be attached to a smooth paperboard background. What was cool about them, was that they didn’t need adhesives, and thus they can be repositioned to the playboard an unlimited number of times, allowing children to continue creating infinite scenarios and designs of their own. In 1957 it would branch out, with the cartoon character Popeye becoming the first licensed character to have his own Colorforms set.