A variation on a theme ... pin the black eye on the dictator. Below is the Young Patriot
set with cardboard combat pieces and a target set of the axis trio.
Novelty items and toys were sometimes directed at adults. Punchboards were popular novelties
for adults at fairs, carnivals, festivals and fundraisers. Seen on the left is a Sock Hitler punchboard. In addition
to games, toys and novelties, children also enjoyed comic books. Comic creators found a wealth of new material in the
villains that emerged from the war. Seen below is Spy Smasher #9 featuring the axis trio being handled by the Spy Smasher.
World's Finest Comics featured a grand cover with All-American heroes Batman, Robin and Superman taking on the axis trio while
soliciting the purchase of war bonds (seen below left).
When I was a child I remember a toy my sister had made by Fisher and Price that was a Popcorn popper. It
was on a stick with two wheels and as you pushed it the popcorn popped. During World War II, children could use this
push toy to give Hitler a punch. Other toys allowed kids to hang a bomb on the enemy or even throw darts at them.