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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Duncan Toys

The Duncan Toys YouTube channel celebrates the technical, artistic, and performance aspects of contemporary yo-yo culture.

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Speak & Spell from Texas Instruments (1978)

Before helping E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial find his way home in 1982, the Speak & Spell from Texas Instruments (TI) made a splashy debut in June 1978 at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago.

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A.C. Gilbert

American toy inventor A.C. Gilbert was the first president of The Toy Manufacturers of the U.S.A., now known as the Toy Industry Association.


BrickJournal is a bi-monthly publication for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages.

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Mr. Potato Head: He’s a Real Spud

Kids play with the food they don’t want to eat. George Lerner, an inventor who figured that vegetables and fruits with a little personality might have a better chance, created a set of silly face parts that could be stuck into produce. The result is a toy that would evolve to become a beloved object of play for generations.

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The Friday Five: John O’Neil

John O’Neil brings toy collectors, manufacturers, and pop culture enthusiasts together at the Pop Culture Hall of Fame. Here, he highlights the importance of community building and creating a hub where everyone can enjoy shared experiences.

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Who’s She? from Playeress

Fans of the classic game Guess Who? from Milton Bradley can now learn about and celebrate the achievements of famous women around the world.

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Comics in Motion Podcast

Comics in Motion Podcast is an exchange of views by two friends about comic-based movies, television shows, and games.

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Probe from Parker Brothers (1964)

Originally released in 1964 by Parker Brothers, Probe is a Hangman-style word game fun for the whole family. Sets are still readily found in thrift shops and on eBay for an accessible price.

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