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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.

Made in Chicago Museum

The Made in Chicago Museum is an online collection of 20th-century artifacts that have roots in the Windy City.

Collector Spotlight: Chaz George

Chaz George collects Batman comics, toys, and memorabilia. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Chaz explains his obsession with Batman and shares details of his expansive collection, including the one item that had been forgotten in an attic for forty years.

Top Toy Company 2020

According to Statista, LEGO Group was the leading toy company worldwide in 2020 with over 7.2 billion USD in revenue.

Hidden Role Podcast

The Hidden Role Podcast reveals the people behind toys, games, and companies that fuel playtime and game nights.


From toy soldiers to farm animals, Britains became Europe’s most enduring manufacturer of agricultural toys through innovation and imagination.

Soapsters from Kenner (1976)

In 1976, Kenner released Soapsters, a line of bathtub toys designed for kids ages 2 and up. Suds were generated automatically thanks to moving soft foam rubber wheels.

G.I. Joe Magazine

In the mid-1980s, Telepictures Publications published G.I. Joe Magazine for fans of the military action figure from Hasbro.