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Collector Spotlight: Clark Risley

Clark Risley has amassed an impressive collection of Mr. Potato Head objects since he began collecting twelve years ago. Here, he explains how he got his start with the toy spud and shares a resource that no one else has mentioned in all our years of talking with collectors.

Rescue & Restore

Aimed at adult antique collectors and vintage enthusiasts, the Rescue & Restore YouTube channel showcases the process of restoring classic and antique toys to their former rust-free glory.

World Chess Hall of Fame – Saint Louis, Missouri

Located in the heart of Saint Louis, Missouri, the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) “celebrates one of the world’s oldest and best-loved games” through a combination of rotating exhibitions, special projects, and public programming.

Teddy Bears

Ideal Novelty and Toy Company was the first maker of teddy bears in the United States.

Transformers: A Visual History

The ancient conflict between the Autobots and the Decepticons is front-and-center in Transformers: A Visual History, from author and archivist Jim Sorensen.

Mego Corporation

From dime-store toys to action figures and playsets, Mego Corporation led the industry in manufacturing efficiencies and display packaging innovations.