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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.

The Holiday 2018 Gift Edition

We recommend these ingenious, creative, and obscure items to surprise and thrill the people on your gift list!

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Walt Disney

Walt Disney’s first animation studio was called Laugh-O-Gram.


Imagination was a magazine featuring science fiction stories by genre luminaries Philip K. Dick, Robert Sheckley, John Wyndham, and a host of other inspired writers. 

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Operation from Milton Bradley (1965)

For over 50 years, budding physicians have been able to hone their fine motor skills by playing the game of Operation, the “wacky doctors’ game.”

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Castle Noel – Medina, Ohio

Billed as America’s largest indoor year-around Christmas entertainment attraction, Castle Noel delivers an experience to behold.

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Musingo from Mattel (1962)

What would you get if you combined bingo with music? Musingo, the “surprise musical” game from Mattel!

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Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum Cleaner from Casdon

The Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum Cleaner from Casdon stands 25-inches tall and is a direct replica of Dyson’s Ball Vacuum released in 2005.

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Fold ‘N Fly

Soar to new heights with the Fold ‘N Fly website, a database of paper plane designs for individuals of all skill levels.

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Christmas and LEGO: The Winter Village

Explore LEGO’s popular Winter Village sets with Graham Hancock, LEGO collector and deputy editor of Blocks magazine.

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Fifty-Two 80’s – Denver, Colorado

Fifty-Two 80’s in Denver, Colorado may just be the closest thing to a time machine ride back to the best decade ever, the 1980s.

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The Friday Five: Ellia Kassoff

KB Toys set the industry abuzz with news of its reinvention. Toy Tales talks with CEO Ellia Kassoff about the history of the beloved toy retailer and how he’s re-imagining the brand for today’s consumer.

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