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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.

Collector Spotlight: Matt Oldweiler

Matt Oldweiler collects Garbage Pail Kids memorabilia. He shares his motivation for collecting and explains why it’s important to enjoy the collecting process.

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The Haunted Mansion Clock from Disney

You can increase the fright-factor of your home decor this Hallowe’en with Disney’s Haunted Mansion Clock, modeled after the demonic grandfather clock that appears in the Haunted Mansion’s Corridor of Doors.

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Nintendo Mario

Nintendo’s Mario character was named after real estate developer Mario Segale, the landlord of Nintendo’s first warehouse.


Published from 1997 – 2011, ToyFare magazine was not your usual toy industry publication.

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Transogram – Inspiring Family Game Nights

Manhattan-based Transogram produced toys and games – many of them based on licensed popular characters – that inspired family game nights and created lasting memories.

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The Trek Collective

The Trek Collective website is an online resource showcasing Star Trek-related merchandise and collector knowledge of all kinds.

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Museum of the Moving Image – New York, NY

The Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) is the only museum in the United States devoted to the art, history, and technology of film, television, and digital media industries.

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The Friday Five: Robin Gerber

While Barbie debuted in 1959, the doll’s impact on popular culture is still unfolding to this day. Author Robin Gerber has dedicated significant time researching and writing about the toy doll. With her second Barbie-focused book, Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy, approaching its release date, she talked to Toy Tales about Barbie’s notable legacy.

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