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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.

Transformers Official

The Transformers Official YouTube channel features commercials, interviews with franchise creators and contributors, animated shorts, and other entertaining videos that bring context to the cast of robotic characters.

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The Friday Five: G. Wayne Miller

Writer G. Wayne Miller captured the dynamics of the toy industry and its relationship with Hollywood in his 1998 bestselling book Toy Wars. In his new book, Kid Number One: Alan Hassenfeld and Hasbro, Miller revisits Hasbro to uncover the unlikely rise of the Hassenfeld Brothers – the eponymous founders of Hasbro – and shines the light on one of the company’s most fabled leaders.

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Rubik’s Connected Platform

Rubik’s continues to evolve its iconic 3D cube puzzle with the launch of Rubik’s Connected Platform perfect for the data analyst in your life.

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Jem Doll

The Jem fashion doll released by Hasbro outsold Mattel’s Barbie in 1986.

Finger of Fate from Colorforms (1971)

Released by Colorforms in 1971, the Finger of Fate was a fortune-telling “crystal ball,” a mashup of Magic 8-Ball and a Ouija board.

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Collector Spotlight: Jonathan Perry Waters

Jonathan Perry Waters collects metal toy soldiers. He talks about the origins of his hobby and the role his sons played in helping him earn a Guinness World Record.

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75255 – Yoda from the LEGO Group

LEGO set number 75255 allows fans of the sci-fi space-opera franchise to build a 16-inch tall jumbo-size model of Yoda.

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My Side of the Laundry Room

My Side of the Laundry Room is a YouTube channel that highlights memorable – and a few best-left-forgotten – comics, movies, television shows, games, and toys from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

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The Magnajector from Rainbow Crafts (1959)

Released in the late 1950s, the Magnajector from Rainbow Crafts (1959) was a kid-friendly opaque projector, and the company’s first foray outside of its iconic Play-Doh modeling compound.

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Toy Tokyo – New York City, New York

Situated in Manhattan’s East Village, Toy Tokyo is a pop culture toy and collectible emporium specializing in art toys, figures, and sculptures from around the world.

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