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Duncan Toys

The Duncan Toys YouTube channel celebrates the technical, artistic, and performance aspects of contemporary yo-yo culture.

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Speak & Spell from Texas Instruments (1978)

Before helping E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial find his way home in 1982, the Speak & Spell from Texas Instruments (TI) made a splashy debut in June 1978 at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago.

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A.C. Gilbert

American toy inventor A.C. Gilbert was the first president of The Toy Manufacturers of the U.S.A., now known as the Toy Industry Association.

BrickJournal

BrickJournal is a bi-monthly publication for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages.

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Mr. Potato Head: He’s a Real Spud

Kids play with the food they don’t want to eat. George Lerner, an inventor who figured that vegetables and fruits with a little personality might have a better chance, created a set of silly face parts that could be stuck into produce. The result is a toy that would evolve to become a beloved object of play for generations.

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The Friday Five: John O’Neil

John O’Neil brings toy collectors, manufacturers, and pop culture enthusiasts together at the Pop Culture Hall of Fame. Here, he highlights the importance of community building and creating a hub where everyone can enjoy shared experiences.

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Who’s She? from Playeress

Fans of the classic game Guess Who? from Milton Bradley can now learn about and celebrate the achievements of famous women around the world.

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Comics in Motion Podcast

Comics in Motion Podcast is an exchange of views by two friends about comic-based movies, television shows, and games.

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Probe from Parker Brothers (1964)

Originally released in 1964 by Parker Brothers, Probe is a Hangman-style word game fun for the whole family. Sets are still readily found in thrift shops and on eBay for an accessible price.

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