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The Friday Five: Bachir Zeroual

Bachir Zeroual is chief marketing officer for Tastemaker’s Arcade1Up. In this edition of The Friday Five, Bachir shares insights about the ever-changing video game market and his thoughts on the next big trend in arcade-style home gaming.

Top 1940s Toys

According to TIME’s list of all-time 100 greatest toys, the top toys of the 1940s include soap bubble solution, Little Golden Books, Slinky, Magic 8-Ball, and LEGO.

The Friday Five: Michael Mingoia

Michael Mingoia is the director of exhibitions at the Napa Valley Museum Yountville in California. In this edition of The Friday Five, Michael shares details of the current exhibition titled DANGEROUS GAMES: Treacherous Toys We Loved As Kids and explains the social function of toys and play.

Collector Spotlight: Trey DuBose

Trey DuBose collects action figures of the 1970s, ’80s, and beyond. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Trey shares details of the more-than ten thousand figures in his collection and discloses which item took a year to secure.