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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.

Tigeroo from Ideal (1965)

Released in 1965 by Ideal, Tigeroo was a roaring tiger made to attach to a child’s bike or trike.

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Novelty Automation – London, England

Part fun-house, part arcade, Novelty Automation offers a cheeky look at life and play through a collection of “satirical home-made machines”.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

The hand game ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ is a competitive pursuit with tournaments held around the globe.

Antique Collecting

Antique Collecting magazine is a long-standing resource for collectors of objects from eras past. Available only by subscription, it publishes ten times a year in both print and digital formats.

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Barney’s Auto Factory from Remco (1964)

Released in 1964 from Remco, Barney’s Auto Factory was a follow-up to the company’s other successful car-themed playsets, such as the Movieland Drive-In Theater.

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Cartoon Network Hotel – East Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Fans of the award-winning stories and characters of the Cartoon Network can now “eat, sleep, cartoon!” in the animation network’s first U.S.-based hotel that opened to the public last Summer.

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The Friday Five: Jill Nash Malool

Jill Nash Malool is the Museum Director at Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the history and art of puppetry alive and well in North America. In this edition of The Friday Five, Malool expands on the role of the Center and shares why it’s important to preserve the history of puppetry arts.

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Knock-Off! from Kenner (1969)

Released in 1969 from Kenner Knock-off was touted as a game of “fast, unpredictable action.”

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Bob Ross Action Figure from NECA

Bob Ross, the legendary painter and host of the iconic PBS television show The Joy of Painting, has become the latest addition to the line of clothed action figures from New Jersey-based specialty collector company NECA.

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