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Chess

The first Chess tournament to be played entirely by computer programs took place in New York in 1970.

Music From G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero from Hasbro

Set to drop in late November 2020, ’80s TV Classics – Music From G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is a two-record vinyl set from Hasbro featuring music from the five-part G.I. Joe mini-series, The M.A.S.S. Device from 1983, as well as tracks from Season 1 of the animated series of 1985.

Bad Fads Museum

Pet Rocks, mood rings, goldfish swallowing, and telephone booth stuffing. These are just a few of the pop-culture phenomena highlighted by the Bad Fads Museum, an online collection of curious crazes.

Collector Spotlight: Clark Risley

Clark Risley has amassed an impressive collection of Mr. Potato Head objects since he began collecting twelve years ago. Here, he explains how he got his start with the toy spud and shares a resource that no one else has mentioned in all our years of talking with collectors.

Rescue & Restore

Aimed at adult antique collectors and vintage enthusiasts, the Rescue & Restore YouTube channel showcases the process of restoring classic and antique toys to their former rust-free glory.

World Chess Hall of Fame – Saint Louis, Missouri

Located in the heart of Saint Louis, Missouri, the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) “celebrates one of the world’s oldest and best-loved games” through a combination of rotating exhibitions, special projects, and public programming.