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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.

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment – Oakland, California

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE) “is the only all-playable video game museum in the world.” This non-profit organization focuses on preserving objects and educating the public about the history and cultural significance of video games and related topics.

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The Friday Five: Cynthia Jones

Cynthia Jones oversees operations at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan. Here, she shares details about the Museum’s surprising upcoming exhibit, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes.

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Red Baron Model Kit from Monogram (1968)

In the late 1960s, Monogram hired car designer Tom Daniel and began to release plastic model hot rods, funny cars, and other custom vehicles.

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Swatch x 007 Watch Collection

Ahead of the forthcoming 25th Bond Film, No Time to Die, Swatch is releasing a collection of six 007 watches that pay homage to previous installments of the spy series.

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TRN Podcast

The TRN Podcast invites listeners to kick back and wax nostalgic about cartoons, comics, movies, toys, and other things that made life fun in decades past.

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Tutor Typer from TOMY (1977)

In 1977, TOMY released the Tutor Typer, an educational toy designed to help children, ages 3 to 8, learn to spell, count, and use a keyboard. 

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Computer Museum of America – Roswell, Georgia

Located in Roswell, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, the Computer Museum of America (CMoA) is home to more than 250,000 technology artifacts, making it one of the largest computer collections in the world.

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A group of friends joined forces to create a toy company and ended up entertaining generations of children and families.

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Hula Hoop

Indonesia initially banned the Hula Hoop upon its release in 1958 because the government feared it caused sexual feelings and behaviour.

PRIMO Classic from Ambosstoys

The PRIMO Classic from Ambosstoys is a kid-powered mini-scooter styled after iconic Vespa models of the 1960s.

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Big Max and his Electronic Conveyor (1957)

Released by Remco in 1957, Big Max and his Electronic Conveyor introduced children to the concept of automated conveyor belt systems.

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The Nostalgia Box – Perth, Australia

The Nostalgia Box in Perth, Australia is the place to go to marvel at the evolution of video games and game consoles.

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