2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The Toy Tales annual Holiday Gift Guide shines a light on contemporary gifts with a distinctly nostalgic flair. Click the name of each item to learn more, including where to purchase.

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Pop Culture Rubik’s Cubesfrom The Op

The classic Rubik’s Cube modernized with pop-culture designs

Chatter Telephone with Bluetooth from Fisher-Price

The iconic children’s toy reimagined with Bluetooth technology

Spirograph Animator from PlayMonster

A new take on the popular Spirograph drawing toy

The Rocketeer: Fate of the Future from Funko Games 

Rediscover The Rocketeer comic book superhero of the 1930s

UNO Premium 50th Anniversary Edition from Matte

A commemorative release of the perennially popular card game

Cardboard Construction System from Makedo

Cardboard construction kits that nurture imagination and creativity

Marvel Comics Mini-Books Collectible Boxed Setfrom Abrams Books

Reproductions of the world’s smallest comic books from 1966

LEGO Minifigure Notes

Send these charming cards to your pen pals or frame them for instant art

PAC-MAN: Birth of an Icon from Cook and Becker

The history of PAC-MAN told through images, concept designs, and interviews

Parlett’s History of Board Games

Chronicling the origins and ongoing evolution of popular and lesser-known board games

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