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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.

Articles Written By: Joanna Hauser

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Bargain Hunter from Milton Bradley (1981)

The Bargain Hunter board game from Milton Bradley offered players as young as 9 the chance to recreate the experience of furnishing a home, hunting for deal, using credit cards, and managing debt.

Nintendo 64

The Nintendo 64 home gaming system went by the code name ‘Project Reality’ during its development.

Collector Spotlight: Paul Bottos

Paul Bottos collects objects relating to Mickey Mouse. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Paul explains how his collection has saved his life and divulges how a plea from his son prevented him from parting with his collection. 

The Friday Five: Alyssa Esparaz

Alyssa Esparaz is an organizing committee member for the Rubik’s WCA North American Championship 2022, taking place this summer in Toronto, Ontario. In this edition of The Friday Five, she shares details of the inaugural North American event and explains why the championship is about more than competition and podiums.

LEGO Group 2021

The LEGO Group was named by The NDP Group as the global top toy manufacturer of the year for 2021.

Vintage Arcade Gal

The Vintage Aracde Gal YouTube channel documents the collection and restoration work of classic arcade game enthusiast, Cassandra.

Collector Spotlight: Paul Knapp

Paul Knapp collects G.I. Joe action figures. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, he explains why he thinks toys are a bad investment and reveals the 2 figures his collection won’t be complete without.

The Friday Five: A.J. Jacobs

A.J. Jacobs is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist, NPR commentator, and TED speaker. In this edition of The Friday Five, A.J. talks about his latest book, The Puzzler, and reveals the characteristic he feels holds a secret to living a good life.