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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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The Friday Five: Graham E. Hancock

Graham E. Hancock is the author of LEGO Heroes: LEGO Builders Changing Our World—One Brick at a Time. In this edition of The Friday Five, Graham explains how the classic building toy connects people beyond play and shares how LEGO is being used to enhance lives.


The Pokémon franchise has garnered over $100 billion in sales since its launch in 1996.

Oh, nuts! from Ideal (1969)

Released in 1969 by Ideal, the Oh, nuts! game had players scrambling for marble-filled nuts as they searched, swiped, and bluffed their way to victory.

Marvin Glass Toys and Games

Marvin Glass & Associates developed memorable toys such as Mr. Machine, King Zor, Madcap Molly, Lite-Brite, and notable games including Mouse Trap, Mosquito, Big Mouth, Gnip Gnop, Simon, and Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.

The Friday Five: Tyler Ham

Tyler Ham is creative director at Paragon FX Group. In this edition of The Friday Five, Tyler talks about the business of designing prop replicas based on popular media properties and reveals what collectors can look forward to seeing from the company as the year unfolds.

Collector Spotlight: Cory Woodrow

Cory Woodrow collects cribbage boards. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Cory talks about the generational influences in his collection and divulges how his approach to collecting evolved over the years.

Yo-Yo Manufacturing Company

Pedro Flores founded the Yo-Yo Manufacturing Company in Santa Barbara, California in 1928. He sold his interest in the company to Donald Duncan Sr. in 1932.