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Articles Written By: Joanna Hauser

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First Model Railway

The first model railway was created in 1859 for the young son of Emperor Napoleon III in Paris.

Odd Pod

The Odd Pod YouTube channel features the toys, games, comics, cartoons, and fads that made the 1980s and ’90s so much fun.

The Friday Five: Adam Borton

Adam Borton uses his experience in the toy and game industry to teach other designers how to hone their craft through his Toy and Game School program. In this edition of The Friday Five, Borton explains how he got his start in the industry and shares some common misconceptions about the business.

Toy Industry Hall of Fame

The Toy Industry Hall of Fame was established in 1984 to recognize the individuals and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the toy industry.

Bits N’ Bricks

The Bits N’ Bricks podcast is a LEGO Group production sharing the history of and stories behind LEGO Games.

Collector Spotlight: Mary Wernke

Mary Wernke collects dolls from Mattel’s Barbie brand, including Barbie’s long line of family and friends. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Wernke shares her early start as a collector and why she focuses on Skipper, Barbie’s younger sister.

LEGO House

British television personality James May built a full-size house made of LEGO in 2009.