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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.

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Released in 1972, the Pong arcade game was the first commercially successful video game.

Diecast Heroes

Diecast Heroes is a quarterly print and digital magazine featuring designers, customizers, and collectors of Hot Wheels vehicles.

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.