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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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Star Wars FacTOYd

For fear it would bankrupt the company, Mego rejected the licensing deal for Star Wars that Kenner Products later accepted.

Initiative Magazine

If you love miniature gaming, Initiative Magazine is a must-read. The magazine features tutorials on such topics as realistic splatter painting, terrain building, vehicle painting, and a whole lot more.

The Friday Five: Frank Cifaldi

Video games are easy to take for granted. As new technology reaches the market, people often abandon a long-time favourite for the new and shiny game that holds untold promise. Frank Cifaldi and the team at The Video Game History Foundation are working to ensure those beloved video games of yesterday don’t get permanently lost and forgotten.


We said goodbye to music cassette tapes a long time ago. That may be about to change, thanks to ELBOW, an entirely re-imaged way to listen to cassettes.

Batman FacTOYd

Batman has appeared in more than 6250 comic books. That is more than any other comic character.

Toy World Order

“Join the Order”, they beckon. Toy World Order is a collective of toy enthusiasts producing blog, podcast, and video content for like-minded individuals.

Electronic Games Magazine

When the inaugural issue hit the stands in 1981, Electronic Games was the first magazine solely dedicated to video games, capitalizing on the golden age of arcade video games.

The Friday Five: Rich Johnston

As editor-in-chief of Bleeding Cool, Rich Johnston has a comic fan’s dream career. His day job is to sift through the myriad of comics and graphic novels being published and identify the stand-outs to review for, a top internet news source focused on comics, television, film, cosplay, and games.

Radio Flyer FacTOYd

Even during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Radio Flyer sold approximately 1500 toy wagons a day.

Vincent Price Scary Stories

There are few voices that pull us into the past as powerfully as Vincent Price’s. Listen to over eight hours of digitized Vincent Price audio classics.