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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.

Collector Spotlight

Uncover objects of play through the eyes of collectors.

Collector Spotlight: Brian Washington

Brian Washington collects vinyl recordings of some of pop culture’s most beloved and memorable childhood stories.

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Collector Spotlight: Ellen G. K. Rubin

Ellen G. K. Rubin (aka the Popuplady) is a pop-up book collector and historian. We talk with her about her extensive personal collection and the history of pop-up books.

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Collector Spotlight: Jim Blaine

Jim Blaine is a Pez collector. We asked him about his collection and why Pez is more than a simple plastic toy.

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Collector Spotlight: Phil Chapman

Phil Chapman collects vintage tinplate toys. In this first installment of Collector Spotlight, Phil shares his collecting philosophy and explains why human connection is the key to a strong vintage toy collection.

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