The Daily Dot showcases the colourful history of the Easy-Bake Oven in this article referencing Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven.
In the article The Real Santa Claus Was An Eccentric Millionaire Toymaker, OZY.com takes a look at Louis Marx, the man behind Big Wheel, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, and a myriad of play sets and tin toys.
Food52, an online destination for food lovers, wrote about the enduring appeal of the Easy-Bake Oven.
National Geographic calls Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven “…a catchy and comprehensive history of the Easy-Bake…” in their article titled How Easy-Bake Ovens Taught Us to Cook.
When Our Wisconsin magazine contacted me with a request to use images from Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven for an upcoming article, I couldn’t turn them down.
In this article on Apt613, I give readers the low-down on a few of my favourite indie toy stores in the Ottawa-area.
A cream pie in the face! It’s an ageless slapstick comedy routine that is also the inspiration for Hasbro’s Pie Face Game. Thanks in part to a viral video, this equally ageless game is sure to inject a little slapstick comedy into your next family gathering.
Good Housekeeping, the century-old publication for all things lifestyle related, published an article on their website that takes a look at the Easy-Bake Oven throughout the years. The article pays homage to the iconic toy oven with a visual history and brief overview of featured models.
Can a construction kit made of recycled wood pulp engage and entertain? I review YOXO Construction Kit #1 to find out.
Are pretend pets the perfect pets? In this article on The Street, I talk with Marilen Cawad about why pretend pets are perennial favorites with children.
Is Play-Doh the next big thing in the educational toy market? In this article from The Atlantic’s CityLab, I contributed insight about how and why Play-Doh’s value as an educational toy is not so farfetched.
Collectors Weekly, the go-to resource for collectors and admirers of vintage treasures, takes an exhaustive look at the role the Easy-Bake Oven plays in the collective consciousness of North Americans.
Joel Haslam of CTV’s Regional Contact talks with author Todd Coopee about his book Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven. The two discuss the appeal of nostalgia and the popularity of the Easy-Bake Oven. They also bake a cake in the toy oven and play a rousing game of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.
Written for the Toronto Star by award-winning author and toy historian Todd Coopee, The Light Bulb Moment – A History of the Easy-Bake Oven takes an affectionate look back at Kenner Products, the Easy-Bake Oven, and the efforts of the toy manufacturer to launch what would become one of the most popular toys in North America.
In the The Globe and Mail article Why the Easy-Bake Oven Continues to Fascinate Us, the author ponders the staying power and lasting appeal of the Easy-Bake Oven. While reflecting on his own childhood memories of the perennially popular toy, the article takes a look at the history and borrows from Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven.