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Occasionally we get approached by the media to contribute to articles on toy history, play, and the Easy-Bake Oven (of course!). Below are some of the stories that we’ve played a part in. There are also links to some of the coverage Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven has received.

10 Fascinating Facts About the Easy-Bake Oven

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.

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OZY: The Real Santa Claus Was An Eccentric Millionaire Toymaker

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.

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Light Bulb Baking Referenced on National Geographic

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.

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Apt613: Indie Toy Store Roundup

In this article on Apt613, I give readers the low-down on a few of my favourite indie toy stores in the Ottawa-area.

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Wink Fun: Pie Face

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.

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Good Housekeeping: A Look Back at the History of Easy-Bake Ovens

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.

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Wink Fun: YOXO Construction Kit #1

Can a construction kit made of recycled wood pulp engage and entertain? I review YOXO Construction Kit #1 to find out.

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The Street: Can We Get One?

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.

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Regional Contact: Joel Haslam Interviews Author Todd Coopee

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.

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Toronto Star: The Light Bulb Moment – A History of the Easy-Bake Oven

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.

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The Globe and Mail: Why the Easy-Bake Oven Continues to Fascinate Us

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.

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