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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.

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.

The Street: Can We Get One?

Are pretend pets the perfect pets? In this article on The Street, Toy Tales Editor-in-Chief Todd Coopee talks with Marilen Cawad about why pretend pets are perennial favourites with children.

CityLab: Another Great Design Toy Is Primed for Re-emergence

Is Play-Doh the next big thing in the educational toy market? In this article from The Atlantic’s CityLab, Editor-in-Chief Todd Coopee contributes insight about how and why Play-Doh’s value as an educational toy is not so farfetched.

Regional Contact: Joel Haslam Interviews Author Todd Coopee

Joel Haslam of CTV’s Regional Contact talks with Toy Tales Editor-in-Chief 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, bake a cake in the toy oven, and play a rousing game of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.

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.