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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.

Places to Visit

Plan your next vacation to include a visit to a play-related store, museum, or private collection.

Museum of Failure – Helsingborg, Sweden

The Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden, is a shrine to products that weren’t as well-received as hoped or expected; the duds, the fails, the disasters.

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Le musée de la poupée – Paris, France

Since its opening in 1995, the Musée de la Poupée has enchangted visitors to the City of Light with a permanent collection of more than 500 French dolls.

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Land of Oz – Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Located in the quaint town of Beech Mountain, the highest elevated town east of the Rockies, Land of Oz is a place every fan of The Wizard of Oz should experience.

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Le Museé du Jouet – Brussels, Belgium

Le Musée du Jouet contains a vast collection of dolls, electric trains, and games amassed from various private collections and donations from the public.

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Super Museum – Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum proudly presents something for each generation of Superman fan to enjoy and discover about Clark Kent/Superman.

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The Sentry Box – Calgary, Alberta

Known as Canada’s largest adventure gaming and science fiction and fantasy bookstore, The Sentry Box is a gathering place for local enthusiasts as well as a destination for out-of-towners looking to get their fix of geekery.

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8 Things You Need to Know about Ottawa Comiccon 2017

The 2017 edition of Ottawa Comiccon is coming up fast. If this year’s special guest list is any indication, Ottawa Comiccon’s reputation as a premier event is reaching far beyond city limits.

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Tartu Toy Museum – Tartu, Estonia

The second largest city in Estonia, Tartu is home to many of the country’s most renowned institutions, including the Tartu Toy Museum.

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Museum of Pop Culture – Seattle, WA

There’s no better home for the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) than Seattle, the city that gave us such pop-culture phenomena as Starbucks, grunge, and Sleepless in Seattle.

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Museum of Pinball – Banning, California

Whether you’re a pinball wizard or just a sorcerer’s apprentice, Museum of Pinball in Banning, California is the place to be if you want to hone your craft or rediscover your love of the game(s).

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Replay Amusement Museum – Tarpon Springs, Florida

Their website says it best: “Replay Museum promotes the art, science, and cultural significance of mechanical amusement machines to preserve these historical artifacts for future generations.”

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The National Toy Hall of Fame – Rochester, New York

Part of The Strong National Museum of Play, the National Toy Hall of Fame houses the world’s largest collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, books, photographs, and historical documents related to play.

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