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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.

Pop Culture Nod of the Week

Take a weekly look at a modern-day thing with a nostalgic influence.

JELL-O Play from Kraft-Heinz

Every kid has been admonished to not play with their food, but the new JELL-O Play line from Kraft-Heinz encourages it! 

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Harry Potter Coding Kit from KANO

The Harry Potter Coding Kit, a new STEM product from Kano, lets kids program a magic wand with signature spells from the Wizarding World. 

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Nerf Sports Dude Perfect HoverKup from Hasbro

The Nerf Sports Dude Perfect HoverKup game combines the essence of beer pong (sans alcohol), air hockey, and the zany trick shots of American sports entertainment group Dude Perfect.

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Hot Wheels Zoom In GoPro Car from Mattel

Mattel has unveiled the Zoom In, a limited-edition toy car under its Hot Wheels brand, featuring an integrated GoPro camera mount.

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Classic Collector Case Storage Table from Regal Robot

New York-based furniture design studio Regal Robot has produced a replica of Kenner’s classic Star Wars mini-action figure case as a stylish 38”w x 28”l x 18”h coffee table.

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Volkswagen T1 Camper Van from Wonderlanes

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to introduce the kids to 1960s counter-culture, with the officially licensed Volkswagen T1 Camper Van from Wonderlanes.

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PinBox 3000 from Cardboard Teck Instantute

It’s a pinball machine that fits on a shelf – and provides a dose of STEM education, too! PinBox 3000 from Vermont-based Cardboard Teck Instantute is a fully customizable pinball machine made entirely of high-quality, corrugated cardboard.

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Wooden Toy Cars from Candylab Toys

The phrase “modern vintage” might seem like an oxymoron, but it is an accurate description of Brooklyn, NY-based Candylab Toys. The company offers a line of minimalist wooden cars, inspired by classic American muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium from Pop Chart Lab

The designers from Pop Chart Lab are collaborating with comic book publisher Marvel to produce a series of 24″ x 36″ poster-size prints that turn favourite Marvel characters and stories into visually dynamic wall hangings.

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