Profiles of Ingenuity

Gain a deeper understanding of the characters – real and fictional – responsible for so many fond childhood memories.

The Holiday Edition

Toy Tales regularly uncovers fantastic items that are perfect for gift-giving and 2017 was a stellar year for creations that captured our attention. To help our readers bypass the mediocre finds to discover the gifts that will make a lasting impression this holiday season, here are the ingenious, creative, memorable, and fun items we've unearthed this year.
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Clowns of Pop Culture

For centuries clowns have entertained and amused us while reaching into our deepest insecurities. As Halloween approaches, Toy Tales celebrates some of pop culture’s most recognizable clowns.
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Worldwide Day of Play

Worldwide Day of Play is an annual event created by Nickelodeon to encourage people to turn off the television, step away from their connected devices, and get outside to play.
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National Teddy Bear Day

In recognition of National Teddy Bear Day on September 9, we’re paying homage to four beloved bears that ignite curiosity, teach children valuable life-lessons, and provide comfort in times of insecurity.
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Disney Parks

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced in July the creation of Star Wars-themed lands in their Anaheim, CA and Orlando, Florida parks. As leaders in the theme park industry, Disney sets the standard. Let's take a look at past milestones of their historic parks in the USA.
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Pop Culture Dads

In honour of Father’s Day 2017 on June 18, let’s reflect on how dads are portrayed in pop culture and how they keep pace with society.
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International Tabletop Day

April 29 marks the 2017 edition of International Tabletop Day. In recognition of the day, let’s take a look back at some of the games that changed the way we think about the pastime and set the tone for modern-day play.
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Curious George: 75 Years of Boundless Curiosity

As Curious George celebrates 75 years of mischievousness, let’s take a slightly cheeky look back at the seven “Original Adventures” written by creators Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey that made this little monkey a household name.
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It’s Stan Lee Day!

October 28th is Stan Lee Day. To celebrate, here are 9 fast facts about Stan Lee, former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.
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