South Bend Toy Manufacturing Company

From croquet sets to wicker prams, dollhouses, and electronic toys, South Bend Toy Manufacturing Company was known for its ability to pivot to meet the changing world.

Bernard Loomis: The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning

Bernard Loomis made legendary contributions to the toy industry and world of play.


A group of friends joined forces to create a toy company and ended up entertaining generations of children and families.

Ernő Rubik: STEM Pioneer

Ernő Rubik evolved his idea for a simple teaching tool into an international bestselling exercise in frustration and triumph.

Pressman Toy Corporation

Pressman Toy Corporation of Texas evolved from modest beginnings to become the third-largest manufacturer of games and toys in the United States.

Iconic Toy Brands on YouTube

Click the Subscribe button! These eight time-honoured toy brands have ingeniously adapted to capture attention on YouTube.

Transogram – Inspiring Family Game Nights

Manhattan-based Transogram produced toys and games – many of them based on licensed popular characters – that inspired family game nights and created lasting memories.

Colorforms Brand, LLC

An inspired idea from two New York City artists became one of the best-selling playthings of all time.

Frank Hornby

Frank Hornby grew his idea for a toy system with interchangeable parts into the company that would become Meccano Ltd., makers of the Hornby Trains and Dinky Toys brands.

Jim Henson: Puppet Master

Jim Henson was a television pioneer and innovative visual artist who raised puppeteering to a new art form.


Remco built a lasting legacy in the toy industry through its innovative use of recovered electrical parts, television advertising, and established pop-culture properties.

W.H. Schaper Mfg. Co. Inc.

W.H. Schaper Mfg. Co. Inc. was quick to embrace innovations in plastics manufacturing to create some of the century’s most recognizable games.