Mego Corporation

From dime-store toys to action figures and playsets, Mego Corporation led the industry in manufacturing efficiencies and display packaging innovations.


This family business weathered economic and cultural shifts to become one of the most recognizable European and international toy brands.

Reliable Toy Company

Founded by three brothers in Toronto in the 1920s, Reliable Toy Company grew from tiny toy producer to become the British Empire’s largest toymaker.

Ernő Rubik: STEM Pioneer

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


Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. evolved from distribution to manufacturing and battled a video game giant along the way.


At Ganz, the dream of one family evolved to change an entire industry.


Founded by two entrepreneurial brothers, O-Pee-Chee gained fame for its signature trading cards packaged with a stick of bubble gum.

Irwin Toy Limited

A modest home-based operation that evolved to serve American toy manufacturers and Canadian consumers, Irwin Toy Limited pioneered toy licencing and distribution agreements.


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

David Nelson Mullany: Stepping Up To The Plate

Watching children play baseball inspired Mullany to create a new form of play that transformed his personal prospects in just a few years.

Donald Franklin Duncan Sr.: Breakaway Entrepreneur

With a keen eye and mind for business, Donald Franklin Duncan Sr. brought yo-yos to the masses and inspired a new pop-culture craze.

Ohio Art Company

Originally a picture-frame manufacturing business in 1908, Ohio Art Company took risks, diversified, and flourished thanks in part to the success of the now-iconic Etch A Sketch.