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Discover books, magazines, podcasts, and blogs that celebrate toy history, pop culture, and collecting.

History of the 90’s

The History of the 90’s podcast takes listeners on a journey back to the decade of pop-culture juggernauts like Beanie Babies, Seinfeld, Girl Power, Friends, and others.

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Do You Read Me?: Vintage Communication Toys

In a follow-up to his book Zap! Ray Gun Classics, author Leslie Singer has curated more than 150 full-colour photographs of conversational toys in Do You Read Me? Vintage Communication Toys.

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The Department Store Museum

The Department Store Museum website captures the rise and fall of department stores in North America, “shopping destinations where memories were often made”.

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Fantha Tracks

The Fantha Tracks website keeps Star Wars enthusiasts up to date on the latest developments in the Star Wars canon.

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LEGO Holiday Ideas: More than 50 Festive Builds

Up to 50 build ideas for LEGO holiday decorations, crafts, and games, are presented over the course of 80 pages in LEGO Holiday Ideas: More than 50 Festive Builds.

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British Pathé

The British Pathé website is an archive of newsreel footage highlighting major events, cultural trends, science news, travel, and culture from an era past.

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Transformers Official

The Transformers Official YouTube channel features commercials, interviews with franchise creators and contributors, animated shorts, and other entertaining videos that bring context to the cast of robotic characters.

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My Side of the Laundry Room

My Side of the Laundry Room is a YouTube channel that highlights memorable – and a few best-left-forgotten – comics, movies, television shows, games, and toys from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

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American Girls Podcast

American Girls Podcast examines the original American Girl book series and the impact of its stories and characters on pop culture.

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ToyFare

Published from 1997 – 2011, ToyFare magazine was not your usual toy industry publication.

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The Trek Collective

The Trek Collective website is an online resource showcasing Star Trek-related merchandise and collector knowledge of all kinds.

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Model Car & Track

Model Car & Track magazine coincided with the American slot-car racing fad of the 1960s and focused on slot-car racing across all scales and types of cars.

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The SPIRIT of Games & Gamers

Created in collaboration with the folks that brought zines Sumo and Counter to life, The SPIRIT of Games & Gamers aims to keep analog gaming top-of-mind in an era of electronic play

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The Board Game Museum

The Board Game Museum YouTube channel reviews (mostly) vintage board and card games for players looking for something a little different to play on game nights.

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All New Bricks

LEGO takes centre stage at the All New Bricks YouTube channel, which features new LEGO sets built right before viewers’ eyes in time-lapsed videos.

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Toy Trucker & Contractor

Toy Trucker & Contractor is a print and digital magazine for collectors of model trucks and other small-scale construction equipment.

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