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

Old Toy Soldier

Old Toy Soldier journal is a print publication for toy soldier collectors and hobbyists.

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Antique Toy World Magazine

First published in 1970, Antique Toy World quickly established itself as a top resource for toy collectors worldwide.

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Brick Fanatics Magazine

Brick Fanatics Magazine is a monthly print publication created by and for adult fans of LEGO.

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Star Wars Kids

The Star Wars Kids website is a child-friendly gateway into one of pop culture’s most prolific franchises.

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Branded in the 80s

The Branded in the 80s website is devoted to pop culture of the 1980s in all its fantastic, colourful, and slightly awkward glory.

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What If Geeks

The What If Geeks podcast provides colourful commentary about today’s most popular geek culture media and franchises.

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Peanuts

The Peanuts website captures all the charm of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts tales and entertains visitors to the site with vintage comic strips mixed with contemporary iterations of the eternally youthful gang of friends.

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100 Classic Toys

100 Classic Toys is a colorful look at toys that have captivated generation after generation of children.

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Collector’s Call

Airing on MeTV, the television series Collector’s Call features personal collections amassed by enthusiasts of pop culture, toys, music, and more.

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Board Games: With Price Guide

Board Games: With Price Guide is an entertaining visual compendium of more than 1,400 tabletop games from the 1940s through the 1980s.

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The Gaming Historian

The Gaming Historian YouTube channel chronicles the history of video games, including the hardware, accessories, hits, misses, and everything in between.

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Your Spectrum

Published for two years between 1984 and 1986, Your Spectrum magazine focused on the ZX Spectrum, an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

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The Horrors of It All

The Horrors of It All website showcases the personal “pre-code” collection of vintage horror comic aficionado, Steve Banes.

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Hot Wheels from 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale

As part of Hot Wheels’ 50th anniversary celebration in 2018, author Kris Palmer released Hot Wheels from 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale.

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Toy-Ventures

The Toy-Ventures video series on the Plaid Stallions YouTube channel looks at action figures and playsets from the 1970s and 1980s, decades many collectors consider to be the Golden Age of toys.

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Playthings

Known as the national magazine for the toy trade, Playthings was an award-winning publication dedicated to the doll, toy, and game industries.

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Game Informer

Game Informer magazine provides gamers with timely feature announcements and reviews of their favourite games.

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