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

Where’s the Fun From? – Who Invented Play-Doh?

In this installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh tells the origin story of one of the most beloved toy products ever created, Play-Doh, which was first manufactured as wallpaper cleaner.

Chess Life Magazine

Chess Life

Chess Life is a monthly print magazine published by the United States Chess Federation to promote the game of chess. 

Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions – the largest collectibles auction house in the world – offers curiosity seekers an insider view of the auction house and the objects that come into its possession.

Where’s the Fun From? – Who Invented Jenga?

In the latest installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh tells the story of the most fun you can have with 54 blocks of wood, thanks to the inventor of Jenga, Leslie Scott.

Where’s the Fun From? – Who Invented Silly Putty?

In the latest installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh tells the story of the moment when Silicone Oil and Boric Acid met in 1943, spawning a bouncing baby ball that became Silly Putty and changed the toy world forever.

The Ted Dabney Experience

The Ted Dabney Experience podcast features long-form conversations with insiders from the golden age of the coin-operated video game industry.

Kenner Star Wars Collectors’ Handbook

Collecting vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures is a complex undertaking. Kenner Star Wars Collectors’ Handbook is a new book from a trio of authors that provides essential information for collectors looking to expand their collections.

The Orange Years

As the documentary film The Orange Years readies for release on November 17, Toy Tales reconnects with producer, director, and writer Scott Barber about the making of this homage to the Nickelodeon network.

Where’s the Fun From? – Who Invented Mega Mouth?

In the latest installment from his YouTube series Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh tells the story of a fateful trip to a grocery store in Taiwan, led to the creation of a silly game of super-sized smiles, MEGA MOUTH!

Elevate My Chess

The Elevate My Chess website is a virtual gathering place for chess players of all ages and experience levels.

ComicBook Nation

Geek culture unites under ComicBook Nation, the official podcast of ComicBook.com. Tune in for timely news along with light and humorous commentary and reviews.