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

Imagination

Imagination was a magazine featuring science fiction stories by genre luminaries Philip K. Dick, Robert Sheckley, John Wyndham, and a host of other inspired writers. 

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Fold ‘N Fly

Soar to new heights with the Fold ‘N Fly website, a database of paper plane designs for individuals of all skill levels.

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The Repacked Podcast

The Repacked Podcast features comprehensive conversations about action figures and the franchises behind these toys and collectibles.

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Zap! Ray Gun Classics

Zap! Ray Gun Classics is a sure-fire nostalgia trip for anyone who grew up in the Space-Age era of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Tom Corbett.

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Vintage Computing and Gaming

The Vintage Computing & Gaming (VC&G) website explores the computer and gaming technologies that inform contemporary life and work.

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Defunctland

The Defunctland YouTube channel examines the history of extinct theme parks and themed entertainment experiences.

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SERVO Magazine

It’s all robots, all the time, in SERVO Magazine.

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Cheap Laffs: The Art of the Novelty Item

If you enjoy the harmless pranksterism of silly things like joy buzzers, whoopie cushions, fake dog poop, or snake nut cans, Cheap Laffs: The Art of the Novelty Item will be right up your alley.

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Found Footage Festival

Found Footage Festival spotlights the absurd, funny, and peculiar VHS products of decades past.

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LEGO Life Magazine

The 1964 Johnny Seven toy line of playsets and facsimiles of military equipment from Topper Toys was marketed exclusively to boys.

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Toyland: The High-Stakes Game of the Toy Industry

This book uses the two-year development process of the Dino-Riders action figure line by Tyco Toys as a springboard for discussion on history, advertising strategies, politics, and the sobering economic reality of seasonal sales cycles in the toy industry.

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The Man Who Changed How Boys and Toys Were Made

Author Bruce Watson paints an insightful portrait of toy industry legend Albert Carlton (A.C.) Gilbert, the inventor of the Erector Set and founder of the A.C. Gilbert Company.

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Animation Magazine

Animation Magazine is a print publication devoted to topics relating to the animation industry.

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Conserve the Sound

Conserve the Sound is an online museum that preserves the sounds of once-common objects.

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RetroBlasting

The RetroBlasting YouTube channel takes viewers back to the 1970s and 1980s through analysis and commentary on popular cartoons and toys of the era.

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Beyond the Brick

The Beyond the Brick YouTube channel showcases the work of LEGO creators from around the world.

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Digital Comic Museum

Digital Comic Museum offers free digital downloads of Golden Age comics.

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