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

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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Old Toy Soldier

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

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Comics in the Golden Age Podcast

Comics in the Golden Age Podcast guides listeners through the best years of comics; sharing stories about the writers, illustrators, and characters of the classics.

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DOLLS

DOLLS magazine is a print and digital publication written by and for collectors of antique, fashion, baby, fantasy, and porcelain dolls.

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Galaxy Science Fiction

Galaxy Science Fiction was a print publication capitalizing on the public’s thirst for stories that expanded the imagination and played off the hopes and fears of society during the height of the Cold War.

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Museum of Talking Boards

The Museum of Talking Boards is an online destination for people intrigued by the history, art, and mythology of spirit boards.

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Live and Let Diecast

Collectors and modifiers of diecast model vehicles will find a wealth of information and inspiration for their hobby on the website Live and Let Diecast.

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Toy Farmer

Toy Farmer is a print and digital magazine for collectors of model farming vehicles and other small-scale farm vehicle replicas.

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Toy News International

Action-figure hobbyists and collectors looking for a way to stay abreast of this ever-evolving pastime will love the Toy News International website.

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YoYoNews

The YoYoNews website is a resource for yo-yo devotees to stay on top of news, events, and players within the yo-yo community.

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