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

Where’s the Fun From? – Crayola Crayons

In this installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh tells the origin story of how Crayola crayons came to be and how their maker, Binney & Smith, grew to make 12 million crayons a day!

Electronic Plastic

The Electronic Plastic website pays tribute to the consumer electronics video game craze of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Pixelated Audio

The Pixelated Audio podcast explores the auditory delights that brought retro games to life through legacy video game soundtracks.


The Playmobil YouTube channel ushers viewers into a world of adventures among characters and sets from the popular Playmobil toy line.

Little Car

The Little Car YouTube channel features documentaries about various automotive topics, including toy cars.

Video Game History Hour

The Video Game History Hour podcast highlights the people who have made significant contributions to the gaming industry and shares stories seldom told outside of that world.

Toys That Time Forgot Volume 3

Author and toy enthusiast, Blake Wright, is back with Volume 3 of his popular book series, Toys That Time Forgot, which documents toys that were never released to the public.

Odd Pod

The Odd Pod YouTube channel features the toys, games, comics, cartoons, and fads that made the 1980s and ’90s so much fun.

Bits N’ Bricks

The Bits N’ Bricks podcast is a LEGO Group production sharing the history of and stories behind LEGO Games.

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.