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

The Department Store Museum

The Department Store Museum website captures the rise and fall of department stores in North America, “shopping destinations where memories were often made”.

Fantha Tracks

The Fantha Tracks website keeps Star Wars enthusiasts up to date on the latest developments in the Star Wars canon.

British Pathé

The British Pathé website is an archive of newsreel footage highlighting major events, cultural trends, science news, travel, and culture from an era past.

Transformers Official

The Transformers Official YouTube channel features commercials, interviews with franchise creators and contributors, animated shorts, and other entertaining videos that bring context to the cast of robotic characters.

My Side of the Laundry Room

My Side of the Laundry Room is a YouTube channel that highlights memorable – and a few best-left-forgotten – comics, movies, television shows, games, and toys from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

American Girls Podcast

American Girls Podcast examines the original American Girl book series and the impact of its stories and characters on pop culture.

ToyFare

Published from 1997 – 2011, ToyFare magazine was not your usual toy industry publication.

The Trek Collective

The Trek Collective website is an online resource showcasing Star Trek-related merchandise and collector knowledge of all kinds.

Model Car & Track

Model Car & Track magazine coincided with the American slot-car racing fad of the 1960s and focused on slot-car racing across all scales and types of cars.

The SPIRIT of Games & Gamers

Created in collaboration with the folks that brought zines Sumo and Counter to life, The SPIRIT of Games & Gamers aims to keep analog gaming top-of-mind in an era of electronic play.

The Board Game Museum

The Board Game Museum YouTube channel reviews (mostly) vintage board and card games for players looking for something a little different to play on game nights.

All New Bricks

LEGO takes centre stage at the All New Bricks YouTube channel, which features new LEGO sets built right before viewers’ eyes in time-lapsed videos.

Toy Trucker & Contractor

Toy Trucker & Contractor is a print and digital magazine for collectors of model trucks and other small-scale construction equipment.