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

The Gaming Historian

The Gaming Historian YouTube channel chronicles the history of video games, including the hardware, accessories, hits, misses, and everything in between.

Your Spectrum

Published for two years between 1984 and 1986, Your Spectrum magazine focused on the ZX Spectrum, an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

The Horrors of It All

The Horrors of It All website showcases the personal “pre-code” collection of vintage horror comic aficionado, Steve Banes.

Toy-Ventures

The Toy-Ventures video series on the Plaid Stallions YouTube channel looks at action figures and playsets from the 1970s and 1980s, decades many collectors consider to be the Golden Age of toys.

Playthings

Known as the national magazine for the toy trade, Playthings was an award-winning publication dedicated to the doll, toy, and game industries.

Game Informer

Game Informer magazine provides gamers with timely feature announcements and reviews of their favourite games.

Toys That Time Forgot Volume Two

Fresh off the success of Toys That Time Forgot Volume One, author and toy enthusiast Blake Wright is back with Volume Two of his compendium about toys that were abandoned by manufacturers before they hit toy shelves.

ComicSpectrum

The ComicSpectrum website is a resource for comic enthusiasts interested in growing their knowledge about contemporary and historical comic writers and artists as well as learning about the comic industry.

Duncan Toys

The Duncan Toys YouTube channel celebrates the technical, artistic, and performance aspects of contemporary yo-yo culture.

The Fabulous Fifties

The Fabulous Fifties blog captures highlights of writer and comic historian Ger Apeldoorn’s personal comic collection.

Wireframe

Wireframe magazine is focused entirely on video gaming and game development.

Purple Pawn

The Purple Pawn website covers the world of tabletop games though articles written for new and seasoned gamers alike.

Enter

Enter, published in the United States from October 1983 to May 1985, was a technology magazine aimed at informing school-aged children about computers and related tech.