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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

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First Model Railway

The first model railway was created in 1859 for the young son of Emperor Napoleon III in Paris.

Toy Industry Hall of Fame

The Toy Industry Hall of Fame was established in 1984 to recognize the individuals and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the toy industry.

LEGO House

British television personality James May built a full-size house made of LEGO in 2009.

Rubber Duck

The rubber duck was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2013. 

Game Boy

Soviet cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov took his Game Boy to space on his TM-17 space mission 1993.


Barbie’s hometown is the fictional city of Willows, Wisconsin.

Koosh Balls

Koosh balls are named for the sound they make when caught.

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star was unveiled on November 18, 1978.