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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.


George Henderson

George Henderson opened Canada’s first-ever comic book store, Memory Lane Books, in Toronto in 1967.

Madame Alexander

Madame Alexander was the first manufacturer to release a doll based on a licensed character with the company’s Alice in Wonderland doll in 1930.

Mister Rogers’ Sweater

One of Fred Rogers’ iconic sweaters worn by the star in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is preserved at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Garbage Pail Kids

Garbage Pail Kids were known as The Snotlings in Italy.


Hasbro reports that over 50 million Yahtzee games are sold each year.

Superman Doll

Ideal Novelty and Toy Company created the first-ever Superman doll in 1940.

Atomic Energy Lab

Atomic Energy Lab released by Gilbert in 1950 is widely considered one of the most dangerous toys ever released due to the presence of radioactive materials in the child’s play kit.


Since the card game’s release in 1971, UNO has gone on to sell more than 150 million copies in over 80 countries.


Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a playing card company.