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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.


Nintendo 64

The Nintendo 64 home gaming system went by the code name ‘Project Reality’ during its development.

LEGO Group 2021

The LEGO Group was named by The NDP Group as the global top toy manufacturer of the year for 2021.

TIME Soap Bubble Solution

Soap bubble solution was recognized by TIME as one of the 100 most influential toys to be created between 1923 and 2011.

Twilight Zone Board Game

Ideal Toy Company released The Twilight Zone Game in 1964, a board game based on the classic Rod Serling television series.

Kermit’s Coat

Jim Henson’s original incarnation of Kermit was created using a coat belonging to his mother.

Alfred Mosher Butts Street Sign

In homage to Alfred Mosher Butts, Scrabble inventor, the street sign at 35th Avenue and 81st Street in Jackson Heights, NY is stylized using letters with their Scrabble values in subscript.

Jenga World Record

1400 — the Guinness World Records-verified number of Jenga bricks stacked atop a single vertical Jenga block.

LEGO Group 2021 Growth

LEGO Group reported a 2021 consumer sales growth of 22% over 2020.

Batman Television First

Batman made his first television appearance in the eponymously titled 1943 live-action serial produced by Columbia Pictures.