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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.

Vintage Toys & Games

Explore classic toys and games that captured our attention and never let go.

Mobile Crime Lab from Amsco (1976)

In 1976, well before fictional detective Horatio Caine surveyed a crime scene, donned his “sunglasses of justice”, and delivered an over-the-top one-liner to kick off another episode of CSI Miami, Amsco Toy Co. released their Mobile Crime Lab.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The Toy Tales annual Holiday Gift Guide shines a light on contemporary gifts with a distinctly nostalgic flair. Click the name of each item to learn more, including where to purchase.

Mr. Rembrandt from Ideal (1970)

Artistry met robotics in Mr. Rembrandt from Ideal. Released in 1970, the battery-operated toy inspired by the Dutch Golden Age painter drew geometric patterns on paper.