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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.

Mickey’s Play Center from Tyco (1988)

A note from the editor: Tyco’s line of super dough playsets featured a modelling compound that kids used to create a variety of their own playset pieces. The series included sets such as Minnie ‘n Me Flower Pots, Crash Test Center, and Mickey’s Play Center.  

Dave is the toy enthusiast behind the Lucky Penny Shop YouTube channel established in 2009 to offer hands-on demonstrations of vintage toys and games. Visit the Lucky Penny Shop YouTube channel to watch the full collection of videos created for vintage toy and game lovers of all ages.

Dave’s work appears on Toy Tales as part of our Friends of Toy Tales initiative to share content we enjoy from a host of creators with a similar fondness for vintage toys, classic games, and collectibles.

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