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Lincoln Logs FacTOYd

Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son John.

Join the Dinky Starfleet

Join the Dinky Starfleet!

In 1976, Dinky Toys produced the first die-cast metal version of the USS Enterprise. This model fired plastic discs and included a plastic shuttle craft.

Star Wars Death Star Space Station by Kenner

Released in 1978, the Death Star Space Station from Kenner is 20 inches tall and features four floors of action-packed fun, including a laser canon, retractable bridge, detention block, and trash compactor.

Then & Now: LEGO, Tinker Toys & Lincoln Logs

Growing up, we had a large playroom in our basement. The benefits were two-fold. From my parents perspective, it prevented “toy sprawl.” But to me, it was the perfect place to unleash my inner engineer using construction toys like Tinkertoy, Lincoln Logs and Legos.

Sesame Street FacTOYd

Actor James Earl Jones was the first celebrity to appear on Sesame Street.