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Then & Now: Candy Land

The current incarnation of Candy Land is clearly channeling its inner Justin Timberlake and bringing sexy back — well at least enough that Granny might have blushed a little.

Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2015

To paraphrase singer-songwriter and musician Brad Paisley, “Today, is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”

The Road to Happy Days

The Road to Happy Days by Stephanie Sadagursky is one of my favorite types of books to read: historical non-fiction that is colorfully written and filled with fascinating and insightful anecdotes. Throughout the book’s 188 pages, Sadagursky vividly recounts her and her husband Paul’s 30-year journey into the world of buying and selling antique and collectible toys.

Crayola Crayons FacTOYd

The 64-color assortment of Crayola crayons – complete with a built-in sharpener – made its debut in 1958.

The Street: Can We Get One?

Are pretend pets the perfect pets? In this article on The Street, Toy Tales Editor-in-Chief Todd Coopee talks with Marilen Cawad about why pretend pets are perennial favourites with children.

http://youtu.be/4RVB2mZP3nI

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

This two-player action toy featuring dueling robot boxers proved to be a hit for the Marx Toy Company when it was released to the North American market in 1966.

Silly String FacTOYd

Silly String was originally developed as a spray-on cast for broken bones!