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Tetris Factoyd

An estimated 170 million copies of Tetris have been sold since its debut in 1984.

Aurora Plastics Corporation

Most famous for their plastic model kits of classic Hollywood monsters, New York-based Aurora Plastics Corporation also produced a series of licensed models based on other characters from movies, television shows and comic books in the 1950s and ’60s.

Rubik’s Cube from Ideal (1980)

Is it a toy, math puzzle or logic game? When it comes to the Rubik’s Cube, the answer is a definitive yes to all three questions. Invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and architecture professor Erno Rubik, the cube recently hit mid-life crisis status and celebrated its 40th birthday.

Candy Land FacTOYd

Inventor Eleanor Abbot, a recovering Polio patient, created the Candy Land board game as a way to provide entertainment to other children stricken with the disease.

Barbie FacTOYd

Barbie’s real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.