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Scrabble FacTOYd

Did you know: there is a Braille version of Scrabble.

Time Bomb – Milton Bradley (1964)

Designed by Marvin Glass & Associates and released in 1964 by Milton Bradley, Time Bomb draws inspiration from the children’s game of “Hot Potato” albeit sans musical accompaniment.

Starlog

Starlog was a magazine published between 1976-2008 that focused on science fiction films and television programs. Issues have now been digitized for your viewing pleasure.

Twister from Milton Bradley (1966)

“Gets you all twisted and tangled it’s a Twister. Spin the spinner and call the shots, Twister ties you up in a knot!” A classic commercial for Twister from Milton Bradley.

Colorforms FacTOYd

In 1957, Popeye became the first licensed character to be featured in a Colorforms cartoon set.

View-Master Viewer DLX

At this year’s New York Toy Fair, Mattel announced the Fall release of the View-Master Viewer DLX, the latest virtual reality (VR) update for the toy.

2-XL Robot from Mego (1978)

The 2-XL robot represents an early example of an electronic toy that both entertained and educated. Short for “To Excel”, the toy encouraged learning through interactivity – asking and allowing users to answer questions through the use of eight-track tapes.

Republic 66 Media

If you’re a fan of LEGO, Republic 66 Media has you covered, with two LEGO-themed magazines: Bricks and Bricks Culture.