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Regional Contact: Joel Haslam Interviews Author Todd Coopee

Joel Haslam of CTV’s Regional Contact talks with Toy Tales Editor-in-Chief Todd Coopee about his book Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven. The two discuss the appeal of nostalgia and the popularity of the Easy-Bake Oven, bake a cake in the toy oven, and play a rousing game of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.

Book Signing in Chicago

Angel Food Bakery in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood is hosting author and toy historian, Todd Coopee, for a special book signing event and celebration of the release of his new book, Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake® Oven.

The Globe and Mail: Why the Easy-Bake Oven Continues to Fascinate Us

In the The Globe and Mail article Why the Easy-Bake Oven Continues to Fascinate Us, the author ponders the staying power and lasting appeal of the Easy-Bake Oven. While reflecting on his own childhood memories of the perennially popular toy, the article takes a look at the history and borrows from Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven.