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The Thing

This battery operated novelty toy bank is based on the disembodied hand (Thing) made famous on The Addams Family television show.

Totally Tubular ’80s Toys

Published in 2010, Totally Tubular ’80s Toys highlights a decade of the toy industry that was characterized by synergistic tie-ins to companion movie franchises, television shows, and books.

Hungry Hungry Hippos

The original Hungry Hungry Hippos were named Henry, Lizzie, Harry, and Homer.

The National Toy Hall of Fame

The road to induction in the Toy Hall of Fame isn’t an easy one. Every year, nominations are solicited from the general public via web or general mail. The annual call for 2015 is currently underway and runs through Friday, July 31st.

Ice Bird

“Ice Bird, Ice Bird, you’re such a nice bird. Let’s make an Ice Bird treat!”

Colorforms

When Colorforms hit the market in 1951, it was the very first plastic-based creative toy.

Etch A Sketch

On July 12, 2015, Etch A Sketch will officially turn 55. Here’s a vintage ad from 1960 to help you celebrate.