Mashup alert! Playmobil meets iconic art and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A 1960 television commercial for the Barbie Dream House from Mattel. It’s retro-chic!
In 1967, Spirograph was the first mechanical drawing tool to be marketed as toy.
Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.
– Fred “Mr.” Rogers
Explore the “secrets of the atom” with the Atomic Energy Lab and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Dubbed “the online treasure map for collectors”, CompleteSet is an web-based application that offers a nostalgia/collectors museum, user community, and an online marketplace to help you buy that special item needed to round out your collection.
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.
One of the original photographers of the Star Wars line for Kenner has produced a gallery of high-res photos and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A 1978 television commercial for Louis Marx and Company’s Green Machine. What a ride!
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 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.
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
– Mark Twain
The 64-color assortment of Crayola crayons – complete with a built-in sharpener – made its debut in 1958.
There’s a Pac-Man-themed restaurant opening up in Chicago and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Batman and Robin give Santa a helping hand in Batman No. 27, dated February/March 1945.
A recent story by Marilen Cawad on TheStreet website identifies play pets as one of this season’s most popular holiday toys and provides insight into their enduring appeal.
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.
Those E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 game cartridges have moved from the landfill to The Smithsonian and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
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