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Collector Spotlight: William Hedges

William Hedges collects toys and memorabilia from the original Lost in Space television series. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, William explains what attracted him to the science fiction series as a child and how his collection of original series props led him to create models and dioramas based on the show. 

Butler Brothers Pedal Car

The Butler Brothers ‘Cyclone’ model pedal car sold for $4.50 in 1927.

Collector Spotlight: Rick Goldschmidt

Rick Goldschmidt is a historian with a special interest in Rankin/Bass Productions, the animation studio that created holiday television classics such as Frosty the Snowman. Here, Rick shares how Rankin/Bass informed his childhood and led to a career preserving the legacy of the production studio. 

Parlett’s History of Board Games

Written by game researcher and inventor, David Parlett, History of Board Games explores the origins and ongoing evolution of popular and lesser-known board games.

Norman Sas

After a career in the United States Navy, Sas created the first-ever electric tabletop football game that took the market by storm and remained a hit toy for decades.