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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Toy Joy – Austin, Texas

Crowned by USA Today as one of the top 10 toy stores in the world and the world’s best toy store by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Toy Joy offers visitors over 4,000 square feet of modern toys with an eclectic twist.

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Over four billion LEGO minifigs have been manufactured since their introduction in 1978.


The ComicSpectrum website is a resource for comic enthusiasts interested in growing their knowledge about contemporary and historical comic writers and artists as well as learning about the comic industry.

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Hands Down from Ideal (1964)

Released in 1964 by Ideal, Hands Down was a high-energy game that encouraged 3-4 active participants to get “slap happy.”

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Museum of Childhood – Edinburgh, Scotland

The Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh display toys and games and explores all aspects of British childhood from the mid-19th century to the present day.

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Collector Spotlight: Bob Bretall

Bob Bretall holds the Guinness World Record for the largest comic collection. Bob talks about his introduction to comic books and explains while he will never disclose the monetary value of his massive collection.

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LEGO Ideas 21316 The Flintstones

Everyone’s favourite modern Stone Age family is now immortalized in the LEGO Ideas 21316 The Flintstones set. This new and nostalgic 748 piece-set features The Flintstones’ house and iconic family car, the footmobile.

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Duncan Toys

The Duncan Toys YouTube channel celebrates the technical, artistic, and performance aspects of contemporary yo-yo culture.

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Speak & Spell from Texas Instruments (1978)

Before helping E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial find his way home in 1982, the Speak & Spell from Texas Instruments (TI) made a splashy debut in June 1978 at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago.

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