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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.

Pressman Toy Corporation

Pressman Toy Corporation of Texas evolved from modest beginnings to become the third-largest manufacturer of games and toys in the United States.

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The term for a person who collects comic books is ‘pannapictagraphist’.

American Girls Podcast

American Girls Podcast examines the original American Girl book series and the impact of its stories and characters on pop culture.

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LEGO Pirates: 30 Years of High Adventure

Thirty years ago this year, the LEGO Group sailed into uncharted waters with all-new product line captivated children around the world: LEGO Pirates.

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Krakow Pinball Museum – Krakow, Poland

Located in Poland’s second-largest city, Krakow Pinball Museum gives the public an opportunity to play vintage pinball games in a family-friendly environment.

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The Friday Five: Jeff Imel

BMC Toys is quickly becoming a household name since announcing a new line of female toy soldiers. Jeff Imel, company president, talks about the genesis of the idea and the challenges involved in creating a line from scratch.

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$20.50 Cash Refund Booklet from Kenner (1973)

Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Kenner routinely advertised and placed premiums inside of some of General Mills most popular cereals, like Cheerios. Usually in booklet form, these promotions offered cash refunds on all of the company’s popular toys, including the Easy-Bake Oven.

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Collector Spotlight: Matt Oldweiler

Matt Oldweiler collects Garbage Pail Kids memorabilia. He shares his motivation for collecting and explains why it’s important to enjoy the collecting process.

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