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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.

Leslie Scott

Leslie Scott turned childhood play with wooden building blocks into Jenga, a game that continues to attract board game enthusiasts of all ages almost four decades after its initial release.

The Orange Years

As the documentary film The Orange Years readies for release on November 17, Toy Tales reconnects with producer, director, and writer Scott Barber about the making of this homage to the Nickelodeon network.

Collector Spotlight: Paul Scardino

Paul Scardino holds the Guinness World Record for his collection of Funko Pop! figures. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Scardino shares details about some of his most highly prized figures and explains why it’s important to have family buy-in when it comes to establishing a large collection.

Dozzzy from Galoob (1987)

Enjoy this vintage commercial for the glow-in-the-dark Dozzzy doll from Galoob. If you think the stars of the commercial look familiar, you’re right. Child actors Keisha Knight Pulliam and Peter Costa are featured in the ad.

Easy-Bake Oven

The Easy-Bake Oven was inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2006.

Where’s the Fun From? – Who Invented Mega Mouth?

In the latest installment from his YouTube series Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh tells the story of a fateful trip to a grocery store in Taiwan, led to the creation of a silly game of super-sized smiles, MEGA MOUTH!

Blythe from Kenner (1972)

Released in 1972 by Kenner, the Blythe dolls were a line of fashion dolls and accessories created by Allison Katzman, a toy designer at Marvin Glass and Associates.