Toy Tales

The Friday Five: Brian Heiler

During its heyday in the 1970s, Mego Corporation produced some of the most innovative and popular toys of the times. The Mego Museum's Brian Heiler tells us why their merchandise continues to capture the attention of new fans and avid collectors.
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SYFY25: Origin Stories

Presented by former MythBusters host Adam Savage, SYFY25: Origin Stories bills itself as a "nostalgic celebration of all things science fiction."
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Barbie Queen of the Prom from Mattel (1960)

Board games can be categorized into two camps: those that stand the test of time, and those that serve as windows into a moment of time in popular culture. Released in 1960 by Mattel, Barbie Queen of the Prom relies on a series of clichés and politically incorrect attitudes towards girls that today seem cringe-worthy, but which permeated and defined culture 50 years ago.
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