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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.

The Friday Five: David Glanzer

David Glanzer has the enviable job of promoting one of San Diego’s most anticipated upcoming attractions, Comic-Con Museum. Here, Glanzer explains the impetus behind the attraction and what the recent appointment of Chief Curator, Gary Sassaman, means for the Museum.

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Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a playing card company.

Museum of Illusions – Toronto, Ontario

The Museum of Illusions in Toronto, Ontario, offers unique sensory experiences to those in search of mind-expanding adventures.

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Irwin Toy Limited

A modest home-based operation that evolved to serve American toy manufacturers and Canadian consumers, Irwin Toy Limited pioneered toy licencing and distribution agreements.

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1/50 PANTONE x Mini Cooper Series from Tiny

Hong Kong-based toy company Tiny has unveiled the 1/50 PANTONE x Mini Cooper Series, a new crossover collection of 1/50th-scale diecast cars.

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RePlay Magazine

RePlay Magazine is a trade publication for the manufacturers and distributors coin-operated games, as well as the entertainment centres that feature them.

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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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