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Paddington Bear

The first stuffed Paddington Bear toy was created in 1972 by Shirley and Eddie Clarkson, parents of British television personality, Jeremy Clarkson.

Pixelated Audio

The Pixelated Audio podcast explores the auditory delights that brought retro games to life through legacy video game soundtracks.

The Friday Five: Stephanie Lensing

Stephanie Lensing is a brand experience manager at Betty Crocker and heads the brand’s BettyLab project. Here, Lensing explains the connection between culinary skills and STEM learning.

Star Bird from Milton Bradley (1978)

In 1978, amidst the hoopla surrounding Kenner’s burgeoning Star Wars toy universe, Milton Bradley released Star Bird, a hand-held “space transport with electronic circuitry”.

Mr. Potato Head

The original Mr. Potato Head released in 1952 was a collection of plastic mouths, noses, eyes, and accessories. The toy wasn’t sold with the plastic body until 1964.