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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.
Teddy Bears

Ideal Novelty and Toy Company was the first maker of teddy bears in the United States.

Transformers: A Visual History

The ancient conflict between the Autobots and the Decepticons is front-and-center in Transformers: A Visual History, from author and archivist Jim Sorensen.

Mego Corporation

From dime-store toys to action figures and playsets, Mego Corporation led the industry in manufacturing efficiencies and display packaging innovations.

LEGO Museum – Prague, Czech Republic

The LEGO Museum in Prague explores the toy’s decades-long history and showcases the impact these building blocks continue to have on curious and creative minds of all ages.

The Friday Five: Tim Cohen-Laurie

Tim Cohen-Laurie is an executive producer on What’s It Worth?, a show that looks for hidden treasures owned by everyday people, starring comedian Jeff Foxworthy as host. Cohen-Laurie talked to us about the pandemic’s effect on the production of the show and how people can be considered for future seasons.

Hot Wheels

The first Hot Wheels car off the manufacturing line was a dark blue Redline Custom Camaro.