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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 Cartoon Museum – London, England

Located in the Fitzrovia district of central London, The Cartoon Museum focuses on the history and development of British cartoons, caricatures, comics, and animation from the 18th century to present day.

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The Friday Five: John Lind and Robert Pistella

The Society of Illustrators in New York City showcases the history of Batman art and illustrations in a series of exhibits on until October 12, 2019. Co-curators John Lind and Robert Pistella explain the mandate of the Society and share what surprised them the most as they put together the exhibits highlighting the crime-fighting superhero.

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Crayola Crayons

Crayola Crayons were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998.

Toy Trucker & Contractor

Toy Trucker & Contractor is a print and digital magazine for collectors of model trucks and other small-scale construction equipment.

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Voice of the Mummy from Milton Bradley (1971)

Released by Milton Bradley in 1971, Voice of the Mummy lets players imagine they are explorers hunting for jewels inside the tomb of an ancient pharaoh.

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The Friday Five: Michael Rinzler

As co-president and founding partner of Wicked Cool Toys, Michael Rinzler has his finger on the pulse of the toy industry. Rinzler talks about the company’s upcoming Micro Machines launch and the opportunity facing entrepreneurs in the wake of the loss of Toys “R” Us.

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Beany-Copter from Mattel (1963)

Mattel’s Beany-Copter was inspired by the Beany and Cecil Show, an animated cartoon series that ran for eight seasons on ABC.

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Old Toy Soldier

Old Toy Soldier journal is a print publication for toy soldier collectors and hobbyists.

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Grabitz from International Games (1979)

Following the success of UNO, International Games Inc. (IGI) released another family-friendly card game, Grabitz, in 1979. Inspired by Spoons, Grabitz is also a last-person-standing game for 2 – 6 players.

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