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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.

Lonnie Johnson

The acclaimed aerospace engineer, inventor, and business leader took inspiration from a mishap with a heat pump to create the Super Soaker water blaster.

The Friday Five: Jennifer Kretchmar

Jennifer Kretchmar is chief digital and merchandising officer at Build-A-Bear Workshop. In this edition of The Friday Five, Jennifer reveals what consumers can look forward to seeing as the company celebrates its 25th anniversary, and describes how the company has evolved over the years.

Kermit’s Coat

Jim Henson’s original incarnation of Kermit was created using a coat belonging to his mother.

Turtle Tracks Podcast

The Turtle Tracks Podcast spotlights the people responsible for bringing the many forms of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) content to life.