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The Friday Five: Brian DePass

Brian DePass blended his experiences as an advertising executive and a parent to create Operation Playtime, a new app that helps connect sellers and buyers of used toys and games. In this edition of The Friday Five, DePass shares his motivation for creating the app and explains how to use the platform. 

Ken Doll

Barbie’s boyfriend Ken was first introduced to the public at the American International Toy Fair in March 1961.

Crissy Doll from Ideal (1969)

Released in 1969 from Ideal, the Crissy Doll was a big and bold entry into the fashion doll scene, with the unique (at the time) ability to “grow” hair.

Frederick August Otto Schwarz

Schwarz left his home in Germany for the United States and established an iconic retail brand that transformed the way retailers connected with consumers.

Toys That Time Forgot Volume 3

Author and toy enthusiast, Blake Wright, is back with Volume 3 of his popular book series, Toys That Time Forgot, which documents toys that were never released to the public.

Moon Blast Off from Schaper (1970)

Designed by Marvin Glass & Associates and released by Schaper in 1970, the Moon Blast Off game is set on the moon’s surface, and players race to return their astronauts to Earth.