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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.

Zap! Ray Gun Classics

Zap! Ray Gun Classics is a sure-fire nostalgia trip for anyone who grew up in the Space-Age era of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Tom Corbett.

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Jigsaw Puzzles – 250 Years of Fun

Anne D. Williams – puzzle historian, collector, published author, and professor – writes about the history and appeal of jigsaw puzzles.

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Hot Wheels Collectors Original 16 Display Set from Mattel

In Mattel’s ongoing celebration of Hot Wheels’ 50th anniversary, the company is releasing a showroom-style display set featuring reproductions of the first 16 original die-cast cars from 1968.

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Which Witch?

The classic children’s board game ‘Which Witch?’ from Milton Bradley was created by Joseph Burck of Marvin Glass and Associates.

Vintage Computing and Gaming

The Vintage Computing & Gaming (VC&G) website explores the computer and gaming technologies that inform contemporary life and work.

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Collector Spotlight: Ellen G. K. Rubin

Ellen G. K. Rubin (aka the Popuplady) is a pop-up book collector and historian. We talk with her about her extensive personal collection and the history of pop-up books.

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Star Wars Candles from Numskull

Three officially-licensed Star Wars candle sets from Numskull bring the trilogy to life in scents.

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The Defunctland YouTube channel examines the history of extinct theme parks and themed entertainment experiences.

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