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The Friday Five: Marck Højbjerg Matthiasen

Marck Højbjerg Matthiasen is CEO of Danish toy company, dantoy. In this edition of The Friday Five, Marck shares the company’s recent product and manufacturing innovations and gives insight into the challenges of developing a more sustainable approach to toy manufacturing.

Alfred Mosher Butts Street Sign

In homage to Alfred Mosher Butts, Scrabble inventor, the street sign at 35th Avenue and 81st Street in Jackson Heights, NY is stylized using letters with their Scrabble values in subscript.

Dr. Kildare from Ideal (1962)

In 1962, Ideal released Dr. Kildare, a board game based on the popular TV show of the same name. Players ages 7-14 assumed the role of the fictional physician, completing rounds in the hospital and diagnosing patients.

Collector Spotlight: Marla Mogul

Marla Mogul is a wind-up toy collector. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, she talks about her Guinness World Record experience and reveals the Disney character she’d most like to add to her collection.

The Imposters

“Suddenly a mild mannered street machine changes into nearly a foot of road gobbling racing machine.” They were kind of like Transformers… before Transformers!