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Plangonologist

A plangonologist is a person who collects dolls.

Scream’n Demons from Hasbro (1971)

Released in 1971, Scream’n Demons was a line of fast-moving motorcycle toys from Hasbro that was heavily influenced by the popularity of biker movies and culture at the time.

The Friday Five: Alan Dorfman

Alan Dorfman is co-founder of Super Impulse. In this edition of The Friday Five, Alan explains how the company is championing the return of Pet Rock and shares what toy fans can look forward to seeing from the company in the coming months.

Dr. Seuss Zoo from Revell (1959)

In 1959, plastic-scale model manufacturer Revell released the Dr. Seuss Zoo, a set of model kits based on the work of children’s author and cartoonist Dr. Seuss.

Hurry Waiter! from Ideal (1969)

Released in 1969 by Ideal, Hurry Waiter! tested memory, nerves, and patience as players took on the role of waiters racing to complete the orders of anxious guests.

Collector Spotlight: Danii Meger

Danii Meger collects Scooby-Doo merchandise. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Danii talks about right and wrong in the world of collecting and the approach that turns “stuff” into a collection.

Doom Buggies

The black carriages that carry visitors through Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction are known as Doom Buggies.