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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.

1/50 PANTONE x Mini Cooper Series from Tiny

Hong Kong-based toy company Tiny has unveiled the 1/50 PANTONE x Mini Cooper Series, a new crossover collection of 1/50th-scale diecast cars.

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RePlay Magazine

RePlay Magazine is a trade publication for the manufacturers and distributors coin-operated games, as well as the entertainment centres that feature them.

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$20.50 Cash Refund Booklet from Kenner (1973)

Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Kenner routinely advertised and placed premiums inside of some of General Mills most popular cereals, like Cheerios. Usually in booklet form, these promotions offered cash refunds on all of the company’s popular toys, including the Easy-Bake Oven.

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Toy Industry 2019

According to The NDP Group, the United States toy industry generated $20.9 Billion in retail sales in 2019.

Bald Bigfoot Magnetic Drawing Kit from Archie McPhee

While taking breaks from binge-watching past seasons of Finding Bigfoot on Animal Planet, Squatchers can test their artistic skills with the Bald Bigfoot magnetic drawing kit from Archie McPhee.

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Tomart’s Action Figure Digest

208 issues of Tomart’s Action Figure Digest were published from 1991-2015, featuring advertising, photography, feature-length articles, and interviews about action-figure toy lines past and present.

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View-Master Show Beam Projector (1980)

The Show Beam from View-Master combined the company’s quintessential stereoscopic images and flashlight technology. The result is a portable hand-held projector ideal for car rides and family camping trips.

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The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment – Oakland, California

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE) “is the only all-playable video game museum in the world.” This non-profit organization focuses on preserving objects and educating the public about the history and cultural significance of video games and related topics.

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The Friday Five: Cynthia Jones

Cynthia Jones oversees operations at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan. Here, she shares details about the Museum’s surprising upcoming exhibit, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes.

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Red Baron Model Kit from Monogram (1968)

In the late 1960s, Monogram hired car designer Tom Daniel and began to release plastic model hot rods, funny cars, and other custom vehicles.

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Swatch x 007 Watch Collection

Ahead of the forthcoming 25th Bond Film, No Time to Die, Swatch is releasing a collection of six 007 watches that pay homage to previous installments of the spy series.

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