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Twilight Zone Board Game

Ideal Toy Company released The Twilight Zone Game in 1964, a board game based on the classic Rod Serling television series.

Where’s the Fun From? – Pet Rock Edition

In this installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh discusses how a copy writer named Gary Dahl found the perfect timing and turn of phrase to turn the Pet Rock into “the fastest-selling and most publicized novelty gift product in retailing history.”

Lonnie Johnson

The acclaimed aerospace engineer, inventor, and business leader took inspiration from a mishap with a heat pump to create the Super Soaker water blaster.

The Friday Five: Jennifer Kretchmar

Jennifer Kretchmar is chief digital and merchandising officer at Build-A-Bear Workshop. In this edition of The Friday Five, Jennifer reveals what consumers can look forward to seeing as the company celebrates its 25th anniversary, and describes how the company has evolved over the years.

Kermit’s Coat

Jim Henson’s original incarnation of Kermit was created using a coat belonging to his mother.